Funny observation from the AICP exam this cycle. I will not state what the actual question was for this scenario, but I will give some details of the scenario, because it appears that the AICP did not even give a plausible scenario on its own exam!
The scenario is this:
Two acre site
10 percent of the site area required for planting
125 dwelling units
1.5 parking spaces per dwelling unit
300 sf per parking space
Building footprint of 200 by 300
Let's work this out:
- 8,712 sf for planting
Equals 78,408 sf
- 56,400 sf for parking
Equals 22,008 sf
However, a building footprint of 200 x 300 is 60,000 sf!
Anyone have any idea as to why AICP would include such a sloppy
scenario on the exam? It ultimately didn't matter, but I knew
something didn't add up, so I went back at the end to work it out, and
sure enough, they were off by nearly an acre!!!