Land Subdivision - $1.2 Billion Dollar Developer Tells You How To Do It

Written by Colm Dillon

Land subdivision is a bit like helping Mom slice up her beautiful Apple Pie; itís all so easy when, like Mom, youíve done it a few times.

So letís see if we can getrepparttar ingredients for a land subdivision correct so you can do it right first time, OK?

Every city or town inrepparttar 145242 free world has a Town Plan and it comprises, not surprisingly, of plans or maps, usually with lots of different colors all over them, but also lots of words explaining whatrepparttar 145243 colors mean as well as lots of Rules that tell you what you can do with land.

The colors indicate different zonings that your elected Council has decided upon. So say, Residential housing may be Yellow; high density housing like units, condos may be Pink; and industrial Orange, whatever.

So you can see at a glance howrepparttar 145244 town plan is subdivided into land use categories.

Just as you canít build a house anywhere you like, so to you canít have a farm or a factory inrepparttar 145245 middle of a residential area either.

Sorepparttar 145246 first thing you must do is find out what isrepparttar 145247 ĎZoningí ofrepparttar 145248 land you own or are thinking of buying. Getting land Rezoned is another issue altogether.

Letís assume your land is zoned for residential housing. The Town Plan will tell you allrepparttar 145249 requirements you have to undertake for land subdivision.

It will tell yourepparttar 145250 minimum Lot size allowed in a residential subdivision. It will tell yourepparttar 145251 distance in feet or metres you have to Set-Back each lot fromrepparttar 145252 road, either internal and/or external, as well asrepparttar 145253 side boundaries of your land.

Now all that seems a bit complicated, but donít worry, there are professional land subdivision experts who will do all this work for you. Depending in what part ofrepparttar 145254 world you come from, you will engage either an Engineer inrepparttar 145255 USA or a Land Surveyor in Australia, New Zealand, UK or Ireland to prepare you land subdivision plan.

Always engage one who does their main work in your area, because these arerepparttar 145256 professional where local knowledge is very important.

They will know about soil conditions in your area, because they may have done several land subdivisions inrepparttar 145257 area already and completed soil testing.

They will also know aboutrepparttar 145258 provision of utilities like water supply, electricity, gas, telephone. All of these impact onrepparttar 145259 cost of your development.

For example, if water reticulation is not available on your road frontage andrepparttar 145260 nearest water supply is a mile away, then you may have to pay forrepparttar 145261 cost of piping water that distance.


Written by Zachary Price


Withrepparttar inherent stresses that come with running a business, there is often little time to digestrepparttar 145206 complex intricacies of security software. According to recent studies many business owners eschewrepparttar 145207 notion that their digital assets may be vulnerable to attack. Although an attack or infection can be potentially catastrophic, many believe damage caused by viruses, hackers and worms only happens to others. They consider their data to be of little use or value outside of their organization. Even executives that acknowledgerepparttar 145208 existence of these hazards seldom haverepparttar 145209 time orrepparttar 145210 budget for security audits and/or an overhaul of their workflow procedures to comply with best security practices.

Below are a few simple tools, tips and guidelines that can help your business take a proactive approach to data security. By implementingrepparttar 145211 following, your business data will be less susceptible to financial damage caused by accidents and malicious attacks.


Although valiant efforts are often made to write safe software,repparttar 145212 fact is that no software is ever bug-free. Hackers exploit these bugs for a variety of reasons including fun and money. It is critically important that your software is updated on a regular basis. Most operating systems, firewall and antivirus can and should be configured to receive regular updates.

Update MS Windows visit: Update Mac OS visit:


Firewalls separate one network from another and are frequently used to separate a companyís internal network fromrepparttar 145213 Internet. Firewalls not only maskrepparttar 145214 identity ofrepparttar 145215 individual computers behind them, they also examine and filter potentially damaging data entering or leavingrepparttar 145216 network. It is good practice to install both perimeter and client-side firewalls.

Some firewall providers include: -Watchguard: -Cisco: -ZoneLabs:


Hundreds if not thousands new malware programs are released each month. These include viruses, worms, Trojan horses and host of other programs. Symptoms of infection range fromrepparttar 145217 annoying to catastrophic. Because viruses can slip through firewalls posing as a legitimate email or program, installation of client-side anti-virus software is important. Install onlyrepparttar 145218 latest version of your chose antivirus program and make sure to regularly update and scan your system.

Well established anti-virus providers include: -Norton: -AVG: -Panda Software: -McAfee:


Email doesnít have to be a public announcement, yet private messages often turn out to be. Email and files containing sensitive business information such as strategic plans, contracts, financial information, designs and more all too often spread beyondrepparttar 145219 individuals they were intended for. According to a recent report byrepparttar 145220 Computer Security Institute loss of proprietary data wasrepparttar 145221 third leading cause of financial damage to organizations last year.

Cont'd on page 2 ==> © 2005
Terms of Use