The natural systems of the Village and its planning area serve, more than any other attribute, to define the character of the countryside. Residents and visitors alike become enamored with the sweeping valley vistas, the profusion of wildflowers, and the certainty of seeing mammals and a multitude of birds, the heavy woodlands bordering narrow and twisting roads. A desire to protect the richness of this landscape has been the primary reason behind the long established desire by area residents to maintain significant parcels of open space, as well as low density and low impact land uses.
Surrounded by established municipalities, the Village defines its role as a green area separating those cities. Its unique glacial topography, extensive forestation and other natural endowments have esthetic value and regional importance. The preservation of open space is fundamental to environmental and ecological stability and of vital importance in an expanding metropolitan area.
Bull Valley differs from its neighbors because of its large lots and sizable areas of open space that contribute to the rural atmosphere and are an integral part of the everyday living environment. Where most communities develop dense business districts and town centers with neighborhoods and larger lots fanning out from that center, Bull Valley reverses this model, retaining large parcels of land centrally in the core of the village, many in dedicated conservation easements and private and public nature preserves, with smaller lot development occurring at the edges of the village.
Hello, Greetings from the Village of Bull Valley. I hope you find the following developments as pleasing and encouraging as I do. It is a joy to be able to report the following good news which affects us all.