Mixed use development is an urban, suburban / village development or single building that blends a combination of residential, commercial, cultural, institutional, or industrial uses.
Mixed use developments are physically and functionally integrated, providing pedestrian access.
Mixed use development may also refer to a mixed use of real estate developments within one building, a complex of buildings or town center developed to combine necessary living amenities within a walking distance.
Mixed use benefits include:
- greater housing variety and density
- reduced distances between housing, essential businesses and workplaces
- stronger neighborhood themes and characteristics
- pedestrian friendly environments