Toolkit

Low Impact Development (LID)

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Description: Low Impact Development (LID) is a more sustainable land development approach that begins with a site planning process that …MORE

Inclusionary Zoning

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Description: Inclusionary zoning requires a portion of the housing units in certain real estate developments to be reserved as affordable …MORE

Form-Based Codes (FBCs)

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Description: Form-Based Codes (FBCs) can either replace or supplement standard text-based zoning, subdivision and other local regulations and are a …MORE

District Improvement Financing (DIF) / Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Description: District Improvement Financing (DIF) and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) are economic tools that promote redevelopment by use of public/private …MORE

Business Improvement Districts (BID)

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Description: Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are special districts in which property owners vote to initiate, manage and finance supplemental services …MORE

Preserving Agricultural Land and Farming Opportunities

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Description: This module of the Smart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit provides an overview of agricultural preservation strategies. Includes bylaw …MORE

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Description: This module of the Smart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit provides an introduction to accessory dwelling units. Includes bylaw …MORE

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

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