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Our non-traditional land plan for this rural open space community incorporated many conservation development principles. Building setbacks were modified from the original zoning to allow houses to be closer together and to be placed on smaller lots. As a result, over fifty percent of the site remained open space and will be protected through the use of conservation easements and deed restrictions. An innovative approach to storm water management was applied as well as creating a combination of wetland retention basins, and alternative storage methods. Careful construction management and planning practices resulted in saving existing trees and vegetation by carefully locating utilities, minimizing infrastructure, minimizing clearing for the road right-of-way and home sites, and providing narrow roads with swales.
2003 Smart Growth Association
Visionary Project Award finalist