Use locally produced products (wood, brick, and stone for example) in construction projects to reduce energy use and transportation costs associated with shipping materials over long distances.
When opportunities arise to work with utility companies, request that the number of overhead utility lines be reduced and/or consolidated to enhance the quality of scenic views.
Use grass-lined channels, rain gardens, and other forms of natural water filtration methods to clean runoff before it reaches creeks and streams, particularly in areas tributary to Laurel Hill Creek and Coxes Creek.
Consider alternatives to concrete and asphalt during the construction and resurfacing of driveways and parking lots. Alternatives include permeable concrete, pavingstones,permeableinterlockingconcretepavers, and unmortared brick or stone. The use of gravel, rock, and decomposed granite may also be appropriate in some areas, provided that an appropriate form of erosion control can be maintained.
ROUTE 31 WEST CORRIDOR DESIGN GUIDE
DRAFT: MARCH 2009