Sloping Land

Slopes of various types, including those considered level, gentle, rolling, and steep impact land use, transportation systems, utility systems, and erosion control in many different ways. As stated in the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, land with slopes of 15% or greater have had limited development in the past. 

Slope Utilization

A generalized format addressing issues of slope utilization outlined in the County Development Plan of 1968 is as follows:

Slopes
Utilization
Type of Slope

0 to 3%  

Utilized for all types of development 

Level

3 to 8% 

Suitable for many types of development 

Gentle

8 to 15%

Suitable for selected types of uses

Rolling

15 to 25%

Unsuitable except parks and mansions 

Steep

25% or more

Open space and wildlife only 

Hazardous