This is inspired by the statement below from the "Coherent argument about cul-de-sacs" thread:
Has anyone ever encountered a locality that preemptively plats or designs subdivision plats for undeveloped raw land within or adjacent to the corporate limits.
Example: a municipality has alot of annexed but unplatted raw land that will surely be developed in the near future. Instead of or in addition to establishing subdivision regulations and leaving to the whims of individual developers, the municipality either formally plats all the raw land or has a plan for a plat of subdvision ready when a specific piece of land develops and requires the developer to use the plat design the muni wants.
This could allow for comprehensive coordination of street networks and connectivity and perhaps minimize problems with individual developer egos and desires.
I understand the potential problem certain developers and landowners would have with this type of system, but it seems like a true example of planning a specific place.
But could the outcomes be good? Could a modified grid with multi-modal transport network occur or would we get more Brazilias or New Delhis?
What are people's experiences or comments?