2.4.2 2020 and 2030 Land Use Planning

Substantial areas of Orono and Minnetrista now vacant or agricultural are expected to be developed by 2020 or 2030 (see Figure 8 and Figure 9).  The 2030 Metropolitan Council Planning Framework classifies much of this area to be developed 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)