Calling All Sustainable Developers

Germantown, Wisconsin officials are looking for a developer for a conservation subdivision deserving of national recognition. The Conservation Fund offered assistance in the project design and will promote it as a model for protecting water quality in the Great Lakes region. “I hope it will change the way we do business,” says village planner Sig Strautmanis, “convincing us to use smaller lots and protect more open space.”

Financial incentives are available – sewer-service area calculations will be based on total site size even though much of it will be preserved. The Conservation Fund has a two-year, $275,000 grant from the Great Lakes Protection Fund to set up
conservation subdivisions in three Great Lakes communities. Two projects are
already underway in Huron, Ohio and Niles, Michigan.

The Conservation Fund’s sustainable community efforts: [sorry this link is no longer available]

Source: GreenClips

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