Do any communities out there regulate strip malls (inline retail) as Conditional/Special Uses? And then require the petitioner to provide lease agreements for potential occupants as a condition of their approval? The one thing that I believe we have always overlooked was the permitting of a certain type of building/development (inline retail) in comparison to the permitting of the individual tenants (the uses). We are seeing too many new inline retail developments built that can't find occupants. Many will say it's market-driven, but obviously they're not doing their homework.
Or another problem I see is that a space originally built as a retail space is now occupied by a restaurant, changing the dynamics of the development with peak usage times and parking demands. I've seen some discussion on Cyburbia on the latter part, but nothing in regards to what I would see as an oversaturation.