Conservation subdivision


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Conservation subdivision

A form of land regulation that permits flexibility of design in order to promote environmentally sensitive and efficient uses of the land. With land subdivided through a conservation subdivision regulation, local government can preserve unique or sensitive natural resources such as groundwater, floodplains, wetlands, streams, steep slopes, woodlands, and wildlife habitat. Conservation subdivisions enable clustering of houses and structures on less environmentally sensitive soils, which reduces the amount of infrastructure including paved surfaces and utility easements necessary for residential development.
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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.
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.
It outlines sustainable development strategies such as traditional neighborhood design, open space preservation, conservation subdivision design, mixed use development, and natural stormwater management.
The company also recently completed work on La Arcata, a 36-acre, 400,000 square-foot retail center on Loop 1604 West in San Antonio's Stone Oak area and recently announced its plans to develop Water Oak, a 1,900-acre mixed-use community in Georgetown that will be the first conservation subdivision in central Texas.
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