Please upgrade your browser. This site requires a newer version to work correctly. Read more
Our "watch" feature allows you to stay current on all aspects of this specific credit. In your account, you can control what you get updated on and how you receive your notifications. Hide

LEED ND: Built Project | v3 - LEED 2009

Preferred locations

SLLc1 | Possible 10 points


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:

  1. A previously developed site that is not an adjacent site or infill site (1 point).
  2. An adjacent site that is also a previously developed site (2 points).
  3. An infill site that is not a previously developed site (3 points).
  4. 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
square kilometer
200-249 78-96 1
250-299 97-115 2
300-349 116-134 3
350-399 135-153 4
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.
Join LEEDuser

Ask questions, share tips, and get notified of new forum posts by joining LEEDuser, a tool developed by BuildingGreen and supported by USGBC!

  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on LinkedIn
  • Print to PDF
Sample forms

No sample form available for this credit.

View all sample forms

0 commentsLeave a comment

Leave a comment Don't have an account? Create one

You must be signed in to leave a comment.