Incorporate a diversity of land uses
Incorporating both residential and non-residential land uses increases walkability of a community, supporting increased physical activity and decreased risk of chronic disease related to sedentary lifestyles; diverse land uses also are associated with reduced risk of crime and contribute to increased social cohesion and perceived safety.
Demonstrate compliance with the below:
Non-Residential Uses (Full Credit):
To achieve full credit, demonstrate compliance with the following requirement:
- Include a minimum of two of the following qualifying non-residential uses within the project:
- areas of commerce (such as retail corridors, restaurants, or markets)
- civic and/or institutional buildings (such as libraries, schools, or community centers)
- commercial buildings (such as office buildings or other places of employment)
- light industrial buildings (such as the light industry, light manufacturing, or bulk warehouse).
Open spaces, such as parks or plazas, do not qualify as non-residential uses for this strategy.
Types of compliance documentation required:
- Annotated maps/plans
- Uploaded copy of materials