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Homes-v2008 LLc6: Access to open space 1 point

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Intent

Provide open spaces to encourage walking, physical activity, and time spent outdoors.

Requirements

Prerequisites

None.

Credits

6 Access to open space (1 point). Select a location within ½ mile of a publicly accessible or community-based open space that is at least ¾ acre in size. The open space requirement can be met by either one large open space or two smaller spaces totaling ¾ acre.

Note: Open spaces must consist predominantly of softscapes such as soil, grass, shrubs, and trees. These include natural open spaces; city, county, and state parks; play areas; and other community open spaces specifically intended for recreational use. Areas around ponds can be counted as open space if they have usable, accessible recreational space such as walking or bicycle paths. Private lands open to the public for passive recreation are also acceptable provided there is deeded public access or a history of allowable public use and anticipated continued future public use for at least 10 years.

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© Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

Intent

Provide open spaces to encourage walking, physical activity, and time spent outdoors.

Requirements

Prerequisites

None.

Credits

6 Access to open space (1 point). Select a location within ½ mile of a publicly accessible or community-based open space that is at least ¾ acre in size. The open space requirement can be met by either one large open space or two smaller spaces totaling ¾ acre.

Note: Open spaces must consist predominantly of softscapes such as soil, grass, shrubs, and trees. These include natural open spaces; city, county, and state parks; play areas; and other community open spaces specifically intended for recreational use. Areas around ponds can be counted as open space if they have usable, accessible recreational space such as walking or bicycle paths. Private lands open to the public for passive recreation are also acceptable provided there is deeded public access or a history of allowable public use and anticipated continued future public use for at least 10 years.

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