Planning For a Sustainable Future

Map of Proposed Mullan Development

Why would a sustainability scholar and farmland advocate support a new plan that will likely convert another 450 acres of prime agricultural soil to other uses? I have asked myself that many times as the so-called “Mullan Area Master Plan” has moved through the public process.

That’s a lot of a finite, valuable resource. I was not an easy sell.

Now, though, I am totally convinced this cutting-edge approach is the way to go. I am one of the members of the City-County Consolidated Planning Board, which recently voted unanimously for the plan and code, along with a recommendation to change the name (more on that below). I write on my own behalf.

What makes this plan different from previous ones? A lot. Read what makes this plan special here.