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SCEAC: Open space a defining characteristic of county suburbs

This map shows areas within Glenville designated as "open space," which is typically undeveloped, rural, or protected areas.  The map was compiled by Glenville officials as part of its Open Space Plan, which was approved in 2008. NOTE: Two separate images were placed together by The Spotlight to form a complete map.

This map shows areas within Glenville designated as "open space," which is typically undeveloped, rural, or protected areas. The map was compiled by Glenville officials as part of its Open Space Plan, which was approved in 2008. NOTE: Two separate images were placed together by The Spotlight to form a complete map.

Corcoran said having an approved plan shows the town is “more than just talk” and officials can point to actual actions with results. While the plan is going to be revisited in 2013, he doesn’t foresee any major changes, because the five-year revision cycle allows for a gradual progression.

“We are still fine tuning some of the policies now and I think it is going to take a few years to find out if we have gone in the wrong direction in some areas or hit a homerun in others,” he said. “I don’t think the overriding purpose of the plan would change. … It is more of a fine tuning I would say.”

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