What Do We Do Now? Development Phasing for Survival and Success - Vince Graham - CNU 17

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What Do We Do Now? Development Phasing for Survival and Success - Vince Graham - CNU 17

  1. 1. CNU Denver June 12, 2009 What do we do now? Vince Graham vince@iongroup.com
  2. 2. 6 Phasing lessons from 1734 Savannah, Georgia Importance of site selection. 40’ Too much planning is bluff and boat access very close to presumptuous. Provide room to shore. Oglethorpe laid out 5 cities. grow in a flexible manner. Savannah was the only one to Oglethorpe’s original plan called endure and prosper. for 6 squares on 65 acres. 4 were built, 2 added later, and the plan was ultimately expanded to 24 squares (over the next 150 years). James Oglethorpe’s Tent. Must have a qualified and passionate vision keeper. Be humble. Don’t get ahead of yourself. Complete a 1st phase to Set the tone with establish credibility. modest, but high quality buildings and infrastructure.
  3. 3. Benefits: Capacity to Adapt and Evolve Johnson Square, Savannah 1734 1837
  4. 4. I’On 244 Acres 762 Homes + Commercial and Civic Jacob Bond I’On
  5. 5. I’On 1997 I’On 2006
  6. 6. I’On Historic District Circa 1998
  7. 7. Morris Square 2.4 Acres 70 Homes + Commercial and 3 City Parks
  8. 8. Mixson 44 Acres 950 Homes + 200,000 s.f. Commercial + Civic
  9. 9. “The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.” - William Gibson

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