2.4.2 2020 and 2030 Land Use Planning

Future land use north of Highway 5 is not expected to change dramatically by 2020 or 2030 (see Figure 8 and Figure 9), although there will be development. It is expected that the remaining agricultural and undeveloped lands in the southern area that are not part of the Landscape Arboretum and Horticultural Research Center would be developed as higher density residential along Highway 5 and low density residential elsewhere.

The 2030 land use is not expected to vary significantly from the 2020 planned land use. The Metropolitan Council 2030 Planning Framework classifies the entire subwatershed as a developing area.