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1) There is only one means of ingress/egress into the subdivision, with no connectivity to adjoining development.
2) The ratio of paved road are to buildable area seems very high.
3) There is not much usable undeveloped land. With one housing syle, there are small backyards (common yard?) and with the other there is only a front yard. The space in the smaller circles may not be suitable for much more than planting one deciduous shade tree (white ash), three conifers (black hills spruce) and three or four shrubs (American highbush cranberry).
4) It would be a nightmare to navigate and maintain. Think of someone visiting for the first time, or the poor guy who has to plow the snow. OK, so Californians may not to worry about plowing snow. Try driving this after dropping acid.
Let me just tell you from my experience that designing the utlities for this is going to be a nightmare.
Pipes are straight!
Or, judging by that picture, you are going to have a utility easement the runs right down the middle of the development, thus, deed restrciting all the backyards, ripping up backyard when something goes wrong, etc.
The streets are going to have inlets everywhere because the water is going to pond up at every circle intersection. Grading the raods is going to be a nightmare, you are never going to get all the water out based on that layout, thus, if you build these where it gets cold you are going to have icy intersections.
yes i agree with Mike this is not gonna fly around these parts, god what a mess.
what the heck are you going to do with storm water? the BUA on this site is out the roof. cute idea on paper but not real functional never mind folks in the good ole USA would freak trying to drive in the damn thing.
That looks all well and good on paper, but someone needs to tell this guy he needs to realize that survey stakeout is done in straight lines.
He is going to need millions of stakes for the roads alone. His surveying fees are going to turn these into million dollar houses!
And also, I'll tell you right now, no matter how cute your horizontal curves look on the plans when they are designed, no contractor is ever going to build exactly what is on the plans. They cut corners every way they can to save money on materials. There is way to much room for things to be fudged in that layout, as well as alot to screw up.
I am guest lecturing at a Community Infrastructure class tomorrow discussing subdivision development. How in the world did you get the images to download in anything other than that frustrating quicktime format. I would love to be able to bring along some images with me. Please help.