Workplace distribution- provide jobs within the neighborhood

Neighborhoods that have a “jobs-housing balance” have offices, light manufacturing, artisan, and retail uses in walking distance or within easy reach of transit. Homes above stores, live/work buildings, multifamily dwelling units, and apartment buildings house the workforce nearby. Small commercial spaces incubate new businesses that might not be able to…

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Urban parking strategy- Cities can reduce the cost of doing business

Parking is required to attract businesses and customers to any given area. However, often in urban areas, individual parking requirements can be prohibitive to developing smaller lots and creating walkable urban environments. A few strategies can be utilized to provide necessary parking, attract businesses and customers, and create a walkable…

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Incentivize preffered scenario growth

Development projects furthering the preferred scenario provide the greatest benefit for the community as a whole. To encourage this type of development, municipalities should provide incentives whenever possible, such as tax incentives or financial assistance, impact fee reductions, concurrency relief, or simplified codes. When this is not possible, local agencies…

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