Company directors hoped that massive capital infusion in remote areas in the form of planned towns
would secure a much-needed skilled workforce and generally increase returns.
The first signs (setting aside the planned towns
of the Roman period) come from the thirteenth century, when the Cinque Ports of Rye and Winchelsea were regularly laid out to a chequerboard pattern in imitation of the planned 'bastides' of South-West France.
An integral part of the settlement scheme in the Bathurst District was the creation of three planned towns
or "military settlements" laid out under military guidance around which a socially engineered society could coalesce.
The map also leads you to an 1889 sandstone tower that once marked the entrance to Lyford's Hygeia, a planned town
site and health spa; the 1884 Train and Ferry Terminal of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad; and the China Cabin (52 Beach Rd.
The company also has an opportunity to develop a 17-acre master- planned town
center for a community north of Dallas, which will generate additional projects, revenues and profits.
The academy had been forced out of its site at Orange Street and Colorado - where the rent was $60,000 a year - because it fell within the boundaries of the city's planned Town
Center shopping and entertainment project area.
Eatonfield Holdings says the planned town
centre redevelopment in Cardigan will transform the economy of the town and help to create or safeguard hundreds of jobs.
GLENDALE - A 60-day public comment period on environmental impacts of the planned Town
Center closed Tuesday, with retail rival Glendale Galleria blasting the report as ``rubber-stamping'' the developer's plan.
REGENERATION: An artist's impression of the planned town
GLENDALE - The planned Town
Center open-air mall will bring heavier traffic to the Central Avenue and Colorado Street area, but will have few other negative impacts, a new report on the project concludes.
GLENDALE - Developers of downtown's planned Town
Center expect young professionals and empty-nesters to snap up the 100 condominiums and 200-plus apartments at the entertainment and shopping complex.
In contrast to this urban experiment at the heart of the "Crossroads of the World," the planned town
of Celebration, Fla.