Fact Sheets

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Harnessing High-Speed Broadband Services for Community and Economic Development Purposes (PDF 100KB)

Community Issues

Concurrency: a requirement that roads, sewers, emergency services, libraries and parks be in place before or at the same time that new development occurs. (PDF 351KB)

Form-Based Codes: a land development regulatory tool that places primary emphasis on the physical form of the built environment with the end goal of producing a specific type of place. (PDF 531KB)

Impact Fees: payments required by local governments of new development for the purpose of providing new or expanded public capital facilities required to serve that development. (PDF 457KB)

Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Programs: permit landowners in the sending area to sell the "right to build" to landowners in the receiving area. The sending landowner's property is then permanently restricted from the transferred development, usually by a recorded deed restriction. (PDF 501KB)

Community Visioning: along with creating more awareness and empowerment in the community, one of the goals of the vision process is to match emerging citizen priorities with potential funding sources. (PDF 495KB)

Urban Growth Boundary (UGB)/Urban Services Boundary (USB): a jurisdictional boundary, set in an attempt to control urbanization by designating the areas inside and outside of the boundary. (PDF 425KB)

Agricultural Preservation Programs: protecting agriculture not only protects a heritage and a means of economic support, it can also foster good growth patterns and protect important environmental functions through open-space preservation. (PDF 349KB)

Traditional Neighborhood Development/Mixed Use: the design and connectivity of TND support transit and walkability, while increased densities and mixed use help to ensure that there are useful destinations for transit and non-motorized travel. (PDF 898KB)

Community Viz

Capital Costs: Indian River School District (PDF 232KB)

Land Use Allocation (PDF 200KB)

Flood Hazard Assessment - Rehoboth Beach, DE (PDF 216KB)

Impervious Surface Analysis - Sussex County, DE (PDF 125KB)

Bayside: Tutorial for Community Viz (PDF 146KB)

Donley & Associates Inc. & Community Viz (PDF 108KB)