Definitions for "Cluster Development"
A development pattern - for residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, or combination of uses, in which the uses are grouped or "clustered", through a density transfer, rather than spread evenly throughout the parcel as in conventional lot-by-lot development. A local jurisdiction's Critical Area Program may authorize such development by permitting smaller lot sizes if a specified portion of the land is kept in permanent open space to provide natural habitat or open space uses through public or private dedication.
Also known as open space development, cluster development offers an alternative to large-lot rural sprawl. Builders plan subdivisions on a smaller portion of the available tract, reserving a sizable amount of the space as protected open space.
a development approach where buildings are grouped in close proximity and the remaining land is used as open space and recreational land.
The grouping of housing units on less than normal size homesites, with the remaining land being devoted to common areas.