Land Use Inventory Initiative
In the next 25 to 35 years, will people live closer to or further from their work? Will new manufacturing plants require road improvements, rail improvements, or both? These types of questions are part of a new Land Use Inventory Initiative that TMACOG has begun. Land use has always been integrated with transportation planning, but this new study is designed to more completely integrate land use data in TMACOG’s transportation planning.
The initiative will start with an inventory of current land use and current transportation resources serving the region. The team will look at how land use has changed over time, identify future trends, and determine impacts on future transportation infrastructure. This inventory will assist jurisdictions in their planning programs.
TMACOG will be soliciting input from the public and from the region’s county and city planning groups, township associations, and private development groups. Plans call for data to be gathered by summer 2013 and for completion of the initiative in January 2014. The results of the study will be valuable for development of the next long range transportation plan which must be adopted by June 2015.