Proposed features/Gated community

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Status: Abandoned (inactive)
Proposed by: Chango640
Tagging: landuse=gated_community
Applies to: node, area
Definition: Residential community with strictly controlled entrances, enclosed by a perimeter of walls and fences.
Rendered as: Light Green
Drafted on:
Proposed on: 2010-02-02
RFC start: 2010-02-03
Vote start: 2010-02-17
Vote end: *


Gated communities are private neighbourhoods where access is controlled by private security guards, and are enclosed by walls and fences around their perimeter. They usually consist of upper class residential areas with several amenities such as golf courses, marinas, sport facilities and private schools. They can also include sometimes small markets and shops that make them independent from the nearest cities.

The number of gated communities has grown worldwide in recent years. In countries such as Brazil or Argentina, these neighbourhoods have experienced an "explosive" growth during the last 15 years, and now are often considered as important points of reference.

Image examples

Gated community in Lujan, Argentina (including golf course and sport facilites)

Ordinary neighbourhood in Lujan, Argentina (image included to show the difference between both types of neighbourhoods - note that both images are taken at the same zoom level) San Bernardo.jpg

Entrance to gated community in Boca Raton, USA
Boca Bayou gate house.jpg


Proposed tag:

* landuse=gated_community

Existing tags could be used to add information, for example:

* name=


Light green is proposed, as this is the colour used for them in maps in Argentina.


Wikipedia article in English: Gated Communities
Wikipedia article in Spanish: Urbanización Cerrada

RFC Start


Please see the Discussion Page


Please vote here, using {{vote|yes}} ~~~~ or {{vote|no}} ~~~~ .

  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. OttoMarotto 02:51, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

You don't need to go through all this voting stuff, the process is broken. Just discuss the tag if you want to, then use the results of the discussion as tag(s). Chillly 21:07, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

A little too early to start voting ! Proposed_features#Voting --FrViPofm 08:45, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Ok. Date already changed. Chango640 19:01, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Arno Yes, because the access is usually restricted, quite different from residential only. This means you cannot route through the community even if it has got entries at several sides. So in my opinion it should have its own tag. In addition, people tend to know the places by the gated community name even if there are more correct suburb names that they "should" use.