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Density. A Visualization Tool. What is a typical lot size?. 200 feet. 160 feet. 436 feet. 150 feet. 360 feet. 2 acres = 87,120 square feet. 290 feet. Football Field = 57,600 square feet. 1 acre = 43,560 square feet. 1 dwelling unit per acre. 150 feet. 290 feet. Lantern Lane

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### Density

A Visualization Tool

What is a typical lot size?

200 feet

160 feet

436 feet

150 feet

360 feet

2 acres =

87,120 square feet

290 feet

Football Field =

57,600 square feet

1 acre =

43,560 square feet

### 1 dwelling unit per acre

150 feet

290 feet

Lantern Lane

Cumberland

1 dwelling unit per 2 acres

200 feet

436 feet

Many towns use this minimum lot size to promote rural character. Does it?

Yarmouth

1 dwelling unit per 5 acres

300 feet

726 feet

Mountain Housing

Newry

### 3 dwelling units per acre

Pearl Street, Camden

Smalls Brook, Cumberland

100 feet

145 feet

This density requires either public sewer service or individual septic tanks with a shared leach field

8 dwelling units per acre

70 feet

78 feet

School Street

Brunswick

This is the minimum density to support regular bus service

40 feet

90 feet

Park Avenue

Northport

### Mixed Housing Types

90 feet

97 feet

In this development, duplexes are interspersed with single family homes, offering an overall density of 8 dwelling units per acre

Strathglass Park

Rumford

Lessons Learned

Homes on 2 acre lots, or even 5 acre lots, will probably not preserve the “rural character” of your town

It is possible to develop land at a density sufficient to support public transportation using only single family homes, with even more options available when mixing housing types