RCAP Database | Sustainable Communities and Transportation Planning: SP-14

Designate or otherwise recognize “Growth Areas” as areas outside of Adaptation Action Areas or other areas subject to adaptation planning efforts where growth is encouraged due to higher topographic elevation and the presence of existing infrastructure, such as transportation and water and sewer infrastructure. Growth Areas should be developed with Urban Design guidelines that address character of urban place and provide a high quality pedestrian experience through landscaping and the creation of public space.

Planning Horizon: 
Immediate (0-2 years)
Potential Partners: 
Regional Planning Councils, County and Municipal Planning Authorities
Potential Funding Sources: 
US EPA, HUD, NOAA, FDEO
Estimated Resources Required: 
Existing staff resources
Milestone Progress: 
Conduct Assessment Identify and map proposed areas Adopt necessary guidance as part of code or land use amendment.