Getting the correct mix of uses Print

​​​​​​​​Design Checklist​

  • ​​The mixed use development is arranged so that there is compatibility between uses within the development and its surroundings


​Successful mixed use developments place compatible uses together to reduce reverse sensitivity issues. 
  • Business, commercial and residential uses placed together need to carefully consider site design and ongoing management
  • Shops, offices, cafes, restaurants, educational and institutional facilities, and community infrastructure such as libraries can usually be placed together without risking reverse sensitivity issues
  • ​Issues such as noise and privacy need to be considered at every step of the design and management stages of the development

Better Design Practice

Consider the compatibility of uses in a mixed use development during both the day and at night.​

Give additional​ consideration to adjacent uses when providing for activities that generate high noise levels, vibrations and/or odours.

On large sites, separate incompatible uses with a space or courtyard between the buildings containing these uses.

Reduce conflict between uses through spatial separation and physical means such as buffers or internal air conditioning for residential apartments.
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