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GroWNC Land Use Workgroup Meeting - March 2012



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  • 1. Land Use Workgroup Meeting March 14, 2012 www.gro-wnc.org
  • 2. Today’s Objectives • Come to understanding of common goals • Select Workgroup Chair • Select nominations to Steering Committee
  • 3. Goals Discussion
  • 4. Land Use Goal Summary From Adopted Plans
  • 5. Most Common Issues/Goals- From the review of Plans• Preservation of natural resources• Preservation of agriculture lands• Preservation of viewsheds and ridgelines• Multi-modal transportation options• More housing choices• Walkable neighborhoods & communities• Water and air quality• More higher wage jobs & economic diversification
  • 6. Regional Goals – from Workgroup meetings• Preservation of scenic beauty and rural areas• Housing choices for all and less segregation by income levels• Walkable, mixed-use urban areas and towns• Preservation of character and QOL of existing neighborhoods and towns• Recognition of the importance of urban design and form• Planning for development is integrated with infrastructure planning and availability
  • 7. What are the Goals and objectives thataddress these issues/values?• Goals – 20 years planning horizon, desired end state• Objectives – How do we get there? Measure success along the way?
  • 8. Reality Check # 1• One meeting in each county• Open House Style• ‘Stations’ facilitated by Workgroup and Project Team members• Objective: – Introduce public to the project – Get public feedback on Goals & Objectives
  • 9. Summer Work session• Groups fully integrated• Goal-centric• Alternatives modeling
  • 10. David Anderson Blue Ridge ParkwayChair and Steering Sue Anderson Planning Director City of Hendersonville Paul Benson Town PlannerCommittee Paul Brandee Black Boggs MPO Coordinator Director of Environmental Center French Broad MPO UNCAselections Kris Leigh Boyd DeForth Planning Director Planner Haywood County Buncombe County Jeri DeYoung Chief of Research & National Park Service Chris Eller Professional Engineer Civil Design Concepts• Select Chair for Andy Stephen Euston Fuemmeler Principal geologist Appalachian Landslide Consultants Workgroup DJ Alan Gerken Glines Senior Attorney Planner Southern Environmental Law Center City of Asheville Ryan Griffith Graduate Student Appalachian State Jonathan Holden• Nominate 2-3 Marc Hunt City Council member City of Asheville Chad Lloyd Biltmore Farms workgroup Glen Locascio GIS NC Div of Community Assistance Alex Mawhinney members for Barber Melton Vice President Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods Steering Committee Reuben Nancy Nehls Moore Nelson Operations Engineer Board Member NCDOT Bunc Co. Land Conservation Advisory Board Dave Nutter Principal Nutter & Associates Rusty Pulliam President/CEO Pulliam Properties Autumn Radcliffe Senior Planner Henderson County Planning Susan Roderick Executive Director Asheville Green Works Rachel Russell Asheville Green Works Eddie Shook Health Services ___ Bunc Co Dept of Health Mark Tooley Chair Transylvania Co Planning Bd Shannon Tuch Assistant Planning Director City of AshevilleList of current members Jackie Whitmire President / Farmer Transylvania Co Farm Bureau Ross Young County Extension Director NC Cooperative Extension - Madison County
  • 11. Additional Discussion Points• How do we present or “message” land use issues and goals to the public?• Ideas for separate complimentary projects• Land Use Model• Examples of places/projects that do/do not exemplify the goals• Project advocacy
  • 12. Links to Project Resources Plan Review SummaryReality Check #1 –Draft Agenda Existing Conditions Report Outline www.gro-wnc.org