Mechanical commercial: Commercial uses that normally have an industrial character, yet cannot be classified as traditional industrial uses (manufacturing, assembly, shipping, processing, refining, and so on). Mechanical commercial uses generally revolve around devices powered by the internal combustion engine (vehicle repair, small engine repair, used vehicle sales, collision shops, vehicle parts sales, machine shops, landscaping equipment sales, etc), goods and services related to the trades and construction industry (plumbing and electrical supply stores, HVAC contractors, heavy equipment rental, shed and pole barn dealers, and so on.), and often unsightly passive uses such as mini-storage and material yards.
I coined the term in 2001 to politely describe the agglomeration of land uses along West Colonial Drive/SR-50 in Winter Garden, Florida, in the context of their possible encroachment into the municipality where I worked.
Rugged retail: Subset of retail uses in the mechanical commercial category: used car dealers, mobile home dealers, landscape mulch dealers, welding supply stores, auction houses, and so on. May also include "manly" retail uses: truck stops, pawn shops, gun stores, Harbor Freight Tools, workwear stores, and so on.
Feelgood planning: Projects with poor cost-benefit ratios that are destined to fail or at least underwhelm, but which are promoted and implemented because they bring a feeling of hope to the surrounding community, and possibly because their proponents are in denial about the inevitable outcome. "At least they're doing something." Such projects include new subsidized infill housing in blighted urban prairie areas, pocket parks in rough neighborhoods, and seasonal banners.