Post by Buffy Adams on Jun 23, 2013 16:10:44 GMT -4
Apparently there is, at least in some types of zoning, a maximum on the width of buffers around developments. I have heard of minimum size of buffers but not maximum.
Large buffers are very important for increasing the value of real estate (and therefore the tax base) . It has been shown that people want trees in their back yard or near their house. This is particularly true for older people, the age group that is increasing the most in Cary. Some surveys have shown being adjacent to woods are, for older people, the most wanted attribute of housing.
Buffers are also important for wildlife, including backyard songbirds and birds at our feeders.
If it is true, I hope the ordinance will be repealed.
Yes, there is, for mixed use zoning, a maximum width of 65' for perimeter buffers. However, there is an amendment in the works to remove the maximum. It will be part of the ordinance amendments to be in a public hearing my the town council Thursday, June 27, at 6:30. The actual decision by the town council will come later, at a future meeting of the council.