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Proposal for Rural Policy Area

The proposal for 227,904 acres of land known as Rural Policy Area calls for land to be rezoned from A-3 district to AR-1 and AR-2 districts.

AR-1 Zoning District

* One lot per 20 acres on average by right, meaning the owner can build one lot per 20 acres without Board's approval.

* One lot per 10 acres on average for rural residential development, under the principal/subordinate option, if owner decides to cluster the lots, leaving open space for rural economy use.

* One lot per 7.5 acres on average to rezone to RR-1 zoning district, if owner chooses to cluster and offer proffers.

* 70 percent open space in variable lot sizes, requirement met by a combination of various lots, not on single lot.

* Creation of at least one rural economy lot, minimum size of 15 acres.

* Minimum residential lot of 1 acre under the cluster option and minimum residential lot of 2 acres under the principal/subordinate option.

* Each lot self-sufficient for conventional well/septic, allowed by the Health Department. Clusters are allowed a communal septic system in the open space.

AR-2 Zoning District

* One lot per 40 acres on average by right, meaning the owner can build one lot per 20 acres without Board's approval.

* One lot per 20 acres on average for rural residential development, under the principal/subordinate option.

* One lot per 15 acres on average to rezone to RR-2 zoning district through proffers.

* 85 percent open space in variable lot sizes, requirement met by a combination of various lots, not on single lot.

* Creation of at least one rural economy lot, minimum size of 25 acres.

* Minimum residential lot of 1 acre under the cluster option, and minimum residential lot of 2 acres under the principal/subordinate option.

* Each lot self-sufficient for conventional well/septic, allowed by the Health Department. Clusters are allowed a communal septic system in the open space.