Transition land-use patterns and intensity to make sure uses are compatible and complementary maintaining community character (↑ Top)
Land uses, scale of buildings, architecture and design will all be compatible and complementary with each other with transitions. The example above shows the type of transition desired in an Activity Center next to a corridor. Note how the intensity of development transitions from more intense to less intense, commercial to residential. The “typical existing” illustrates the common type of development in Lee’s Summit prior to 2021. The Future Land Use Plan includes Residential Category 2, 3, and Mixed-Use Land Use adjacent to Industrial Land Use to allow for live/work neighborhoods.
Compatible and complementary uses should be considered as part of a Live/Work development. Live-work development works best in pedestrian-oriented neighborhoods, on lively mixed-use streets (sometimes above shops) where there are easy opportunities for one to step outside and encounter others in “interactive spaces” such as courtyards, and that are transit-oriented developments. Live/ work neighborhoods are sometimes called Zero Commute Housing and can be more affordable because of lower transportation costs.