BN.com Gift Guide

Fundamentals of Land Development: A Real-World Guide to Profitable Large-Scale Development / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $30.00
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 75%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $30.00   
  • New (4) from $86.88   
  • Used (3) from $30.00   

Overview

Properly planned and visualized, large-scale developments can be successfully constructed, whether as master planned communities, planned unit developments, or new towns. Fundamentals of Land Development provides an in-depth approach to the design, planning, and development of large land areas into comprehensively designed communities.

This book provides in-depth discussions of the full range of development tasks involved in any large development project, from site and land use selection, market analysis, preparing the land use plan and impact statements, to getting approval from the municipality and community, permitting and approval, scheduling and cost management, and the basics of engineering systems and design.

 Developers and other stake-holders will find guidance on such issues as:

•           How real-world development is driven by profits, and how team members can maximize profits while developing creatively and responsibly

•           Site selection and acquisition

•           Entering the growing business of retirement (active adult) community development

 Illustrated with real-world case studies drawn from the authors own experience, Fundamentals of Land Development is a practical manual for developers looking to improve the profitability of their projects and gain a better understanding of what all team members undertake in a project of this size and complexity.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471778936
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/21/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,130,434
  • Product dimensions: 7.74 (w) x 9.49 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

David E. Johnson, P.E., P.P., has been responsible for the design, permitting, development, and construction of residential projects and mixed use communities. He has been a presenter of land development and land planning topics at numerous ASCE and NAHB workshops held throughout the United States. Mr. Johnson holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from West Virginia University Institute of Technology and is a part-time instructor on land development at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Dedication.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Disclaimer.

Chapter 1. Comprehensive Site Planning Overview.

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 Role of Government.

1.3 Public Perceptions.

1.4 Builder and Developer Vision.

1.5 Design Professional Leadership.

1.6 Land Plan Concepts.

1.7 Summary.

Discussion Topics.

Chapter 2. Site Analysis.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Soil Analysis.

2.3 Slope and Topography Analysis.

2.4 Existing Land Characteristics.

2.5 Wetland and Conservation Analysis.

2.6 Flood Plains and Steam Corridors.

2.7 Road Networks.

2.8 Utility Planning.

2.9 Water Availability.

2.10 Sewer Availability.

2.11 Electric, Telephone and Gas Utilities.

2.12 Cultural,Historical, Archeological and Endangered Species Analysis.

2.13 Surrounding Property Inspections.

2.14 Summary.

Discussion Topics.

Chapter 3. Base Map Preparation.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Boundary Survey.

3.3 Topographic Survey.

3.4 Existing Land Characteristics.

3.5 Soil Characteristic Map.

3.6 Environmental Mapping.

3.7 Road and Utility Connection Map.

3.8 Opportunity Constraints Maps.

3.9 Land Plan Base Map.

3.10 Summary.

Discussion Topics.

Chapter 4. Marketing Studies and Market Considerations.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Preparation of a Market Study.

4.3 Demographics.

4.4 Household Formations.

4.5 Household Income Levels.

4.6 Employment Opportunities.

4.7 Housing Values.

4.8 Supply Analysis.

4.9 Ownership Alternatives.

4.10 Fee Simple Ownership.

4.11 Condominium Ownership.

4.12 Rental or Leased.

4.13 Product Description and Attributes.

4.14 Community Image and Street Scene Considerations.

4.15 Pedestrian and Recreation Design Components.

4.16 Recreational Facilities.

4.17 Golf Course Opportunities.

4.18 Community and Homeowner Associations.

4.19 Project Themes and Architectural Controls.

4.20 Summary.

Discussion Topics.

Chapter 5. Land Use Concepts.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Land Use Diversification and Absorption.

5.3 Residential Market Overview.

5.4 Zoning Bulk Requirement Definitions.

5.5 Rural Residential.

5.6 Estate Residential.

5.7 Low Density Residential.

5.8 Low - Medium Density Residential.

5.9 Medium - High Density Residential.

5.10 High Density Residential.

5.11 Mixed Use Developments.

5.12 Residential Mixed Use.

5.13 Commercial Mixed Use.

5.14 Office Mixed Use.

5.15 Village or Town Center.

5.16 Neighborhood Commercial Retail.

5.17 High Intensity Commercial Retail.

5.18 New Urbanism.

5.19 Corporate Industrial Parks.

5.20 Industrial Flex Space Developments.

5.21 Recreation Areas and Open Space Uses.

5.22 Public and Quasi-Public Components.

5.23 Other uses.

5.24 Summary.

Discussion Topics.

Chapter 6. "Boomers" and "Golden Agers".

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Active Adult Projects.

6.3 Transitional Communities.

6.4 Assisted Living Facilities.

6.5 Congregate Care Facilities.

6.6 Continuing Care Facilities.

6.7 Nursing Homes, Critical Care and Specialized Care Facilities.

6.8 "Boomers" and "Golden Agers".

6.9 Resources on the Internet.

6.10 Summary.

Discussion Topics.

Chapter 7. Preparing a Land Use Plan.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Market Demands.

7.3 Market Segmentation.

7.4 Opportunities and Constraints.

7.5 Land Use Relationships.

7.6 Core Infrastructure Planning.

7.7 Street Scene Marketability.

7.8 Design Team Member Overview.

7.9 Marketing Research Firm.

7.10 Surveying Firm.

7.11 Environmental Consultant.

7.12 Soils Consulting Firm.

7.13 Attorney.

7.14 Land Planner.

7.15 Civil Engineering Firm.

7.16 Financial Partner.

7.17 Marketing Specialists.

7.18 Public Relation firm.

7.19 Architect.

7.20 Landscape Architect.

7.21 Economist.

7.22 Traffic Engineer.

7.23 Water and Wastewater Engineering Firm.

7.24 Real Estate Agency.

7.25 Design Team Member Summary.

7.26 Summary.

Discussion Topics.

Chapter 8. Common Area Improvements and Amenities.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Sales Center and Model Homes.

8.3 Recreation Amenities.

8.4 Pedestrian Connectivity.

8.5 Architectural Themes and Materials.

8.6 Hardscape Design Features.

8.7 Softscape Design Features.

8.8 Entry Features and Signage.

8.9 Cost Considerations.

8.10 Summary.

Discussion Topics.

Chapter 9. Government Agencies and the Approval Process.

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Master Plans.

9.3 Zoning Plans.

9.4 Political Considerations.

9.5 Regulatory Staff Influences.

9.6 Local Agencies.

9.7 Regional Agencies.

9.8 State Agencies.

9.9 Federal Agencies.

9.10 Utility Companies.

9.11 Approval Process.

9.12 Homeowner and Community Associations.

9.13 Summary.

Discussion Topics.

Chapter 10. Project Master Schedule Milestones.

10.1 Introduction.

10.2 Site Analysis.

10.3 Market Study.

10.4 Marketing Program.

10.5 Public Relations Program.

10.6 Design Team Members.

10.7 Base Map Preparation.

10.8 Land Use Plan.

10.9 Model and Sales Center Design Program.

10.10 Entry and Community Features.

10.11 Infrastructure Design and Construction Phasing.

10.12 Summary.

Discussion Topics.

Chapter 11. Community Public Relations and Outreach Programs.

11.1 Introduction.

11.2 Chamber of Commerce.

11.3 Neighborhood Meetings.

11.4 Public Hearings.

11.5 Citizen Involvement Process.

11.6 Public Awareness Programs.

11.7 Community Hot Buttons.

11.8 Summary.

Discussion Topics.

Chapter 12. Engineering Design Standards.

12.1 Introduction.

12.2 Grading and Site Clearing Operations.

12.3 Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control.

12.4 Water Distribution System and Supply.

12.5 Sewer System and Treatment Facility.

12.6 Internal and External Road System.

12.7 Drainage Facilities.

12.8 Stormwater Management Facilities.

12.9 Best Management Practices.

12.10 Pedestrian Movement Facilities.

12.11 Utility Facilities.

12.12 Right-of-Way Elements.

12.13 Summary.

Discussion Topics.

Chapter 13. Project Impact Studies.

13.1 Introduction.

13.2 Traffic Impact Study.

13.3 Growth Impact Study.

13.4 Population Impact Study.

13.5 School Impact Study.

13.6 Public Facility Impact Study.

13.7 Fiscal Impact Study.

13.8 Historical, Archeological and Cultural Impact Study.

13.9 Environmental Impact Study.

13.10 Recreation and Park Facility Impact Study.

13.11 Summary.

Discussion Topics.

Chapter 14. Community Covenants and Restrictions.

14.1 Introduction.

14.2 Builder Programs.

14.3 Non-Residential Use Programs.

14.4 Homeowner Value Assessments.

14.5 Definitions.

14.6 Property Rights.

14.7 Financial Assessments.

14.8 Maintenance Responsibilities.

14.9 Member Rights.

14.10 Sponsor Rights.

14.11 Insurance Provisions.

14.12 General Provisions.

14.13 Architectural Controls.

14.14 Summary.

Discussion Topics.

Chapter 15. Costs and Budgets.

15.1 Introduction.

15.2 Role of the Master Developer.

15.3 Site Selection and Land.

15.4 Design Team Members.

15.5 Project Infrastructure.

15.6 Offsite Improvements.

15.7 Common Area Improvements.

15.8 Recreation Facilities and Amenities.

15.9 Entry Features and Project Signage.

15.10 Regulatory Fees.

15.11 Financial Analysis.

15.12 Summary.

Discussion Topics.

Chapter 16. Community Design Trends.

16.1 Introduction.

16.2 Sustainability.

16.3 Core Development Strategies.

16.4 Density Factors and Perceptions.

16.5 Summary.

Discussion Topics.

Chapter 17. Case Study.

17.1 Introduction.

17.2 Land Use Plan.

17.3 Master Plan.

17.4 Budgets and Overall Proforma.

17.5 Summary.

Discussion Topics.

Discussion Topic Reference Guide.

Illustration Credits.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)