HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT CONSIDERATIONS

THE ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ARE REVIEWED IN RELATION TO JOINT DEVELOPMENT AND MULTIPLE USE. THE 1964 HOUSING ACT AUTHORIZED RENEWAL PROJECTS FOR AIR RIGHTS DEVELOPMENT BUT LIMITED THE SITES FOR USE TO LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOUSING AND CLOSELY RELATED USES. IT ACCEPTED THE COSTS INCURRED FOR FOUNDATIONS AND PLATFORMS BUT RESTRICTED SUCH COSTS TO BE NOT GREATER THAN SITES THAT COULD BE PROVIDED THROUGH THE USE OF CLEARED LAND. THE ACT PROHIBITED THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS FOR ACQUISITION OF AIR SPACE OVER PUBLICLY OWNED RIGHTS-OF-WAY. IN 1966 THE DEMONSTRATION CITIES AND METROPOLITAN ACT EXTENDED THE USE OF AIR RIGHTS SITES TO RENEWAL AREAS FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT WHERE SITES WERE UNSUITABLE FOR LOW OR MODERATE INCOME HOUSING. THE 1968 HOUSING ACT FURTHER EXTENDED THE USES FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES WITH THE SAME LIMITATIONS. THERE HAVE BEEN ONLY TWO INSTANCES OF THE USE OF AIR RIGHTS UP TO THE PRESENT TIME UNDER THESE ACTS. ONE OF THE CONTINUING PROBLEMS THAT MUST BE RESOLVED IN MULTIPLE USE IS INTERGOVERNMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THE GAP BETWEEN THE AGENCIES AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE ONLY A PART OF THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM. RESOLUTION MUST BE MADE OF THE PROBLEMS OF DIFFERENT TIME SCHEDULES, AUTHORITY, JURISDICTION, AND ALLOCATION OF COSTS. THE QUESTION MUST BE RESOLVED WHETHER ONE GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY SHOULD PAY ANOTHER AGENCY FOR THE USE OF AIR RIGHTS. THE CONCEPT IS MENTIONED OF THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL CITY BY THE STATEMENT THAT URBAN SPACE SHOULD FACILITATE THE CONDUCT OF BUSINESS BY VERTICAL TRAVEL RATHER THAN BY FURTHER EXTENDING THE DISTANCES ON THE SURFACE PLANE.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 161-169
  • Monograph Title: Joint development and multiple use of transportation rights-of-way; proceedings of a conference held November 14-15, 1968, Washington, DC
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201680
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 25 1994 12:00AM