Linking Water Resources and Best Local Land Use Practices Document
Matrices of Examples
Case Studies (new page)
Videos (new page)
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has adopted the document at its meeting on December 12, 2012. The Ohio Water Resources Council has adopted the document at its meeting on February 20, 2013.
Linking Water Resources and Best Local Land Use Practices Individual chapters of the Linking Land Use and Ohio's Waters (Chapters are PDFs approx. 2-9 MB each; tables are MS Excel files):
Cover, Table of Contents, and Chapter 1 - Introduction : video 1, video 2, video 8 on YouTube : Web References
Chapter 2 - Comprehensive Planning : video 3 on YouTube : Web References
Chapter 3 - Compact Development : Table of examples : video 4 on YouTube : Web References
Chapter 4 - Conservation Development : Table of commercial examples : Table of general examples : video 5 on YouTube : Web References
Chapter 5 - Storm Water Management : Table of storm water examples : Table of erosion control examples : video 6 on YouTube : Web References
Chapter 6 - Stream, Floodplain, and Wetland Protection : Table of examples : video 7 on YouTube : Web References
Chapter 7 - Source Water Protection : Web References
Chapter 8 - Natural Areas Establishment & Management : Table of examples : Web References
Chapter 9 - Brownfields Redevelopment : Table of examples : Web References
Chapter 10 - Tree and Woodland Protection : Table of examples : Web References
Chapter 11 - Steep Slope Protection : Table of examples : Web References
Chapter 12 - Agricultural Lands Protection : Table of examples : Web References
Chapter 13 - Transfer of Development Rights : Table of examples : Web References
Chapter 14 - Historic Protection : Web References
Chapter 15 - Scenic Protection : Table of examples : Web References
Chapter 16 - Access Management : Table of general examples : Table of common access drive examples : Web References
Appendix - Acknowledgements
Matrices A set of tables comparing example regulations for each recommended Best Practice. These are the same tables listed above, here by topic instead of by chapter.
Checklists Want to compare your existing code to the recommended best practices? Use this checklist. We also have a Comprehensive Plan Best Practices checklist.
Bibliography Curious about how the practices contribute to economic prosperity? Review the bibliography of the economic value of the recommended Best Practices.
ODOT Brief: Research on the relationship between Balanced Growth land use and transportation policy
Bioswale Brief: Use of Green Infrastructure/Bioswales in street Rights-of-Way by local governments
Model Tree Canopy Cover Mgmt Regulation: Developed with community leaders, arborists, technical experts, and the development community in Ohio. Focused on the long term storm water and health and safety benefits of trees, quality of the tree living environment is prioritized over tree size and retention.
Green Infrastructure Incentives: This report was commissioned by the NEOSWTC and funded by Ohio EPA to assess the financial and operational decision-making around the choice of stormwater treatment practices for development in the region.