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Actual Land-Use Mix - Residential (Council Key Result Indicator #14a)

Measure Description/Definition

Actual land-use mix was chosen as an annual report measure due to the implications that mix has on both, revenues derived and services demanded from any given combination. Over time, as the City expands closer to ultimate build-out, the actual land-use break down and the predicted land-use patterns should more closely align.

In 2010, Olathe adopted an updated Comprehensive Plan, PlanOlathe, which includes a future land-use plan for the City. PlanOlathe is a living document, which is updated annually, and is based on extensive public input and detailed analysis. It reflects the community vision for how the City should grow and develop, today, and in the future. The future land-use plan is organized around a number of key themes including greenways, corridors, centers, neighborhoods and districts. These land-use themes can be translated to an overall mix of various land-uses, including commercial, office, industrial, various densities of residential, open space, mixed-use and others.

Target Determination

The future land-use mix that meets PlanOlathe’s goal for ultimate build-out is 42.3% residential. As Olathe develops and expands, the land uses should more directly relate to the recommendations of the Comprehensive Plan, however, the land use mix will more regularly relate to the common 30% residential in the near future.

Analysis

The current land-use mix is 30.3% residential. Of the current 61.73 square miles, 26.3% of Olathe is considered Agriculture/Vacant or Rural Residential.

Based on the breakdown for each future land-use category, an ultimate target for various land-uses is developed. The chart below shows the ultimate target of land-use by category, which is projected to be fiscally sustainable as well as FY 2016 and FY 2015 results.

Land Use Category

Ultimate Target % of Total Land Use

2016 Land Use Mix

2015 Land Use Mix

Commercial

5.3%

2.9%

3.1%

Office

7.9%

1.6%

1.2%

Industrial

5.1%

8.2%

8.7%

Single-Family Residential

30.0%

22.3%

24.5%

Two Family Residential

2.2%

1.1%

1.2%

Multifamily Residential

10.1%

6.9%

2.4%

Parks and Open Space

19.3%

7.3%

8.0%

Streets & Rights-of-Way

14.0%

15.6%

15.2%

Public/Semi-Public

6.0%

6.5%

7.0%

Rural Residential

0.0%

1.3%

1.5%

Agriculture/Vacant

0.0%

26.3%

27.3%

Total

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

Residential

42.3%

30.3%

29.5%

Non-Residential

57.7%

69.7%

70.5%






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