2.4.1 Present Land Use

The predominant land use in the subwatershed is single family residential (see Figure 7).  There is a commercial/industrial corridor along TH 55 and Vicksburg Lane in the upper subwatershed, and another commercial node at TH 101 and County Road 6.  Some small pockets of undeveloped area remain, mainly large lots.

Table 1.  Percent of Gleason Lake subwatershed by 2000 land use.

Land Use 2000

Acres

% of Subwatershed

Single Family Residential

2,437.7

64.7%

Vacant

376.7

10.0%

Water

301.2

8.0%

Institutional

198.7

5.3%

Parks and Open Space

158.3

4.2%

Highway

101.0

2.7%

Retail/Office

72.8

1.9%

Multi Family

64.3

1.7%

Industrial

47.3

1.3%

Agricultural

8.3

0.2%

 

3,766.3

 

Source: Metropolitan Council.  See Figure 7.