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What are Complete Neighborhoods?


Complete neighborhoods are places with everything for everyone. They are sustainable, hyper-local communities that provide all of the services and amenities one could possibly need throughout their lifetime. Instead of being a design or regional transportation policy, complete neighborhoods attempt to reimagine the way we interact with our communities altogether by building places that work all by themselves. A complete neighborhood policy or planning approach requires a commitment to spatial planning and strategic investment, which prioritizes development proposals and capital improvement projects which provide amenities and services identifies as being missing neighborhood elements.

Elements of a Complete Neighborhood

Affordable & Quality Housing

A complete neighborhood should possess a diverse housing supply, both in type and cost, to ensure that everyone has a place to call home.

Education Access & Schools

A complete neighborhood should support all residents in pursuing a quality and local education.

Public Transportation

A complete neighborhood should ensure that everyone has safe and adequate access to public transportation.

Health Care

A complete neighborhood should be able to meet the day-to-day needs of its residents through the provision of local clinics or health centers.

Healthy & Fresh Food

A complete neighborhood should provide ample access to fresh and healthy foods through local markets.

Parks & Civic Spaces

A complete neighborhood should be connected to and by parks and civic spaces.