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Multifamily Housing Development Handbook

Author : Urban Land Institute
ISBN : MINN:31951D02258592C
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Illustrated in full color, this authoritative resource explains best practices, techniques, and trends in multifamily housing developments.

Residential Development Handbook

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ISBN : UOM:39015061176189
Genre : Architecture
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This comprehensive reference describes how to develop condominiums, townhouses, single family homes, and neighbourhoods.

Resort Development Handbook

Author : Dean Schwanke
ISBN : UOM:39015040539739
Genre : Architecture
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Seasoned professionals share their strategies in this practical, how-to guide to all facets of developing resort hotels, timeshare resorts, second-home and retirement communities, and multiuse communities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Building Type Basics For Housing

Author : Joan Goody
ISBN : 9780470404645
Genre : Architecture
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Essential information for the design of housing Building Type Basics for Housing, Second Edition is your one-stop reference for the essential information you need to confidently begin the design process and successfully complete the design for housing, large or small, on time and within budget. Members of the award-winning design firm Goody Clancy share their firsthand knowledge to guide you through all aspects of designing and building residences. The book presents knowledgeable, real-world advice for architects, planners, engineers, and developers to create excellent residential design projects for a variety of housing types. This updated edition offers a new collection of detailed project examples that represent the best in today's housing designs, including more information on sustainable design and a fresh look at mixed-use developments increasingly popular in urban areas. It walks the reader through the guidelines, planning concepts, and lessons learned—from single-family detached homes and townhouses to multi-family, mid-rise, and high-rise buildings. Coverage also includes essential topics such as community planning, site layout, zoning and code issues, parking strategies, and the selection of building materials. This new edition: Asks and answers twenty questions that frequently arise in the early phases of a residential commission Provides a number of residential examples—new to this edition—from the last decade, covering the full range of housing densities Is illustrated with numerous photographs, diagrams, plans, and sections Shows how to obtain financing, approvals, and support for developments Includes new information on sustainability, which is incorporated throughout the book This conveniently organized quick reference is an invaluable guide for busy, dedicated professionals who want to get moving quickly as they embark on a new project. Like every Building Type Basics book, it provides authoritative, up-to-date information instantly and saves professionals countless hours of research.

Land Development Handbook 2nd Ed Dewberry Couture 2004

Author : The McGraw-Hill Companies
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OVERVIEW OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT PROCESS Sidney O. Dewberry, P.E., L.S. / Dennis Couture, A.S.L.A, R.L.A. LAND DEVELOPMENT Urban design experts plan the cities and communities of today and tomorrow. The many specialists involved are highly educated and experienced in several fields. They handle a host of tasks, encompassing feasibility studies, zoning applications, environmental regulations, designs, permits, and the hundreds of steps necessary to design and construct a project. Just What Is Land Development? The conversion of land from one use to another is the generally accepted definition of land development. As used in this book, it is confined to land conversion associated with the modern communities that are being constructed, or reconstructed, for people to live, work, worship, shop, play, and with other supporting land uses. This age-old process began when ancient societies organized themselves into tribes, settling on and claiming land, forming villages and primitive towns, for the mutual protection and livelihood of all. The great civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome can be traced to humble beginnings in tribal communities. Their growth in size and complexity is typical of urban development and not unlike what we are experiencing today in the United States. With their complex roadways, aqueducts, commercial markets, and residential areas, the ancients battled problems of transportation, waste disposal, drainage, water supply, population densities, and a host of others. One can be certain that complaining neighbors existed then as now. Yet today, the process for finding solutions and developing scenarios that serve the greater good is systematic and, to a large degree, uniform in principle, and beginning to be uniform in practice. The systematic approach to land use planning, analysis, and engineering is known as land development design. Land development is the entire process, from concept through design and construction. The Conversion of Land Since the early 1950s, the conversion of land to a different use has generally meant a more intensive use. The definition formerly applied almost exclusively to residential, commercial, retail, industrial, and employment center land uses. It did not take long, however, before city planners and residents alike echoed Daniel Boone’s call for elbow room and clamored to have areas preserved for recreational, educational, social, and cultural activities as well as for the roadways and services to support them. And while the typical land development definition was broadened to include such activities as conversion of rural land to agriculture use, construction of major transportation and utility systems, or even central city redevelopment, the meaning for the purposes of this Handbook is the conversion of land from one use to another, usually of greater intensity, and is typically applied to residential, commercial / retail, industrial, and employment centers with supporting uses and supporting infrastructure. Land development design is the systematic process of collecting data, studying and understanding the data, extrapolating the data, and creating on paper the plans for reshaping the land to yield a land development project that is politically, economically, and environmentally acceptable to the client and the public. Persuasion, salesmanship, and negotiation are part of the process. For the purposes of this Handbook, architectural design is included only insofar as it provides preliminary or schematic elements sufficient to Downloaded from Digital Engineering Library @ McGraw-Hill ( Copyright © 2004 The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved. Any use is subject to the Terms of Use as given at the website. Source: LAND DEVELOPMENT HANDBOOK 4 O V E R V I E W define size, bulk, shape, and densities. Appearance, heights, setbacks, and aesthetics factor into the final product, and for this reason architects are frequently members of land development design teams. However, the detailed design of buildings is a subject for another time and another author. The Land Professional With the advent of land use regulations, significant environmental constraints imposed by federal, state, and local governments, and the heavy involvement of citizens impacted by new developments, dedicated land use professionals must be prepared to draw on a wealth of resources to design a project that is appealing to both the end user and the surrounding community yet be cost effective to the client. These professionals must be adept at balancing the objectives of the client with the expectations of the citizenry and public approval agencies. They must be prepared to handle a diversity of projects, from the relatively simple conversion of vacant land to residential sites to the development of in-fill sites and complex, large-scale mixed-use projects. The skills, innovative thinking, and creativity needed to make a land development project successful are gained through years of experience and encompass the entire spectrum of activities from land acquisition, rezoning, planning, engineering, and surveying to construction. The talents of many specialists, including environmentalists, architects, land surveyors, civil engineers, landscape architects, archaeologists, historians, geotechnical engineers, arborists, land use attorneys, and noise abatement technicians, just to name a few, contribute to a project’s success. This Handbook Undeniably, the land development design process, however systematic it is, varies considerably throughout the United States due to the diversity of state and local regulations controlling land use and land subdivision. Yet within the process there are many elements common throughout the jurisdictions. Even if it were intentionally written for a particular microregion, no book could present the specific design process due to the dynamics of the regulations. This book is a presentation of a typical design process, but in no way should it be construed as the design process. It is our hope that this Handbook will aid you in anticipating the multiple issues and requirements you will no doubt encounter as you progress through the various stages of project development or as you seek to broaden your professional understanding of the complexities of land development. For the developer, it will be an invaluable tool to understand the services he or she will be acquiring from various design specialists and will prepare him or her for the regulation maze ahead. For those entering the land design profession, whether in the public sector or as a consultant, this Handbook will aid you in the development of the skills needed. For the practitioner it will prove an invaluable reference tool. But before we proceed with where we are today, a bit of background is in order. HISTORY OF SUBURBAN GROWTH1 At the heart of all suburban growth is land development— the conversion of rural or vacant land to some sort of residential use. The process involves property owners, speculators, banks, private lenders, builders, and buyers. As land values at the center of the metropolis rise, individual parcels either produce the higher yields to hold their place, or in the course of a few years, more profitable businesses move in on the site. By the same token, if much the same yield can be earned at a peripheral site of lower value, there is little incentive to remain in and around the central business district. The pattern of urban land investments affects the value of outlying farmlands, which either increase yields by more profitable crop, or, as is the usually the case, they give way to more lucrative subdivision and real-estate developments ( Jackson, 1985). These words describing the fundamental interrelationship of real estate, suburbanization, and land development were realized and practiced throughout the 19th century much as they are today. From ancient Mesopotamia to colonial America, one can find residential suburbs in every culture, yet the systematic evolution of suburbanization— the ‘‘process involving the systematic growth of fringe areas at a pace more rapid than that of core cities, as a lifestyle involving a daily commute to jobs in the center’’ (Jackson, 1985, p. 13)—did not really materialize until the very early 19th century in the United States. Two significant factors influenced the suburbanization of America. First is the advancement of modern transportation. Second is the rapid population increase in cities during the first half of the 19th century (see Table 1.1). The Move to Suburban Life In the 1700s, homes, shops, public buildings, hotels, places of worship, and commerce were interspersed throughout urban areas. This pattern reflects a lifestyle whose primary modes of transportation were the horse and foot. Shopkeepers usually lived above their stores, and those who didn’t generally lived within one mile. Before the 19th century, in most cities throughout the world, the distinction between the city and the country, that is, the suburbs, was both social and economic. The aristocracy lived at the prestigious addresses located in the core of the city near the places of culture and commerce. The denizens of the outer fringes farther away from available services were perceived to be inferior to those closer in. 1 A comprehensive treatise on suburban growth in the United States is Kenneth T. Jackson’s Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States (Jackson, 1985). The following has been adapted from Jackson’s book. Downloaded from Digital Engineering Library @ McGraw-Hill ( Copyright © 2004 The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved. Any use is subject to the Terms of Use as given at the website. OVERVIEW OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT PROCESS 1 OVERVIEW OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT PROCESS 5 T A B L E 1 . 1 Population of Principal Cities 1800–1850 (U.S. Census Bureau) LOCATION 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 B.o. s. t.o.n. ., .M. .a.s.s... . . . . . . . . . . . .2.4. .,9.3. .7. . . . . . . . . .3.3. ,.2.5. .0. . . . . . . . . . .4.3. .,2.9. .8. . . . . . . . . . .6. 1. .,3. .9.2. . . . . . . . . . .9. .3.,3. .8.3. . . . . . . . . .1. 3. .6.,.8.8.1. N.e.w. . .Y.o. r.k.,. .N...Y... . . . . . . . . . . .6.0. .,4.8. .9. . . . . . . . . .9.6. ,.3.7. .3. . . . . . . . . .1.2.3. .,7. 0. .6. . . . . . . . . .2.0. 2. .,5. .8.9. . . . . . . . . .3.4. .2.,7. .1.0. . . . . . . . . .5. 1. .5.,.5.4.7. P.h. i.l.a.d.e.l.p.h.i.a.,.P. a. .. . . . . . . . . . .6.9. .,4.0. .3. . . . . . . . . .9.1. ,.8.7. .4. . . . . . . . . .1.1.2. .,7. 7. .2. . . . . . . . . .1.6. 1. .,4. .1.0. . . . . . . . . .2.2. .0.,4. .4.3. . . . . . . . . .3. 4. .0.,.0.4.5. B.a.l.ti.m. .o.r.e.,.M. .d. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .2.6. .,1.1. .4. . . . . . . . . .3.5. ,.5.8. .3. . . . . . . . . . .6.2. .,7.3. .8. . . . . . . . . . .8. 0. .,6. .2.5. . . . . . . . . .1.0. .2.,3. .1.3. . . . . . . . . .1. 6. .9.,.0.5.4. W. .a.s.h.i.n.g.t.o.n.,. .D...C... . . . . . . . . . .3. .,2.1. .0. . . . . . . . . . .8. ,.2.0. 8. . . . . . . . . . . .1.3. .,2.1. .7. . . . . . . . . . .1. 8. .,8. .2.7. . . . . . . . . . .2. .3.,3. .5.4. . . . . . . . . . . 4. .0.,.0.0.1. C.i.n.c.i.n.n.a.t.i., .O. .h... . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.5. .0. . . . . . . . . . .2. ,.5.4. 0. . . . . . . . . . . . .9. .,6.4. .2. . . . . . . . . . .2. 4. .,8. .3.1. . . . . . . . . . .4. .6.,3. .3.8. . . . . . . . . .1. 1. .5.,.4.3.6. New Orleans, La. ...... 17,242 27,176 46,310 102,193 116,375 F I G U R E 1 . 1 An antique omnibus. (Chicago Historical Society) That soon changed with an expanded population and transportation network. Congestion and the need for better, more affordable living accommodations forced people to the periphery of the city, where land was more available and less expensive. In the 1820s, the distinction between city and country was fading. The evolution of new technologies in transportation changed the character of the city from a walking city to a commuter city. As the outer fringe areas became accessible there was a shift in residential status. The suburbs were no longer perceived as the residence for the Downloaded from Digital Engineering Library @ McGraw-Hill ( Copyright © 2004 The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved. Any use is subject to the Terms of Use as given at the website. OVERVIEW OF THE LAND DEVELO

The Handbook Of Municipal Bonds

Author : Sylvan G. Feldstein
ISBN : 1118044940
Genre : Business & Economics
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In The Handbook of Municipal Bonds, editors Sylvan Feldstein and Frank Fabozzi provide traders, bankers, and advisors—among other industry participants—with a well-rounded look at the industry of tax-exempt municipal bonds. Chapter by chapter, a diverse group of experienced contributors provide detailed explanations and a variety of relevant examples that illuminate essential elements of this area. With this book as your guide, you’ll quickly become familiar with both buy side and sell side issues as well as important innovations in this field.

Multifamily Trends

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ISBN : UCSD:31822033818444
Genre : Housing
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Business Park And Industrial Development Handbook

Author : Urban Land Institute
ISBN : UOM:39015067668965
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Packed with color photographs and illustrations, this handbook covers the best practices, techniques, and trends. It explains the development process step-by-step and includes 14 case study examples of new construction, adaptive use, airport-related development, and mixed office and industrial facilities.

Planner S Estimating Guide

Author : Arthur Nelson
ISBN : 9781351177795
Genre : Architecture
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The United States faces enormous changes in the next 25 years. Arthur C. (Chris) Nelson starts this book with a few projections: The population will grow by one-third to 375 million. We will need 60 million new housing units to house these people. There will be 60 percent more jobs, requiring 50 billion additional square feet of nonresidential space. The bottom line is that half of all development in 2030 will have been built since 2000. Nelson estimates the cost of new construction alone to be at least $20 trillion. This book gives planning practitioners a powerful tool to help decide where to put this new development. It does not advocate one development scenario over another, but it revolutionizes the job of estimating land-use and facility needs. Planner's Estimating Guide offers easy-to-use formulas and worksheets that are formatted in an Excel workbook on CD-ROM and carefully explained in the text. They make it easy to figure future requirements for countless scenarios. The workbook and text deal with a 20-year planning horizon for a fictitious county, but both the time projection and scale are entirely adaptable to myriad local circumstances. The program allows you to gather a first impression of future land-use needs, and revise it to reflect local limitations. For example, if the landscape in question won't support the land-use estimations, change the assumptions in the workbook to devise new estimates. The workbook shows the implications of growth based on standard assumptions; you can change the assumptions as needed to reflect local conditions — including public input — to see how outcomes change. Use the workbook as a model for testing local sensitivities with respect to land supply constraints and changes in policy assumptions. The results won't tell you what to do, but will reveal the numerical implications of different scenarios. The book is written principally for practitioners, and also for planning students as a primary or supplementary text. Used creatively, the powerful tools in Planner's Estimating Guide will help you determine the numerical implications of an almost infinite number of future circumstances that may affect your community.

A Handbook For Fha Multifamily Projects

Author : United States. Federal Housing Administration
ISBN : UCAL:$B393878
Genre : Political Science
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