Glossary of Planning Terms

Glossary of Planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Terms

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A coordinate-based data structure commonly used to represent linear geographic features. Each linear feature is represented as an ordered list of vertices. Traditional vector data structures include double-digitized polygons and arc-node models.
(As defined in some master plans) Consists of several neighborhoods and may vary from 10,000 to 15,000 people where single-family units predominate and up to 20,000 people in corridor communities. The focal point is a Village Activity Center. (See also NEIGHBORHOOD and COMMUNITY.)
See also:  Neighborhood Convenience Center , Community (as Defined in Some Master Plans)
Village Activity Center
(As defined in master plans) A commercial center containing 4 to 15 acres of commercial development on a site area of 10 to 20 acres, serving a population of approximately 15,000 and anchored by a supermarket. A village activity center should also include a range of other commercial uses, public/quasi-public uses, and may include residential uses. (See also ACTIVITY CENTER.)
See also:  Activity Center
A method for defining a community's hopes and aspirations through intensive participation at public meetings.