Rural

Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Description: This report focuses on smart growth strategies that can help guide growth in rural areas while protecting natural and …MORE

The Maximum Solution: Maximum Lot Size and Densities in Rural Zoning Districts

Posted: Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Description: This educational brief introduces maximum lot size as a zoning technique to preserve rural character. Source: GrowSmart Maine Date: …MORE

Preserving Rural Character: The Agricultural Connection

Posted: Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Description: This technical bulletin aims to help communities understand the connection between preserving rural character and a prosperous agricultural sector. …MORE

Access Management

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010

Description: The Town of Charlotte, Vermont implemented an access management strategy to ensure that Route 7 remains a functioning major …MORE

Scenic Overlay District

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010

Description: A Scenic Overlay District provides additional development review guidelines for building placement within the Route 7 corridor in the …MORE

Meadowland Overlay District

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010

Description: By the early 1980s, it became clear that the conventional zoning adopted by the Town of Warren, Vermont several …MORE

Partridgeberry Place

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010

Description: Partridgeberry Place, located in Ipswich, Massachusetts, is a small-scale low impact development (LID) that includes 20 residential units within …MORE

Agricultural Incentive Zoning

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Description: Today, although agriculture is important to communities, it is facing significant challenges, not only from the increasing pressures of …MORE

Conservation Subdivision

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Description: A conservation subdivision is a residential subdivision in which a substantial amount of the site remains as permanently protected …MORE

Feature-Based Density

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Description: Feature-based density is a zoning technique where the permissible density is calculated based on a set of factors contained …MORE

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