Polk Broadband Plan - Page 82

PROJECTION OF FUTURE DEMAND Generalized Future Land Use Methodology Future Land Use Maps and Future Land Use goals, objectives, and policies were obtained for each jurisdiction. The goals, objectives, and policies in each Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element were reviewed to determine the definitions of the original Future Land Use categories for each jurisdiction. Standardized tables were created based upon the Future Land Use data acquired. Once table standardization was complete, the generalized Future Land Use categories were applied. It was imperative to review the jurisdictional definitions to determine the correct Generalized Future Land Use because some jurisdictions use the same, or similar, names for quite different land uses. Each original Future Land Use category was assigned a generalized Future Land Use category. Classifications were determined individually for each local government to ensure the best fit with the generalized categories. For example, If City X has categories for 1 – 3 dwelling units per acre, 3+ - 9 units per acre, and 9+ - 22 units per acre, these would be classified as Low Density Residential, Medium Density Residential, and High Density Residential. If City Y has categories for 1 – 4 dwelling units per acre, 4.0+ - 7 units per acre, and 7+ – 12 units per acre, these would be classified as Low Density Residential, Medium Density Residential, and Medium Density Residential – there would be no High Density Residential for this city. Note that each jurisdiction may include various land uses in one category. For example, one may have Central Business District in whic