Access to public spaces | U.S. Green Building Council
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LEED ND: Built Project | v1 - LEED 1.0 pilot

Access to public spaces

NPDc12 | Possible 1 point


To provide a variety of open spaces close to work and home to encourage walking, physical activity and time spent outdoors.


Locate and/or design project so that a park, green plaza or square at least 1/6 acre in area, and at least 150’ in width, lies within 1/6 mile walk distance of the 90% of the dwelling units and business entrances in the project. Parks less than 1 acre must also have a proportion no narrower than 1 unit of width to 4 units of length;


For projects larger than 7 acres only, locate and/or design the project so that taken together all of the parks in the project shall average at least 1/2 acre in size.

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