UMore traditional concept
The Traditional plan calls for affordable housing to sustain a population of about 23,000. It would also allow the U of M to mine a significant amount of gravel from the property. However, the low-density population creates a few problems for the community. There wouldn't be major employment opportunities in the area, nor would there be a large variety of housing options. The population density would be too small to warrant public rail transportation, but the area would most likely be served with public busing. The most important disadvantage to the U, school representatives said, is there would be little opportunity for sustainability and innovation, key themes around which the U wants to build the UMore community.