The Seaside of Finike is faced with a severe budget shortage. Seeking a long-term solution, the city votes to improve the tax base by replacing an underutilized housing area with a modern development.
The project involves two phases: (1) demolishing substandard houses to provide land for the new development, and (2) building the new development. The following is a summmary of the situation:
The Decision Variables I came up with are:
- As many as 300 houses can be demolished. Each demolition costs $2000 and frees up a 0.25 acre lot for development.
- Lot sizes needed for the new single-, double-, and triple-family homes (units) are 0.18, 0.28, and 0.40 acre respectively.
- In the new development the single-family units should be at least 20% of the total. The ratio of triple-family units to double-family units should be at most 1 to 2.
- The construction cost per unit for single, double and triple units is $50,000, $70,000, and $130,000 respectively. Financing through a local bank can amount to a maximum of $15 million.
- The units are assumed to have a lifetime of 20 years. The NPV of tax levied per unit for single, double, and triple units is $1000, $1900, and $2700, respectively.
x1= single units
x2= double units
x3= triple units
The objective function I came up with is:
and the contraints I got so far:
I'm not sure if my answers so far are right, and I am missing contraints. Can anyone let me know if my answers so far are right and what other contraints I need to add?