00010Impact fees and specialassessments:
Where previously undeveloped land is proposed for development, capital costsfor transit, roads, storm water facilities, and other municipal services shall beassessed to the development to the extent possible under current statutes.
12111Domestic Water / San Sewer
Show downward trend in water use and sewage output on a gallons per household , per business unit of output.
Institute a storm water utility charge of at least $X per X units of pervious surface(roof, pavement, etc.) Such charges may be offset by BMPs to infiltrate stormwater, including rain barrels, cisterns and terrace rain gardens. Perviouspavement and green roofs shall reduce the storm water charge. Alternatively,stormwater BMPs may be used to meet this criterion. Cities subject to regulationcan receive points in this area for exceeding minimum requirements.
A GIS survey of tree cover shall be performed and reviewed annually. In areaswith gross FAR of 1.0 or less (not including agricultural areas), if aggregate treecoverage declines, the applicant must submit a plan for reversing the trend for approval by the steering committee.
Evaluate proposed developments of more than either five dwelling units or 20,000 square feet of non-residential space for their effect on area-wide SOVtraffic. Staff shall communicate findings to their Plan Commissions and locallegislative body. Require that all non-residential developments of more than50,000 square feet requiring rezoning or conditional use permits submit atransportation demand management plan that mitigates traffic going to andfrom the site.
21222Infill Development Programs
Indetify, proactively target and pre-position underutilized or blighted propertiesthat occupy potentially vital areas within the urban fabric. Leveragebrownfields and remediation programs and utilize TIF funding to attract privatecapital for redevelopment.
10111Smart Code, TOD and TND zoningand Development codes
Adopt zoning code language that permits and codifies compact, mixed use,pedestrian and transit oriented development.
01001Surface parking/heat island:
Inventory all surface parking in the municipality (may be estimated by GISremote sensing) and reduce this amount by 10 percent per capita within 10years. Submit a plan to the steering committee and provide annual progressestimates. Additionally, for any new surface parking constructed, require atleast one shade tree for every 10 stalls.
Not counting lands zoned for open space (parks, wetlands, etc.) andagriculture, aggregate potential Floor Area Ratio under zoning shall increase byat least 1% per year.
1Policies to manage business andhousehold energy use
Policies to include energy assessments at time of sale/lease, provide EEinformation with application for building permit, Watt meters available to pubic
Require LEED-ND certification for any new large (neighborhood scale)development.
Establish a Property Assessed Clean Energy program, initiated with at least $1 for every resident in the locality. The program must finance energy efficiencymeasures, but may also finance renewable energy and water saving measures.(A similarly sized Pay As You Save program, running through municipal or privateutility bill tariffs, may substitute for the PACE program.)
Department heads in Engineering, Public Works, Planning, Traffic Engineeringand other departments as the participant deems necessary shall attend aLegacy Community training to be organized by the steering committee. A pointperson is designated.
For existing municipal buildings over 10,000 GSF complete an EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager spreadsheet. Buildings scoring less than 67 should besubjected to an energy audit. Develop a list of lighting and energyimprovements to raise Energy Star score. All new major equipment purchasesdecisions shall be based on applicable efficiency standards.
10010Outdoor, Roadway Lighting &Signals:
Inventory all streetlights to determine the cost of 1) safely retiring all mercuryvapor lights and 2) insuring that all streetlights meet or exceed 75 lumens/watt.Budget for 10 percent of this cost up to $10 per resident per year. New lighting isDark Sky compliant. Inventory all traffic and crosswalk signals to identify thoseusing incandescent bulbs. Budget for their replacement over 10 years, up to $10per resident per year.