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Future Highway 5/212 Corridor Land Use Plan.

Greer, Samuel.

Norwood Young America’s 2008 Comprehensive Plan included a 240-acre area designated as Future Study Area on the city’s future land use map. This area is located at the junction of Highway 212 and Highway 5, a major intersection in Western Carver County, and includes a large lake and other high-quality natural resources being considered for inclusion in the city’s Legacy Greenway Corridor. The area was designated as a Future Study Area both because the city lacked resources to plan for this area during its latest comprehensive plan update, and because MnDOT had proposed a major rerouting of Highway 5 in the next 20–30 years to improve safety and access, which would significantly impact this area. A graduate student in landscape architecture helped the city identify appropriate interim and long-term residential and commercial land uses for this area. The city used the information to complete a comprehensive plan amendment that incorporated mixed-use land use designations for the Future Study Area, and to inform a transportation study for the Highway 5 reroute. Other participants in the project included School District 108, MnDOT, MnDNR, and Carver County.

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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs
This project was supported by a grant from the Community Growth Options (U-CGO) program, a joint project of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, with funding from the McKnight Foundation.
67 pp.
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