Hot Topic Alert: Complete Streets

By Design Login posted 12-22-2015 12:00:00 AM


Hot Topic Alerts are occasional reports that highlight important trending real estate issues in state legislatures. The data contains a concise summary of information on a topic that has generated attention over the past six to twelve months. Hot Topic Alerts will include advocacy efforts of local REALTOR® associations. The latest alert has to do with the planning and design of complete streets.

The planning and design of our communities is changing. Planners are considering more factors to account for future growth and to accommodate the changing demands of residents. Design models focus more and more on the habits and patterns of life in the community rather than the level of service to move through the community. An important aspect of a planning today is “complete streets”—roads designed to accommodate different, co-existing types of use.

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Source: National Association of Realtors