Central gives early OK for new district

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

CENTRAL — Central Town Council recently gave first-reading approval to a natural space residential district ordinance spurred by the controversy surrounding plans to build 100 homes on 48 acres on Lawton Road.

Under the five-page ordinance, a natural space residential district is defined as a residential development where dwellings are on the most developable portion of the site in exchange for the preservation of substantial amounts of well-maintained open or natural space for recreational, environmental and ecological reasons. The purpose of the district is to provide a method of land development that permits variation in lot sizes

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