Does anyone have any experience with or thoughts on Build-Through Acreages?
I just heard the term the other day. It is basically allowing very large lots or acreages with the proviso that the house is built within the confines of a platted subdivision. You want to build one house on 20 acres? Ok, as long as you plat it as a subdivision (showing lots, roads, etc.) per some density and put your house on Lot 8 so that future owners may sell off and build the infrastructure at will once the area is not as pastoral as it is today.
Is this a good idea? Seems to make sense in some areas. Providing for an urban fabric when the built city reaches it. What about slow growing areas with little development pressure? It seems to me it would just encourage sprawl whether it is really platted into smaller lots or not unless it really is an intermediate step in a much faster growing area. Meeting a short term market demand (acreages) while still planning for the future. In practice, do any of these really get fully built out? Or must the development pressure be overwhelming to really see an owner transition from 20 acre private acreage to subdivision? Is this really just planning for planning's sake? A "feel good" acreage that is really no better than scattered large lot splits?
What say you? Any thoughts?