|EVALUATION OF PLAN BASED UPON NEO-TRADITIONAL OBJECTIVES|
||Stores within walking
distance (1/4 mile) of all
||Plan: all residences appear to be within 1/4 mile of stores.
||Automobile competitive transit service
providing service to
entire urban area
||Transit competitive service provided only to downtown Denver (11 percent of metropolitan job
||Mix of housing prices,
Housing prices start at approximately $300,000 for townhomes and $400,000 for detached, both more than double
the metropolitan median in Denver.
Affordable housing to be provided through one-room flats above garages (single rooom units of approximately 600
square feet). No affordable detached housing or townhouses.
||7 housing units per acre
minimum (12,000 per
||Estimated 4.2 units per acre
(7,300 per square mile, 60
percent of the 12,000 objective). No green belt. Planned attached studio housing unlikely to be built,
which will reduce population density
||Infill -- does not
||Greenfield --- contributes to
|Balance of jobs and
||Community provides a
balance of jobs and
residences, reducing the necessity to commute by automobile
Aggressive plans for retail employment within the community. Employees in these establishments are not likely
to have the income to live within the community.
||No subsidies or tax
5: Substantially Exceeds Objective
4: Exceeds Objective
3: Meets Objective
2: Fails to Meet Objective
1: Substantially Fails to Meet Objective
Nothing in this review is meant to suggest that any neo-traditional development is not a desirable community.
Most are well designed and attractive. To the extent that any such development fails to achieve
neo-traditional (new urbanist) objectives is more than likely a reflection that the objectives themselves are
impractical and largely unachievable in an environment that depends upon consumer choice in a free market.