Quantifiable Components of Mixed-Use

Clearly articulate the uses proposed for a particular site, since jurisdictional mixed-use zoning tends to promote different combinations of uses in various locations. For example:


  • Specify the number of both residential and non-residential dwelling unit square footage (including those below-market rate) and show locations and phasing for specific uses clearly on all site plans and related submissions to the reviewing jurisdiction.
  • Include narrative and/or tabular descriptions matching proposed development to jurisdiction policies and standards, including  balance of job creation to employed residents and/or housing provision.
  • Be prepared to finance different land uses separately, such as by pursuing Low-income Housing Tax Credits for below-market-rate dwelling units and Small Business Association 504, Second (or “Mezzanine”), or Preferred Equity loans for non-residential components, as appropriate.
Design Guidelines
Policy & Implementation
The Role of Local Government & Transit First Policies
Guiding Principles of Land Use
Flexible Zoning Strategies
Street Design Implementation
Revising Transportation Analysis Practices
Transportation Demand Management
Rethinking Vehicle Parking Requirements
Parking Management
Best Practices to Attract Successful Developers
Clarifying Design Expectations
Integrating Retail into Transit Oriented Development
Community Planning for Rail Transit
Additional Resources


Related Documents


Photo of a street with a pedestrian crossing and warning signs to drivers with trees and a building
Typical Mixed Use Development, San José, CA