Land use planning

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Land use planning

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

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