Smart Growth Principles

  • Provide a range of housing opportunities and choices
  • Aim to increase efficiency of utilizing water and energy resources
  • Preserve and create open space
  • Create distinctive buildings and neighborhoods with a strong sense of place
  • Promote mixed land uses serviced by a variety of transportation modes
  • Make development decisions more predictable, quicker and cost effective
  • Create walkable sites, neighborhoods and community designs
  • Encourage community and stakeholder collaboration
  • Promote regional collaboration
  • Strengthen and direct development towards existing communities
  • Take advantage of compact building design