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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

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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? Old Field Road 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**12 dwelling units per acre**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

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