In a sudden reversal of discussion about encouraging commercial growth in our little town to begin at the old town center and grow outward, I now hear our board talking about "pocket zoning" as though it were a desirable alternative. Does this term mean something to you guys? I have a vague notion it refers to providing for commercial centers in numerous small neighborhoods rather than concentrating business in one place. I can see advantages to this in the larger scale of more urban areas, but am having a hard time understanding how it could work in a rural town of pop. 400, which has almost no commercial development at all so far (though we are on the verge of having over 100 new homes built). Could this be a smart approach, or is it an invitation to sprawl? Or am I altogether wrong about its meaning? Thanks!