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Guidelines for Joint Development on State Highway Transportation Ways

Description: The objective of this study was to present criteria and procedures for evaluation of Joint Development (JD) above, below, or beside state highways. Application of the procedures are illustrated over a wide range of joint development situations, both (1) for establishing state or local JD policy, and (2) for making decisions about JD projects in a more timely and comprehensive manner, and in a way that will contribute toward improving the quality or urban life or the enhancement of rural environments. The approach taken in the Guidelines is sequential, systematic, and interdisciplinary; that is, it uses a series of successively more detailed and comprehensive planning and evaluation procedures for JD decision making, relying on a wide range of specified physical, economic, social, and legal criteria. In use, the Guidelines envision a three-stage planning and evaluation process: (1) identification of the need or potential for JD projects; (2) comparison of project proposals against policies, criteria, and standards designed to avoid or minimize negative impacts and increase favorable impacts; and (3) refined definition of costs and benefits when warranted.

  • Date Published: April, 1972
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 2.1
  • Last Modified: June 22, 2007
  • Authors: Jack E. Van Zandt, et al.
  • Originator: Stanford Research Institute.
  • # of Pages: 256 p., 9,818 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Accessibility, Cooperation, Decision making, Environmental impacts, Evaluation, Guidelines, Highway planning, Joint development, Land use planning, Multiple use, Multiple use planning, Redevelopment, Revenues, Strategic planning, Urban development.
  • Keywords: Joint development, multiple use, highway planning, environmental impact.
  • Related Publications: Guidelines for Joint Development on State Highway Transportation Ways, Interstate 5 Test Cases (Supplement), (WA-RD 2.1A).

This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008