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Subject: Re: Location, Location, Location Date: 10/21/2013 4:15 PM
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You guys seem to continue to confuse the "Town Center" approach with living in the city. It simply means mixed zoning, allowing a walkable community with residential, stores, restaurants, offices...even a hotel in the one that our suburban township turned down.

Even office buildings don't easily mix with residential. I am in a suburban area that mostly matches your description. Retail and some offices are in walking distance. Mixing retail/offices with residential has issues. Even timing of garbage collection is contentious. Light industrial has more issues. Because of insurance costs, businesses don't want any child centric locations close.

There are always complaints about any store that requests a liquor license. There was an attempt to prevent a neighborhood Walmart that replaced a grocery (that sold liquor) from obtaining a liquor license, because there are too many places that sell it. It will change the location of liquor sales, but I doubt it will really change the total amount sold.
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