Well-proportioned public spaces are inviting to people, encourage healthy lifestyles, community gatherings, commerce and a sense of safety. The BRP envisioned an interconnected set of well-proportioned public open spaces connecting natural resource amenities and the emerging new urban spaces.
Centers are typically located on major intersections or around public spaces and provide the best opportunity for a mix of uses or housing types. Commercial centers provide goods and services. Residential centers provide open space. Centers of all kinds provide destinations for people gathering.