|EVALUATION BASED UPON NEO-TRADITIONAL IDEAL|
||Stores within walking
distance (1/4 mile) of all
||Most residences not within walking distance of stores. Donwtown area has ample parking.
||Automobile competitive transit service
providing service to
entire urban area
||No transit service
||Mix of housing prices,
including low cost
||Housing prices well above
median house price.
||7 housing units per acre
minimum (12,000 per
||Estimated density at 1,000 per
square mile, barely than 40
percent of the average suburban
density developed in the United
States since 1950.
||Infill -- does not
||Greenfield --- contributing to
|Balance of jobs and
||Community provides a
balance of jobs and
residences, reducing the necessity to commute by automobile
||Few commercial jobs: generally low wage retail jobs that could not support the high
costs of home ownership in this development.
||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.