ULI Nashville Civic Leadership Forum: 6 Attractive Development

Higher-Density Development: Myth and Fact examines widespread misconceptions related to higher-density development and seeks to dispel them with relevant facts and information.

Surveys confirm that there is an almost universal negative reaction to the visual appearance of commercial strip sprawl and an almost universal positive reaction to traditional town-like communities of the past, communities that almost invariably included a mix of densities and uses

MYTH: Higher-density development is unattractive and does not fit in a low-density community.

FACTS: Attractive higher-density development lures residents and tenants.

• Well-designed and well-maintained high-density development can complement existing communities.