Community Guide to Development Impact Analysis

Community Guide to Development Impact Analysis by Mary Edwards

Introduction Fiscal Traffic Socio-Economic Environmental Putting it Together Cost of Community Services

Complete document:  pdf format

Mary M. Edwards

Wisconsin Land Use Research Program
Program on Agricultural Technology Studies
university of Wisconsin-Madison
Taylor Hall
427 Lorch Street, Room 202
Madison, WI  53706

March 2000

This publication was funded by the University of Wisconsin Agricultural and Natural Resources Consortium and by a grant from the Wisconsin Food System Partnership funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and administered by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW--Madison.

Many people helped with the development of this Guide.  Diane Adams (Research Assistant, Wisconsin Land Use Research Program) contributed much time and effort to Chapters 4 and 5 and wrote "Putting it All Together," Chapter 6.  She also provided valuable suggestions and comments throughout the development of the Guide.  Much of the material presented in Chapter 5 is based on the work and words of Elaine Andrews (Environmental Resources Center, UW-Madison).  Bill Ryan (Center for Community Economic Development, UW-Madison) wrote the section in Chapter 4 on retail development.  The Wisconsin Land Use Research Program Steering Committee provided valuable guidance on the overall concept of the Guide:  Steve Born, Don Last, Dave Marcouiller, Eric Sanden, Jim Schneider, Douglas Jackson-Smith and Steve Ventura.  Students from the UW-Madison Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URPL) 1999 Spring workshop, provided much insight as they tested the Guide for the first time in the City of Verona and provided comments and suggestions for improvements.  URPL students include:  Daniel LaForte, Jason Freeman, Sheila Haskins, Jeff Kimes, Mark Monaco, Arun Rao, Mike Stiehl, Marjorie Ward, and Laura Yaffe.  Larry Saeger and Roger Lane with the city of Verona were cooperative and helpful in assisting us with these pilot tests.

I also want to acknowledge the many people who helped review the document and offered advice and direction at the onset of this project:  John Allain, Tom Blewett, Gareth Betts, Steve Deller, Dan Elsass, Susan Fox, Holly Hansen, Jack Huddleston, Rob Kennedy, Tom Larson, Bob McDonald, Catherine Neiswender, Brian Ohm, Bill Rizzo, Eric Schmidtke, Wayne Tlusty, and Mike Wyatt.