Issue Advocacy

Issue Advocacy

CBDA is the Voice of the Business Community

CBDA staff, stakeholders, directors and members are continuously working to implement the vision for the Pembroke Strategic Growth Area (SGA) to serve as the city's urban core with a vertical mix of urban uses; great streets, mobility and transit alternatives; urban gathering places; environmental and neighborhood preservation and enhancement; green buildings; and infrastructure opportunities providing a variety of civic, commercial, artistic and ethnically diverse areas.

Currently CBDA's number one priority is the development of the Comprehensive Plan and zoning code for the Pembroke SGA (Strategic Growth Area).

CBDA meets regularly with the city manager's office and city staff to focus on the following priorities for growth and development within the Pembroke SGA:

  • Implement Transit-Oriented Development around planned transit stations
  • Establish policies for alternative housing/workforce housing
  • Tailor a Form Based Code for each district
  • Establish a Cultural Arts District in the Core Area
  • Expand the Pembroke SGA to include Mount Trashmore Park and South Independence Commercial corridor
  • Design and build the entire length of Cleveland Street to Greenwich Road as a 'Complete Street' to be an attractive and efficient thoroughfare serving many modes of travel and development
  • Develop a public facilities strategy for City-owned lands considering recreation, library, museum, theaters and other uses
  • Adopt a plan for "open space" options within the Pembroke Strategic Growth Area
  • Develop at strategy for autonomous vehicles within the Pembroke SGA
  • Continue work on Thalia Creek Greenway phases
  • Develop a plan for way finding signs within the Pembroke SGA
  • Establish pedestrian crossings and walk-ability within the area
  • Work with city and state officials on the Independence/Interchange Study
  • Establish CIP/Budgeting- 5 year plan