• Encourage development patterns that mix uses horizontally and vertically for active streetscapes (BRP p.65).
  • Encourage establishment of life-cycle or multi-generational neighborhoods with a variety of building types that allow residents to trade-up or downsize their homes.
  • Implement the BRP mixed-use development vision.


  1. Building Types.Plan the broadest range of building types within Centers. Include a minimum of four building types in every major project.
  2. Mixed-use Neighborhood Center. Design or locate project such that 50% of its dwelling units are within a ¼ mile walk distance of a minimum of four diverse uses. For projects with no dwellings, 50% of dwelling units within ¼ mile of the project boundary must be within a ¼ mile walk distance of four diverse uses, including at least one food retail store. See Sample Building Types for illustrations of potential building types: Single Family House, Accessory Dwelling Unit, Cottage, Duplex, Apartment House, Courtyard Apartment, Rowhouse, Mixed-Use Building, Corner Store, Small Market/Gas Station, Park-Under Building, and the Large-Footprint Building.
  3. Setbacks and Height.See Sample Building Types for illustrations of setbacks and height on a variety of building types: Single Family House, Accessory Dwelling Unit, Cottage, Duplex, Apartment House, Courtyard Apartment, Rowhouse, Mixed-Use Building, Corner Store, Small Market/Gas Station, Park-Under Building, and the Large-Footprint Building.

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