Does anyone out there know of any research or have any opinions concerning the following:
An older residential neighborhood of around 60 acres near a growing intersection. At present surrounded by commercially designated lands on 2 sides and a prison on the third. On the fourth side (away from the intersection)developers are seeking to change residential zoning (40 acres)to commercial. This presently undeveloped residential land has outer access to public conservation lands. The existing residential area may therefore be eventually fully surrounded by commercial/public facility uses if amendment passes.
My concern is to find support for a case that this zoning change might negatively impact the long term viability of the existing lower middle class residential area.
Any experienced land use planners out there?