What are the impacts o business?

Similar to impacts on housing developments and all development projects, nonresidential land uses (commercial retail and service, office, industrial, etc.) that conform to the General Plan and are in growth areas with high-quality transit may not have to analyze transportation impacts under CEQA, which may streamline the environmental review process. Nonresidential development projects that provide essential goods, services, and amenities to nearby residential neighborhoods (e.g., locally-serving or neighborhood commercial uses) may also not have to analyze transportation impacts since they typically reduce driving. Furthermore, this shift to using VMT may facilitate denser and pedestrian-oriented development, which could result in more foot traffic and is generally favorable to commercial retail and service businesses.

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1. What is CEQA?
2. How does CEQA require public agencies to measure transportation impacts?
3. What is Level of Service (LOS)?
4. What is Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT)?
5. Why is the City changing its method for analyzing transportation impacts?
6. What does this mean for the City of Milpitas's ongoing current and long-range planning efforts?
7. What is the timeline for these changes?
8. Does my ability to engage in land use and transportation decisions change?
9. How will this change impact the City's ability to ask developers for transportation investments?
10. How will the CEQA process change?
11. Will the shift to VMT make it easier or harder to develop in my neighborhood?
12. How will the shift to VMT impact new development projects?
13. How will this change impact housing and housing affordability?
14. How does this change impact the environment?
15. What are the impacts o business?
16. How are transportation impacts minimized or mitigated now compared to before?
17. How will this change impact parking?