Washington County requested housing land use plans for Valley Branch and Trout Brook
Watersheds. Two plans were developed; the first plan accommodates 2,402 new households and
meets the Metropolitan Council’s projections for 2030. The second plan accommodates 9,608
households, which is a quadrupling of the Met Council’s projections for the same time period.
Development in this area may exceed current projections if Washington County becomes a major
employment center or if other areas of the Twin Cities lose their desirability to continue expanding.
This report is designed to support Washington County’s development of an ecologically compatible
Christ, Bradley. Environmental Assessment of Housing Land ue Plans: Valley Branch and Trout Broook watersheds, Washington County, Minnesota. April 6 2009. Hubert H Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
professional paper for the partial fulfillment of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree
Environmental Assessment of Housing Land Use Plans: Valley Branch and Trout Brook Watersheds, Washington County, Minnesota.
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.
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