5.4.1 Protect sensitive/special value features
To minimize stormwater impacts, land development should avoid affecting and encroaching upon areas with important natural stormwater functional values (floodplains, wetlands, riparian areas, drainageways, others) and with stormwater impact sensitivities (steep slopes, adjoining properties, others) wherever practicable. This avoidance should occur site-by-site and on an area wide basis. Development should not occur in areas where sensitive/special value resources exist so that their valuable natural functions are not lost, thereby doubling or tripling stormwater impacts. Resources may be weighted according to their functional values specific to their municipality and watershed context.
- Protect Sensitive/Special Value Resources
- Cluster and Concentrate
- Minimize disturbance/minimize maintenance
- Reduce Impervious cover
- Source Control