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GroWNC Workgroup Launch Presentation


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Presentation from the GroWNC Workgroup Launch held January 19, 2012 at AB Tech Enka Campus.

Presentation from the GroWNC Workgroup Launch held January 19, 2012 at AB Tech Enka Campus.

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  • 1. Land-of-Sky Regional CouncilGroWNC:WorkGroup Launch January 19, 2011
  • 2. Welcome andReview Agenda
  • 3. Project Overview
  • 4. What:• The creation of a regional vision and Overview strategies for economic prosperity, quality growth, sustainable developmentHow:• Build on existing plans and strategies and ensure extensive public involvement• Recognize that choices related to land use, energy, natural & cultural resources, health, housing and transportation support the vision.Who:• A Consortium of local governments, economic development entities, non-profits, businesses, and other organizations will guide the processWhere:• The five county region of Western NC that includes Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison & Transylvania counties.Why:• So that Together, We Create Our Future.
  • 5. Project Goals• Gather widespread, unprecedented community input on future scenarios and existing, combined plans/strategies• Develop future scenarios and alternatives• Ensure that planning for transportation, housing, jobs, energy, land use, health, and cultural and natural resources is integrated• Seek implementation opportunities throughout the process• Ensure that the Regional Plan is a “living document”
  • 6. Project Outcomes• A regional plan that is a platform for elevating local strategies and needs to a regional level• A coordinated regional vision for economic prosperity, quality growth, and sustainability that allows the region to achieve more by working together than can be accomplished separately• Coordination of needs/planning across various subject areas so that limited resources can be used more effectively• Positions the region well for future funding opportunities (through Preferred Sustainability Status, by qualifying for funds contingent upon completion of this process, and other opportunities this plan will support)
  • 7. Project Team
  • 8. Consultant Team• LandDesign, Lead Consultant• Allison Development Group, Public Engagement & Outreach• UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling & Analysis Center, Scenario Modeling & Outreach• The Little John Group, Housing• BBP, Economic Development & Job Growth• Martin Alexiou Bryson, Multimodal Transportation• ERM, Energy & Natural Resources
  • 9. Land-of-Sky Team• Joe McKinney, Executive Director• Ron Townley, Director of Local Government Services• Carrie Runser-Turner, Senior Planner - GroWNC Project Manager• Linda Giltz, Senior Planner - Land Use & Growth Management• Karen Kiehna, Senior Planner - Community Development
  • 10. GroWNC Process
  • 11. Steering Committee Meeting Process Overview Work Group Meeting Public Meeting 2 months 3 months 4 months 2 months 3 months 2 months Phase Two: Phase Five: Phase One: Phase Three: Phase Four: Policy Phase Six: Project Data Collection Alternatives Framework and Production of Initiation & Initial Analyses Modeling Implementation Final Plan Assessment Strategy•Project •Data Collection •Housing •Definition of •Policy •Land-of-Sky/ Orientation •Mapping •Economic Alternatives Framework •Consortium•Kickoff Meeting/ Regional Development •Selection of •Implementation Review Draft Study Area “Snapshot” Job Creation Indicators Toolbox •Final Regional Tour •Plan Evaluation •Transportation •Alternatives- •Action Plan Plan •Draft Goals & •Energy Development & •Executive Values •Natural & Testing Summary •Business- as- Cultural •Technical •Regional Plan Usual Concept Resources Memo: Land Presentation •Technical •Health & Use Model •Maps and GIS Memo: Existing Wellness Results Data Conditions •Land Use Public Engagement Process
  • 12. GroWNC Governance Structure Consortium LOSRC staff Steering Committee support (14 Voting Members, 3 Ex-Officio (Non-Voting) Members) Consultants 1 representative 5 1 per workgroup Workgroups Local City ofGovernments Asheville Housing Transportation Energy Jobs/Economic Development Natural & Communications Land Use Health & Cultural & Outreach Wellness Resources Federal & State Partners (3 Ex-Officio (non-voting) members, one from each NCDOC, NCDOT, NCDENR)
  • 13. Steering Committee Formation • GroWNC process will be led by a 14- member Steering Committee • City of Asheville and each County appoint 1 member each • Each workgroup will nominate 2-3 individuals as candidates – LOSRC Board makes appointments
  • 14. Workgroups
  • 15. Workgroups Overview • Form partnerships • Help identify issues that are common across the region • Identify opportunities and challenges • Help to synthesize information and work across disciplines to find interconnected solutions • Develop strategies • Seek implementation opportunities
  • 16. Workgroup Commitment• Commit to minimum of 3 sessions (note that Workgroups will also hold interim meetings between sessions)• Provide leadership• Assist with Steering Committee formation• Assist with public outreach• Communicate with your constituents• Develop recommendations for the Steering Committee
  • 17. Workgroup PhasesWork Session #1 (March 2012)• Identify Issues and Opportunities Common to All 5 Counties• Develop Initial Vision for the Region• Define Regionally-Important Values, Goals, and Objectives• Nominate Workgroup Representative for Steering Committee• Prep for Reality Check #1• Synthesize information from Project Team
  • 18. Workgroup PhasesWork Session #2 (June 2012)• Assist in the development of scenarios• Develop alternatives to be tested in the model• Provide input on evaluation criteria related to the goals and objectives
  • 19. Workgroup PhasesWork Session #3 (Oct. 2012)• Assist in the development of policies and implementation strategies
  • 20. Workgroup Staff• Ron Townley, Kate O’Hara – Economic Development• Patrick Harper – Energy• Rebecca Chaplin, Linda Giltz – Health• Karen Kiehna, John Connell – Housing• Linda Giltz, Erica Anderson – Land Use• Kristin Peppel, Erica Anderson – Natural/Cultural Resources• Natalie Murdock, Paul Black – Transportation• Carrie Runser-Turner – Communications and Outreach
  • 21. Workgroup Breakout Sessions
  • 22. Workgroup Breakout Sessions 1. Choose your Economic Development workgroup Energy Health Housing Land Use Natural & Cultural Resources Transportation Communications & Outreach Federal & State Partners*
  • 23. Workgroup Breakout Sessions 2. Sign-in & Economic Development introduce yourself Energy Health 3. Start your Housing discussion Land Use 4. Plan your Natural & Cultural Resources group’s future Transportation meetings Communications & Outreach Federal & State Partners*
  • 24. Workgroup Breakouts
  • 25. Reconvene & Wrap-Up
  • 26. Next Steps • Workgroups continue with interim meetings • Workgroups evolve and execute their charge including: – Prepare for March Meetings with project Team – Select Chair – Discuss Nominations to Steering Committee – Meet with Project Team in March (3/13-3/15) • Stay Connected!
  • 27. Stay Connected
  • 28. Stay Connected @JoinGroWNC
  • 29. Questions?
  • 30. THANK YOU!!!