SPECIFIC TYPES OF JOINT DEVELOPMENT AND MULTIPLE USE

MANY JOINT DEVELOPMENT AND MULTIPLE-USE PROJECTS ARE ILLUSTRATED THAT CURRENTLY EXIST THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. THE PROPOSALS CURRENTLY BEING CONSIDERED AND FURTHER POSSIBILITIES FOR THE APPLICATION OF THESE CONCEPTS ARE DISCUSSED. NEW HIGHWAY RIGHTS-OF-WAY PRESENTLY TAKE TAXED LANDS OFF THE TAX ROLLS. MULTIPLE USE OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR RESTORING SOME TAXABLE BASE OR EVEN EXPANDING THE TAX BASE. ANOTHER CHARACTERISTIC OF MULTIPLE USE IN CONJUCTION WITH FREEWAY OR OTHER TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT IS THE ECONOMY OF SPACE. THE COSTS OF RIGHT-OF-WAY TAKING IN URBAN AREAS IS EXTREMELY HIGH, DUE TO THE CURRENT POLICY OF ONLY ACQUIRING THE LIMIT OF RIGHT-OF-WAY NECESSARY FOR THE FACILITY ITSELF. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT IF THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT OR OTHER PUBLIC AGENCY COULD ACQUIRE TOTAL BLOCKS, THE REMAINING 65 TO 75 PERCENT OF THE AREA NOT NEEDED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY WOULD AMOUNT TO ONLY ABOUT 20 TO 30 PERCENT ADDITIONAL COST. THIS LAND COULD BE PUT TO PUBLIC OR PRIVATE USES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD NOT BE ECONOMICALLY JUSTIFIED.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 32-36
  • Monograph Title: Joint development and multiple use of transportation rights-of-way; proceedings of a conference held November 14-15, 1968, Washington, DC
  • Serial:

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201666
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 25 1994 12:00AM