Growth is inevitable; smart growth is the goal.
We work to reduce the negative effects of sprawl. Conservation Design reduces the costs of infrastructure improvements, environmental compliance, and long-term maintenance and services.
- We help municipalities, design professionals, and developers protect important farmland, woodlands, wetlands, and other natural and community resources by promoting and designing development in the most appropriate locations.
- We prioritize conservation objectives in land development, rather than relying on mathematical zoning formulas to shape development.
- We design conceptual sketch plans, review land development plan submissions, and offer alternative design approaches.
- We also prepare the regulatory amendments often necessary to permit the Conservation Design approach and recommend specific conditions of development plan approval.