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Triangle Visioning II: Alternative Development Forms Along River Corridors
Principal Investigators:
James Tomlinson
Michael Holmes
Kat Oury

Dates:
1998-1999

Project Sponsors:
Triangle J Council of Governments

This project's goal was to visually demonstrate different development scenarios for several sites in the Triangle Region. With forecasters predicting the addition of 600,000 people within the next generation, the Triangle Region expects growth and change. Photo realistic imaging and image layering techniques were used to visually demonstrate what this growth could look like. Phase two of this project focused on rural development along select rivers. Alternative development scenarios were visualized for sites on the Nuese River, the Little River and in the North Durham watershed. Development alternatives explored were conventional rural subdivision and rural villages. Development perimeters were derived from the sites existing regulation as well as project objectives. These visioning images communicate how the choices made today will shape the region tomorrow.

map of neuse river site   Nuese River Site (134 acres)

arial photo of nuese river site - existing

Conventional Rural Development
plan of conventional rural development overlain on nuese river site map

simulation of conventional rural development - 67 units, 2 acre lots
67 units
2 acre lots
double loaded roads

Rural Village
plan of a rural village development overlain on the nuese river site map

simulation of rural village development - 67 units, 1/2 acre lots, double loaded roads, community greens, 90 acres for conservation
67 units
1/2 acre lots
double loaded roads
community greens
90 acres for conservation

North Durham Watershed Site (388 acres)
arial photo of north durham watershed site - existing

Conventional Rural Development
simulation of conventional rural development - 194 units, 2 acre lots, double loaded roads
194 units
2 acre lots
double loaded roads

Rural Village
simulation of rural village development, 42 units, 1/2 acre lots, double loaded roads, community greens, 350 acres for conservation
42 units
1/2 acre lots
double loaded roads
community greens
350 acres for conservation

Little River Site (402 acres)
arial photo of little river site - existing

Conventional Rural Development
simulation of conventional rural development - 201 units, 2 acre lots, double loaded roads
201 units
2 acre lots
double loaded roads

Rural Village
simulation of rural village development - 41 units, 1/2 acre lots, single loaded roads, community greens, 200 acres remains as a working farm
41 units
1/2 acre lots
single loaded roads
community greens
200 acres remains as a working farm