ENERGY/FUEL SHORTAGE AND LAND DEVELOPMENT TRENDS IN THE RICHMOND METROPOLITAN AREA: A SURVEY

RESPONSES OF 59 MAJOR PRIVATE FIRMS IN THE RICHMOND METROPOLITAN AREA TO A SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE IN JANUARY 1974, INDICATED THAT THE ENERGY/FUEL SHORTAGE IS LIKELY TO CAUSE, AND HAS ALREADY CAUSED, SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE THINKING AND ACTUAL DECISIONS (INCLUDNG INDECISIONS) IN THEIR BUSINESS ACTIVITIES INVOLVING LAND DEVELOPMENT AND REAL ESTATE. ALSO INDICATED IS MORE CAUTION AND A RESULTANT SLOW-DOWN IN DEVELOPMENT OF OUTLYING SUBURBS. A STRATEGY OF SIDE-PAYMENTS, OR CONCESSIONS IN DENSITY DEVELOPMENT IS DISCUSSED. WHILE THE AUTOMOBILE CONTINUES TO BE CONSIDERED SOMEWHAT MORE IMPORTANT THAN BUS TRANSIT AND OTHER MEANS OF TRAVEL FOR RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT, BUS TRANSIT IS NOW RATED MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE AUTOMOBILE IN EVALUATING SITES FOR LARGE-SCALE OFFICE DEVELOPMENT.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Planners

    1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

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  • Accession Number: 00240791
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 24 1974 12:00AM