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Guidelines for Joint Development on State Highway Transportation Ways, Interstate 5 Test Cases (Supplement)


The objective of this study was to present criteria and procedures for evaluation of Joint Development (JD) above, below, or beside state highways. Application of the procedures are illustrated over a wide range of joint development situations, both (1) for establishing state or local JD policy, and (2) for making decisions about JD projects in a more timely and comprehensive manner, and in a way that will contribute toward improving the quality or urban life or the enhancement of rural environments. The approach taken in the Guidelines is sequential, systematic, and interdisciplinary; that is, it uses a series of successively more detailed and comprehensive planning and evaluation procedures for JD decision making, relying on a wide range of specified physical, economic, social, and legal criteria. In use, the Guidelines envision a three-stage planning and evaluation process: (1) identification of the need or potential for JD projects; (2) comparison of project proposals against policies, criteria, and standards designed to avoid or minimize negative impacts and increase favorable impacts; and (3) refined definition of costs and benefits when warranted.

This supplement to the Guidelines report (described above) presents the results of analyzing seven actual JD proposals, located along Interstate 5 in the State of Washington, according to the procedures suggested in the Guidelines.

  • Date Published: April, 1972
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 2.1A
  • Last Modified: June 22, 2007
  • Authors: JacK E. Van Zandt, et al.
  • Originator: Stanford Research Institute.
  • # of Pages: 120 p., 4,189 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Accessibility, Cooperation, Decision making, Environmental impacts, Evaluation, Field tests, Guidelines, Highway planning, Joint development, Land use planning, Multiple use, Multiple use planning, Redevelopment, Revenues, Strategic planning, Urban development.
  • Keywords: Joint development, multiple use, highway planning, environmental impact, I-5.
  • Related Publications: Guidelines for Joint Development on State Highway Transportation Ways, (WA-RD 2.1).

This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008