We are an agricultural, rural, suburban and commercial district. Industrial development in other cities is close to some areas of our district. Citizens have told me that they do not want residential and industrial development to co-exist.
A Comprehensive Plan includes the vision for future growth and development for government. It also includes major community input and provides guidance for elected officials on planning decisions.
Zoning determines what goes on the land. The type of development, building size and placements, open and greenspace, etc., is important. Citizens also play a role in making zoning decisions. Whenever citizens receive information to attend zoning meetings they should so they can be involved.
The following four areas are included in the city’s Comprehensive Plan:
This area has very low density, with large open spaces. There are single family homes and conservation homes are appropriate. There are large and small farms, including horse and timber farms and livestock farming. Civic uses in this area include schools and places of worship with the appropriate infrastructure.This area has very low density with large open spaces. Some areas have and do not have sewer connectivity.
This area transitions between agricultural and suburban. It has low to medium density, residential single family homes on large lots and newer traditional subdivisions. Some areas have, and others do not have, sewer connectivity. The existing natural environment is protected with conservation development that maintains the rural scale and design of this area. Schools, places of worship & community centers are appropriate. Only small scale commercial development with a rural character is appropriate.
There is a diversity of housing and affordability and preservation of the surrounding natural agricultural and rural areas. This area is close to urbanized areas and has medium density. Schools, places of worship, community centers and commercial development are allowed. Local live work includes banks, drug stores and small multi-tenant shopping centers, and office space. Historic communities are considered in terms of size and scale.
This area serves commercial and retail needs of workers in the area. The services in this area include convenience retail. Industrial includes wholesale trade distribution centers. Residential use is not appropriate in this area. Bus transit is proposed in this area. We plan to have an industrial district that serves only industrial projects.
District 4 Demographics
D4 Population 16,123
Average Household Size: 2.84
Median Income: 82,272
Median Age: 35