What is Master Planning?
What is Master Planning?
Master planning is when an entire community is planned out from start to finish. It’s kind of like getting blueprints for a house, but instead of just getting blueprints for one house, you get them for a whole community. This includes the landscaping, build of the houses in the area, layout of the houses, such as how far away from each other they are and any other community features like community gardens, swimming pools and so on.
Why is a Master Plan Important?
There are many benefits to using a master plan when building a new community. Among the chief of those being the ability to strategically increase economic development in a certain area. Oftentimes, commercial owners and governments like to solicit a master plan because then it allows them to conserve certain economic, historical and cultural resources, and it also allow them to provide solutions for congestion in metropolitan areas that cause transit problems. Master planned communities can also help redevelop areas that have begun to deteriorate. In a nutshell, a master plan is important because it has huge impacts on the lives of all who live in and around it. It affects every aspect of the area, community and economy. You’ll want to make sure that your master plan is planned out well if you want your area to flourish as a result of it.
How Does DBA Architects Develop a Master Plan?
When you come to DBA Architects wanting a master plan, we’ll not only help you develop one that is in accordance with your state’s zoning and construction laws, but we’ll also make sure that your master plan contains all the specifications that workers will need to construct it to fruition. Some of the elements required of a master plan include the following:
- Statement of Purpose. This is the statement that lets the architects know the purpose of your master plan. What is it designed to do? What are the objectives of having it, and what are the principles it’s based on?
- Land Use Plan Element. This is the part of the master plan that will describe the way your plan will use the land in terms of the topography, soil, streams and other natural resources. It should also include maps of any current and proposed zoning ordinances as well as details on how suggested changes would benefit the area.
- Housing Element. The housing part of the master plan will address how the housing units will be constructed. It should outline plans for houses and how those plans will help meet the proposed housing needs of the community.
- Relationships with Other Plans. This section of the master plan should detail how the master plan relates to any other plans in the area, such as how it will fit in with other nearby master plans and other plans for the community or county.
If you’re wanting to create a planned community that features lush gardens and is designed to achieve specific housing needs and improve the community, then a master plan will definitely be in your future. A lot goes into the construction of a master plan, from the creation of the plan to the actual construction of the plan.
Construction of your Master Plan
When you get to the point where you need the construction of your master plan to start being carried out, you’ll want to make sure that you go to a company with expert architects who know the appropriate way to interpret your master plan and have it built to your specifications while still staying in accordance with any zoning ordinances. You’ll also want to work with architects who know the proper channels to go through to get any newly proposed ordinances reviewed and approved so that you can make the changes that you want and still stay within the city’s plans and laws.
The architects at DBA can help you ensure that your master plans get carried out the way that they are intended to: to help your community meet the goals that you have set forth for development and economic purposes. Contact us today to get started.