Planning and managing sustainable growth in rural areas creates a dynamic tension for communities.
Jeremy Grimes the City Planner for the City of Sandpoint and regional planner, discusses how three local communities and Bonner County are working together on these issues with the Land Trust to develop a Green Print for development. This collaborative effort is helping to develop a regional master plan for growth that includes all aspects of growth within the local environment. He offers some great insights, resources and examples for other communities looking at the issues related private/public land use issues, zoning, transportation, improvement, and expansion of essential services; innovation in building, management of natural resources and recreational development.
In his 8 years in the community, Jeremy has seen many changes. In his own life as he and his wife raise two earth conscious children and have started a business, Sandpoint Fiber Company. He and his family raise and care for cashmere goats, alpacas and Shetland sheep and create natural fibers and fabrics.
Toward a Sustainable Maine – Politics, Economics and Ethics of Sustainability by Richard Barringer
City of Sandpoint web page: Sandpoint