Regulatory Management of Open Space

  Comprehensive Plan Zoning Subdivision
City of Ithaca   Reduction in the lot area in a cluster subdivision beyond the minimum requires the reservation of an equivalent amount of land as open space, passive recreation area or active recreation area.  Construction shall not account for more than 50% of the land area reserved Board may require 10% of total area
Town of Cortlandville Preserve open space, wetlands, streams: cluster development PUD: 25% Board may require no less than 10% of total area
Town of Danby Priority: to retain rural character through development along existing roads or new short roads, maximum and minimum set back requirements and lower assessed value for set-aside land (conservation, recreation, ag.)   Development on least fertile soils; development on far edges of open fields. Preservation of active and passive (5yrs) ag land. Development limit in areas of natural importance according to SEQR or Town Board decision
Town of Fayette     Board requires >3 acres per 100 dwell units, but no more than 10% of total area
Town of Groton Create less intensity areas for areas of less development suitability. Encourage residential cluster development to maximize ag land, open space, rural character, and minimize services.  Careful development if at all in natural habitats    
Town of Homer Encourage to preserve and use cluster development   Board requirement >3 acres per 100 dwell units, but no more than 10% of total area
Town of Ithaca Should require clustering; use incentive zoning; dedication of land; limit use of environmentally sensitive areas (wetlands, steep slope, soil prone to erosion). Develop park system. Recommendations discussed in greater detail in "Town of Ithaca Park, Recreation, and Open Space Plan," 1997 Six Mile Creek Valley Conservation District: preserve exist open spaces by clustering, extra parks not necessary Planning Board may require but no more than 10% of total area
Town of Lansing Should support clustering of residential homes. Should set aside land; interconnect system; should consider Capital Improvement budget Lakeshore District: residential and limited non-residential use Board requires, but no more than 5% of total area
Town of Romulus No development on dedicated land for recreation uses    
Town of Seneca Falls     Board requires >3ac per 100 dwell units, but no more than 10% of total area
Town of Spencer     Planning Board may require open space or fee, but also sites for water treatment plants or sewage disposal plants.  Planning Board may require cluster development to: preservation of open spaces, water courses and other environmentally sensible areas
Town of Ulysses Promote viability of agriculture as a way to protect open space. Encourage cluster development. Encourage private held open space. Consider joint Conservation Advisory Council (Town and Village)   Board requires >3ac per 100 dwell units, but no more than 10% of total area. No development approval on uninhabitable land subject to flood
Town of Varick     Board requires >3ac per 100 dwell units, but no more than 10% of total area
Town of Virgil   Preserved through ag district, also larger residential lot sizes to protect groundwater and aquifer.  PUD (35%) Board may require but no more than 10% of total area. No development approval on uninhabitable land subject to flood
Village of Dryden   Subdivision: residential cluster development encouraged  
Village of Lansing Encourage cluster development for residential design Conservation Combining District: protection of wildlife habitat Board requires >1ac per 30 dwell units, but no more than 10% of total area
Village of Trumansburg     Board requires >3 acres per 100 dwell units, but no more than 10% of total area

Regulatory Management of Imprevious Surfaces

Municipal Explicit Compliance with State and Federal Regulations

Stormwater Management Plans

Regulatory Management for Structural Measures

Regulatory Management of Wetlands, Riparian and Shoreline Coordors

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