As older, inner and middle suburbs age, their big-box stores and strip centers offer opportunities for higher density, mixed-use, transit-oriented, and pedestrian-friendly re-development projects.

One of the key obstacles in these projects is parking. Minimum parking requirements have been instrumental in creating sprawl development, yet changing course remains a challenge. Traditional neighborhood development, or TND, is a more productive use of land than conventional suburban development, or CSD, according to “Smart Growth & Conventional…