2.4.2 2020 and 2030 Land Use Planning

While agriculture is expected to continue to be an important land use in the subwatershed, significant areas of Victoria, Minnetrista, and Laketown Township within the subwatershed are expected to be developed by 2020 or 2030 (see Figure 8 and Figure 9).  The 2030 Metropolitan Council Planning Framework classifies much of the non-agricultural area of this subwatershed as Diversified Rural, a land use the Metropolitan Council describes as “… the widest variety of farm and non-farm land uses. They include a mix of a limited amount of large-lot residential and clustered housing, agriculture, and facilities and services requiring a rural location” (Metropolitan Council 2004).