Plan 2035 designates 26 Local Centers, which includes new Purple Line stations, as focal points for development and civic activity based on their access to transit or major highways. The plan contains recommendations for directing medium-to medium-high residential development, along with limited commercial uses, to these locations, rather than scattering them throughout the Established Communities.
These centers are envisioned as supporting walkability, especially in their cores and where transit service is available. Town Centers will often be larger in size and may rely more on vehicular transportation. See Table 16 for further description of the various centers.