I have a large area that the county is looking to downzone on Monday coming up. I'm looking for anyone's rock solid arguments. These tracts abut a Federal Forest, many conservation easements exist already, some of the area is in a historic district, and there is no sewer but possible access to water. The current zoning (for the most part) is 30,000 sq. ft. lots but it is in the agricultural land use classification of the comp plan. I have a council member who is making the motion to downzone to R15 (15 acre minimum lot sizes and the only other option we have).
What are some arguments you have used to compel council and public that it is a good thing and what really got their attention.
Wish me luck come Monday night, I had an anxiety fit about presenting last night in the middle of the night I couldn't go back to sleep I was thinking about it too much.