Land Use

Strategic Regional Issue #30 – Isolation of Uses

Strategic Regional Issue #30 – Isolation of Uses

Low-density developments, and the isolation of residential, work place, institutional and shopping uses increases the per-unit cost of public facilities, taxes or user fees, and the level of income needed to obtain housing.

Objective

30.DD.  Local governments should use their comprehensive plans, land development regulations, and incentives to promote development patterns that encourage cost-effective public facilities and services and a diverse mix of housing choices.

Policy Recommendations

30.DD.1.  Local comprehensive plans, zoning codes and development regulations should encourage compact, transit-friendly, pedestrian-oriented development and redevelopment, where appropriate, in an effort to minimize the per-unit cost of public facilities and services.

30.DD.2.  Local comprehensive plans, zoning codes and development regulations should encourage the use of innovative street design in conjunction with compact development to enhance or preserve community character, where such street design can be implemented safely and with balanced consideration of capacity needs for vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians.