Thursday, June 10, 2010
Green Building and Sustainability Newsletter: The Growth Goals of Baltimore County's Master Plan 2020 - Are PUDs the Answer?
Baltimore County's Master Plan 2020 will focus on sustainable development more than any previous plan developed by the county, promoting higher density, mixed use development types and walkable communities. The new approach to development is expected to result in significant decreases in stormwater runoff and vehicle miles traveled. In the latest edition of the Green Building and Sustainability Newsletter, Jennifer Busse looks at what's anticipated to be in the new plan, still in the process of formulation by the county, and how Planned Unit Developments ("PUD's") may play a substantial role in carrying out the goals of the new master plan.