2.4.2 2020 and 2030 Land Use Planning

Because so much of the subwatershed is park or wetland, future land use in the subwatershed is not expected to change dramatically by 2020 or 2030 (see Figure 8 and Figure 9), although there will continue to be development.   Much of Independence, Orono and Medina are classified as “Low Density Rural Residential” or “Diversified Rural,” meaning large-lot scattered development.  The highest densities are expected to remain in the US Highway 12 corridor.  The area west of Highway 110 in the lower subwatershed is expected to remain primarily agricultural.