The Highlands Council, working with its constituent municipalities, consultants, and other State and local resources, compiled zoning information in order to understand local conditions and potential for future land development. This zoning information was consolidated into 16 composite zone categories for ease of comparison and evaluation regionally. Current (as of November 2005) zoning data from all 88 municipalities in the Highlands Region was collected, including the designated use (residential, commercial, institutional, etc) (see Appendix C: Municipal and Highlands Composite Zone Comparison). Estate Residential, Resource Residential, Rural Residential, and Low Density Residential are all lower density residential zones which range from less than 0.09 to 1.00 dwelling units/acre. Suburban Residential, Medium Density Residential, and High Density Residential range from 1.01 to 8.00 dwelling units/acre. Townhouse/Attached Residential and Garden Apartments have the highest densities and are above 8.00 dwelling units/acre. Lands that are zoned for Institutional or Public Lands were grouped for this category. The remaining composite zones are more diverse and therefore without specified density ranges.
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