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Saving Land Saves Tax Dollars: Costs of Development & Conservation

Saving land saves money.

Studies in Pennsylvania and in other states fairly consistently have found that residential land typically costs more than what it provides back in revenues. Commercial, industrial, and farm and open land, in contrast, provide more than they require in services. These studies are useful for demonstrating that the mix of land uses in a community is important.