Action Item 1.3.2.2: Zoning to protect open space

Use zoning to protect open space parcels
  • Continue the existing practice of encouraging the use of cluster zoning for most residential development outside the centers
  • Provide incentives for transfer of development away from open land to desired growth centers.1
  • 1. Transfer of development rights can preserve the entire open parcel; cluster zoning usually preserves just over half of the parcel.
Priority: 
Highest
Timing: 
Short-Term (complete by 2015)
Regulatory?: 
Yes
Town Meeting?: 
Yes
Primary Inventory Element: 
Land Use
Other Inventory Elements: 
Open Space
Lead Owner: 
Planning Department<i> </i>
Other Owners: 
Open Space Committee
Planning Board