Advocacy Group Suggests Increasing Population Density
May 30, 2010
By Damian Mann
Advocacy groups suggest increasing population density
Blueprint for urban growth across Jackson County would cut out too much farmland, watchdogs say
A trio of land-use watchdog organizations say a proposal to eventually add 8,500 acres around six Jackson County cities would gobble up too much farmland.
Sarah Vaile, an outreach coordinator for Rogue Advocates, 1000 Friends of Oregon and Friends of Jackson County, said the organizations want cities to push for higher densities to prevent sprawl into about 1,200 acres of high-value farm areas.