LAND USE FRAMEWORK

The map and descriptions below outline the general locations and characteristics of various types of future land uses in Waukee. Indicate your preference for the description, and location of the various future land uses below.  If you have any additional comments, provide them in the space below each question.

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LAND USE FRAMEWORK

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CIVIC CAMPUS:
  • A central gathering place / destination for all of Waukee
  • Central location for municipal, cultural, athletic facilities
  • “Central park” for Waukee, and anchor for park and open space network along Sugar Creek

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* CIVIC CAMPUS:
  • A central gathering place / destination for all of Waukee
  • Central location for municipal, cultural, athletic facilities
  • “Central park” for Waukee, and anchor for park and open space network along Sugar Creek

RETAIL / COMMERCIAL NODES:
  • Concentrate areas of shopping, commercial uses, and employment at key intersections
  • Logically spaced to serve different neighborhoods and areas of Waukee
  • Provide a variety of retail and commercial services at the neighborhood and community levels
  • Support a mixture of surrounding land uses with a focus on retail, service, and entertainment

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* RETAIL / COMMERCIAL NODES:
  • Concentrate areas of shopping, commercial uses, and employment at key intersections
  • Logically spaced to serve different neighborhoods and areas of Waukee
  • Provide a variety of retail and commercial services at the neighborhood and community levels
  • Support a mixture of surrounding land uses with a focus on retail, service, and entertainment

EMPLOYMENT FOCUS:
  • Located near I-80 and major transportation corridors to provide access to the regional market
  • Primarily includes larger scale users, as well as some office development

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* EMPLOYMENT FOCUS:
  • Located near I-80 and major transportation corridors to provide access to the regional market
  • Primarily includes larger scale users, as well as some office development

HOUSING AREAS:
  • Oriented around surrounding greenway corridors and parkways
  • Provide variety of housing options, including low density as well as move-up housing
  • Developed in series of neighborhoods linked to broader community framework

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* HOUSING AREAS:
  • Oriented around surrounding greenway corridors and parkways
  • Provide variety of housing options, including low density as well as move-up housing
  • Developed in series of neighborhoods linked to broader community framework

MIXED USE:
  • Support mixes of complementary uses, including employment, a range of housing options, and services
  • May be oriented in a vertical or horizontal fashion
  • Create commercial destinations and enhanced sense of place

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* MIXED USE:
  • Support mixes of complementary uses, including employment, a range of housing options, and services
  • May be oriented in a vertical or horizontal fashion
  • Create commercial destinations and enhanced sense of place

TECHNOLOGY CENTER:
  • Allows for larger footprint / low intensity development patterns with limited access

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* TECHNOLOGY CENTER:
  • Allows for larger footprint / low intensity development patterns with limited access

I-80 / HWY 6 CORRIDORS:
  • Focus on land uses that require access to the broader region (including industrial and larger format retail)
  • Focus on service / convenience retail at interchanges
  • Allows larger footprints, larger blocks, and lower intensity development compared to other parts of the city
  • Serves as “front door” to Waukee. Therefore, focus on aesthetics of development along interstate

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* I-80 / HWY 6 CORRIDORS:
  • Focus on land uses that require access to the broader region (including industrial and larger format retail)
  • Focus on service / convenience retail at interchanges
  • Allows larger footprints, larger blocks, and lower intensity development compared to other parts of the city
  • Serves as “front door” to Waukee. Therefore, focus on aesthetics of development along interstate

COLLECTOR ROADS:
  • Create well-spaced circulation routes (north-south, and east-west) across Waukee
  • Intersections of collectors may have concentrations of both housing and commercial uses

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* COLLECTOR ROADS:
  • Create well-spaced circulation routes (north-south, and east-west) across Waukee
  • Intersections of collectors may have concentrations of both housing and commercial uses

GATEWAYS:
  • Creates a “sense of place” through branding of the Waukee name and logo
  • Indicate arrival into the Waukee community
  • Occur at major road intersections along the periphery of Waukee

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* GATEWAYS:
  • Creates a “sense of place” through branding of the Waukee name and logo
  • Indicate arrival into the Waukee community
  • Occur at major road intersections along the periphery of Waukee

GREENWAY CORRIDORS:
  • Preserve areas of existing “higher quality” greenspace and wildlife habitat, along creeks and other natural areas
  • Link different parks and destinations throughout Waukee through a system of trails along greenways
  • Protects waterways from development and thus reduces stormwater runoff in new growth areas
  • Provide buffers between incompatible land uses

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* GREENWAY CORRIDORS:
  • Preserve areas of existing “higher quality” greenspace and wildlife habitat, along creeks and other natural areas
  • Link different parks and destinations throughout Waukee through a system of trails along greenways
  • Protects waterways from development and thus reduces stormwater runoff in new growth areas
  • Provide buffers between incompatible land uses

PARKS:
  • Located near new development and new residential neighborhoods
  • Connect to the larger greenspace network, where possible
  • Provide access for local residents to recreational amenities and open space
  • Look for opportunities to invest in parks in existing established neighborhoods

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* PARKS:
  • Located near new development and new residential neighborhoods
  • Connect to the larger greenspace network, where possible
  • Provide access for local residents to recreational amenities and open space
  • Look for opportunities to invest in parks in existing established neighborhoods

COMMUNITY CORRIDORS:
  • Provide spaces for greenway corridors between different neighborhoods, and areas of housing and employment, in Waukee
  • Contribute to the sense of place, branding, and identity of Waukee
  • Provides corridors for recreational trails and link elements of the park, open space, and civic systems together

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* COMMUNITY CORRIDORS:
  • Provide spaces for greenway corridors between different neighborhoods, and areas of housing and employment, in Waukee
  • Contribute to the sense of place, branding, and identity of Waukee
  • Provides corridors for recreational trails and link elements of the park, open space, and civic systems together

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