Why it's important to the region
Protecting rural landscapes helps contain growth within the Urban Containment Boundary. Lands with a Rural designation have low density residential, small scale commercial, and some agricultural, industrial, and institutional uses. However, urban levels of development are not intended for these areas and to ensure this, sewer services are not extended into these areas.
What it means for you
Supports efficient utility & transportation infrastructure
Rural lands can be used for food production
Rural lands provide environmental benefits