The map is created based on four key considerations:
- The community’s collective vision for the future
- Population, housing and economic projections.
- Natural features and existing conditions.
- Implementation of recommended policies and tools.
Importantly, the Future Land Use Map is a guide for land use policy and decision making but is not actually a policy itself. The Future Land Use Map is a valuable tool to be used as a basis for land decisions in the next 10 years including zoning, rezoning, and development in Smithville.