#6 Conserve your tax dollars

  1. Small neighborhood and downtown businesses require less public infrastructure and make more efficient use of city services compared to sprawling big-box stores and shopping centers, which are far more costly in terms of road work and police services, according to studies. 4

4 Randall Gross, Development Economics, “Understanding the Fiscal Impacts of Land Use in Ohio,” August 2004; Tischler & Associates, “Fiscal Impact Analysis of Residential and Nonresidential Land Use Prototypes,” July 2002.

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