Long before the first house in a new subdivision can be built, planners, developers, and engineers embark upon the complex process of transforming raw land into marketable lots and homes. The process involves myriad long-range decisions connected with evaluating, purchasing, and developing property. For more than 10 years, ""Residential Land Development Practices"" has been the favorite resource of owners, local officials, and real estate industry professionals threading their way through the opportunities and pitfalls that accompany residential development projects.Reorganized to enhance clarity and usefulness, ""Residential Land Development Practices, Third Edition"", presents practical and proven techniques and tools for developing land on time and within budget. David Johnson draws on nearly 30 years of experience as an engineer, consultant, and lecturer to prepare an easy-to-use guide to basic concepts of land planning, subdivision design, and residential standards. He discusses practical aspects of real estate development, such as financing, scheduling, marketing, project approval, and permits. He completes the picture of a successful and sustainable development project by reviewing important issues connected with the bid process, project management, operations, and business practice.This third edition updates an ASCE Press classic with new illustrations, additional forms and checklists, and two entirely new chapters - one on types of residential land use and another on storm water management and best management practices - ensuring that ""Residential Land Development Practices"" continues to be the best resource of its kind.