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Hassan Open Space Preserves.

Shively, Emily.

Hassan Township has an adopted Park, Trail, and Greenway plan, as well as a land use ordinance to encourage protection of open space and sensitive natural areas. However, neither the plan nor the ordinance adequately provides for the acquisition, management, and perpetual preservation of open space parcels, and the ordinance is poorly coordinated with the greenway plan. A graduate student in landscape architecture assisted the community to identify acquisition and management best practices, as well as document the benefits of open space preservation. Project partners included staff and elected officials of the City of Rogers, which has an orderly annexation agreement with Hassan Township. This final report documents the value of open space protection, identifies strategies for acquiring properties in the designated greenway corridor, summarizes policies and best practices for preserving and managing open spaces, and assesses the fiscal impacts of public ownership and management of open space parcels. This information will be used to inform the township's efforts to refine its open space plan and adopt policies to begin implementing the plan.

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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.
This project was supported by a grant from the Community Growth Options (U-CGO) program, a joint project of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, with funding from the McKnight Foundation.
50 pp.
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