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7_dev_control - Landscaping Purposes of Boston Zoning:...

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Development Controls and the Institutionalization of Planning Can we design cities without designing buildings? How can zoning improve our public space?
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What Zoning Does… • Allowable land uses - residential, commercial, industrial • Lot size (minimums) • Yard setbacks • Lot coverage • Building size (FAR) • Building height • Residential density • Parking (minimum or maximum spaces)
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Unformatted text preview: Landscaping Purposes of Boston Zoning: Promote health, safety, convenience, welfare Encourage most appropriate use of land Conserve value of land and buildings Lessen street congestion Prevent overcrowding of land Provide adequate light and air Preserve open space Preserve and increase resources, amenities of city...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ARCH 4.101 taught by Professor Williamhubbardassn during the Spring '03 term at MIT.

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