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. See the instructions below the visualization for additional guidance.


Interacting with the dashboards:

  • Hover your mouse over a feature to get summary data
  • Left-click or drag across the map or chart to select and isolate only those communities of interest. Click again on the feature to restore the map or chart. Those selections will affect all other charts and maps on the page.
  • Click in a chart legend to select and isolate a category. Click again on the legend entry to restore the chart. Those selections will affect all other charts and maps on the page.
  • Sort the charts by hovering over the top of a chart until you see a tableau menu icon. Use the drop-down arrow to see available sort options.

At the very bottom of each dashboard is a toolbar:

tableau undo, redo, and reset buttonsUndo/Redo/Reset any changes made by interacting with the dashboard

tableau share buttonShare a link to the current dashboard

tableau download buttonDownload the dashboard to a variety of formats

tableau full-screen buttonView the dashboard in full-screen mode

Additional Visualizations

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