Connect the project to community destinations
Rationale: Connectivity to surrounding community destinations increases awareness and accessibility of local assets, such as museums, parks, and restaurants, which encourages walking and is associated with lower levels of psychological distress, contributing to reduced risk of obesity and anxiety.
|Requirement Guidance: For buildings with multiple entrances, identify a main building entrance that is used to access a common area within the building such as a lobby, reception area, or main circulation pathway.|
Demonstrate compliance with below:
Community Destinations Connection (Full Credit):
To achieve full credit, demonstrate compliance with all the following requirements:
- Connect the project to two of the following qualifying community destinations:
- areas of commerce (retail corridors, restaurants, markets)
- civic and/or institutional buildings (libraries, schools, community centers)
- commercial buildings (office buildings, or other places of employment)
- public outdoor open spaces (parks, plazas, pedestrian corridors, or other types of public open spaces)
- cultural destinations (religious centers, museums, or other types of cultural centers).
Amenities and community destinations must be located outside the building submitting for certification.
- Ensure that the community destinations are connected to the project through one of the following:
- locate community destinations within the project
- ensure community destinations are within a 1/4-mile or 400-meter walking distance of the project site
- ensure community destinations are accessible through public transit or a dedicated shuttle service that is open to all regular occupants.
Types of compliance documentation required:
- Annotated maps
- Certified statements