Residential Land Use

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Residential Land Use

Outside of Woodstock, Marengo, and Union, the primary non-agricultural land use within the Township is single family residential. Most of the single family residential are large lot (one acre or greater) and rural (5 acres to 20 acres).

Future residential development should focus on expanding out form the established municipalities of Woodstock, Marengo and Union. This type of growth will allow for the controlled expansion of city services (police, fire, health and human services) in an orderly and logical manner. If development must occur within the center of the township then extensive engineering studies must be undertaken to demonstrate adequate sanitary, fresh water, traffic, storm runoff and emergency service capacity to serve the proposed development.