Open Space Residential Design (OSRD)

Description: OSRD is an approach to residential development that promotes open space preservation based on environmental and social priorities. It features partnership in development design between municipal officials and developers that provides innovative flexible incentives for highest marketability, mixed housing types and land uses, and minimal disturbance to the natural terrain. This module of the Smart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit provides an introduction to OSRD techniques, bylaw examples, case studies and a slideshow.

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Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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