Plans that determine the extent and character of the services or accommodations required for development.


To manage the extent of future growth. To mitigate traffic and enhance mobility. To manage resources such as water.


Infrastructure plans need to be supported by technical studies. Typically, state and county level coordination is required. Investments may be costly.


The legislature can shape the extent and character of future growth without directly engaging individual property rights. State and county resources are available for municipal service extensions. Used to leverage inter-municipal/county/state level cooperation.


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