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Site Specific Context Issues - Transit Oriented Development - Part 2

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In this ARE 5.0 Programming and Analysis Exam Prep course you will learn about the topics covered in the ARE 5.0 PA exam division. A complete and comprehensive curriculum, this course will touch on each of the NCARB objectives for the ARE 5.0 Programming and Analysis Exam.

Instructor Mike Newman will discuss issues related to programming, site analysis, and zoning & code requirements.

When you are done with this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the content covered in the ARE 5.0 Programming and Analysis Exam including project type analysis, the establishment of qualitative and quantitative project requirements, evaluation of project site and context, and assessment of economic issues.

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I was doing a project recently where we came across one that was well over two, I think it was 2.5 in certain locations and 2.75 in other locations, it was kind of a dense suburb, and so that's a lot of parking, and that's a big requirement of parking and there's a fair amount of cost in that, there's a lot of driveways and civil engineering and all the water retention issues that come with that, plus you just have to have that much space, either on the land as open parking, or you're lifting up the building and building the first couple of floors with these parking decks, which has caused a lot of people to be sort of unhappy with a lot of the recent city developments, in that, if you're walking by a building where the first three floors or two floors are parking decks, that means there's very little to look at, there's not windows, there's not stuff happening, you know, there's not a lobby that you can look into, or retail on the street 'cause that's taken up by this parking, and so part of the push for transit oriented design is about encouraging transit, part of it is about getting people out of their cars, but another part is this idea, well if we can get rid of the parking garage type mentality, not only does that mean that people are actually taking the transit, but it means that we're not looking at the cars all the time, and that we can actually have retail and things like that in these denser locations, we can kind of encourage these other types of uses in these locations where we want to have a lot of pedestrians, because you know we want people walking to and from the transit. So having a zoning official say, yeah alright typically, let's say is one space per car, you're allowed to build, I mean one space per unit, you're allowed to build 30 units of housing, that means you'd have to have a 30 unit parking garage, but because you're within the 600 foot line to this metro, we're gonna say you don't have to have any parking. So that means suddenly you're able to build 30 units, and not pay for any of the parking costs.

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ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis Exam Prep

Duration: 19h 57m

Author: Mike Newman