I have a question about what Path 2- connected site and whether a project has been previously developed. I am working on a project that is situated adjacent to a park. The park has been graded, there are paths (gravel and concrete), play structures, picnic shelters and a parking lot. Can this be considered previously developed?
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Deborah LuckingDirector of Sustainability
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February 11, 2022 - 11:54 am
As to whether the park is considered "previously developed" here is the definition from the Reference Guide: "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."