In the community where I work, there's two large private institutions of higher learning, and a large medical center. The underlying zoning on their campuses is a patchwork of rural and residential districts, with educational and medical uses permitted as special uses pr through use variances. (Use variances are permitted under New York's planning enabling legislation.) The intent of regulating campus uses this way was to preserve sensitive open space and natural features on their property.
I recommended some form of campus zoning in the draft comprehensive plan to replace the current jerry-rigged method of regulation. Can anyone recommend some good examples of campus zoning? How would you approach campus zoning?