The City of Mansfield is in the beginning stages of crafting a new code to increase private investment in Historic Downtown Mansfield and nearby areas. The Downtown District, as proposed by the City of Mansfield’s Planning Department, is a form-based code that would expand living, working, and gathering options while preserving traditional development patterns and architecture in Historic Downtown Mansfield.
As a form-based code, the Downtown District would support the continued evolution and prosperity of Historic Downtown Mansfield by focusing on the visual quality of the public realm, encouraging a rich mix of activities, and reinforcing timeless principles for architecture.
Currently, the proposed district has the following boundaries:
The proposed standards for the Downtown District are laid out in a 62-page document published by the City of Mansfield’s Planning Department. You may read the Planning Department’s Downtown District document in its entirety here.
Members of the Mansfield City Council reviewed the document and provided their initial feedback during an Aug. 9 work session. The Planning Department held public meetings at the Farr Best Theater on Aug. 19 and 26 to engage stakeholders, receive feedback and provide a better understanding of the overall vision and purpose of the Downtown District.