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Strategy RC4.5: Encourage viewshed protection through design standards and sensitive development practices. Promote the use of local and regional resources.

Strategy Description

Local governments could adopt scenic viewshed overlay districts that require proposed developments over certain acreage to be approved by a design review committee. Viewshed overlay districts encourage the adherence to guidelines included in the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation publication “A Neighbor’s Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway.”

Additional Information / Case Studies

Recommendation

RC4: Preserve the region's scenic beauty.

Scale

Local
Regional