Calculating Development Capacity & Determining Development Yields

The purpose of this reading is to quickly assess the development opportunities, building yield or lot yield, and assess various alternatives before moving to the next stage of the analysis process.  

Prior to spending human and financial capital on chasing a project or idea, applying an analysis of lot or building yields will provide the basis for determining project feasibility.

In this reading we explore:

  1. Maximum permitted uses or density allowable under existing zoning
  2. Alternative use scenarios under zoning or re-zoning
  3. Dwelling unit densities
  4. Maximum building envelopes

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