A Single Family Subdivision by a Different Name and Economic Model

December 22, 2013 by Will Schnier P.E.

Characterized by a traditional home that sells as a fee-simple condominium, the detached single-family condominium home has become very popular as of late. The homes are not attached to any other home, but they’re also not on their own legal lot. We first wrote about detached condominiums on the BIG RED Blog back in May of 2013.

Same home size and the same infrastructure at higher density equals lower cost to the buyer and lower risk to the developer. And the result is a condominium subdivision that addresses the realities of today’s market.

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BIG RED DOG is the recognized expert in Texas for detached single-family condominium development projects. We’re currently working on this project type for several developers across several zoning districts and jurisdictions. For more information, please contact us today.

Our team would also be happy to present the Detached Condominium project model to your company or organization. Contact us today for details and to schedule a personalized presentation.

Written by Will Schnier P.E.

Will Schnier P.E.

Will Schnier is the Chief Executive Officer of BIG RED DOG Engineering | Consulting. Will received his BSCE from Purdue University and co-founded BIG RED DOG Engineering and Consulting in 2009. Since starting the firm in 2009, BIG RED DOG has grown to over 100 team members with offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. BIG RED DOG has garnered awards for being one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Texas (Business Journal’s Fast 50 in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) and an ENR top 100 Design Firm in Texas and Louisiana (2012, 2103, 2014, 2015). Mr. Schnier is very well versed in the project review and development permitting process having worked closely and very successfully with City and County review staff, neighborhood associations, environmental groups, and public boards and councils. He has been responsible for the project management, engineering design, and regulatory permitting of hundreds of single family subdivision projects, mixed use and multifamily residential developments, industrial facilities and oil and gas development projects throughout Texas. He is the author of two publications: “Land Subdivision – A Practical Guide for Central Texas” and “The Book on License Agreements in the City of Austin”. Will was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) in 2014 and served as Mayor Lee Leffingwell’s appointment to the City of Austin Zoning Board of Adjustment from 2011 to 2015.