Both the Vision and Trend Scenarios have a similar number of housing units, but different growth patterns are what sets them apart.
The Vision Scenario represents a future where we have taken steps to reach the Heartland Vision Goals. We have expanded housing options available in cities, towns and rural areas, and new growth is focused in existing areas. A greater mix of uses means homes are closer to the places people want and need to go.
The Trend Scenario represents a future where we continue to grow and decline much the same as we have in the past. Areas of the urban core will continue to lose population as quality desirable housing options and employment opportunities remain scarce. Westward expansion continues in Douglas and Sarpy counties where new development is affordable. Most new development in these areas focuses on single-family subdivisions. Existing sewage treatment systems reach capacity resulting in more large-lot (acreage) single-family homes than today.
Balanced Housing: Housing mix by type
Healthy Places: Walkability score for the region
Equitable Access to Jobs: % of jobs accessible to disadvantaged residents via a 30-minute transit trip
Convenient Daily Destinations: Jobs, services and shopping within a 10-minute drive
Housing Match: How well housing options match the preferences and income of residents
Time Spent Driving Compared to Today: % change in the time spent driving for the average household
Active Transportation: % of all trips made by walking, biking and transit
Access to Nature: Households within ¼-mile of parks and trails
Flood Protection: % of jobs and housing units in floodplains or stream setbacks
Energy and Water Efficiency: Household energy use (million BTU/year) and internal water consumption (gal/day)
Efficient Use of Public Funds: Total expenditures (billions) / total revenues (billions)