I was wondering if there was a singular word that says "this will be constructed ( but it isn't constructed right now )". Is there such a word?

-- not too sure about whether it is transitive or not, but it would be used to describe something like "[to be built of bricks wall]" or "[to be built of Lego] house".

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    "Laid out a blueprint for" could work. I can't think of a singular word. "Blueprinted" is apparently a word, but is awkward and I would hesitate using it. – njboot May 21 '14 at 4:23
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    @user2238698 Could you specify if you're looking for a transitive or intransitive verb? – Elian May 21 '14 at 5:01
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    "In the works," more colloquially, is also a term that would work well. "The building project is in the works." – njboot May 21 '14 at 5:32
  • "planned" is the usual closest in most real estate markets – Fattie May 21 '14 at 7:11
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    Pending means "to be done/created". It's not so often used for construction since it's less specific about what stage the construction is at than "proposed", "planned", "scheduled" etc, but it is sometimes, e.g. this article: "The prospects appear dim for a Milton gas station that’s being cut off from passing traffic by the pending Highway 26 bypass" – user56reinstatemonica8 May 21 '14 at 10:16

Planned fits.

Plan (verb) - to intend or expect to do.

The planned bridge will have four lanes.

  • I deleted my answer of planned. It would be better to give a source or a link for your definition. – JLG May 21 '14 at 13:08

Consider slated.

The bridge is slated for construction starting February 1.

slate: to plan or designate (something) for a particular place and time; schedule.


I would say scheduled. It gets rid of some of the ambiguity of when.

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    "Scheduled" suggests a definite timetable, which might not be the case. – David Richerby May 21 '14 at 13:34
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    @DavidRicherby - man I think you have nailed the definition of scheduled. Good insight. – RyeɃreḁd May 21 '14 at 13:38

The projected bridge will be one-way, but no one knows why.


A building under construction or under development can be used to convey your meaning.

  • I like the latter term better, as it implies a project that isn't necessarily in motion, rather than one that is already ongoing. – njboot May 21 '14 at 4:24
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    But this means that it is already being built. Something is under construction once they start working on it. – RyeɃreḁd May 21 '14 at 4:54
  • It is not clear what OP is looking for, all suggested forms may fit in my opinion unless more details are given. – user66974 May 21 '14 at 5:04
  • @Elian "under development" works in regards to something "that will be built." "Though it's not set in stone, the plan is under development." It may not be the best of the whole lot, but it's definitely a viable option. – njboot May 21 '14 at 5:26
  • @njboot OP should clarify what he actually wants. "Under development" is not a single word nor an intransitive verb for "to be built." My primary answer sticked with what the OP "seems" to be looking for. – Elian May 21 '14 at 5:41

Prospective and future also work.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


I would say it depends on the amount of pre-work you want to imply. "Scheduled" seems to imply more has been done than "Planned". "Proposed" implies even less, just that it's been thought of and mentioned, whereas "Envisioned" seems to require the minimum pre-work, i.e. only that someone thought about building it, (anything less would probably preclude the "to be" in "to be built"), so I'd go with "Envisioned" if I had no other information or intent.


Pending works well here.

: not yet decided or acted on

: happening or likely to happen soon

source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pending

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