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Re: SG-W:/ farmland protection in Kent County



On Wed, 27 Nov 2002 BLonik13@aol.com wrote:
> Someone (MSU?) a couple years ago did a comparison of taxes for typical
> development v. saving 15% as open space (same number of units), and the
> latter was cheaper.  Washtenaw Land Trust did a comparison of future costs
> with different densities and preservation, and preservation was cheaper.

Barry, what makes the "open space preserving" development with the same
number of units cheaper to the public?

Doug Cowherd




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