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10 Principles of Smart Growth

Illustrative Plan created by the Town Planning and Urban Design Collaborative, LLC for the Town of Yarmouth


  1. Mix land uses

  2. Take advantage of compact building design

  3. Create a range of housing opportunities and choices

  4. Create walkable neighborhoods

  5. Foster distinctive, attractive communities with a strong sense of place

  6. Preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty, and critical environmental areas

  7. Strengthen and direct development towards existing communities

  8. Provide a variety of transportation choices

  9. Make development decisions predictable, fair, and cost effective

  10. Encourage community and stakeholder collaboration in development decisions

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