To create a memorable Second Ward Neighborhood, future development, as well as funding initiatives and improvements, will be guided by these principles:
a. Housing: Neighborhood housing should be designed with the same richness and diversity as its community. Varied and distinguishable design will solidify the neighborhood with a personality, rather than losing it with a mono-stylistic, "big project" approach.
b. Neighborhood Parks & Open Space: A carefully designed series of varied neighborhood parks and connecting open spaces will provide an organizing element that will create a sense of order and hierarchy for a more memorable neighborhood.
c.Urban School: The inclusion in Second Ward of an urban school will act as a catalyst and will function as a memorable landmark in this distinct community. Facilities for the school can offer shared uses for community involvement after school hours.
d. Pedestrian Connections: A viable neighborhood should provide strong pedestrian connections through proposed "Green Streets" and a potential linear parks system from Second Ward to the uptown and to the adjacent neighborhoods of Dilworth, Midtown and the Morehead Commercial Corridor.
e. Neighborhood Services: Services such as retail and restaurants, can reinforce the hierarchy of public space and provide opportunities for chance meetings and planned social gatherings.
f. Transit & Pedestrian Connections: Maintain and enhance connections to adjacent neighborhoods and to uptown to further reinforce the viability of Second Ward.