Alternative Three illustrates a land use pattern that incorporates the potential for sanitary sewer expansion into the Town.  As stated in the draft plan, the expansion of sanitary sewer into the Town should be a careful and thoughtful process.  Cost, maintenance, operation and increased density are all factors that should be weighed by the Town in the decision making process.

 

If sanitary sewers were available, the typical Town gird system could be expanded into areas identified in Orange.  Dwelling units could consist of single family detached, single family attached (commonly known as patio homes) and multi-family dwelling units.  Buildings facing US 150 in the Central Historic District could be developed as mixed use buildings.  Retail and Professional uses on the street level and family dwelling units located on second floors.   

 

The Gray area on the map indicates a mixed use district.  The boundaries of this district would be town’s southwestern boundary through the Central Historic District indicated in Grey. The break in the Central Historic District would be at Pekin Road in the east with Clark and Harrison Streets being the boundary to the north and south respectively. This would allow for more commercial activity to occur in the section of the Town between Pekin and Buttontown Road. 

 

The Central Historic District should consist of primarily of single family residential dwellings on small lots and interspersed with small retail commercial activities.  Future land uses should consider small retail, small professional offices, and single family residential. Any large scale redevelopment in this area should be required to go through a planned unit development process to insure development meets community standards and preserves town character.

 

The residential areas indicated in yellow should consist of single family residential dwellings.  New developments utilizing septic fields should be sized appropriately (37,000 square feet) and be required to have a redundant field identified.  New development that would use sanitary sewer should be sized between 10,000 and 12,000 square feet.  The Eastern US 150 business corridor is identified as Red for commercial and Purple for Light Industrial activities.  Greenville Park is indicated in Blue.  The Town should consider designating Harrison Street as a major link to the park and the Central Historic District and consider improvements to accommodate and encourage pedestrian and bicycle travel.