A line drawn around a metropolitan area to designate where growth will be directed. New infill development is usually encouraged in existing urban areas to reduce the need to continue to build outward while land outside the boundary is protected as open space or for agricultural, forestry, or low-density residential development. Most UGBs are required to be adjusted periodically so that there is always a supply of developable land within the boundary.
The boundary around a metropolitan area known as the Urban Growth Area (UGA) outside of which no urban improvements may occur. The UGB is intended to accommodate all projected population and employment growth within a 20-year planning period.
As defined for Lancaster County, this is a boundary around an urban area in the County that is intended to direct growth in the urban area where there is a full range of public facilities and services available to support residential economic development and to prevent development from sprawling into rural areas.
Most land-use plans include an Urban Growth Boundary (UGB). A UGB is an imaginary line that separates areas where development is allowed and areas where development is restricted. UGBs encourage development in existing urban areas and preservation of land outside the boundary.
A line drawn around a metropolitan area, designating the limits of allowable growth. Land outside the boundary is protected from new development.
The line within which all urban development is to be contained.
A legally defined line separating areas of development from areas designated for protection. A mechanism for growth management to prevent urban sprawl.
A planning tool used to set the maximum extent of an area to be developed.
a line of demarcation inside of which you develop, outside of which you don't develop
an official dividing line at the edge of a community separating land open to development from land to be preserved for agriculture or open space
a politically-designated line around cities beyond which development is prohibited or significantly curtailed
The local government enacts an ordinance that defines on a map where growth will occur in the future and where basic services, such as schools, sewers, water facilities, and police and fire protection, can be provided economically.
An Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) is a mapped line that separates land on which development will be concentrated from land on which development will be discouraged or prohibited. Typically, facilities and services necessary for urban development are provided within the boundary, while service extensions outside the boundary are restricted.
A line drawn around a city that prohibits development outside that boundary. Designed to slow or prevent sprawl, UGBs are designed to accommodate growth for a designated period of time and are used to guide infrastructure development. Portland , Oregon is the most commonly cited example of an urban growth boundary.
The line that marks the separation between rural and urban land. The UGB is updated every five years so that the land within the boundary can accommodate 20 years of expected growth in the region. Metro's jurisdiction covers the land within the UGB plus some additional lands outside the UGB.
Area designated to contain urban development within planned urban area where basic services, such as sewers, water facilities, and police and fire protection, can be economically provided.
A management tool to contain urban areas and limit their expansion. It divides land that is urban – to be used for housing, shops, factories – from land that is non-urban and to be used for purposes such as conservation, agriculture, mineral extraction, airports and the like. An urban growth boundary encourages urban consolidation and protects valued non-urban areas from urban development.
An urban growth boundary, or UGB, is a regional boundary, set in an attempt to control urbanization by designating the area inside the boundary for higher density urban development and the area outside the boundary for lower density rural development.