Preferred Scenario Map Updates
A city initiated amendment to the Preferred Scenario Map is being proposed in order to support the adoption of Code SMTX. The purpose of the amendment is to:
- Differentiate current Areas of Stability into Existing Neighborhoods and Low Intensity Areas.
- Incorporate Land Use Corridors to guide the type of growth or conservation areas along major transportation corridors identified in the new Transportation Master Plan.
- Update the open space layer to reflect new information, and
- Adjust the boundaries of Intensity and Employment Zones to fill in gaps and reflect current development trends and transportation improvements.
Description of Preferred Scenario Map Areas
- Open Space/ Agricultural Area
- Low Intensity Area
- Existing Neighborhood Area
- Medium or High Intensity Area
- Land Use Corridors
- Employment Zones
An area which is typically undeveloped and which is generally suitable for limited rural residential, conservation, drainage, or agricultural uses.
Low Intensity areas are varied and diverse with respect to environmental sensitivity and development suitability of the land. They are generally made up of larger undeveloped tracts of land where the preservation of sensitive environmental areas, flood hazard areas and agricultural lands should be considered as part of any development proposal. Development in these areas should be guided by the Land Use Suitability Map of the Comprehensive Plan.
Established, primarily residential areas intended to maintain their existing character and to follow development and redevelopment patterns that are compatible with the existing character.
An area of change intended to accommodate the City's future growth and expansion where people can meet their daily needs within a short walk, bike, transit trip or drive.
An area along a mayor transportation corridor where development should be consistent with and complement the preferred scenario designation including Employment, Mixed Use, and Conservation Corridors.
An areas intended to accommodate growth and the recruitment of major employers.
Current and Proposed Preferred Scenario Maps
Click the images below to download and zoom into the maps. If you have questions about specific properties or would like to speak with a planner about the proposed changes please contact us at (512) 393-8230.