Our natural resources are increasingly being degraded and our financial resources are stretched across numerous priorities, such as our schools and police, community services, and economic development initiatives. It is critical that new development not disproportionately use our county’s limited resources and harm our natural environment.
One way to do this is to proactively encourage development to build on our existing infrastructure, rather than to build new infrastructure. This will help ensure we use our tax dollars efficiently and protect our rural and agricultural communities and open spaces.
Plan 2035 commits to concentrating future growth to achieve our 2035 vision and illustrates where and how we should grow in the Growth Policy Map (PDF).