What benefits could low density zoning offer?

South Kenton is not likely to have sewer systems and storm drains for a long time. Homes with septic systems usually need at least 1 acre but can require more depending on the soil and terrain. If a septic system fails and lines need to be replaced, having larger lots allows for new lines without the expense of digging up the old lines. Once lines are approved and in place it is up to the homeowner to monitor and repair any failures.

Traditional housing developments mean lots of rooftops, concrete driveways and roads that will need to shed water (rainfall that could usually soak into the ground). Trees and vegetation are natural filters for pollutants. Watersheds and underground aquifers provide the lifeblood of agriculture. Keeping trees and vegetation and working with the natural terrain minimizes run-off. Less dense housing developments translates into less disturbance of landscape, trees, and vegetation.

A high rise in population creates issues for increased traffic on rural roads, increased needs for police, fire, and schools, and demand on County revenues to meet those needs.

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1. Why should we consider a change in residential zoning?
2. What benefits could low density zoning offer?
3. If we change the zoning, will that mean land value will decrease for those who want to sell their land?
4. How does present zoning fit in with agriculture and agritourism?