Policy 9

Limit the expansion of new commercial zoning outside of the Regional Transit Districts and Local Centers to encourage reinvestment and growth in designated centers and in existing commercial areas.

  • LU9.1 - Evaluate rezoning requests to determine if the location, population projections, and market demand justify an increase in commercially-zoned property.
  • LU9.2 - Develop a countywide strategic plan for future retail development and implement its recommendations through the Zoning Ordinance update, master plan process, and public-private partnerships with County agencies. As part of this retail plan, inventory older commercial areas and shopping centers to identify candidates for potential (re)development and rezoning to accommodate residential infill or other neighborhood-serving uses.