Our plan has the principal residential area (light blue), along with its associated retail and employment areas in the center of the parcel. A 123 acre school site, outlined within the blue area, is immediately adjacent to the residential area, and, for student safety, well removed from the major highway.
The residential village will be surrounded by continuing agriculture and very low density residential uses. The compact, more dense residential area will be laid out to reduce the need for cars and to enhance opportunities for alternative means of transportation, from walking to future generations of vehicles.
This map shows how the property currently can be developed. As many as 1,200 houses could be built using private wells and septic tanks. Much of the wetlands area would come under individual ownership and control, complicating and limiting the County’s ability to promote preservation and conservation.
Subdivisions of this type exist in many parts of the County. They are, by nature, automobile dependent and significant traffic generators because retail, commercial, jobs and schools are not included in the developments, requiring the use of individual automobiles for most activities away from home.