2.4.2 2020 and 2030 Land Use Planning

Future land use in the western subwatershed is not expected to change dramatically by 2020 or 2030 (see Figure 8 and Figure 9), although there will be development.  That part of the northwestern area that is not within the Gale Woods Regional Park is expected to continue to be used as Permanent Rural and the southwestern area as very low density residential, with fewer than 2 units per acre through 2020.  The eastern subwatershed is expected to be developed as low density residential with fewer than 6 units per acre, while the eastern shore of Langdon Lake is slated for a higher density, multiple use district.

The 2030 land use is not expected to vary significantly from the 2020 planned land use.  The Metropolitan Council 2030 Planning Framework classifies the eastern half of the subwatershed as developed area, the southwestern area as developing area, and the northwestern area 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).