conservation subdivision


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conservation subdivision

A housing development where homes are clustered together on smaller lots to preserve the surrounding natural area or farmland,which is often then owned and managed by the community.

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The conservation subdivision had been shown to be an ecologically and financially successful land planning tool in other states.
Concord Township was the first township in Delaware County to incorporate conservation subdivision ordinances.
Conservation Subdivisions Included Within the Smart Growth Plan
5/10 Protecting Community-Wide Open Space Networks with Conservation Subdivisions and TND When: 4 to 9 p.
In addition, the plan advocates for increased conservation subdivisions that preserve farmland and open space by building on smaller, clustered lot sizes.
Arendt has long promoted the belief that landscape architects should be the lead designers of conservation subdivisions, with engineers playing a subordinate, supporting role on the planning team until the stage when engineering details are prepared.
This information assists planning and zoning commissions in determining which land should be reserved in conservation subdivisions.

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