Sustainable Sites - Credit 5.2

Site Development - Maximize Open Space (1 points)

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The intent of this credit is to provide a high ratio of open space to development footprint to promote biodiversity by meeting specific ratios of open space to developed space. Parking garages on the lower floors of a building can be used to help reduce the footprint of a site development. Pervious concrete parking areas can eliminate or reduce land required for detention ponds and can help maximize open space. This is worth 1 point.