Property Development in Modern Communities

by Daniel B. Stauffer,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1968, Vol. 94, Issue 1, Pg. 35-40

Document Type: Journal Paper


Development of a balanced, 30,000-acre residential-commercial-industrial community requires comprehensive planning and attention to engineering concepts. Humble Oil & Refining Company's Clear Lake City and Bayport projects, located 25 miles from downtown Houston, were begun in 1962 and 1964, respectively. When complete, Clear Lake City will have a population of 140,000 and Bayport will hold a plant investment of one billion dollars. The property is served by freeways, railroads, airlines and deep water marine transportation. Primary drainage is provided for 10-yr frequency rainfall and hurricane flooding has been considered. Soils and foundation design are not a critical problem. Road and street design varies from interior residential to heavy industrial duty. Initial water supply is from wells, but long range needs will be met by surface supplies. A central industrial waste system is provided in Bayport. Restrictions and environmental standards have been established to assure compatability with surrounding areas.

Subject Headings: Petroleum refining | Lakes | Rail transportation | Flood frequency | Foundation design | Highway and road design | Residential location | Business districts | Texas | United States

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