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Who would benefit from my

 projects and ideas, and why?

  1. Working Middle Class, of all levels and all industries, but primary: service, IT, retail & hospitality industries. People living in a stable residential environment perform better. Making better life choices and making better salaries. 

  2. Education Sector. The more you make, the more you want to fit in. The more you strive to perform and know better, the more you understand what opens doors in business. Degrees & social events. Competitive drive pushes people to achieve better degrees. The education sector survives on the Stable Middle Class, who strived to become  Higher.

  3. Travel Industry. People who live in affordable successful environments: travel more, stay happier, and perform better. 

  4. Real Estate Industry. People relocate more easily when they have affordable housing and stable jobs, based on their social level. They also invest in Real Estate and second homes much easier, for their retirement & offspring.

  5. Financial Markets. People who have stable housing, and stable jobs are interested in investing and keeping markets happy. They bank, and obtain credits and mortgages.

  6. Energy Industry. Everyone who owes a home or business needs power.

  7. Textile Industry. We sit on coaches, that are covered by textile. We wear clothes to leave the house.  

  8. Electronics Sector & IT. We need phones and Wi-Fi to communicate. TV, radio, and music, to stay informed and up to date. 

  9. Transportation Sector. We need wheels to move ourselves and things fast, from point A to point B. 

  10. Security Sector. I think this one is self-explanatory: you do not want rapists or murderers wandering in your backyard. 

  11.  Construction & Architecture Industry. Somebody has to build it all.

  12. IRS. Taxes must be paid on land and property. And income.  Taxes are what should be used to pay for  all of the above ...


It costs about $70,000,000.00 (including both labor and materials) to build the Almost Car Free Community. of 76 townhomes with 38 on-site businesses. It is cheaper to build new rather then re-structure existing community.

This can either be 7 big corporations each interested in investing into new community $10M for

their employees, or, private investment firms, wanting to create new environment for the small nearly abandoned villages to evolve. Or simply wealthy people interested in making a difference, living in a small community like this together.

Now, one major thing no one has ever done yet in the housing and general construction industry is to

pass the law that would REQUIRE all builder to provide full plumbing and electrical mapping to the first original owner and for the mortgage companies to REQUIRE this information on all new properties that are being mortgaged.


When I was remodeling my newly purchased home build in 1973, I ran into problem of "random wiring", almost everywhere, some of which did not make any sense to any electrician who visited me. Some wires

end up being stripped and nearly caused house fire, if I wouldn't have replaced them on time. I spend nearly half of remodeling budget on just plumbing and electrical upgrades.  


New NAR (The National Association of Realtors®) Survey Finds

Americans Prefer Walkable Communities


  • 79% said being within an easy walk of other places and things, such as shops and parks, is very/somewhat important.

  • 78% of those indicated that they would be willing to pay more to live in a walkable community.

  • 85% said sidewalks and places to walk are very/somewhat important.

  • 65% said having public transport nearby is very/somewhat important.

  • 56% said they would prefer a house with a small yard and be able to walk to places vs.

  • 44% who would prefer a large yard and would need to drive to most places.

  • 53% would prefer an attached dwelling (own or rent a townhouse/condo/apartment) and be able to walk to shops, restaurants, and a short commute to work vs.

  • 47% who would prefer a single-family home (own or rent) and have to drive to shops, restaurants and a longer commute.

NAR's biannual Community & Transportation Preferences Survey polls residents in America's 50 largest metropolitan areas."

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So, over 53% of the population, on average, prefer to walk to shop, and only 47% population likes to drive. With 53% giving preference to townhouse/brownstone style settings, only 45.5% prefer single-family homes.

Post-COVID society becoming more socially oriented and less car-driven. The construction market has to be aware.

As well as general residential Real Estate investors.

This is the list step by step, after you have secured your final funding:

How do you begin this project? 

1.                                        2.                                   3.                           

architect with plans
construction couple/woman
Stack of Cinder Blocks

Hire the architect
& seismologist,
to surveil & test the land 

Hire the construction team with similar to
yours style, & experience, to work in your regional weather conditions 

Hire the building materials supplier, to confirm & preserve
your desired budget cost

Before you do any development you have to make sure the land you are building on is safe and stable. Make sure to hire the FEMA specialists, plus test the local water quality.

Often, what seems to be "a jewel in

the rut" areas are abandoned due

to the chemical or radioactive expose

or high crime rates, as a result. For example, my water in Syracuse leaves yellow, rust like residue in a toilet,

after a week, if not bleached daily.

I do not have these problems with water in Twain Harte, CA home.

So, we began ordering drinking

water for delivery when we moved

here. Before buying the house I asked realtor regarding the water 

quality & and was told the water

here was good.

I found out later that Onondaga Lake

was a formal "dioxin, mercury, PCBs,

other toxins" contamination site. 

Which was supposedly cleared &

fish had come back.


"In 1971 an entire town in the United States was exposed to high levels of dioxins when contaminated waste oil was spread on the dirt roads of Times Beach, Missouri. Ultimately, all properties in Times Beach were bought out by the US EPA for a total of $32M in 1983, the inhabitants were relocated, the town was demolished, and 265,000 tons of regional soil were incinerated." ~ read more

However, the government, would, most likely, withhold this information for obvious economic reasons. So, it's your job as a developer, to make sure you are building on safe & and clean land. Period. No one would provide you with this information for free. Sorry.

When you confirm the land safety

& stability, you can begin selecting

the right construction company,

that has experience working in regions, with weather conditions similar to yours. If you are building in the north, or, in the hurricane areas, it makes a huge difference in the end.


Builder has to consider the possibility of mold or termite exposure, due to the wet climate conditions, as well as other natural disaster issues, that can cause the building to depreciate.  

Having the local builder is always better cost-wise, however, make sure they

have enough valid consistent experience. 

This project is only planned for the low land subsidence areas with most of the buildings less than 6 stories in hight. With possible flood resistant fist floors.

After you select the construction company you can find the right supplier and make sure to preserve the final price for all materials.

Your final step would be selecting an interior designer team & and sales marketing director.  

How big is  2000 sq. ft townhome?




I want to build a Rowhouse Style Residential Business Community

in the Northern American Continent Suburbs, with a walkability/bikeability score of 90 to 100%.  Since I began promoting this idea in 2019 online many things have changed.

Many non profits have been created on behalf of this and similar ideas to build more walkable suburbs, rather than communities

fully dependent on cars. Many small local communities began

re-vitalizing their nearly abandoned cities this way and I hope

this new trend continues. 


Not many rich developers with Modern Touch are interested in preserving Classic design and architecture. Mainly because not

too many architecture and tech school are teaching it.   


I want to do only that. Build modernized CLASSIC AMERICAN EUROPEAN Architecture Style community. But make it more or

less Affordable. One person, making $80,000.00 a year, can

easily afford about $240,000.00 property/mortgage. It costs about $14, 000,000.00 (building materials) to build the Car Free community I planned, which would include 78 residential + mixed-use townhomes/rowhouses. Labor cost runs high, at about $70M for the entire project, if included. I attached approximate budget below.


Settle in the NORTH

Many people are unwilling to settle in the North, especially in the secluded area with no major road access or transportation hubs. However, creating small very wealthy & thriving brownstone communities like this, especially in the North, is one of the best strategic options. They become tourist hubs during the summer because they do not produce too much excessive heat & and humidity you will find on the ocean coast. They can fully sustain themselves during the harsh winters, because of the well-planned infrastructure. Tourists are not the prime source of income, during the winter, rather community's shared resources are. Like chocolate, sausage, and dumplings & wine makers can strive during any winter holiday season. Community can be evolved & and promoted into Winter sports or Secluded Winter resorts, for example. 78 households, is not that much, but if they have at least 38 businesses in the community it's a lot. You can make this community exclusive. Local chocolatiers, local wines & and cannabis, organic breads & and local dairy. Yet market it Worldwide.

Coffee Shop



  1. Bakery

  2. Coffee Shop

  3. Grocery Store

  4. Gym & Yoga

  5. Mortgage & Insurance Company

  6. Security Firm

  7. 4 Restaurants

  8. 24/7 ER on call/ MD

  9. 24/6 Club House with indoor pool & sauna​

  10. 24/6 Buffet with Wine Cellar for residents

  11. Pet Boutique

  12. Cannabis + "Pharmacy All in one" + Smoking Lounge

  13. Bitcoin Farms



These businesses will help sustain the community, all year around. The rest of the non-physical businesses can take their service online during the winter, like boutiques & and art shop, electronics stores, etc. Taxis can be converted into snowmobiles. 



Bitcoin farms can generate income all year around, and generate jobs. Creating comfortable housing options like these can be great for any harsh climate community. The building materials I had chosen are great even for an arctic climate. To minimize transportation load on the one major highway & and side roads, this community was designed in such a way, that it will quickly become self-sustainable. Train & and airport hubs are well-established in the area, so no major delivery issues can be anticipated. There are options for growing cannabis in cold climates. There are multiple options for creating a successful luxury middle-class, profitable community in the Northern region. There are great options to evolve bitcoin farms in northern regions & and keep them ecologically stable and unpolluted. We are a private firm, that is looking for an initial $14M startup investment. 

Flower Shop

THIS LAYOUT has 76 x 2 stories (3 stories max) TOWNHOMES with 38 business spaces (including rooftops). This community can be self-sustainable even off season. Exact financial would need to be re-calculated, but because this is nearly half of the originally planed 146 houses, remaining funding can be relocated and used for park and bike lanes establishment. If FEMA tests are done and architectural plans are fully approved this community can be like a ancient fort - forever lasting.

I recalculated the cost based on inflation over the past 5 years.

Why this particular square layout? I study Earth energies and World Art, including Architecture, since my childhood.

I grow up around many Art and History museums in formal Soviet Union, and my parents loved to spend weekends in these places. I was exposed to theatre and stage art since the same age.


This square represent symmetry of balance.  I chose very specific businesses, that can survive during "off season" periods and still generate income, because they are our existence essentials. Placement of the businesses is also very specific for

the community's safety and comfort. I am looking for partner, interested in my view. I am open to alterations and recommendations.

In order for this community to be self- sustainable, each business (of 38) in this community must bring in profit of only ...  $266.99 a day.

If you hire one employee per 600 sq. ft. location at $20.00 an hour minimum, your labor expenses would be $160.00 a day with required sales/services of at least $400.00 a day to make a solid profit. Can you sell $400.00 worth of things every day in each the business, listed in the community? 


I apologies, but I do not owe an AutoCAD to render 3d model. I do have this available as an .ai file. 

Townhouse Community Layout
Townhouse Community Layout



Each of the 78 townhome units can be sold for $240,000.00 & and is affordable for a family or person with an average annual salary of $80,000 or more. Mortgaged or rented at $1,260.00 a month. 

You will make $20,160,000.00 on the sale alone. It will be enough

to open a new local bank. Which can eventually monopolize local community mortgages for better local financial self-sustainability. 

What does monopolizing in this situation mean?

Service your mortgages, do not sell your debts off.

Hire residents to work for your bank & and keep

the community stable, wealthy & and successful.




  1. DayCare * on site 

  2. Security Firm on-site

  3. 4 Rooftop Restaurants

  4. Smoking Lounge with keycard access

  5. 4 Solar Farms on 4 Garage rooftops

  6. 24/7 ER on call/ MD in the building

  7. Advertising & Management Office

  8. Private Retail Office & Boutique spaces

  9. Laundry & Dry Cleaning Service on site

  10. Gym, Massage Room & Acupuncture office

  11. 24/6 Club House with indoor pool & sauna

  12. 24/6 Buffet with Wine Cellar for residents

  13. Solar Art Park, 4 fountains, 4 solar charging stations

  14. Cannabis in regular pharmacy * Pharmacy, all in one

  15. High-End Brands baby clothes & used Strollers Collective for the "families in need" ©

Can you imagine how many highly qualified, highly paid

full-time employment positions this project would require?

Then imagine tax revenue, that you can later use for all of the

social & and senior services? 

Recycled Flower Pots
Business Meeting at a Cafe



Run & and invest in businesses, that will be able to stay open and bring equal profits off the season, during snow lockdowns. Do not over-compete with each other, but create a variety that makes everyone happy. Businesses will have contracts with neighboring communities like this, to share some business services,  yet keep it competitive. Each Community would have one or a couple of very unique community services, to keep its individuality. For example, one community would have an ice cream shop, while another community would have a gym or Barnes & Noble store, etc.


Healthy competition. But very close walking distance or a safe bike ride away. Maximizing healthy living vs. driving. I would personally open & and run a boutique, that would be filled with Etsy Content & and Organic soap. And "DIY Yoga" studio. And rent my 2nd  townhouse floor to a single-parent family. Only. Until they find a perfect partner & and live on my 2nd floor together, happily ever after. 

This project would not only generate great revenue for the community itself but would generate jobs for residents. Most important all townhomes will either be modernised brick or brick with concrete blocks mix. Bay windows & and balconies in each unit are a must & rooftop patio on the last floor. 

Work from home, work at home, save on gas & and traffic stress. 

Take the stairs, up & and down, to do your local shopping. 



P.S:  The cost of siding for 78 townhomes, 2,000 sq ft each, would 

be around $8,180,000.00 for the fiber cement with brick face layer

at $28.00 per sq. ft including labor. This type of siding would hold heat

well during the snowy winters, as well as prevent excessive wind damage

& and corrosion. Brick looks classic & and always stays expensive.

The cost of framing 78 townhomes is about $4,672,000.00. Project land space/lot must be no less or equal to 2,044,000 sq ft (about 46 acres), twice that size would be ideal, to make room for the surrounding park, with dog runs

& and bike routes. 


About $1,149,000.00 would be required for the remaining building fixtures & and inside framing/finishing, plus the legal permitting fees. So. with an initial investment of about $14M you can make $20.2M right after all 78 units sold at $240K a piece. 2 additional townhomes will be fully designated to the free local community services, security & and management offices.


You can also allow sales based on the individual family level, rather than $240K only. But do not exceed $400K per unit.  Invest $14M ~ recover $28M.


Cement Work

How can you make this affordable?


Builder's/Developer's direct sale & initial financing.

The initial investment will bring 2 times the profit, immediately after the sale. Because each townhouse would cost to build about $240K, instead of $400K, it will be available for sale for at least 40 families out of 78, with an income of less than $80K a year. With an income between $40K to $60K per family, per year. These people can also have an opportunity to increase their income & and improve their taxability, by using business space on the first floor. All layouts, in this case, should be the same, not very customizable, to make a building cost lower, without compromising the quality of the building materials & and living standards. The only requirement is that all businesses must be legally licensed. 

Unfortunately, resale properties like this, in the upstate NY area, are out of the middle-class affordability range and rare. The cheapest I had found was a $780K brick townhome, totaling 6,199 sq. ft in Albany. It is 4,200 sq ft more than my plan, or 2 more extra 2,000 sq ft affordable "brickstones". More reason to bring back primetime real estate for the middle class. Brick-siding townhomes often keep their value over the centuries.

What can you do with 600 sq. ft of the first floor? 
24 + businesses examples