Some suggestions for new development on Minton's site
Original post made on Sep 18, 2009
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on Sep 18, 2009 at 2:18 pm
all excellent suggestions, Beth. I just would note that the newest homes usually have the most efficient appliances, and with codes constantly being updated, more efficient construction. It's more likely that a new refrigerator will be more efficient than an older one, and a new home will have better insulation, more efficient AC, etc. I do not know what the state of MV's requirements for new residential construction is - I'd be curious.
on Sep 18, 2009 at 2:40 pm
Excellent, Beth! I agree with you on all points. While current requirements and codes are great for establishing at least minimum compliance with certain sustainability goals, there is always more that can be done, and your suggestions, if considered, would certainly raise the bar.
on Sep 18, 2009 at 4:31 pm
I suggest we let the developers know the limits on how much traffic they can generate, how high they can build, noise limits, etc. then let them build whatever they like there. This method of zoning is called "performance-based", and one of the best things about it is that it sets limits while reducing the impact of the public's and City's arbitrary tastes and caprices on the owner's property rights.