Vital Communities Principles
Photo by Tompkins County Planning Department
Subprinciple A - Protect
prime agricultural soils and areas of contiguous agricultural
Subprinciple B - Enhance
the viability of existing farming operations and agricultural
businesses, and encourage new ones to be formed.
Subprinciple C - Encourage
development that is designed to preserve open space and valuable
Subprinciple D - Provide
for a variety of formal and informal economic activities, such
as private timber harvesting, agri-tourism, and home businesses,
which support a rural way of life.
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