Development that Reflects Community Values
As growth occurs, development should reflect the priorities and goals of the community. A jurisdiction’s land development ordinances are used every day to provide a framework for process, design, amenities, and achieving high quality development. A community’s development ordinances should be reviewed frequently to ensure regulations meet the needs of residents, landowners, developers, community leaders, and businesses.
Advancing community goals
Development ordinances should advance a jurisdiction’s goals and objectives for current and future growth and development while also recognizing the need for equity, transparency, and clarity.
- Assessments. WithersRavenel planners begin with an analysis of existing zoning conditions and a discussion to understand community values. We then craft legal and clearly designed rules that reflect a community’s short and long range goals.
- Subdivision Ordinances. As neighborhoods change and evolve so should subdivision ordinances. Regulations should encourage high-quality development while also protecting existing neighborhoods and sensitive natural features.
- Community Character. Our planners and landscape architects work together to craft character-rich districts and standards to help beloved places flourish and provide amenities that create a sense of place.