Village of Folsom Draft

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Village of Folsom Draft

Housing Strategic Recommendations1) Improve Housing in a Comprehensive Manner –Encourage residential development in areas that arephysically and environmentally appropriate.Strategy 1: Accommodate growth in Folsom by encouragingand facilitating new development on vacant, bypassed andunderutilized land within areas that is currently served byinfrastructure, utilities and public facilities.Strategy 2: Provide developers and property owners flexibilityso that they can achieve high quality design and develop infillprojects that strengthen existing neighborhoods.Strategy 3: Encourage the use of clustering in newdevelopment to help preserve open space, protect sensitivenatural features and contain infrastructure and housing costs.Strategy 4: Where appropriate, encourage development that ispedestrian-scaled and connected to adjacent street patterns toencourage mobility, access and orderly development.Strategy 1: Encourage a high-quality Village environment witha balanced mix of residential, commercial, recreational, openspace, employment and institutional uses and building types.Strategy 2: Partner with Parish St. Tammany and other nonprofithomeownership providers such as Habitat for Humanityand the Volunteers of America to increase the supply of qualityaffordable housing for lower income households.Strategy 3: Allow for high quality multi-unit homes or smallscaleapartments on appropriately sized lots consistent indesign and scale to existing neighborhoods.Strategy 4: Update the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance withdesign standards to guarantee that multi-family and mixed-usedevelopments enhance the character of the Village.Strategy 5: Coordinate with St. Tammany Parish to improveoutreach, assessment and inter-agency cooperation in order toassist individuals and families in the Village that are at risk ofbecoming homeless.Strategy 5: When new residential development occurs adjacentto working farms, equine facilities and/or horticulturalproduction, buffers shall be established on the non-farm lotcommensurate with the nature, size and intensity of thefarming operation.2) Encourage Housing Choice – Support the developmentof a variety of housing types that are affordable and thatmeet the housing needs of all residents, including theelderly population.Village of Folsom, LADRAFT Comprehensive Master Plan – 11.7.2010 Draft55

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