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Public/Private Interface

(e.g., faade improvements, encroachments, vegetation)

Public/private interface refers to the interaction between the public realm and private property or uses. For example, building faades can provide visual interest to pedestrians walking along the sidewalk. The presence of windows, porches, decks, balconies, and outdoor cafs adjacent to streets provides activity along and surveillance of the streetscape. This may contribute to an increased perception of personal security among pedestrians. Design standards that focus on the role of the public/private interface can be used as a tool to enhance the pedestrian environment and experience. However, caf seating standards for establishments that serve alcohol must also meet Washington State Liquor Control Board requirements.

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