What is a Mixed-Use Neighborhood?


Mixed-use neighborhoods (also referred to as mixed-use developments, mixed-use construction, or mixed-use planning) provide comfortable pedestrian access to stores, restaurants and other businesses, co-mingled with residential areas, reducing the need to own cars and encouraging social connections, walkability, and active transportation.

Mixed-use planning strategies can:

Research shows that improving the built environment can positively impact health and well-being.


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