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Licking Township Philosophy Of The Proposed Zoning Resolution October 26, 2004.

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1 Licking Township Philosophy Of The Proposed Zoning Resolution October 26, 2004

2 What Licking Township Can Expect To Happen Regarding Projected Growth.

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7 Cost of Community Services How do different land uses compare? CommunityResidential Commercial/ Industrial Farm and Open Land Skagit Co., WA* $1 : $1.25$1 : $0.30$1 : $0.51 Knox Co., OH** $1 : $1.05$1 : $0.38$1 : $0.29 * Skagit County COCS Study, American Farmland Trust ** Knox County COCS Report, American Farmland Trust, October 2003

8 Between , the U.S. lost an average of 45.7 acres of farmland per hour, every day. Nationwide, Between , the U.S. lost an average of 45.7 acres of farmland per hour, every day. 4,000,000 acres in total! 4,000,000 acres in total! (American Farmland Trust) Average of17,000 acres of farmland are converted each yearin 7-county Columbus region. Average of 17,000 acres of farmland are converted each year in 7-county Columbus region. This is ten times the rate before WWII. This is ten times the rate before WWII. (Columbus Dispatch)

9 Public Dissatisfaction with Conventional Zoning William H. (“Holly”) Whyte, Put his finger on a large part of the problem in the 1960’s with his wry observation that developers seem to always name their subdivisions after precisely those attractive features they have destroyed! Rural By Design, 1994

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14 Central Ohio Urban Areas 1980 Central Ohio Urban Areas 2000

15 COMMUTING PATTERNS TO AND FROM LICKING COUNTY

16 Priorities Of The Licking Township Comprehensive Plan

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24 Conservancy Land Use Planning Is it really a better way?

25 Example Township zoning: Lot area requirement – 2 acres minimum Lot width requirement - 200’ minimum Site to be developed: Acreage – 100 acres Results: Existing zoning – 50 building sites no open space. Township Zoning Tools Applied

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27 Example Township zoning: Lot area requirement – 2 acres reduced by 50% = 1 acre minimum. Lot width requirement - 200’ reduced by 50% = 100’ minimum. Site to be developed: Acreage – 100 acres Results: Existing zoning – 50 building sites with 50 acres of open space preserved. Clustering Development Tools Applied

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