Density map purpose detailed
(Editor’s note: The following excerpt comes from the Lake County Density Map and Regulations document that was adopted Oct. 1, 2005 under the section: Purpose.)
The purpose of the Lake County Density Map and Regulations is to lessen congestion in the streets; to secure from fire, panic, and other dangers; to promote public health and general welfare, to provide adequate light and air; to prevent the overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of population; and to facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks and other public requirements. Further, the Lake County Density Map and Regulations have been designed to encourage more intensive future development close to cities and towns and sparser development farther from population centers. The Density Map and Regulations are intended to direct growth where public services such as fire and police protection, school bus transportation and road maintenance can be provided in a cost effective manner, thereby reducing public expenditures. The Density Map and Regulations have also been designed to help maintain the rural character of agricultural and timber production areas and to protect important wildlife habitat, water quality and natural resources in Lake County. Finally, the Density Map and Regulations have been developed to provide clear guidelines to developers, citizens and elected and appointed officials regarding the future growth of Lake County and the immediate development potential of specific geographic areas. The Density Map and Regulations are only intended to influence the density of new parcels created under Lake County’s jurisdiction and are not intended to prescribe land use. Any future attempt to add provisions that dictate specific land uses on a countywide basis shall result in the Density Map and Regulations becoming null and void.