A “pocket neighborhood” is generally defined as a commercial or mixed use parcel(s), which is typically located within or adjacent to an established neighborhood near or on local collectors streets, which are not in an established commercial center.
Examples of local collector, north-south roads may include: Lamar, Pierce, Carr, Garrison, Independence, Oak, Simms, Alkire, or McIntyre Streets. Examples of local collector east-west roads may include: W. 52nd, W. 55th, Grandview, W. 60th, W. 64th, W. 66th, W. 74th, and W. 77th Avenues.
Pocket neighborhoods are intended to draw a majority of their customers from the surrounding neighborhoods, reducing the need for some typical development standards such as parking. Pocket neighborhoods encourage the adaptive reuse of existing structures such as single family homes, churches, and other neighborhood scale structures to create community gathering spots with a primary use of retail or restaurants.