from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state of development in an area that has been developed to the maximum extent possible or allowable by law.


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  • "Build-out is an urban planner’s estimate of the amount and location of potential development for an area. Sometimes called a "lot-yield analysis", build-out is one step of the land use planning process. Evaluation of potential development impacts begins with a build-out analysis." --Wikipedia

    March 13, 2009