The Definition of Low-Density Residential Land Use:
      • Low-density residential land use here refers to the land use category single family / duplexes in the land use coverages from SEMCOG.
      • This category includes areas having detached single and two-family structures generally containing an average gross density of no more than 6 dwelling units per acre (15 units per hectare). Lawns, driveways and associated structures such as garages, tool sheds, garden sheds, etc., should be included in the category. Strip residential areas should be identified if they consist of 2 or more contiguous dwellings where the combined lawn areas amount to 5 acres or more.
What Do You See?
      • Slide1: Most low-density residential land use before 1985 was located along Detroit city boundary or in Tri-County area which is composed of Macomb, Oakland, and Monroe.
      • Slide2: Most of the new low-density residential land use between 1985 and 1995 was located far out towards the northwest corner of the Southeast Michigan Region, predominately in northern Oakland County and the whole Livings ton County.
What do you see?
      • The sewer zone (the green area) only covers very few new low-density residential developments and does not seem to cover most new low-density residential developments.