Vertically mixed use developments are more suitable for town centres and major transport corridors, where there is a demand for street-front retail and commercial activities.
There are a number of advantages to vertical mixed use developments, including:
- activation of the street edge through ground floor retail and commercial uses;
- upper story residential units benefit from improved privacy, access to sunlight and views, whilst also providing passive surveillance of public spaces;
- an increased demand for local services;
- easy access to local employment opportunities.