Group Title: new community for Dade County
Title: A New community for Dade County
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Title: A New community for Dade County
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Language: English
Creator: Saga Development Corporation
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Subject: Architecture -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Architecture -- Caribbean Area   ( lcsh )
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THE REGION


SAGA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

522 COTTAGE GROVE
BLOOMFIELD, CONN. 06002

7211 S.W. 62nd AVENUE
SOUTH MIAMI, FLORIDA 33143


M.S. SAVIN
HARRY A. GAMPEL
H.C. SAVIN
L.E. CASTETTER


CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
PRESIDENT
SECRETARY AND TREASURER
ENGINEER


CONSULTANTS
EPD ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND DESIGN
LAND PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN
KUNDE AND ASSOCIATE, INC.
ENGINEERING
VON HAGGE AND DEVLIN, INC.
GOLF COURSE DESIGN


EPD
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND DESIGN
URBAN COMMUNITY AND RECREATION PLANNING
13965 NW 67th AVE. MIAMI LAKES, FLORIDA 33014





* THE COMMUNITY ENVIRONS











THE COMMUNITY DIAGRAM HAS BEEN CAREFULLY CONSIDERED IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE
COUNTY'S GENERAL LAND USE MASTER PLAN AND TO ITS MOST RECENT PROPOSALS FOR THE
SOUTH BAY AREA.


FEW OPPORTUNITIES REMAIN WITHIN THE MIAMI METROPOLITAN AREA FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF
SIZABLE URBANIZED SUBCENTERS SO EVIDENTLY DESIRABLE, AND OF THE TYPE PROPOSED. THE
NEW TOWN LIES CLOSE TO SUCH REGIONAL OPEN SPACE PRESERVES AT THE BLACK POINT
REGIONAL PARK, THE BISCAYNE NATIONAL MONUMENT AND TO THE BROAD EXPANSE OF BISCAYNE
BAY ITSELF. IT IS FAR ENOUGH REMOVED FROM OTHER. RESIDENTIAL CENTERS SUCH AS CORAL
GABLES AND COCONUT GROVE TO AVOID CONGESTION. IT HAS BEEN SO PLANNED AS TO
CONCENTRATE THE HIGHER DENSITIES AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPERTY WITH RESIDENTIAL USES
TAPERING GENERALLY TO SINGLE FAMILY DEVELOPMENT AT THE SITE BOUNDARIES TO MEET
EXISTING OR FUTURE SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING, THUS INSURING A RATIONAL LAND USE PATTERN
FOR THE OVERALL VICINITY.



























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THE EXPRESSWAY, ARTERIAL HIGHWAYS AND SCENIC PARKWAY ALIGNMENTS ARE IN CONFORMITY
WITH THE MIAMI URBAN AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY AND THE AMENDED SOUTH BAY AREA
STUDY AND HAVE BEEN COORDINATED, THROUGH A SERIES OF CONFERENCES, WITH THE
PROPOSALS AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE DADE COUNTY TRAFFIC AND HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT.


REGIONAL ACCESS TO AND THROUGH THE NEW TOWN WILL BE ACCOMMODATED ON A SYSTEM OF
CONTROLLED-ACCESS THOROUGHFARES DESIGNED FOR MAXIMUM SAFETY. EMERGENCY VEHICLES
CAN BE DISPATCHED TO ALL LOCATIONS WITH EASE. PROVISION HAS BEEN MADE FOR THE ROUTING
OF A FUTURE TRANSIT SYSTEM TO THE NEW TOWN CENTER.






SCHOOL PARK SYSTEM


REQUESTS BY THE DADE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND
RECREATION FOR THE JOINT ACQUISITION, DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION OF SCHOOL AND
RECREATION FACILITIES HAVE BEEN WELCOMED AND ACCOMMODATED. THIS FORWARD-LOOKING
APPROACH TO THE MULTIPLE USE OF SCHOOL AND PARK FACILITIES SHOULD RESULT IN
SUBSTANTIAL TAX SAVINGS COUPLED WITH A HIGH LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE.


A FURTHER IMPORTANT FEATURE OF THE "NEW TOWN" CONCEPT WILL BE THE PROVISION OF THE
FULL RANGE OF RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES MOST POPULAR IN DADE COUNTY. THESE WILL
INCLUDE BOATING, FISHING, GOLFING, WATER SKIING, SWIMMING, TENNIS, WALKING AND NATURE
STUDY.






WATER EDGE LIVING





A DEEP WATER CHANNEL HAS BEEN PLANNED TO LINK THE NEW TOWN WITH BISCAYNE BAY AND
THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY. THE CHANNEL WILL INTERCONNECT WITH A NEW NORTH-SOUTH
INLAND WATERWAY AND AN EAST-WEST SYSTEM OF WATER BODIES AND CANALS THAT WILL FORM
THE SPINE AROUND WHICH THE MAJOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IS PLANNED.


ALONG THE MAJOR CANALS AN ADDITIONAL NETWORK OF LESSER CANAL LOOPS AND SPURS WILL
PROVIDE BOAT ACCESS TO MOST OF THE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES.


































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COMMUNITY FACILITIES


CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES ARE TO BE PROVIDED AT TWO DISTINCT
LEVELS. THOSE SERVING THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY WILL BE LOCATED AT THE TWO TOWN CENTERS.
THOSE RELATED TO RESIDENTIAL AREAS ARE TO BE DISPERSED THROUGHOUT THE LOCAL
NEIGHBORHOODS.


THIS PLAN ORGANIZATION RESPONDS TO THE ADVANTAGES INCURRED BY CENTRALIZING CERTAIN
ACTIVITIES. THERE ARE SOUND ECONOMIC REASONS, FOR EXAMPLE, FOR PUTTING THE MAJOR
COMMERCIAL FACILITIES SUCH AS STORES, BUSINESS OFFICES AND BANKS AT A SINGLE LOCATION.
HOWEVER, A SMALL NUMBER OF COMMERCIAL FACILITIES SUCH AS CONVENIENCE SHOPS,
PROFESSIONAL OFFICES AND RESTAURANTS HAVE NO SUCH CONSTRAINTS. THESE SERVE BEST IF
THEY ARE SPACED OUT AMONG THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS OR ALONG THE WATERWAYS.


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IN ORDER THAT REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCESS AND SERVICES MAY NOT EXCEED THE PROJECTED
REGIONAL CAPABILITIES, THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF DWELLING UNITS TO BE BUILT HAS BEEN
ESTABLISHED THROUGH A SERIES OF CONFERENCES WITH THE VARIOUS COUNTY DEPARTMENTS
AFFECTED. AN ULTIMATE CEILING ON THE NUMBER OF PERMISSIBLE DWELLINGS HAS BEEN FIXED
NOT ONLY FOR EACH NEIGHBORHOOD BUT FOR THE TOTAL COMMUNITY AS WELL.


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A NEW PLANNING CONCEPT
THE NEW COMMUNITY AS PLANNED IS AN ANSWER TO THE MANY CITIZENS WHO PROTEST THE
CONTINUING URBAN SPRAWL CAUSED BY THE SPREAD OF SINGLE FAMILY HOMES DOTTED FOR
MILE ON MILE WITHOUT RELIEF ACROSS THE COUNTRYSIDE. THE NEW TOWNS OF AMERICA AND
EUROPE HAVE DEMONSTRATED CLEARLY THE MANY ADVANTAGES OF CLUSTERING GROUPS OF
HIGHER DENSITY TOWN HOUSING AND APARTMENTS AROUND OPEN WATER BODIES, SPACIOUS
PARKS AND RECREATION AREAS.
PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE TO STEAM INTO DADE COUNTY, ONE OF THE MOST RAPIDLY EXPANDING
POPULATION HUBS IN THE NATION, BECAUSE IT IS SUCH A HIGHLY DESIRABLE PLACE IN WHICH TO
WORK AND LIVE. HOMES WILL BE PROVIDED EITHER BY SPOT DEVELOPMENTS OR MORE HOPEFULLY
BY TOTALLY PLANNED COMMUNITIES, SUCH AS THAT PROPOSED.











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A NEW COMMUNITY FOR

DADE COUNTY








IT IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP ON BISCAYNE BAY,
AS A MAJOR DADE COUNTY ASSET, A COMPLETE
AND FULLY PLANNED RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY.
IT SHALL BE CREATED AROUND A SYSTEM OF
BROAD INTERIOR WATERWAYS. TO ASSURE A
TOTAL PARKLIKE ENVIRONMENT THE FULL TWO
MILE LENGTH OF THE BAYSHORE HAS BEEN SET
ASIDE FOR A SCENIC PARKWAY, A MARINA, AND
A NATURAL PRESERVE. EVEN THE MAJOR ROAD-
WAYS ARE BEING PLANNED TO PROVIDE SCENIC
AND RECREATION VALUES, AND VEHICULAR
TRAFFIC SHALL MOVE THROUGH THE COM-
MUNITY ON CONTROLLED ACCESS ARTERIALS.



PLANS FOR THE NEW TOWN INCLUDE TWO
EIGHTEEN HOLE GOLF COURSES AND TWO FULLY
EQUIPPED MARINAS. THE TOWN CENTER WILL
PROVIDE COMPLETE SHOPPING, BUSINESS OFFICE
AND APARTMENT LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS,
ALL RELATED TO THE PROPOSED TRANSPORTA-
TION AND TRANSIT NODES. AT A SECOND SITE
WITHIN THE PROJECT AREA, EDUCATIONAL
CULTURAL FACILITIES WILL BE CLUSTERED
AROUND A SPACIOUS SCHOOL PARK CAMPUS.
EACH NEIGHBORHOOD WILL ENJOY ITS OWN CON-
VENIENCE SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS SPACED
OUT ALONG THE WALKWAYS, CANALS AND
WATER BODIES.















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