Benefits of Open Space

Raccoon Creek
Raccoon Creek

Green space protection provides many benefits to the overall Granville Community. The benefits include:

  • Protecting the rural character of the community

  • Protecting natural environments
  • Improving air and water quality
  • Ensuring that residents have access to countryside, with consequent educational and recreational opportunities in perpetuity
  • Providing walking areas close to the village
  • Maintaining habitats for wild plants and animals
  • Preserving farmland
  • Protecting community boundaries from over-development with housing which would put additional pressure on Granville’s community resources
  • Protecting or enhancing property values throughout the community

Benefits to property owners include the Clean Ohio Agricultural Easement Purchase Program which purchases agricultural easements from interested Ohio farmland owners.

Bryn Du Mansion Grounds
Bryn Du Mansion Grounds