Future Land Use Dashboards

Each Future Land Use Dashboard (Dashboard) includes a general description, list of priorities, mix of uses chart, and table of design characteristics which are desirable to meet the community’s vision for these areas. The Dashboards are intended to be broad enough to adequately portray similarities between large geographies of the city, while also adding the necessary specificity to establish reasonable community expectations for how these areas should develop or redevelop as new zoning change requests are considered. As Plano is mostly developed at this time, existing conditions may not align perfectly with the Dashboards. Conformance with the Dashboards will occur gradually over the long term, as properties are rezoned or develop/redevelop in accordance with updated policies and regulations.


This section describes the preferable mix of land uses for new growth, infill, and redevelopment. The actual mix of uses may vary from location to location based on existing conditions, market demand, and individual site considerations that may limit the suitability of certain uses. Large deviations, however, should warrant close consideration and are generally not favorable in this plan.

  1. Retail Types Office Types Detached
    Single-Family Types
    Single-Family Types
    Retail Types Office Types Detached Single-Family Types Attached Single-Family Types
    Institutional Types Industrial Types Multifamily Types
    Institutional Types Industrial Types Multifamily Types

Desirable Character-Defining Elements

This section describes the general characteristics that are desired for new growth, infill, and redevelopment in each category. Improvements to existing uses should also be encouraged to incorporate these desirable character-defining elements.

BUILDING HEIGHTShow tall of buildings may be appropriate (e.g. 1 to 3 stories)
DENSITYthe range of how many dwelling units may be allowed for every net 1 acre of land (e.g., 10 dwelling units per acre)
INTENSITY & SCALEa combination of a building's height and how much much the property it covers (e.g. low intensity is 0-50% coverage, low-rise scale is 1 to 2 stories)
OPEN SPACEthe percentage of a property that should be landscaped, amenitized with plazas, or retain its natural state (e.g. 10 to 20%)
PARKING ORIENTATIONthe type of parking that is appropriate for an area (e.g. surface parking lots, parking garages, or on-street parking)
BLOCK PATTERN & STREETSCAPE(1) whether streets form a grid or are curvilinear, (2) the typical length of a street between two intersections, and (3) the types of features along the roadway (i.e. bike lanes, street trees, patio dining)
MULTIMODAL ACCESShow accessible a property is by automobile, transit, micromobility (e.g. bicycle, scooters, etc.), and foot

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