Open Space

Because of changes of land use and land use designation, some open space as been lost and some added in the past ten years. Development largely accounts for lost open space while changes in land use and land use classifications account for "new" open space. For example, when a farm is converted to large lot residential, the lawns may be classified as open space

Lost Open Space

Change in Open Space in Acres

The following chart shows the increase of 8,601 acres in land classified as open space.
1985- 166,552 acres
1990- 168,825 acres
1995- 175,153acres