CM10 Small and Sturdy Tom Daniels

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CM10 Small and Sturdy Tom Daniels

  1. 1. DENSITY AND DESIGN BETWEEN THE VILLAGE AND COUNTRYSIDE Professor Tom DanielsProfessor Tom Daniels University of PennsylvaniaUniversity of Pennsylvania CommunityMattersCommunityMatters October 7, 2010October 7, 2010
  2. 2. Options Depend on the VisionOptions Depend on the Vision  One Vision: Compact villages surroundedOne Vision: Compact villages surrounded by open countrysideby open countryside  Another Vision: Plenty of ruralAnother Vision: Plenty of rural residential developmentresidential development  Another Vision: Village expansionAnother Vision: Village expansion  Importance of edges, transition fromImportance of edges, transition from village to countryside: soft edge or hardvillage to countryside: soft edge or hard edgeedge
  3. 3. Countryside with VillageCountryside with Village
  4. 4. Build-out of 2-acre minimum lot sizeBuild-out of 2-acre minimum lot size
  5. 5. Clustered Sprawl Build-outClustered Sprawl Build-out
  6. 6. Village expansion in compact formVillage expansion in compact form
  7. 7. OptionsOptions  Limited expansion: village growthLimited expansion: village growth boundaries, tight zoning in theboundaries, tight zoning in the countryside, purchase of developmentcountryside, purchase of development rights close to growth boundary, transferrights close to growth boundary, transfer of development rightsof development rights  Also, consolidation of village and townAlso, consolidation of village and town governments (east and mid-west)governments (east and mid-west)  Multi-municipal plans, village-countyMulti-municipal plans, village-county agreementsagreements
  8. 8. 2000 Amendments to PA MPC2000 Amendments to PA MPC  Allow multi-municipal plans among two orAllow multi-municipal plans among two or more municipalitiesmore municipalities  Allow revenue sharing across thoseAllow revenue sharing across those municipalitiesmunicipalities  Allow the transfer of development rightsAllow the transfer of development rights across municipal boundaries-This has not yetacross municipal boundaries-This has not yet happened.happened.  Potential benefits: better location ofPotential benefits: better location of development and preserved lands, moredevelopment and preserved lands, more development in boroughs and citiesdevelopment in boroughs and cities  Potential Obstacles: Preservation in onePotential Obstacles: Preservation in one municipality, more development and highermunicipality, more development and higher taxes in anothertaxes in another
  9. 9. The Heart and Soul ModelThe Heart and Soul Model

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