Land Use Control Strategies for Airport Impacted Areas.
Final rept. May 71-Oct 72.
URBAN SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING INC CAMBRIDGE MASS
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Converting land near airports from residential and other airport-incompatible uses to commercial, industrial, or other airport-compatible uses provides a potential solution to the airport noise problem. The study developed a methodology for analyzing the feasibility of redevelopment and applied it in four case study airport areas Los Angeles International, Miami International, Long Island-MacArthur Islip, N.Y., and Aallas-Fort Worth. The study examined existing land use patterns, the impact of current land use controls, prices for incompatible land, the market for compatible reuses of impacted land, community participation in redevelopment, and institutional and political barriers to successful redevelopment. The study found incompatible land uses prevalent and increasing in all areas. Redevelopment was found to be an effective and permanent but generally very expensive solution, because of high land acquisition costs and low demand for reuses. Redevelopment can be justified only in selected, small, heavily impacted areas. Pre-emption of vacant land and effective zoning and land use planning are other options for land use control strategy. Author
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Civil Engineering