Metropolitan Planning Organization for the La Crosse, Wisconsin and La Crescent, Minnesota Area
Coulee Vision 2050 Land Use Scenario
Coulee Vision 2050 considered three
alternative regional land use scenarios. These scenarios were prepared based
on the review of adopted local comprehensive plans and the preferences for
future land use and transportation outcomes collected in the public outreach
efforts. The alternative scenarios represented a projection of future
development based on assumptions about local planning and zoning polices –
ultimately reflecting possible future development outcomes for the region.
The alternatives included a “status quo” scenario, representing development
as it may occur based on current land use policies in adopted comprehensive
plans, and two “smarter growth” scenarios, one that assumes stronger efforts
to achieve more infill, and one that assumes both more infill and changes to
future land use plans to better contain urban sprawl.
These outcomes were deemed difficult or
impossible to achieve with the status quo land use planning scenario, as it
is too likely to result in sprawled development incompatible with these
Please see this map of Land Use Alternative 3 representing the preferred Coulee Vision 2050 vision.
Please follow the links on the left to see
more details on the results of the Coulee Vision 2050 process.
La Crosse Area Planning
400 North Fourth Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
Tom Faella, Executive Director
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