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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Focusing largely on promoting alternative sustainable construction techniques, Sullivan Landing is a conservation subdivision designed for permanent residential living in an Alpine Community.
On the Holliston Planning Board, she led a successful effort to pass a conservation subdivision bylaw that requires new subdivisions to permanently preserve 50 percent of the land as open space.
Some of the more recently addressed action steps to address this priority are highlighted below, including the development of a smart growth plan that includes the adoption of conservation subdivision ordinances.
David Tuch: "In rural areas, conservation subdivision design is the very best tool for providing limited homesite development with honest-to-goodness land and water conservation--from protection of our regions forest, s to our streams, wetlands and farmland.
"DENSITY NEUTRAL" WAS THE CATCH PHRASE WHEN REALEN Homes' Farmview changed the development game: In 1986, 18 months of negotiation began for new "conservation subdivision design" zoning.
It outlines sustainable development strategies such as traditional neighborhood design, open space preservation, conservation subdivision design, mixed use development, and natural stormwater management.
West Wind Farms is also a designated conservation subdivision, where great care is taken to preserve the natural ponds and wild areas on the property.

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