7.10 Open Space

.1 Open Space Typologies Defined

(a) Urban Open Space: planned and improved open space, accessible and usable. For small lot subdivision urban open space shall be provided to persons living within 1/4 mile measured along rights-of-way. In large lot subdivisions urban open space application is required at 1/2 mile.

(b) Agricultural Open Space: preserve agricultural lands and rural character that would likely be lost through conventional development approaches.

(c) Common Open Space: Any portion of a land that is not part of a private lot or tract of land such as, but not limited to, area devoted to water quality/quantity measures, entryway features including the landscape material, signage and, if applicable berm and any other open space area that is not defined by one of the four other open space types.

(d) Natural Open Space: preserve forested lands, natural features, and rural character that would likely be lost through conventional development approaches.

(e) Recreational Open Space: to provide for active and passive recreation, including but not limited to, implementation of associated long range Town/County plans.

Reference Article 12: Definitions for subdivision, large lot.

.2 All zoning districts, except Rural, require Urban Open Space to be incorporated into the design. All open space areas outside of landscape and BMP (stormwater) easements and lots that are not specified as Urban Open Space shall meet one or a combination of the remaining four open space typologies, Agricultural, Common, Natural and Recreational. Article 3 and Article 7.11 shall be referenced for further information.

.3 Rural Zoning shall incorporate a combination of Agricultural, Common, Natural, or Recreational open space typologies. Article 3.2.1 and Article 7.11 shall be further referenced.

.4 Below is a table outlining what types of open space options are available to meet zoning district standards.

.5 Urban Open Space types includes Squares, Parks, Forecourts, Plazas, Parkways and Greenbelts that are characterized as described below.




Zoning Districts
R
TR
GR
NR, NC, TC, HC, CI, CB, SP,
TND-U, TND-R, VS, TOD-R,
and TOD-E
Ordinance Reference

Open Space Type









Common


x
x
x
x
7.10.1.c.

Agricultural


x
x


7.10.1.b.

Natural


x
x


7.10.1.d.

Recreational


x
x


7.10.1.e.

Urban -
Types





7.11.1.f.


Community Garden


x

x



Forecourt


x

x



Green


x

x



Greenbelt


x

x



Greenway

x
x


Park


x

x



Parkway


x

x



Pedestrian
Passage


x

x



Plaza


x

x



Promenade


x

x



Square


x

x



Woonerf


x

x