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Breaking Ground: Planning and Building in Priority Growth Districts


John R. Nolon


Pace University School of Law

Jessica A. Bacher


Land Use Law Center

2008

Real Estate Law Journal, Vol. 37, p. 90, 2008

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It is now understood that compact, mixed use development prevents the ill effects of sprawl and can mitigate climate change significantly. There is an innovative land use technique that can be used by communities to manage and define future growth in a way that provides for such developments and creates more livable places, places that are environmentally, socially, and fiscally sound. Specifically, a community may create Priority Growth Districts, or PGDs, and thereby direct development to selected locations and also specify design standards that meet the needs of the community's current and future residents. Priority Growth Districts are called Planned Unit Developments, Planned Residential Developments, Traditional Neighborhood Developments, and a variety of other terms in local zoning codes. The authors prefer the term "Priority Growth District" to support compact, mixed use developments at moderate densities because it expresses an underlying policy of critical importance in our time. The policy is that land use planning and regulation need not support development in all parts of the community but can and should designate priority zoning districts for the absorption of most of the organic population and economic growth.

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Date posted: October 15, 2009  

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Nolon, John R. and Bacher, Jessica A., Breaking Ground: Planning and Building in Priority Growth Districts (2008). Real Estate Law Journal, Vol. 37, p. 90, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1489608

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John R. Nolon (Contact Author)
Pace University School of Law ( email )
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States
Jessica A. Bacher
Land Use Law Center ( email )
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States
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