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    Help Needed- Public Facility Development Standards

    I need help finding planning development standards for the following public facilities in terms of employees per 1000 residents, building area (in sq.ft) and land area (in acres) of facility per 1000 residents and service area (miles-radius) of the facilities for a city of 30000 population;

    1. City Hall
    2. Police Station
    3. Fire Station
    4. Library
    5. Middle School
    6. High School
    7. Community Center
    8. Parks
    9. Trails
    10. Recreation Center

    I have some raw, uncited information from the city
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    3. Fire Station

    I don't know of any communities using "firefighters per 1,000 population."

    More practical is the NFPA rule (don't know which #) of 2 men in, 2 men out.
    I don't think it matters if they are engine, truck or rescue company.

    Also the ISO (Insurance Service Organization) that issues fire insurance ratings has standards: http://www.isomitigation.com/ppc/0000/ppc0001.html
    check out under "Selected technical subjects", then "Distribution of companies."

    Under "Fire Suppression Rating Schedule" then "Minimum criteria for Class 8B"
    Specifically, to get a rating of Class 8B, a community must meet these requirements:

    An average of at least six firefighters must respond on first-alarm responses to structure fires.

    7. Community Center
    10. Rcreation Center

    Consider combining

    9. Trails
    Not aware of a specific standard but more of opportunites for locating.
    Example from my fair city - along levee, rail-to-trail, riverfront, connecting parks.
    Last edited by JNA; 23 Oct 2005 at 6:33 PM.
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    Thank you

    Thanks JNA for the response. Looking forward for more from others.

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