|Newmarket collection of images
Jockey Club Estates Web Site (lots to see here):
Newmarket Heath Traffic Plans
Opens compressed -- use zoom to see detail
Jockey Club Estates Overview
Rules for Using the Heath
(An example of the kind of rules for using open space)
|A Rural Village where the Open Space is an
Integral Component of the Urban Community
For more information, see the Jockey Club Estates website.
that the community exists as it is because of the open space.
communities in ways that provide layers of value to the residents of those communities. Instead of
existing separately, they must build connections that enhance the viability of agriculture and the lives
of residents. Newmarket is a perfect example of just how deeply these can be integrated to achieve a
pleasurable, and profitable, way of life.
community and open space. If we think in terms of ways to enhance the functions and values of the two
by design, we can enhance the interaction. In Newmarket, the function of the open space is designed
into the urban landscape. We can do the same thing if we modify the "urban planning" process to
include the open space that is attached to and part of each rural community. Right now, the planning
process only considers the urban component.
How can we achieve these things when we don't have a horse industry?
agricultural and development industries, and we don't have the horse industries that created the
Newmarket land use pattern. However, we can use the same overall goals, and find the unique
opportunities of our agricultural and recreational industries. We may not have 2,500 racehorses, but
you can't grow grapefruit in Newmarket!
Features to Notice in pictures and images below
group - the Jockey Club Estates - that conducts an ongoing process of interaction with users. There
are published documents outlining the procedures and addressing liability issues. Users are informed
and monitored, and land managers have the responsibility of enhancing the user experience. This all
shows that if you can plan down to the level of detail of the traffic pattern for exercising horses in the
morning, there are clear ideas of how the open space is supposed to work.
Something to Notice -- in Newmarket, the Open Space defines the sense of place, not the urban
urban area only. The surrounding land uses are either ignored or walled off to prevent influence on the
sense of place in the new community. In Newmarket, the sense of place of the community IS the open
space. This is a very huge difference in philosophy that will be essential for defining the sense of place
for a new rural community in Florida.
Who Owns and Manages the Open Space?