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Best Practices in Georgia Planning

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Mixed Use Zoning

Ensure your zoning or land development regulations allow for a mix of uses in appropriate areas of the community. In contrast to traditional zoning techniques, mixed-use zoning allows different types of uses (such as housing, commercial and office) to locate within the same area, provided the uses are reasonably compatible. This creates a more diverse and dynamic community setting, makes it easier for people to carry out some daily activities by walking, and typically results in more compact development patterns, thereby reducing infrastructure costs to the local government.
  • We'd like to improve the curb-appeal of commercial or shopping areas
  • We'd like to increase the mix of housing (by size, type, and price range) in certain neighborhoods
  Efficient Land Use

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