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  • Land-Use Planning: A Shopping Center.
  • Introduction
    • In order to understand what environmental problems may arise from the construction of a shopping center. I am analyzing the crossroads shopping center and its impact on the environment.
  • Pre construction. View slide
  • Pre construction
    • During the pre construction era this area was inhabited by, Raccoons, deer, squirrels, rabbits, snakes, ducks, and different species of birds.
    • The only path through this area was a narrow single lane street.
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  • Impact of the construction
    • Destruction of habitat
    • Animals were displace, which increase road kill and wondering animals.
    • Increase accidents with animals.
    • More air pollution.
    • Increase Noise pollution
    • Soil erosion increased.
  • Questions
    • Did you live in this area before the shopping center was constructed?
    • If so, what was the area like before the shopping center was built?
    • What problems do you notice that are associated with the shopping center (noise, traffic, etc.)?
    • Is the shopping center’s interior aesthetically pleasing to you?
    • Is the shopping center’s exterior aesthetically pleasing to you?
    • Do you feel crime in your neighborhood has changed with the construction of the shopping center?
    • Were you consulted in any way before the shopping center was built?
    • If so, in what way and by whom?
    • Yes No
    • 1. 20 5
    • 2. Wooded land with animals.
    • it has increase noise, traffic, people, crime, and air pollutions
    • 25 0
    • 5. 10 15
    • 6. Yes it has increase.
    • 7. 12 13
    • 8. County surveys and during voting periods. And town hall meeting.
  • Analyses of the shopping center
    • A. The total area of the shopping center which includes, concrete surfaces, parking lots, and buildings is [35800] + [124567]=482567 square footage
  • B
    • The average height of the trees in the parking lot is 22 feet.
  • C
    • The trees are planted in a bed of pine straw with short shrubs around them
  • D
    • 40% on a Sunday afternoon was occupied while the 60% was empty. ( But on a Friday and Saturday afternoon usually 70% to 80% is Occupied.
  • E
    • The water goes to one of the many drains they have in the parking lot that drains into the underground sewage.
  • F
    • Lack of mature trees, no flower beds only shrubs, no outside sitting area, no water fountains and no decorated statues.
  • G
    • Yes there was one narrow single lane road. As the construction of the shopping center began they widen the road so traffic can flow easily in both directions
    • The shopping center was built in 2000
  • Shopping Center
  • H
    • There are a total of 30 stores and 6 restaurants and 1 movie theater. in the shopping center. Such as Department stores, office supply, movie theater, clothing store, bath beauty Jewelry, sporting goods, ice cream, schools supplies and Etc.
  • I
    • No this shopping center was built over a wooden area.
    • http://wikimapia.org/12926200/Conyers-Plaza-shopping-center
  • J
    • The surrounding areas of undeveloped land is densely filled with mature trees.
  • K
    • Occasionally you see deer, squirrels, and frequently birds.( ROAD KILL)
  • Conclusion
    • Major Problems
    • Increase traffic
    • Increase noise
    • Increase crime
    • Increase crowds
    • Increase students hanging out
    • Increase pollution from car emissions
    • Increase fastfood restaurants
    • Continued construction with new hotels and business
    • Loss of wildlife
    • Loss of habitat
    • Poor aesthetics
  • Major Contributions
    • Increase jobs
    • Increase tax revenue for the county
    • Increase convenience for shopping
    • Entertainment for families, children and students
    • Attract new business and residents.
  • Minimizing problems
    • Preserving surrounding habitats by limiting additional constructions
    • Route traffic away from surrounding natural habitats.
  • Designing a shopping center
    • Multiple access locations
    • Increase traffic flow with multiple lanes and multiple turning lanes.
    • Consider packing deck
    • Outside seating and flowers beds all around.
    • Need Arcade
    • Electronic stores
    • Formal dining restaurants
    • Bowling Alley
    • Coffee shop
    • Open entertainment area for concerts and plays.
    • Have a nature walk around the shopping center
    • David Whyte
    • Ms. Marshall AP Environmental Science
    • Period 6