Specifically, under this package, a landowner could increase thedensity of allowable development on a parcel of land in exchangefor preserving a portion in perpetuity.

House Bill 4995, sponsored by State Representative Ruth Johnson(R - Holly), and House Bill 5028, sponsored by State representativeRandy Richardville (R - Monroe), creates an option for developersto increase density in exchange for preserving 50% of the land asopen space.

"We are determined to protect private property rights and keeptaxes down," says Rep. Johnson. She chairs the House Land Use andEnvironment Committee.

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