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Done properly, mixed-use development brings intensity and diversity (access required)

Historically, all development was mixed-use. Residential, agricultural, commercial, and manufacturing uses occurred in close proximity. People lived and worked in the same place. Economic considerations and limited transportation options inherently produced compact and mixed-use development. Transportation improvements and modern zoning facilitated suburbanization and the separation of uses. Uses were separated in reaction to negative conditions ...

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