When we build retail, housing, parks, or other uses, we shape the spaces we live in, and this contributes to how we function as a region. Well-planned land uses lead to connected transportation networks, adequate green spaces and trees, and sufficient housing.

The Land Use Section describes generalized land use in our communities, tree canopy coverage and change, and the availability of parkland and vacant land.

Use the tabs in the visualization below to view selected land use indicators.

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Disclaimer: County Planning’s Guidebook Series is intended for reference purposes only. County Planning assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this report. The information contained within is provided ‘as is’ with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness, or timeliness.

Top image: CPL 150 Festival by Erik Drost; accessed 6/4/20; licensed under CC BY 2.0