If a farming use along the Corridor becomes inactive but attractive and structurally sound agricultural structures remain (farmhouses, silos, barns), retain structures that could be occupied by other uses. Encourage property owners to adaptively reuse these structures for new uses.
Allow markets for local goods and produce to locate along the Corridor, but only locate food stands and farmers’ markets in locations where it is safe for drivers to pull off the roadway. The use of existing agricultural buildings and farmhouses for economic outlets are preferred in lieu of temporary/makeshift structures positioned near the roadway.
Use architectural styles that are classic, simple, and functional. Recommended architectural styles that positively reinforce the area’s traditional character and complement a pastoral-agrarian-mountain village theme include American Farmhouse, Early American, and Vernacular. Other appropriate styles are listed in Section 4 of this document
DRAFT: MARCH 2009
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