A Design Guidebook for Towns and Villages - Guidebook Volume 2

Volume 2: A Design Guidebook for Towns and Villages in Cattaraugus County (Smart Development for Quality Communities Series, Cattaraugus County, New York, April 2001).

Randall Arendt and Cattaraugus County collaborated in the production of this design guidebook, with assistance from the Natural Lands Trust of Pennsylvania. It includes numerous design concepts and techniques that, when used, allows growth and conserves open space at the same time.

Randall Arendt is a nationally recognized consulting expert in the field of rural design and planning. The ideas and techniques that Randall Arendt presents can be applied to residential, commercial and light industrial land uses for Cattaraugus County and its 47 municipalities. This guidebook includes findings from a visual preference survey,  and presents demonstration projects on specific sites for two rural villages (Franklinville and Little Valley, New York).  These demonstration projects are meant to serve as local models, and to suggest creative, new ideas to community officials and citizens. This guidebook, along with Volume 1, was adopted (as a set) by the Cattaraugus County Legislature on May 26, 2004 as the initial components of a new Comprehensive Plan for the 21st Century. These two guidebooks (as a set) received the New York State Governor’s Quality Communities Award For Excellence in October 2002. This Design Guidebook won the “2002 Livable Community Award” from a regional group of retired people called partners for A Livable Western new York for urging better education and designs for the county and its 47 municipalities.

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