Regional Infrastructure and Institutional Facilities

Regional services and institutions often require larger-scale facilities and other types of infrastructure that can be land intensive. In many cases, these land uses have specific location requirements, may conflict with other land uses within an area, or need to be sited close to the populations they serve. Appropriate planning for the locations of these uses are integral to ongoing land use planning and management for the Region.

Objectives

16-1         Accommodate major regional infrastructure and institutional facilities that are critical to regional growth and development

16-2         Prevent potential land use conflicts involving regional infrastructure and institutional facilities

16-3         Site regional institutional facilities close to the populations they serve, as appropriate

16-4         Coordinate land use demands for infrastructure and institutional facilities with regional and local plans

Policies

16.01       Regional Infrastructure Locations. Regional public utilities, waste management and remediation industries, and other regional infrastructure uses that require a significant land base to operate shall locate in areas identified as “Regional Infrastructure” on the Regional Land Use Map.

16.02       Regional Institutional Facility Use Locations. Regional community, institutional, and governmental uses that require large facilities and a significant land base to operate, such as regional health care facilities, places of worship, or educational facilities, shall locate in areas identified as “Regional Institutional Facilities” on the Regional Land Use Map.

16.03       Incompatible Uses Prohibited. Designated areas for regional infrastructure and institutional facilities shall be protected from uses and development incompatible with the indicated use of the site.

16.04       Identification of Regional Infrastructure and Institutional Facilities Lands. P4G shall identify and coordinate the designation of lands required for regional infrastructure and institutional facilities in cooperation with regional service providers.