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DCSM Revisions – New Landscaping Requirements

Pete Dolan
pdolan@pw.thelandlawyers.com

The Prince William County Planning Commission held a public hearing on November 3, 2010 and voted to recommend to the BOCS approval of changes to the DCSM landscaping requirements as prepared by County staff. The changes would increase the amount of plantings required in buffers and landscape strips without increasing required widths. One change would permit utility easements in landscape strips in certain circumstances (e.g., within a conduit), a change many industry representatives are supporting. For more information see:

http://www.pwcgov.org/planning/documents/pln2011-00093.pdf
(Staff report and proposed changes)

http://www.pwcgov.org/doclibrary/pdf/11861.pdf
(Staff presentation has been removed from Prince William site)

http://www.pwcgov.org/doclibrary/pdf/13055.pdf
(Comparison photographs have been removed from Prince William site).

The BOCS will consider the DCSM landscaping changes at a public hearing on December 7, 2010.

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