Thursday, April 28, 2011

Success of Other Land Use Strategies

Heart of the Triad Study Area

One area the 2001 Legacy land use strategies have found success in is encouraging environmental sensitivity for new development. A new tree ordinance, new floodplain/stream buffer requirements, stormwater requirements and Planned Residential Development regulations (a residential designation requiring an open space component) are steps to help protect our environment and open spaces.

Planned regional coordination has also been successful  with the development of the Heart of the Triad study, the Aerotropolis Initiative, preliminary work toward a commuter rail line linking Forsyth and Guilford Counties and the beginnings of a regional sustainable communities strategy for the Piedmont Triad. 

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