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The Planning & Zoning Resource Corp.     (800) 344-2944Smart Growth Fixes for Urban and Suburban              Zoning Codes...
» Local authorities are always searching for ways to create communities  that attract new businesses, create jobs and are ...
» For such counties and cities zoning ordinances are old and get in the way  of achieving these goals.» Many jurisdictions...
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has created a model or a set ofrules, which local counties can look at (as a sta...
Here are the 11 points in the above mentioned guide:1) Allow or Require Mixed-Use Zones2) Use Urban Dimensions in Urban Pl...
1 | Allow or Require Mixed-Use ZonesMunicipalities generally create zoning districts, which regulate whatactivities are pe...
» The report mentions that “This separation has made community  development patterns inefficient, forcing residents to dri...
» It is not possible to discuss all the points mentioned in the PDF here, so  we encourage you to download this report (47...
Americas Leading Zoning ConsultantCreator and Sole Provider of the PZR Report ®                            Request a Free ...
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  1. 1. The Planning & Zoning Resource Corp. (800) 344-2944Smart Growth Fixes for Urban and Suburban Zoning Codes http://www.pzr.com
  2. 2. » Local authorities are always searching for ways to create communities that attract new businesses, create jobs and are great (safe, healthy) places for people to live and work.» However, technology and consumer trends are changing very fast today. New businesses are being created, and for local authorities it is often overwhelming or impossible to keep up with evolving growth and changes. http://www.pzr.com
  3. 3. » For such counties and cities zoning ordinances are old and get in the way of achieving these goals.» Many jurisdictions do not have the resources nor expertise to make the necessary regulatory changes that will make their communities attractive for new businesses and people. http://www.pzr.com
  4. 4. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has created a model or a set ofrules, which local counties can look at (as a starting point)Essential Smart Growth Fixes for Urban and Suburban Zoning Codes isintended to spark a conversation about the tools and information localgovernments need to revise their land development regulations. http://www.pzr.com
  5. 5. Here are the 11 points in the above mentioned guide:1) Allow or Require Mixed-Use Zones2) Use Urban Dimensions in Urban Places3) Rein In and Reform the Use of Planned Unit Developments4) Fix Parking Requirements5) Increase Density and Intensity in Centers6) Modernize Street Standards7) Enact Standards to Foster Walk able Places8) Designate and Support Preferred Growth Areas and Development Sites9) Use Green Infrastructure to Manage Storm water10) Adopt Smart Annexation Policies11) Encourage Appropriate Development Densities on The Edge http://www.pzr.com
  6. 6. 1 | Allow or Require Mixed-Use ZonesMunicipalities generally create zoning districts, which regulate whatactivities are permitted in different parts of the city.The most common are -• Residence Districts (Single-family, Two-family and Multiple-family District)• Office Residence Districts (Neighborhood Office, High Density Office, etc)• Commercial Districts• Downtown Districts• Industrial Districts http://www.pzr.com
  7. 7. » The report mentions that “This separation has made community development patterns inefficient, forcing residents to drive longer distances to get to their jobs, schools, shops, and services, which increases traffic congestion, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions.”» Mixed land use is a possible solution, which integrates offices, retail and residences so that vehicular trips can be minimized. http://www.pzr.com
  8. 8. » It is not possible to discuss all the points mentioned in the PDF here, so we encourage you to download this report (47 pp, 4.6MB) from here for further reading.» Please free to call our zoning experts for any kind of help your organization may need. http://www.pzr.com
  9. 9. Americas Leading Zoning ConsultantCreator and Sole Provider of the PZR Report ® Request a Free Quote Get the answers you need, today. http://www.pzr.com
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