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This report examines land-use patterns in Virginia that result in urban sprawl, high development of farmland and open space, and break-down of the community base. The study offers suggestions of how to make it cost effective for developers to build in existing communities, as well as incentives to ease pressure on rural land-owners to sell their land.
Maryland’s population is increasing rapidly while the state continues to lose its agricultural lands. This study explores Maryland’s primary tax measures affecting agriculture, the agricultural use assessment (AUA) and the agricultural land transfer tax (ATT), in order to determine whether these related tax programs could be improved in ways that would encourage farmland protection while continuing to benefit farmers’ bottom
This report provides an overview of land use and transportation trends in seven southeastern states – Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. It then examines tools and strategies to guide the location, pace, and scale of growth that are being successfully implemented in the region. These strategies include incentives to preserve open space and farmland, incentives and revised regulations to en