I am looking to get examples of residential neighborhoods that are accessed primarily through commercial zones. I have found varying New Urbanist places, but they are not accessed by commercial just mixed with it.

We are looking to have a residential component to a development with retail/commercial between where it is located and the main arterial. Has anyone seen examples of this working? We are looking at having the road completely go from the North (where commercial is) to the south between the residential to a lesser collector road.

Any plans or pictures, or hints at some good leads?