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  • Greenprint - A Vision for Southwest Florida May 22, 2008 Dennis Gilkey CEO & MANAGING PRINCIPAL
  • Florida Gulf Coast University is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to CES Records for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available on request. This program is registered with the AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material product. Questions related to specific materials, methods, and services will be addressed at the conclusion of the presentation.
  • Learning Objectives Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida Factors Affecting Future Development and Growth in Florida Sustainable Development Principles
  • Century Commission Created by Growth Management legislation in 2005 15 members appointed by Governor and Legislature Charged with establishing a long-term vision for Florida
  • Mission To envision a sustainable future for Florida Develop a shared image of our developed and natural areas Focus on essential state interests Serve as a repository for exemplary community- building ideas Develop an annual report
  • The Process Gather information – Academic research – Topic expert presentations – Public input • Website • Speaking engagements • Regional meetings • Values study
  • The Case for Sustainability Florida’s focus is too short sighted We need to be vision based Future by default or by design Tyranny of the present Talk about future in a productive way
  • Century Commission Products Envision Florida’s next 50 years and make recommendations to the governor and Legislature about how to realize the vision Be a catalyst for great new ideas Connect people and programs / facilitate discussions Engage Floridians
  • Century Commission Products Address tough issues – Energy, climate change, water supply, transportation and education Address economics – Jobs, agriculture, infrastructure funding and affordable housing
  • Century Commission Products Map and better understand Florida’s most precious natural resources Address how we can save those critical resources – Purchase, planning and incentives Community design – Energy and water conservation, health, transportation, disaster preparedness, best practices, higher densities
  • Century Commission Products Commitment to open dialogue, inclusive process Partnering – Public and private organizations Look beyond the next election cycle, even beyond the next generation Vision based planning
  • Century Commission 2008 Recommendations: #1 – Convene a Statewide Water Summit Diverse involvement and background of participants Policies, structure, best practices Best available science Sustainable water use and supply actions
  • 2008 Century Commission Recommendations: # 2 - Complete Critical Lands and Water Identification (CLIP) Refine database Preservation/conservation strategies and incentives Florida Forever continuation funding
  • Century Commission 2008 Recommendations: #3 - Design Sustainable Communities and Buildings Review Florida Building Codes Water and Energy Efficiency Strengthen Disaster durability Green buildings and neighborhood standards Unique opportunity to positively affect our shaped future
  • Century Commission 2008 Recommendations: #3 (cont.) - Design Sustainable Communities and Buildings Accommodate increased densities through attention to building and community design Land use relationships – healthy living, vibrant, resilient and affordable Provide increased mobility options Preserve, restore, enhance our natural environment
  • Century Commission 2008 Recommendations: #4 - Create a Sustainable Florida within One Generation Statewide scenario planning Alternative futures, unintended consequences Governor direction, state agency interaction
  • Century Commission 2008 Recommendations: #5 - Monitor Progress on Alternative Energy and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Energy Security Reduction of carbon emissions Economic and Environmental Impacts
  • Factors Affecting Future Development and Growth in Florida
  • Florida Demographics 35 Million STATE POPULATION 94% 18 Million 2006 2050 POPULATION – Age 65+ POPULATION – Hispanic AGE 55+ Florida Florida 17% 20% & USA Growing 12%
  • Generations - Florida Avg 1980 2004 (Est) Birth Year Age TOTAL POP 9,746,324 17,397,161 Elderly 2,132,176 2,794,614 1921-1941 75 Boomers 2,876,763 4,549,224 1946-1964 51 Gen X 1,574,252 2,711,413 1965-1976 36 Gen Y 459,937 4,017,191 1977-1994 21 New Gen* 0 2,152,866 1995-2006 6 *No name given SOURCE: U.S. CENSUS
  • Senior Growth 2000 2030 % Growth Florida 2,807,597 7,769,452 177% Texas 2,072,532 5,186,185 150% California 3,595,658 8,288,241 131% New York 2,448,352 3,916,891 60% SOURCE: BROOKINGS INSTITUTE
  • Top Concerns from the Public Traffic congestion Environmental protection Education, school overcrowding Land use Housing affordability Safety, security SOURCE: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDY
  • Public’s Desired Smart Growth Strategies Infill, higher density development Urban growth boundaries Transit-oriented design Walkable villages Conservation subdivisions Master planned communities SOURCE: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDY
  • Mixed Use Town Higher Density Center Products Infill - Clustering – Rural Redevelopment Lands
  • Growth Management Hot Buttons Concurrency – Roads – Schools Affordable Housing Sustainability – Energy efficiency – Green development Clustering into higher density areas Walkable communities
  • Environmental Hot Buttons Panthers Gopher Tortoises Caracara Scrub Jays Water Supply / Conservation Preservation Lands Energy Efficiency Greenhouse gases
  • Major Cost Issues Affordable housing Species mitigation Impact fees Proportionate share Tax cuts
  • Major Issues Affecting Growth In Florida Global Warming – Sea-level rise & Psyche Transportation / Congestion Education Quality of Environment Cost of Living in Florida Overall Quality of Life
  • Sustainable Development Principles
  • What is Sustainability? “Meeting the needs of the present… … without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” SOURCE: World Commission on Environment and Development (1987)
  • Basic Principles Everything is interdependent Nature is our model
  • Basic Principles Save energy and water – Use resources efficiently Reuse, reduce, recycle – No more “take-make-waste”
  • Basic Principles It is not cradle to grave anymore – Now it is cradle to cradle Use materials that are safe and long-lasting
  • Basic Principles Ensure economic vitality – Build quality of community Seek constant improvement – Share knowledge
  • Basic Principles Think long-term and long-lasting
  • It’s a balance of: Environmental Sustainability Natural Environment Built Environment Social Sustainability Economic Sustainability
  • Environmental Sustainability Ecological Systems Conservation of natural vegetation Flow-way protection and enhancement/ restoration Native plant pallet in landscape design Drought tolerant vegetation Open space Natural system ecosystem context Wildlife management Exotic vegetation control
  • Environmental Sustainability Water Issues Dual water systems Reuse water Irrigation conservation Multiple sources of water supply Potable water conservation Drainage, water quality Wastewater reuse Minimize pesticides, fertilizers Minimize impervious surfaces Water quality treatment prior to discharge
  • Environmental Sustainability Energy Issues Alternative sources: Solar, gas, wind, geo-thermal Natural ventilation, shading, building orientation and layout Conservation Minimize use of automobile
  • Environmental Sustainability The Built Environment Green Development Green Buildings Site planning - let nature help Walkable communities Alternative transportation modes Reduction of automobile use Hurricane protection, design, sheltering Recycled materials Low maintenance operations Light colors to reduce heat Low chemicals / emissions / VOC’s
  • Social Sustainability Basic Social Needs Diversity of community: ethnic, multi-generational Safety and security Healthy living; minimize diseases & allergies Social services provision Family
  • Social Sustainability Recreation and Leisure Fitness and wellness Recreational events and traditions Resident groups and clubs
  • Social Sustainability Education / Information Education system Continuous learning Connected-ness Information technology Information sharing - community web, gatherings Resident clubs
  • Social Sustainability Self Actualization Significance, meaningful activities Self development Spiritual and religious activities Philanthropy and volunteerism Leadership – The end of the command and control society History and heritage Community vs. individual as the cultural norm
  • Economic Sustainability Jobs - alternatives Workforce housing Maintenance and life cycle costs Capital costs Marketability Public transportation Retail and commercial services Greater public economics - tax base and services Hurricane protection, insurance Telecommunications, technology
  • Economic Sustainability Multiple market segments Value enhancement over time Protective covenants Cost of utility services Joint use - efficiencies Community governance, fees Regional context and role in the greater economy Agricultural/food production Partnering, alliances with governmental and non- governmental organizations
  • Sustainable practices will carry us to a better tomorrow…
  • Sustainable Development Case Studies
  • Bonita Bay Group Communities Cape Coral EASTWOOD VILLAGE Fort Myers LEE COUNTY Bonita Springs COLLIER COUNTY Naples
  • The Bonita Bay Group Early Vision “Create a David Shakarian community where Founder people, plants and animals co-exist in a beautiful, natural environment.”
  • Implemented sustainable, green concepts over 20 years ago – Maximize energy conservation – Preserve existing vegetation – Xeriscape program – Irrigation reuse system
  • Environmental Stewardship Before After Regional Solutions: – Flow way restoration Large scale developers can do more…
  • Green Roof Partnership with FDEP Second phase of pilot project Cisterns collect rainwater for irrigation Least terns nests Roof thermal characteristics recorded
  • Green Commitments Responsible site development Natural resource conservation Wildlife conservation Responsible, healthy building practices Green community and builder certification requirements
  • Energy Efficiency Amenity buildings designed to exceed standard building energy efficiency and performance requirements Construction ensures a tight building envelope Landscape designs include “softscaping” – strategically placed shade trees and plants
  • “Green Building” Program Every preferred homebuilder in Mediterra has completed and is certified in the “Green Building” program offered by the University of Florida
  • Green Commitments Responsible Site Development Natural Resource Conservation Wildlife Conservation Responsible, Healthy Building Practices Green Community and Builder Certification Requirements
  • Recycling The Bonita Bay Group mandates the use of construction waste recycling firm during construction Verandah construction waste (estimated) – 5,400 tons / Recycled or Reused – 600 tons / Waste Verandah residents – Curbside recycling – Recycling Center at River Village club for items not recyclable through curbside pickup
  • Water Conservation The Bonita Bay Group continued its award-winning tradition of responsible water conservation Dual water lines at Verandah – Potable water – Irrigation water Drought-tolerant plants for at least 50% of landscaping Intelligent, computer-controlled irrigation system
  • A Commitment to Green Building Two key elements – Energy Efficiency – Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Three Distinctive Certifications Community Green Certification Model Home Certification Florida Power & Light BuildSmart™ Program
  • Project Location
  • Planning Principles The River should be the driving force of the project Integrate water access, river view and theme throughout Focus on creating neighborhoods through better street design Provide central amenity within walking distance to all Introduce small pocket parks and water vistas Integrate TND principles and require complimentary architecture Create strong entry sequence and controlled view from SR 80
  • Community Composition Legend Traditional Neighborhood Design (128) Conventional Product (274) 32% Are based on TND plan 68% Are based on conventional rear-lot “Florida Plan” All plans are preliminary & s ubject to change.
  • Architectural Styles
  • Eastwood Village Public / Private Partnership, Infill Site Brownfield / Environmental Restoration Former well field, gun range, horticultural waste dump In a blighted area undergoing redevelopment Undesirable adjacent uses Affordable community – Mortgage Assistance Program Potential gateway to Fort Myers
  • MADDEN RESEARCH LOOP Project Vision "Creating the hub for a new generation of scientists, technology business leaders and researchers clustered together in scientific collaboration" FLORIDA I COLORADO I NEBRASKA I ARIZONA I CALIFORNIA I MICHIGAN I WYOMING
  • MADDEN RESEARCH LOOP Phase I • 5 buildings/sq ft in Phase I • 275,000 sq ft • 5-acre central lake • Low density (.29 ratio) • LEED certification • Park-like setting with nature trails • 60% open space • Sets standard for future development FLORIDA I COLORADO I NEBRASKA I ARIZONA I CALIFORNIA I MICHIGAN I WYOMING
  • Recap – Sustainable Development Trends Walkable communities and neighborhoods Streetscap, gathering spots, sense of place Redevelopment, infill Green development, Low Impact Development
  • Recap – Sustainable Building Trends Higher density, less footprint on the land Smaller homes, but well- designed Green buildings Hurricane resistance
  • Thank you for your time! Questions? This concludes the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems Program May 22, 2008