Maine

Comprehensive Planning

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Description: Comprehensive plans provide an invaluable vehicle for highlighting significant natural resources town by town and helping local citizens to …MORE

Open Space Planning

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Description: This section of the Beginning with Habitat (BwH) Toolbox is intended to provide a broad overview of open space …MORE

Opportunities for Financing Habitat Protection

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Description: Unlike land trusts that have land protection and acquisition as a primary function, municipalities typically struggle with limited funds …MORE

Habitat Related Measures to Augment Local Road Review

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Description: Street design and acceptance policies do not just have public safety and public works maintenance budget implications, but also …MORE

Reduced Lot Size Outside of Subdivision Review

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Description: Strict adherence to a set minimum lot size requirement may not offer a community much in the way of …MORE

Net Residential Density

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Description: Net residential density determines the number of units that could be placed on any given parcel during the subdivision …MORE

Wetland and Shoreland Zoning Tools

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Description: The Beginning with Habitat Toolbox provides several examples of how towns have adopted more specific rules beyond what minimum …MORE

Land Use Ordinance Performance Standards

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Description: Land use decisions made at the local level often present the best opportunity for conserving Maine’s rare, threatened and …MORE

Conservation Subdivision Ordinance

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Description: Subdivision ordinances are a common regulatory tool among most Maine towns. Many towns have adopted local subdivision ordinances that …MORE

Open Space Impact Fees

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Description: Impact fees equip a municipality with a mechanism to pay for future infrastructure, service and open/green space needs that …MORE

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