LAND USE AND BUILDING PLACEMENT
Maintain views of the existing agricultural and natural landscape as seen from Route 31 West. Do not allow new building construction (either a single building or a line of buildings) to substantially block scenic views.
Cluster development together rather than allowing it to spread out along the Corridor. Concentrate new development in locations where development already exists, near existing villages (Bakersville and Lavansville), near entrances to activity centers (Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort) and in the area between Coxes Creek Road and Somerset Borough.
Do not extend significant and continuous retail strip- centercommercialdevelopmentbeyondtheareawhere it already exists (at the eastern portion of the Corridor between Coxes Creek Road and Somerset Borough). Commercial development constructed along other segments of Route 31 West should be smaller in scale and not form a long line of continual development.
Discourage new development from disrupting wide agricultural landscapes and forests. The following segments of Route 31 West are identified as key areas where existing landscape preservation is highly valued.
Between the village of Lavansville and Coxes Creek Road.
Between the village of Bakersville and Trent Road.
Immediately east and west of Forbes State Forest and Kooser State Park
DRAFT: MARCH 2009
ROUTE 31 WES