The primary goal for the Village and Town of Cazenovia was to safeguard the character of each community while fostering economic growth. This inter-municipal planning initiative led to broad consensus that the quaint lakefront village character and the town’s surrounding agrarian character were mutually important in defining the essence of the greater community as a whole. How to protect this character while encouraging growth and protecting a sole-source aquifer was the challenge for EDR’s planners and landscape architects. In preparing this joint comprehensive plan, we reviewed and analyzed socioeconomic and infrastructural data, developed a community vision, conducted a build out analysis to compare the impacts of conventional and conservation subdivision regulations, and recommended specific revisions to the communities’ respective zoning regulations. Upon adoption of the joint comprehensive plan, the town also adopted conservation subdivision regulations.