Assessment of the Potential Role of Live/Work Development in Centers

Assessment of the Potential Role of Live/Work Development in Centers

Product No.: 04032
Date Published: 07/2004

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The purpose of this study is to support the implementation of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission's adopted Year 2025 Land Use and Transportation Plan through the concept of mixed-use development in the region's existing or emerging urban and suburban centers. Live/work is basically defined as a unit or property that provides distinct spaces for an occupant to reside and to work. An overview of live/work is provided in this study, along with an examination of its impacts, benefits and drawbacks, zoning issues and methods to encourage its development and success. Case studies of live/work projects are also included.

Geographic Area Covered: Pennsylvania Counties: Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, Chester & Philadelphia New Jersey Counties: Burlington Camden, Mercer, Gloucester

Key Words: Economic development, housing, land use, redevelopment, rehabilitation, revitalization, public transit, smart growth, zoning

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