Smoky Hollow Specific Plan 2018 (web version)
3.5 District Identity
The importance of a unique identity for Smoky Hollow is multi-faceted, but primarily relates to bolstering economic advantage for local businesses. By building a reputation for the area based on the Specific Plan’s vision, Smoky Hollow will become more recognized. People will want to connect their business endeavors and relationships with the area.
A successful place-based identity, or brand, is memorable if it reflects a reputation, a sense of place, and qualities distinctive to a particular area. This kind of identity must be built and maintained through City policies and actions, collaborations with the business community, marketing and promotions, and physical improvements.
Throughout this Specific Plan, Smoky Hollow’s identity is expressed in text, graphics, and photo examples. This includes both specific physical improvements to the district’s streetscapes to facilitate placemaking, as well
as design guidelines that provide a framework for selecting design textures and placement