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Development Service Districts

A Development Service District, or DSD, is a specific area identified for development to occur.  The County has installed or has plans for water and sewer infrastructure and road improvements. Outside the DSD boundaries, all land is intended for agriculture related activities, environmental conservation, and rural character preservation. The purpose of the DSDs is to direct future growth to these areas, thereby reducing development pressure and preventing sprawl in the rural parts of the County. Since their creation in 1991, the County has reaffirmed its commitment to guiding new development to these areas where adequate public infrastructure, including public roads, water and wastewater services, are presently available or planned in the future.  By focusing development in specific areas, DSDs help the County preserve areas outside of their boundaries for traditional agricultural and forestal uses, helping to protect the County’s rural landscape, history and lifestyle while managing public service costs.

Please visit the Development Service Districts page to see the different districts in detail

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DSDs September 2020