Land Use & Community Design

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Believe in Bolivar 2040 Community Survey Giveaway March 15th - March 26th. Register below & complete a community survey for a chance to win a prize!!

How to participate on the site:

Step 1: REGISTER by clicking this link

Step 2: COMPLETE the surveys located on the drop-down menu at the top of your screen. (registration required if you want to enter into the giveaway)

Step 3: INFORM at least one other person about the project to increase participation!



What is the Difference Between Land Use and Zoning?

Current land use data provides the city with the designated activity and function of a site and general area. For example, your home would show as residential activity while your grocery store is commercial. Future land use is a required map for comprehensive plans. This map is a visual representation of where the community would like to be in the future but is not legally binding. Future land use maps often describe the community’s vision of growth and conservation.

Zoning is a legal tool to control where land uses are allowed and prohibited. For example, if an area is zoned for conservation and a developer wants to develop a strip mall they have to go through a lengthy and often expensive process to change the zoning to allow for such a use. This could be denied by elected officials in charge of approving such a request.

Community design is the aesthetic and development pattern of the built environment and lends to sense of place. Think about places you have traveled, have they all looked the same? Have they all felt the same? These perceptions and feelings often stem from community design of spaces.

Register today to participate in mapping activities and receive project updates!
Click this registration link to get started!

Believe in Bolivar 2040 Community Survey Giveaway March 15th - March 26th. Register below & complete a community survey for a chance to win a prize!!

How to participate on the site:

Step 1: REGISTER by clicking this link

Step 2: COMPLETE the surveys located on the drop-down menu at the top of your screen. (registration required if you want to enter into the giveaway)

Step 3: INFORM at least one other person about the project to increase participation!



What is the Difference Between Land Use and Zoning?

Current land use data provides the city with the designated activity and function of a site and general area. For example, your home would show as residential activity while your grocery store is commercial. Future land use is a required map for comprehensive plans. This map is a visual representation of where the community would like to be in the future but is not legally binding. Future land use maps often describe the community’s vision of growth and conservation.

Zoning is a legal tool to control where land uses are allowed and prohibited. For example, if an area is zoned for conservation and a developer wants to develop a strip mall they have to go through a lengthy and often expensive process to change the zoning to allow for such a use. This could be denied by elected officials in charge of approving such a request.

Community design is the aesthetic and development pattern of the built environment and lends to sense of place. Think about places you have traveled, have they all looked the same? Have they all felt the same? These perceptions and feelings often stem from community design of spaces.

Register today to participate in mapping activities and receive project updates!
Click this registration link to get started!