Celebrating green spaces, trails, and water access as key to Ellsworth’s fishing, farming, and forestry heritage, and recognizing the current and future needs for the same as a key component to quality of life and a healthy local economy, the green spaces committee will create a plan to protect open space in Ellsworth and the corridors that connect them for people and nature, incorporating thinking about clean water, access to water bodies, wildlife habitat protection, greater opportunities for outdoor recreation and opportunities to travel around the downtown and outside without a car.
- Access to water
- Protecting water quality
- Habitat protection and preventing further landscape fragmentation
- Opportunities for outdoor recreation
- Opportunities for non-car transportation
- Protecting farmland and open space
- Climate resilience
Build Out Analysis
The Conserved Lands Subcommittee, Frenchman Bay Conservancy, and F.B. Environmental, in partnership with the City of Ellsworth, are creating a tool for the community to plan growth, development, and conservation.
This exercise will investigate:
- Under current zoning, how much land is currently available for development?
- How might the town’s appearance change over time?
- What are the potential impacts from future development?