[Date Prev][Date Next][Date Index]

Re: E-M:/ Developer pushes 'new urbanism' proposal



-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Enviro-Mich message from Andrew Mutch <andrewimutch@yahoo.com>
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Without seeing an actual plan, this actual sounds
better than many "new urbanism" plans. Some of the
attributes:

1) Actual park land with amenities - 12 acres is much
larger than normally seen and not bad for 100 acre
site. I've seen plenty smaller. 

2) Pedestrain access to all homes - a must have for
new-urbanism.

3) Path to school - another must-have.

4) Adjacency to school - suggest that the site is more
conducive to new urbanism design. Too often, these
plans are proposed in the middle of farm fields that
make no sense to the surrounding uses or location. 

5) Attention to the need for porches and setback
garages. These should really be required. 

This is the perfect kind of project adjacent to an
established city or village grid. Is the surrounding
development similar in style?

Andrew Mutch
Novi


--- HAMILTREEF@aol.com wrote:
> 'New Urbanism'  Your thoughts pro/con?  Is this
> another developer smoke 
> screen?
> 
> Developer pushes 'new urbanism' proposal 
>
http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/
> 
> base/news-4/103244854298910.xml
> 
> 


__________________________________________________
Do you Yahoo!?
New DSL Internet Access from SBC & Yahoo!
http://sbc.yahoo.com


==============================================================
ENVIRO-MICH:  Internet List and Forum for Michigan Environmental
and Conservation Issues and Michigan-based Citizen Action.   Archives at
http://www.great-lakes.net/lists/enviro-mich/

Postings to:  enviro-mich@great-lakes.net      For info, send email to
majordomo@great-lakes.net  with a one-line message body of  "info enviro-mich"
==============================================================