Land Use Map
Note: The map is only intended to be used to present the concept being discussed.
The map contains four broad categories that allow different densities and types of development and four overlays with specific functions. The categories cover large expanses and will ultimately be broken down into specific uses that reflect the intent of the specific category.
Category 1 (Yellow) – Retains the existing zoning in place, and many allow increases in density if it conforms to specific criteria.
Category 2 (Orange) – Urban core area where the majority of the new growth will take place.
Category 3 (Pink) – Transit Oriented Development (TOD) has been placed on areas that have transit or are planned for transit.
Category 4 (Green) – Designates areas that are currently under public ownership, that have been placed in conservation easements. There are also four overlays that indicate certain areas for specific type of development.
Overlay 1 – Employment Center, designated by a blue oval, is an overlay that emphasizes business or industrial uses, rather then residential. Criteria could be developed to protect business development and keep out incompatible residential.
Overlay 2 – Activity Center, designated by a red oval, is an overlay that emphasizes an intensive mix of uses, including residential. These centers will become the major commercial areas.
Overlay 3 – Neighborhood Center, identifies small mixed use areas that will provide primarily daily goods and services for nearby residents.
Overlay 4 – Special Districts are placed on areas that have unique characteristics where the City would like to encourage the current use and allow for expansion of compatible uses.