The credit language says: "Determine the percentage of land that is previously developed by dividing the previously developed area by the total land area less streets and rights-of-way within 1/2 mile (800 meters) of the project boundary. water bodies are not included in land area. if this percentage is 75% or greater, the location is considered an infll site."
Streets and water is excluded in the calculation. What about green areas such as parks? Are they inbluded in the "total land area"?
Elizabeth (Zeba) FloydProject Director
Sustainable Design Consulting LLC
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June 13, 2018 - 11:54 am
Yes, a park would be included in "total land area".
February 2, 2021 - 11:46 am
The Guide says: Tricky lands to assess include those with few buildings present. If the land previously had buildings, then it is considered previously developed even if those buildings have since been torn down. Another frequently confusing
situation is parkland. Pay careful attention to the type of parkland. Improved parks with manicured landscaping and
constructed features like playgrounds (e.g., a city park) are considered previously developed. Land that has only
been cleared or graded, with no additional improvements, is not considered previously developed. Land maintained
in a natural state (e.g., a forest preserve) is not considered previously developed, even if minor features like walking
paths are present.''