what does it cost to build a subdivision road on a linear foot basis in Austin?

Asked by Michael Floyd, Austin, TX Mon Sep 2, 2013

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Jrobertflynn…, , Spartanburg, SC
Thu Jul 6, 2017
As a previous sub-division developer ,13 to be exact ,453 lots the 250-300 per foot is a myth, when you add in everything not mentioned previously. Including but not limited to Entrance sign, landscaping, street lights, roll back taxes, cost to carry til completed, attn fees for sub-division restrictions and to inc HOA, any support salaries(not like you can. Do this alone), wetlands remediation, cost of sewer rights of way,etc # of lots to Divide costs, is it mass graded for track builder....at this point your around $500 foot ,depending on concrete and asphalt cost in your area...oh yea if you get a 100 year storm doing grading phase add more to this price

Plus porta John, closing cost to buy land and lot closings, taxes on income, accountant,liability insurance, about 60-70 line item costs
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David Cavali…, Agent, Austin, TX
Tue Sep 3, 2013

If you are trying to get a rough estimate of how much it will cost to develop a residential subdivision, using an estimate of $300 per lineal foot for the road, water, sewer and storm water will give you a good general idea. Each parcel of land is different and has their own unique set of issues, but in general $300 per lineal foot is a good place to start. As you do your due diligence and discover the unique issues of the site, like if there is off-site utility extensions to service the property or some storm water management issues that result in more earthwork expenses, you can adjust your figures. Also, any civil engineering company you hire to take the property through the subdivision approval porcess can provide a detailed development cost estimate for you.
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I have been requested to do a demolition of existing raod place sewr line 12' deep and replace roadway. isnt 800.00 a lineal foot more realistic
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Laura Rosales, Agent, Austin, TX
Mon Sep 2, 2013
Hi 1sthomeboy,
That's a great question for a company that provides that service. As Realtors, we do not work directly with linear foot pricing for subdivision roads. Also, the material used to build the road and the area in which it's built will play a factor in pricing. If you have a question regarding Real Estate, I am happy to assist. Best wishes to you, Laura

Laura Rosales-REALTOR®, SRS
Premiere Team Real Estate
Call: (512) 771-5334
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Bill Austin, Agent, Austin, TX
Mon Sep 2, 2013
I am sure you are asking a question that is not answerable in this forum or likely area of expertise. While I have been involved in this area, there are to may variables to give an answer.
Best wishes.
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