Mid-Rise-v4 LTc4: Community resources

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  • LT Credit 4: Community resources


    To encourage daily walking and bicycling and to reduce vehicle distance traveled and automobile dependence.


    Construct or renovate a project such that the building’s main entrance is within a 1/2-mile (800 meter) walking distance from the building entrance of the following number of uses, as listed below.

    Table 1. Points for proximity to uses

    Uses Points
    4–7 1
    8–11 1.5
    ≥ 12 2

    The following restrictions apply:

    • A single establishment counts as only one type of use (e.g., a retail store may be counted only once even if it sells products in several categories).
    • No more than half of the minimum number of uses can be in a single building (e.g., a shopping mall).
    • No more than two establishments in each use type may be counted (e.g., if five restaurants are within the required distance, only two may be counted).
    • The uses must represent at least two categories, exclusive of the building’s primary use.
    • Uses outside the project boundary must be in place upon occupation of the project.
    Uses and use categories:

    Food retail


    Other food store with produce

    Community-serving retail

    Clothing store or department store selling clothes

    Convenience store

    Farmers market

    Hardware store


    Other retail



    Gym, health club, exercise studio

    Hair care

    Laundry, dry cleaner

    Restaurant, café, diner (excluding establishments with only drive-throughs)

    Civic and community facilities

    Adult or senior care (licensed)

    Child care (licensed)

    Community or recreation center

    Cultural arts facility (museum, performing arts)

    Educational facility (including school, university, adult education center, vocational school, community college)

    Family entertainment venue (theater, sports)

    Government office that serves public on-site

    Place of worship

    Medical clinic or office that treats patients

    Police or fire station

    Post office

    Public library

    Public park

    Social services center

    Adapted from Criterion Planners, INDEX neighborhood completeness indicator, 2005.


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