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  1. #1
    Nov 2007
    Middle of the Mit

    Mixed use overlay district

    I'm working on a corridor improvement plan. Through public workshops we have learned (as we anticipated) that many in the community would like to see the development area become denser, more urban. State statute (Michigan) also requires us to plan for higher density residential, mixed use, walkable development.

    This particular corridor was originally developed that way, but "redevelopment" from the 1950s on has not been kind to the built environment. We have been left with huge parking lots in front yards and inconsistent (and downright ugly) design. Anyone have an example of a good mixed use zoning ordinance? One that addresses design as well as land use?

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    Cyburbian Tide's avatar
    Oct 2005
    The Gig City
    I'm sorry I don't have any good examples off the top of my head but do a google search. Try, "Mixed Use Overlay" + Ordinance and see what you get. This is what I did while getting a new tree ordinance off the ground. I'm sure you will come up with some good examples. Try a bunch of different types of searches too with different features of the overlay you are looking for.

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