Want to Encourage the Development of Walkable Neighborhoods? Fix This

“There was a legitimate reason for trying to restrict the commercial share of a project, which is that commercial projects can be riskier than residential,” says Chris Jones, chief planner for RPA and the lead report author. “What has changed is these ‘Main Street’ projects are more in demand. Projects in these neighborhoods have a lower default than projects that are in single-family-home neighborhoods. Mixed-use is fitting with what the market wants.”

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