Efficiently use public and private infrastructure, reduce pressure of development in greenfield locations, and increase density and connectivity in the urban landscape.
Project is served by existing public sewer infrastructure AND the project’s boundary is adjacent to previously developed sites. The project must have pedestrian links to an existing sidewalk network.
Project is served by existing public sewer infrastructure AND the project is adjacent to previously developed sites such that the project’s developed area will be adjacent to the development of the adjacent site.
C. Urban and Conservation
For this credit, permanently-preserved cemeteries and public open spaces are considered previously developed.
All bodies of water along the project boundary will be excluded from the calculation. The only exception to this is the presence of a stream along the project boundary, wherein the status of the land on the other side of the stream is used for this calculation.
State, city or federally designated natural areas primarily intended for habitat protection (such as state or national parks) are considered undeveloped.
If the boundary of the parcel is a roadway or other right-of-way, the parcel is not considered previously developed. In such cases, the status of the parcels on the other side of the right-ofway is used in this calculation.
Natural corridors, such as locally or ECC-required buffers or habitat corridors, greenways and agricultural land are not considered previously developed. If these areas are less than a ¼ mile in width, then the property immediately adjacent to them is used for this calculation.
|Percentage of property boundary adjacent to previously developed land||Points|
|75% or more||4|
- Aerial photograph clearly identifying adjacent and surrounding properties and their status as previously developed.
- Inspection by an ECC Technical Advisor.