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New Tools in the Toolbox

Many of the communities we work with are concerned with how best to enhance and protect their rural character. When we dig a little deeper, “rural character” can mean very different things to different people – the smell of fresh cut hay, managed forests, frequent wildlife sightings, open meadows, stone walls. Conservation Developments, along with a case study from Charlotte, and Large Lot Zoning are two of our newest tools and case studies in our Community Planning Toolbox. Check out these selections and many others in this on-line toolbox designed to help guide and inform local planners as they determine the best land use planning tools to implement in their community. Have a suggestion you’d like to share or a story about how the Toolbox has helped in your town’s planning efforts- send us an e-mail and let us know.