Concerned about recently proposed, intensive riverfront development projects such as Haymount, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation hired Dodson & Flinker to develop guidelines for the creation of a regional greenbelt interspersed with small-scale, environmentally sustainable projects in the Rappahannock River basin. Detailed plans were developed for three actual sites along the river, demonstrating existing conditions as well as typical and recommended development patterns. Recommended development featured the creation of the regional greenbelt through open space development techniques, extensive riverfront buffer zones, traditional development patterns and architectural styles and environmental waste management technology. The results of the project were published by CBF in their award-winning 1996 manual: A Better Way to Grow: For More Livable Communities and a Healthier Chesapeake Bay.