Smart Growth Plan Promotes Leapfrog Development?

Does the 1999 'Town & Country Plan' for Columbia, South Carolina promote leapfrog development?

May 1, 2003, 12:00 PM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


"The county, however, chose not to follow this recommendation. Instead, in a 'Town & Country Plan' approved in 1999, the county decided to promote the development of about thirty 'villages' outside of the city of Columbia. A couple of these villages already exist with populations of 200 to 800 people, but most of them are just blank spots on the map with, at most, a house or two.Although the plan has been approved, the county has not yet approved a zoning ordinance to implement it. The county is currently considering such an ordinance, but the proposal has spurred strong opposition."

Thanks to Chris Steins

Thursday, May 1, 2003 in The Thoreau Institute

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