Mixed-use developments

Live, work, shop and play

Gated communities have served as the development staple for at least two decades in South Lee County. But as a man once wrote, "The present now will later be past ... For the times, they are a-changing."

Representatives from the Lee County government put down notions Monday evening that the county's land development and zoning regulations prohibit building communities where residents can live, work, shop and play. The communities, called mixed-use by builders and planners, represent a return to the town or urban center where residents wake up, step outside a short distance to buy a coffee and newspaper, get to work on foot or via public transportation, and pick up their children from a school that is within walking distance from the home.

Resurgence of mixed-use developments likely [Bonita News]

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