Metro Vision 2035 Plan
Metro Vision is the region's long-range plan and serves as the foundation for an ongoing conversation about how best to protect the region's quality of life.
The current plan for the region's future, the Metro Vision 2035 Plan, is the primary policy statement of the DRCOG Board addressing growth and development, transportation and environmental management. The Plan is outcomes-oriented and outlines goals and strategies to help realize the regional vision. The most recent update in January 2011 placed an emphasis on sustainability
and incorporated several new goals into the plan.
Metro Vision Goals (2005-2035)
- Increase urban density by 10%
- Locate 50% of new housing and 75% of new employment in urban centers
- Protect a total of 880 sq. mi. of state and local parks and open space
- Cut greenhouse gas emissions by 60%
- Lower single-occupant vehicle (SOV) trips to work from 74% to 65%
- Reduce daily vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per capita by 10%
Each goal represents a region-wide aspiration that local governments in the region will collectively work toward, each contributing in a manner appropriate to local circumstances and objectives. Achieving each goal will not only result in direct benefits, but also in co-benefits by promoting progress toward other goals. For example, achieving the density goal will help the region make progress toward the open space, mode share and VMT goals. Achieving the VMT goal will in turn promote progress toward the greenhouse gas emission reductions goal.
For more information about Metro Vision 2035, please contact Teri Whitmore at email@example.com or 303-480-6763.