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acre advantages alley Allotment Gardens American avenue beauty blocks boulevards broad building building-line business streets centre CHAPTER Charles Mulford Robinson Chicago Subdivisions city planning city's civic congestion consideration construction convenience Cornelius Gurlitt cost curves desirable district dwellings economic eminent domain excess condemnation expense feet wide G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS garden grades gridiron gridiron plan high-class humble homes important improvement interesting land less limit lines live lots main highways main thoroughfares main traffic matter means ment method minor residence street minor streets municipal narrow neighbourhoods open spaces owner park parkways pavement Planning Commission playgrounds population possible practical principal meridian problem purpose radial Raymond Unwin rectangular street rent residence sections residential result roads roadway side sidewalk social square standardization street plan street system subdivision tenement tion town planning tract traffic streets vehicles wide streets widening width York
Page 281 - The board may divide the city into districts of such number, shape and area as it may deem best suited to carry out the purposes of this section. The regulations as to the height and bulk of buildings and the area of yards, courts and other open spaces shall be uniform for each class of buildings throughout each district.
Page 281 - To regulate and restrict the location of trades and industries and the location of buildings designed for specified uses, and may divide the city into districts of such number, shape and area as it may deem best suited to carry out the purposes of this section.
Page 189 - There were infinite business possibilities in such an act of generosity, and could we have seen ahead, as we can now look back, we would immediately have begun the segregation of lands for park purposes in all our subdivisions, and would not only have served the community better, but would have received a return in dollars and cents sufficient to amply repay for every foot of ground so utilized.
Page 259 - ... and after the establishment, layout, and completion of such improvements, may convey any such real estate thus acquired and not necessary for such improvements, with reservations concerning the future use and occupation of such real estate, so as to protect such public works and improvements, and their environs, and to preserve the view, appearance, light, air, and usefulness of such public works.
Page 260 - ... no more in extent than would be sufficient for suitable building lots on both sides of such highway or street, and after so much of the land or property has been appropriated for such highway or street as is needed therefor, may authorize the sale of the remainder for value with or without suitable restrictions.
Page 140 - Nelson P. Lewis, Chief Engineer of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment of New York City.
Page 319 - ... in order to protect such public parks, parkways and playgrounds, their environs, the preservation of the view, appearance, light, air, health and usefulness thereof...
Page 233 - Act to prepare such a town planning scheme with reference to any land within or in the neighbourhood of their area, if the authority satisfy the Board that there is a prima facie case for making such a scheme...
Page 6 - the most important features of city planning, ' ' it has been well said,* "are not the public buildings, not the railroad approaches, not even the parks and playgrounds. They are the location of streets, the establishment of block lines, the subdivision of property into lots, the regulations of buildings, and the housing of the people.
Page 322 - SEC. 4. The Suburban Metropolitan Planning Commission shall make, or cause to be made, and laid before the respective governmental authorities of the district, and, in its discretion, cause to be published, a map or maps of the entire district, or any portion or portions thereof, showing any or all systems of. transportation, highways and roads, parks, parkways, water-supply, sewerage and sewage disposal, collection and disposal of garbage, housing, sanitation, playgrounds and civic...