Water And Sprawl

A community decides to grow on its own terms.
February 2, 2004, 8am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Monstrous houses were going up on five and six-acre lots. The western end of neighboring Sylvania Township, once just as rural as Richfield, swelled with homes and cul-de-sacs.Unwilling to watch Richfield Township and Berkey be consumed by backyards and asphalt, community leaders drafted a blueprint for future development:1) Prohibit huge 300-home subdivisions;2) Make it difficult to convert farms into parking lots;3) Steer commercial development into small, well-identified pockets.

Thanks to Donna Hardy Johnston

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Published on Monday, January 26, 2004 in Toldeo Blade

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