The pre-development and planning phase, to be completed by fall 2004, will create the framework--a conceptual land-use plan
and program of uses--for Governors Island that will help to optimize and hasten the work of the subsequent detailed master planning process.
For example, ranchers in Bonner County, Idaho, persuaded a majority of county commissioners to pass a land-use plan
that declared ranching and logging the county's custom and culture.
One requires all metro counties and districts to make land-use plans
that take into consideration both development and environmental preservation.