Nacogdoches Case Study

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The city of Nacogdoches is currently covered with _% (planning to meet with Dr. Unger) paving and parking. Large amounts of dark pavement and asphalt cover increases the urban heat island effect, physical stress of residents, and storm water runoff into roads. Currently, there are no requirements for the commercial districts to uphold the Nacogdoches garden capital of Texas name, or provide shaded parking. Businesses are required only to install and maintain street trees, as described in, Article VI, Section 118-430 of the Nacogdoches Code of Ordinances. Through utilization of the recently drafted Development Standards Section Ordinance, effects of open parking lots can begin to be mitigated. The draft DSS Ordinance requires emerging businesses
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