A suitability analysis was performed for each 65-foot by 65-foot cell of property to determine its highest and best use.
Using computer generated analysis, “fine-tuned with substantial input from community stakeholders,” the plan reads, all lots are rated for appropriateness within each of four land categories — residential, retail/office, industrial and open/public space.
City Manager Larry Fields said the plan is not meant to lock-in a particular property to a specific use.
Fields said some of the recent development in Graham has fit with what the plan recommends — specifically, Dos Chilis and the new development in planning south of Graham on Highway 16 South.
One issue the future land use plan attempts to address is that of migration. Community members involved in the process expressed concern with keeping downtown Graham viable.