The Town of Avon was awarded a 2018 CRCOG Regional Sustainability Award for its novel and progressive regulatory solution to tie sound economic infill development with the implementation of proven sustainability measures. This new model regulation has already been put to good use to address a problem property within the town and provides an extensive menu of eligible sustainability tools covering energy, stormwater, water conservation, site design, land use, and agricultural preservation. While the town prescribed clear measures of sustainability, it also crafted the regulations to be dynamic and open to new technological advances, adding flexibility to the regulatory process.
The town developed these regulations to be scalable to rural, suburban, or urban situations and believes they can serve as a model for surrounding communities within the region. In fact, Avon was featured at a national conference hosted by the Congress for the New Urbanism for their innovative regulatory approach.
Click here to access excerpts of that presentation, including the new regulations.