Rural Preservation Study
Read the Final Report from the Rural Preservation Study!
The Board of County Supervisors has directed the Planning Office to conduct research on appropriate planning tools to help in the preservation of open space in rural areas. The purpose of the rural preservation study is to provide an overview of the County's rural preservation policies and an evaluation of their effectiveness, identify additional rural preservation tools that may be appropriate and effective, and make recommendations regarding possible amendments to the County's land use planning policies. Opportunities for stakeholder input will be provided throughout the project. Project information will be posted here as it becomes available.
Project "Kick-Off"June 4, 2013
Discussed the County's Rural Preservation Goals and Strategies Agenda + Presentation
Status UpdateOctober 15, 2013
Presentation of the current status of the study to the Board of County Supervisors. Rural Study Update Presentation
Rural Preservation Study WorkshopDecember 7, 2013
The workshop featured an all-day self-guided open house with planned work-sessions discussing topics specific to rural preservation policies in the County.
Rural Area Study Workshop:Rural Area Study Workshop AgendaRural Character PresentationLand Preservation PresentationThe Rural Economy Presentation
Rural Area Study Maps:ContoursParcels 20 Acres PlusParcels 5 Acres UnderParcels 5 to 20 AcresWater and Sewer InfrastructureProtected Open SpaceZoningRural AreaPublic Facilities and Open SpacePlanned Land Use IntensityPrime Agricultural Soils and Wooded AreasAerial Photography (PWC)Long Range Land UseEnvironmental Resources and Cultural ResourcesExisting Land Development StatusMap Current Land Use
The slideshows and study maps presented can be found above, following the Rural Area Study Workshop Program Agenda.