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Site map of a conservation subdivision, Sugar Creek Preserve
Benefits Of Conservation Subdivisions To:
Landowners, Planners, Developers, Neighbors, Realtors, Residents
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Community-Wide Natural Areas
Conservation subdivisions arrange homes so only half or less of buildable land is used for homes. The same number of homes can be built around an interconnected community-wide network of protected meadows, woodlands, streams and lakes.
Conservation Subdivision Ordinance
Download a free conservation subdivision ordinance and TEST your town's ordinance at our website DownloadTheOrdinance.org.
Realities of Suburban Expansion
It is critical not to ignore the reality that suburban expansion will continue in areas not served by public water and sewer (thereby limiting density) and far from transit lines.
Many people close their eyes to that reality, choosing to believe in the potential of TDRs (transfer of development rights), PDRs (purchase of development rights), and Urban Growth Boundaries, none of which are in reality likely to become highly effective tools for most communities at the metro-edge.
Growing Greener, Conservation by Design (PDF) (14 pages)
Courtesy Natural Lands Trust
Conservation Subdivisions and New Urbanism
Conservation subdivisions and TNDs, New Urbanism
A Constructive Critique of Outmoded Subdivision Ordinance Provisions (PDF) (5 pages)
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