PROTECT SMART GROWTH PRINCIPLES. Land with significant conservation value should not be surplussed for uses other than conservation. Smart Growth evaluations should be conducted as an open, joint effort between local and regional planners, and should be used to define reuse options. Regional guidelines should be provided to insure the protection of open space and the reuse of existing buildings for affordable housing and community economic development. Disposable state lands requested by the Department of Conservation and Recreation for preservation should not be ìsoldî to the agency by reducing its capital budget authority. As provided under Chapter 7, any disposition should be consistent with ongoing municipal land use plans.