What is mixed-use zoning and what does the Land Use Plan say about it?

Mixed-use zoning brings together residential and nonresidential uses in walkable, pedestrian districts. Examples of mixed-use places include office, residential, retail, and restaurants. 

The Land Use Plan states that mixed-use development is a critical factor in maintaining the City's ability to continue to provide first-rate city services at one of the lowest property tax rates in the state. Continued commercial development is vitally important to Sugar Land from both an economic perspective as well as the civic services and amenities it provides to residents and visitors. The success of Sugar Land Town Square is a model for future walkable, mixed-use Regional and Neighborhood Activity Centers.

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1. Why do we need to redevelop/reinvest?
2. What does Community Reinvestment mean?
3. What does redevelopment mean?
4. Why can't we annex more land to grow the city?
5. I don't want apartments in Sugar Land. What other types of housing will be allowed with this redevelopment plan?
6. What are Regional Activity Centers (RAC)?
7. If we develop regional activity centers, how will the City ensure business occupancy rates stay up?
8. When you say more people, how many more people do we need?
9. What is the City doing to ensure infrastructure can support any new developments?
10. What is the Land Use Plan?
11. What is mixed-use zoning and what does the Land Use Plan say about it?
12. Is there public support for mixed-use zoning?
13. Why are we going through an update of the development code?
14. Are you looking to change the entire development code?
15. How many activity centers are there and where are they located?
16. What does the mixed-use zoning code aim to do?
17. How long will this process take?
18. We have rules for a reason. Why do these need to be changed now?
19. How large are activity centers compared to the rest of Sugar Land?