To encourage development within existing cities, suburbs, and towns to reduce adverse environmental and public health effects associated with sprawl. To reduce development pressure beyond the limits of existing development. To conserve natural and financial resources required for construction and maintenance of infrastructure.
Achieve any combination of requirements in the following three options:
Option 1. Location type
Locate the project in one of the following locations:
- A previously developed site that is not an adjacent site or infill site (1 point).
- An adjacent site that is also a previously developed site (2 points).
- An infill site that is not a previously developed site (3 points).
- An infill site that is also a previously developed site (5 points).
Option 2. Connectivity
Locate the project in an area that has existing connectivity within 1/2 mile (800 meters) of the project boundary, as listed to Table 1.
Table 1. Points for connectivity within 1/2 mile (800 meters) of project
|Intersections per square mile||Intersections per
|400 or more||≥ 154||5|
Intersections within the site may be counted if the intersections were not constructed or funded by the developer within the past ten years.
Option 3. Designated high-priority locations
Achieve the following (3 points):
- Earn at least 2 points under NPD Credit 4, Mixed-Income Diverse Communities, Option 2, Affordable Housing.
- In addition, locate the project in one of the following high-priority redevelopment areas: EPA National Priorities List, Federal Empowerment Zone, Federal Enterprise Community, Federal Renewal Community, Department of Justice Weed and Seed Strategy Community, Department of the Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Qualified Low-Income Community (a subset of the New Markets Tax Credit Program), or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Qualified Census Tract (QCT) or Difficult Development Area (DDA) or a local equivalent program administered at the national level for projects outside the United States.
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