Rural & Agricultural Areas

Rural Areas

Our Rural Areas are home to low-density residential communities served by well and septic, significant natural resources, and important historic scenic roads and viewsheds.

Recommended Action

Plan 2035 recommends Rural Areas remain low-density residential or support park and open space land uses and focuses new investment on maintaining existing infrastructure and stabilizing small-scale neighborhood-oriented commercial activities that support the areas’ rural lifestyle and character.

Agricultural Areas

Following the Priority Preservation Areas, Plan 2035 defines Agricultural Areas as areas suitable for agricultural activities and forestry preservation.

Recommended Action

Plan 2035 recommends continuing to protect these areas in order to preserve the agricultural sector and the land base on which it depends.