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1 Best Local Land Use Practices A Project of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission The Countryside Program, Levin College of Urban Affairs Kirby Date, AICP Coordinator

2 The Ohio Lake Erie Commission’s Balanced Growth Program Pilot Watershed Planning Projects State incentives for designated priority conservation and priority development areas Best Local Land Use Practices

3 Best Local Land-Use Practices Purpose of Models Guide location and design of development Comprehensive planning Voluntary adoption & balanced land-use practices

4 Model Regulations Stormwater Management Erosion and Sediment Control Riparian and Wetlands Setbacks Meadow Protection (Coastal Protection)

5 Primary Guidance Documents Comprehensive Planning Compact Development Conservation Development

6 Secondary Guidance Woodland Protection Steep slope protection Scenic protection Historic protection Access management Brownfields Transfer of Development Rights Agricultural Lands Protection

7 Local Comprehensive Planning Provides framework for zoning that affects watershed quality: zoning alone cannot make public policy Identify Priority Conservation and Development Areas Plan for open space, agricultural protection Examine local economics, plan for development densities and uses Plan for incentives and review possible disincentives

8 Storm Water Management and Riparian/Wetland Protection Stormwater management reduces quantity, and improves quality, of runoff in the watershed Erosion control reduces erosion, sedimentation, and protects water quality in the watershed Riparian and wetland protection helps to control flooding, reduce flows, and protect water quality Low impact development works at individual sites to reduce surface flows, filter stormwater, and disperse storage areas

9 Meadow Protection Allowing natural meadows instead of horticultural lawns, especially in larger open space areas, helps to reduce surface water flows, filter stormwater, and enhance the rural environment Controls are needed to ensure landscape quality

10 Compact Development Provides for some of the development capacity of a community to occur in a compact, traditional village format Conserves land in the overall watershed When implemented across a watershed, will improve overall runoff characteristics of the watershed

11 Conservation Development A planned unit development with special standards for preserving natural, agricultural, cultural and scenic resources.

12 Conservation Development Concentrates permitted development capacity on the site, while conserving the rest (at least 40%) in open space Provides open space to: filter stormwater, reduce flows, provide site-level stormwater storage, implement low impact development measures, protect wetlands, riparian areas, and floodplains

13 Best Practices Training Program Across the Lake Erie Basin September 2006 through June 2007 General awareness sessions Technical workshops In-depth single community technical assistance

14 Resources Ohio Lake Erie Commission, Balanced Growth Program Ohio Planning Conference Smart Growth Online EcoCity Cleveland, The Countryside Program, The Farmland Center of Northeast Ohio,

15 Resources Continued Scenic America, Downtown Ohio/Heritage Ohio Ohio Office of Historic Preservation Wild Ones Natural Landscapers, wild.orgwww.for- wild.org Ohio State University Extension, Land Use Team

16 The Countryside Program Levin College of Urban Affairs Cleveland State University Kirby Date, AICP, Coordinator


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