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Land Development

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ISBN-10: 0867186097

ISBN-13: 9780867186093

Edition: 10th 2006

Authors: Daisy Linda Kone

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The 10th edition of Land Development provides you with the latest details concerning major environmental regulations that affect land development, emerging demographics for targeted marketing, and new innovations in housing types. With land becoming an ever more precious resource in the midst of unprecedented population growth, the reliable information in Land Development will give you the edge that seasoned professionals use to acquire the most desirable tracts of land. This new edition also includes eight pages of full-color photographs of the nation's leading developments.
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: BuilderBooks
Publication date: 6/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

About the Author
The Concept
The Project Team
Increasing Land Development Constraints
The Effect of Social Changes on New Development Types
Identifying Your Market
Types of Market Studies
Site Specific
Highest and Best Use
Customer Profile
What Kind of Study Do You Need?
Housing Supply and Demand
Housing Mix
Projecting Demand
Adjusting the Projection
Sources of Demographic Data
Census Data
Other Sources of Demographic Data
Capture Ratio
Understanding the Target Market
Psychographic Data
Specialized Knowledge
Project Viability
When to Study the Market
Before Land Purchase
After Land Purchase
During Project Build-Out and Sales
After Project Completion
Purchasing Market Information
In-House Market Studies
Professional Market Studies
Continue to Market
Advertising and Other Marketing Activities
Selling the Project
Selling to Builders
Selling to Home Buyers
Reducing Risk in Today's Marketplace
Financing Your Project
Loan-to-Value Ratios
Real Estate Collateral
Development Financing
Sources of Capital
Types of Loans
Acquisition Loan
Other Types of Land Purchase Agreements
Development Loan
Construction Loan
Permanent and Interim Financing
Alternative Sources of Financing
Partnerships and Investors
Joint Ventures
Pension Funds
Assessing Project Feasibility
Pro Forma Analysis
Cash Flow Diagram
Sensitivity Analysis
Profit Analysis
Accuracy of Methods
Future of Development Financing
Proper Documentation Eliminates Potential Mistakes
Site Selection
Two Approaches to Site Selection
Development Idea in Search of Site
Site in Search of Master Plan Concept
Three Categories of Site Characteristics
Physical Factors
Geotechnical Conditions
Topographical Conditions
Site Features
Site History
Legal and Political Factors
Planned Growth
Comprehensive Land Use Plan
Subdivision Ordinances
Contiguous Property
Overlapping Regulations
Political Factors
Off-Site Factors
Special Studies
Environmental Impact Studies
Storm Water Management Plan
Wetlands Review
Traffic Studies
Tree Surveys
Sources of Information
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Evaluating Preliminary Site Data
Organizing Site Data
Decision Matrix
Starting with the Site
Developing Brownfield and Grayfield Sites
Site Selection and the Target Market
Site Analysis
Gathering Additional Data
Project Design
Project Costs
Site Analysis Tools
Current Maps
Drawings and Tests
Land Survey
Physical Factors
Soils and Subsurface Conditions
Hydrology and Drainage Requirements
Storm Water Runoff
Site Features
Project Opportunities
Project Constraints
Regulatory Requirements
Design Standards
Mixed-Use or Planned Unit Development
Subdivision Review Process
Environmental Approvals
Building Codes
Off-Site Factors
Frontage Roads and Sidewalks
Applying Site Analysis to the Master Plan
Producing Multiple Solutions
Selecting a Final Concept
Major Environmental Regulations Affecting Development
Transforming the Physical Environment
Regulatory Climate
Creative Alternatives
Environmental Permitting
Reviewing Project Impact
Submittal Process
Key Areas
Hazardous Wastes and Contaminated Properties
Water Quality
Air Quality
Noise Control
Plants and Wildlife
New Approach to Development
Marketing the Environment
The Green Developer
Recognition Programs
Environmental Awareness
Developing a Master Plan Concept
Evolving Target Markets
Initial Idea
Producing the Master Plan Concept
Community Identity
Site Characteristics
Target Market's Preferences
Regional Considerations
Sense of Community
Social Interaction
Planning for Privacy
Creating a Unique Place
Finalizing the Master Plan
Services and Amenities
Two Basic Community Types
Conventional Suburban Developments
Pedestrian-Supportive Developments
The Master-Planned Community Today
Choosing CSD or PSD
Infill or Pocket Development
Urban Renewal and Residential Development
Development Guidelines
Architectural Guidelines
Construction Guidelines
Deed Restrictions and Covenants
Master Plans of the Future
Sample Projects
Site Engineering and Storm Water Management
Site Engineering Plan Components
Master Plan
Conceptual Grading Plan
Storm Water Management Plan
Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
Grading Plan
Cut and Fill
Spot Elevations and Slopes
Code Compliance
Microengineering Process
Best Management Practices
Types of Systems
Designing Closed Systems
Designing Open Systems
Combining Open and Closed Systems
Storm Water Drainage Plan
Site Drainage Patterns
Rational Formula
Subarea Drainage Requirements
Retention and Detention Basins
Creating Project Amenities
Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
Temporary Control Measures
Permanent Control Measures
Site Engineering and Your Project
Residential Streets
Street Design
Evolution of Street Design
Local Street Standards
Applying Local Standards to the Master Plan
Two Basic Models: CSD and PSD
Street Patterns
Choosinge a Pattern
Street Width
Cul-de-Sac Turnarounds
Street Geometry
Curb or Corner Radius
Vertical and Horizontal Alignment
Multiple Entrances
Single Entrance
Sidewalks and Pedestrian Activity
Focal Points and Pedestrian Routes
Cross Sections and Storm Water Runoff Systems
Runoff Systems for Center Crowns
Runoff Systems for Inverted Crowns
Basic Street Design Process
Enhancing Your Project's Identity
Selecting Housing Types
What the Buyer Wants
General Design Issues
Density and Pattern
Single-Family Detached, Large Lot
Single-Family Detached, Small Lot
Attached Housing
Other Types of Housing
Matching the Target Market's Demands to Housing Types
Style Preferences
Site Characteristics
Home Buyer's Identity
The Key to Success
Sources of Marketing Data
Land Development Considerations Checklists