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dc.contributor.authorZirkle, Mary Aen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:57:36Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:57:36Z
dc.date.issued2003-04-18en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04252003-140728en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/37087
dc.description.abstractThe objectives of this paper are to explain what build-out analysis is and how localities can integrate it into their planning regimen. In addition, I will demonstrate a build-out analysis tailored to Roanoke County, Virginia, in order to calculate the fiscal impact of its current zoning ordinance at complete build-out. I conclude with recommendations for Roanoke County, other uses of build-out analysis and conclusions about this tool. The purpose of a build-out analysis is to show a locality what land is available for development, how much development can occur and at what densities, and what consequences may result when complete build-out of available land occurs according to the zoning ordinance. A build-out analysis can reflect changes in the zoning ordinance to illustrate the effects of those changes on future resources. A build-out analysis can also help quantify the costs of growth. Original build-out analyses were done by hand and relied on mathematical formulas. Now, build-out analyses are becoming more popular, feasible and dynamic with advances in computers and developments in geographic information system (GIS) software. While mathematical formulas still produce the quantitative measures of build out, GIS can provide visual representation and spatial specificity, as well as some of the quantitative measures. The first part of this paper describes the process of conducting a build-out analysis. The second part uses a modified process to illustrate how to tailor build-out analysis to a real location. This location is Roanoke County, which is experiencing growth demands in its low- to medium-density residential zoning districts. It appears from my analysis that Roanoke County can withstand another century of growth in these zoning districts before it reaches build-out, if the smallest lot sizes are applied. If larger lots are used, build-out will occur faster. From my analysis, it appears that small-lot zoning would cost the County more initially but may ultimately preserve more of the things that citizens value, as described in the goals of the 1998 Community Plan. Measures need to be taken at present to prepare for the growth allowed by the Countyâ s 1992 Zoning Ordinance.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartZirkle_Build-Out_ETD.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectRoanoke Countyen_US
dc.subjectPlanningen_US
dc.subjectBuild-Out Analysisen_US
dc.subjectGeographic Information Systemsen_US
dc.titleBuild-Out Analysis as a Planning Tool With a Demonstration for Roanoke County, Virginiaen_US
dc.typeMajor paperen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUrban Affairs and Planningen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairRandolph, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberScheid, Janeten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZahm, Diane L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPrisley, Stephen P.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04252003-140728/en_US
dc.date.sdate2003-04-25en_US
dc.date.rdate2004-05-08
dc.date.adate2003-05-08en_US


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