The City of Lancaster California is Proposing Land Development Changes to Establ ish Three Separate Mixed Use Zones

The mixed use proposal will make Lancaster look more like Orange Countyâ nd development, which has been the new normal. s growth a

Los Angeles, CA, April 02, 2010 -- The City of Lancaster, Ca. Planning Departmen t is forwarding new recommendations in conjunction with their 2030 General Plan. The focal point of their recent meeting is to draft new zoning changes for the city, and to incorporate several mixed use proposals. The City of Lancaster, Ca. currently doesnâ t have mixed use development, while cohabitating residential and commercial zoning has been implemented in numerous cities across America. A typi cal mixed use zone would be street level retail shops on main roads with single family or multiple family dwellings above. Most of Lancaster Ca. has been single family dwellings in proximity to commercial buildings. It has been a typical sm all town growing without the future planning of the needs of the community. Itâ s a sort of plan as you grow, instead of planning growth. The mixed use proposal wi ll make Lancaster look more like Orange Countyâ s growth and development, which has been the new normal. The three proposed mixed use zonings will be Mixed Use-Neighborhood (MU-N), Mixe d Use-Commercial (MU-C), and Mixed Use-Employment (MU-E). The mixed use neighbor hood zone would incorporate residential housing in close proximity to commercial , offices and services. It would include multi-family housing, such as apartment s and condominiums, small-lot single-family subdivisions, and smaller commercial and office space. The streets patterns would allow better traffic flow, and it would offer pedestrian connections, community space with trails and neighborhood parks. The mixed use commercial would integrate residential and commercial space togeth er. The commercial space would most likely be along major artery streets, with m odern landscaping. It will also have multi-storied buildings which must contribu te to the areas surroundings. The third zoning change proposal is mixed use empl oyment. This zone is intended to provide an area for non-retail employment in cl ose proximity to residential housing. It would likely include multi-family resid ential dwellings with office professional, business parks, and some light indust rial uses. This zone is not intended for heavier industrial uses. The two major target areas for this new zoning will be south of Ave H from 20th to 40th Street West, and also along Sierra Hwy and Division south of Ave I. As t he city grows so does the opportunity for land investors. We think this is a ver y positive step toward the future for land buyers in Antelope Valley. Most of th ese areas are currently vacant land parcels, but it will be a future location fo r a developer. Many large chain stores wish to locate their business near reside ntial neighborhoods as it has been part of their business model. Land prices tod ay are far less then they were just three years ago, so this is a good time to l ook at vacant land deals in Antelope Valley. VacantLandDeals.com was formed to h elp investors find land investment opportunities at the low end of the market, a nd in the path of growth. The company can be reached at 213-500-9578 or http://w ww.vacantlanddeals.com Contact: Guilio Carlo Vacant Land Deals 2130 Fillmore Street Ste 132 San Francisco, CA, 94115 2135009578 info@vacantlanddeals.com http://www.vacantlanddeals.com