Wells Avenue Conservation District Sign Preview

by Mike Van Houten / Jan 15, 2013

Check it out! These signs will be going up this month throughout the newly formed Wells Avenue Conservation District.

To say that neighborhood pride is shooting through the roof right now is an understatement. The West of Wells Neighborhood Group, particularly Barrie Schuster and Dagny Stapleton, have worked tirelessly to get the neighborhood to this point.

Increasingly, local jurisdictions are turning to conservation districts in an effort to address neighborhood development concerns— whether mansionization, the proliferation of vacant parcels and parking lots, disinvestment, or commercial encroachment. Through the use of a preservation-based design review process and/or special planning and zoning controls tailored to address specific development concerns, conservation districts offer an alternative mechanism for protecting older, residential neighborhoods that may not qualify for historic district status.

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