Master planned communities are increasingly popular throughout the United States and Canada. These meticulously designed developments blend industrial, commercial and residential areas to create cohesive and largely self-contained communities. Master planned developments offer numerous advantages for residents and businesses, including the following:
• Easy access to retail shopping, including groceries and pharmacies
• Green spaces for outdoor activities
• Walkable neighborhoods that reduce fuel consumption and increase foot traffic
• Convenience for residents and retailers
• Stable property values and enhanced price protection
• Cost-efficient and economical land use
Planned developments like those constructed by Titanium Builders and Touraj Jason Vedadi offer a cohesive and workable environment for families, retail companies and industrial concerns. Here are some of the basic elements to consider when creating the design for a master planned community.
Density of Population
Before groundbreaking and construction can begin, the desired density of commercial and residential populations within the finished community should be considered and incorporated into the planning process. While local zoning boards will have something to say on this issue, the primary responsibility remains with the builder. Touraj Vedadi looks for a balance between easy access for residents and plenty of green space to reduce the overall load of foot traffic in the communities he builds. Lot sizes can also make a significant difference in the population density. Larger lots tend to attract upscale businesses and higher income residents. Smaller lots can increase profit margins and are useful in building a labor base for local industries and retail outlets.
Utilities and Transportation
The right location can provide easier access to city or county utilities and can ease transportation issues for residents and retailers. As the founder and owner of Titanium Builders, Touraj Vedadi is experienced in sizing up various locations and assessing their suitability for planned communities in a range of sizes and configurations. Locations that are close to utility build-outs, cable television hubs and public transportation can provide added incentives for residents and commercial establishments to consider these advanced housing and mixed-used communities.
Allowable Use and Zoning
Most metropolitan areas and smaller cities are eager for the added traffic and tax revenues created by working mixed-use communities. Establishing solid relationships with the cities under consideration for these projects is an important element in ensuring their ongoing success. Touraj Vedadi is experienced in building relationships within the construction industry and with influential players in the zoning, allowable use and city code departments. According to Vedadi, presenting clear information on the planned development and working with these key personnel to create a workable and mutually beneficial solution can help to clear the way for groundbreaking on these modern construction projects.
Retail and Industrial Support
Master planned communities depend not only upon sales of residential properties but also on the retail and industrial firms that contribute to their success. Finding the right retail and industry partners to create a blended community can help to attract added residential sales and can create a more attractive environment for families, businesses and service providers. Touraj Vedadi has extensive experience in building these connections and providing the right incentives to retail anchors and other commercial enterprises.
By focusing on these key elements of success in the master planned community marketplace, builders can expand their portfolios and add to their expertise in the modern construction industry.