What is an Activity Center?

An activity center is an area with a mix of uses, such as office, retail, residential and civic institutions, integrated together in a compact walkable area. The Plan identifies two types of activity centers: Regional Activity Centers (RAC) and Neighborhood Activity Centers (NAC).

The Plan identifies five areas as RAC strategically located along regional highways to ensure intense commercial, retail and other high-traffic destinations are contained within designated areas and separated from single-family residential neighborhoods. Each RAC is intended to have its own unique identity providing different amenities for both residents and employees for entertainment, dining, and shopping. 

The Plan identifies eight areas as NAC located on Arterial streets, which are envisioned to be small mixed-use centers that act as a “Main Street” for nearby neighborhoods. These will largely be created through the redevelopment of older commercial areas.

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1. What is the Land Use Plan?
2. What is a Comprehensive Plan?
3. If a proposed development follows the guidelines in the Land Use Plan, does that mean it will automatically get approved and no one can oppose it?
4. How does the Land Use Plan address developments’ impact on schools?
5. When will all the "redevelopments" proposed in the Plan be built?
6. What is an Activity Center?
7. How does the updated Land Use Plan strengthen guidance on multi-family housing? How does the new guidance on multi-family compare to the guidance in the prior Land Use Plan?
8. If a regional activity center is built on Tract 5, University Boulevard & US 59 by Smart Financial Centre- will Ditch H be able to handle the run-off? Will Telfair flood because of this development?