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Mixed Land Use

Mixed land use is a zoning tool that allows a variety of land uses. Locations that have a mix of residential, commercial, and open space can create a node of pedestrian activity. Neighborhood commercial business districts provide services for pedestrians that live in close proximity but also serve as a destination for people arriving via transit or some other vehicle.

Designing and planning for mixed land use provides an opportunity to include pedestrian amenities and make the area a destination. Mixed land use also promotes Seattles goal of being a walkable city by creating the opportunity for residents to live near where they work and use walking as one of their primary means of transportation.

A mix of land uses also promotes interactions among residents which can improve public health and social connections. These connections between residents help reinforce social norms and maintain public safety via a community of eyes on the street.

Mixed Land Use

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