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Cluster Developments Approved

Smart growth's benefits are not enough to counter the market incentives to sprawl.
December 10, 2003, 10am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Although many small Maine towns like Buxton, some 10 miles east of Portland, have been long allowing such smart-growth higher-density solutions as "cluster" housing -- which saves community open space and developer construction dollars -- most area builders and buyers still favor the standard "cookie-cutter" subdivisions, where design presents few problems and everything is evenly spaced and usually looks alike.

Thanks to John Flaherty

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Published on Sunday, November 23, 2003 in Portland Press Herald

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