State law requires the General Plan to identify the location, type and intensity of land uses allowed within the area over which the Town has jurisdiction. This is done by designating every property in Town with a specific “land use designation.” The land use designation identifies the general type of use (e.g., residential, commercial, industrial) and the intensity of the use. For residential uses, intensity is stated in terms of dwelling units per acre. For non-residential uses, intensity is stated in terms of a ratio of building floor area to property size (“Floor Area Ratio” or “FAR”).
A table describing each of the land use designations in the current General Plan and the equivalent designation being proposed in the updated General Plan can be accessed from this link Land Use Comparison Table. Maps showing the location of each land use designation in the current and proposed General Plan can be accessed from this link Maps