The future vision for the Route 31 West Corridor is to preserve its agricultural, outdoor recreational, and mountainous characteristics, encourage development to cluster together and be attractive and complementary in style, and to preserve agricultural lands, woodlands, open spaces, and scenic vistas.
Along long stretches of the road, no development would be visible. The traveler would enjoy scenic views of woodlands, mountain vistas, and agricultural fields and farms. Properties would be well-maintained and visually appealing. In activity areas (such as in and near the villages of Bakersville and Lavansville, near the entrance to Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort, and east of Coxes Creek Road), development would visually complement the natural surroundings and reflect building styles traditionally used in the region.
The theme that would best suit the Route 31 West Corridor is Pastoral-Agrarian-Mountain Village. With application of the design recommendations described in Section 5, the Corridor will retain its scenic characteristics, embrace its more than 100 years of agricultural and outdoor recreation history, and visually reflect a pastoral-agrarian-mountain village theme in ways that are appropriate for the Corridor yet fitting with a modern lifestyle.
ROUTE 31 WEST CORRIDOR DESIGN GUIDE
DRAFT: MARCH 2009
In order to illustrate the desired visio Illustration has been prepared. The ill artist’s sketch demonstrating the applica design guidelines recommended in Sectio A commercial development area has been The illustration is conceptual, but shows the future.
Buildings are sufficiently set back from the driveways, and are low in profile to allow backdrop. Natural materials such as bric are used on building exteriors and for de such as walls, fences and signs. Parking landscaped. Lighting is directed downw dark night sky. Buildings appear as thou agricultural-pastoral-mountain village ch
To summarize, roadway travelers perceiv area to be inviting. They feel enticed to businesses because the buildings offer mountain village ambiance that is uniqu residential and other private use areas, conveyed, but absent the public welcomin signs and wide driveway aprons) that wo travelers to park or trespass on private pr