Selections From Carrboro Vision 2020
2.12 The Town should limit development in sensitive areas such as the watershed, wetlands, and other areas the development of which could adversely affect water supplies and habitat. The Town’s restrictions on development within the University Lake Watershed should be retained and enforced.
2.21 The Town should continue to require the preservation and maintenance of open space when land is developed, to enforce restraints on clear-cutting, and to require adequate buffers.
2.22 Where development is deemed acceptable, there should be well defined dense development with areas of well preserved open space.
3.1 In the interest of environmental preservation, new commercial development must minimize negative environmental impact, it must emphasize appropriate buffers, and it must not compromise the integrity of established neighborhoods.