Sunday, June 18, 2006

Two approaches to development

Tale of two cities:

Before you click the links, guess which is in Waukesha/Walworth County and which is in Dane.

1. Subdivision planned to increase density while preserving common green space. Link.

2. Subdivision planned to increase sprawl at the expense of density while preserving private green space. Link.

Bet you got it right, didn't you?

Hat tip: Jim Rowen.

3 Comments:

At 12:10 AM, Blogger James Wigderson said...

Guess which one I would prefer buying a house from.

 
At 12:19 AM, Blogger Chris said...

Yes no urban sprawl in Madison funny though I can remember when all those built up areas on the east side out by the highway were corn fields and wait a sec what about all the urban sprawl on the west side of the belt line as you get to Middleburg

Yes the Madison area has been such a good example of how to control growth lol.

What the hell is common green space in a subdivision anyway just stay off my lawn xoff or there will be trouble ;)

 
At 8:45 AM, Blogger EC Butthead said...

One of the biggest property tax accelerants is turning agricultural land into large lot subdivisions. It is a siren song because at the micro scale the opposite is generally true.

But that's what I think of when I hear southeast suburbanites bitch about their property taxes.

 

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