Research Topics

Planning Commission Research Topics, one of four Comprehensive Plan books, includes special research reports prepared by planning staff on land-use related topics of interest or concern to the Planning Commission and Governing Body.

  1. Research Topic No. 1 - examines how different types of residential development affect school enrollment.

  2. Research Topic No. 2 - examines the differences in traffic generation between various land uses.

  3. Research Topic No. 3 - examines the rate at which different types of development absorb vacant land. This topic has been updated regularly.

  4. Research Topic No. 4 - looks at the Comprehensive Plan's designation of Switzer Road, south of 135th Street, as a Thoroughfare.

  5. Research Topic No. 5 - examines the boom in multi-family construction that occurred in the mid- to late 90s.