Mystic Valley Parkway Visioning ProcessScope of Visioning Process:Analyze potential land use changes and associated benefits andimpacts of the proposed extension to MVP. • What land use changes are possible within ½ mile of the potential station location • Quantify the benefits from a station and associated transit- oriented development • Assess negative impacts and mitigation measures • Develop recommendations for the two Cities and MassDOT 5
Public Involvement ProcessStakeholder Interviews Outcome Public Meeting #1 List of Topics to be Kick-Off and Topic Explored in Meeting #2 Meetings with Cities Identification Public Meeting #2 Outcome Questions AnsweredTopics from Meeting 1 Community Questions and Concerns Responded ToInformation on Transit Public Meeting #3 OutcomeOriented Development Community Assets Understand Key and Preferences Community Assets and Preference Survey Visual Preferences Public Meeting #4 OutcomeAssets and Preferences Series of land from Meeting 3 Community Visioning use/development scenarios Public Meeting #5 Outcome Scenarios from Meeting 4 Recommendations Set of Recommendations to Cities and MassDOT 6
Mystic Valley Parkway Green Line Community Visioning Process Public Meeting #4 June 23, 2011 8
Public Involvement ProcessStakeholder Interviews Outcome Public Meeting #1 List of Topics to be Kick-Off and Topic Explored in Meeting #2 Meetings with Cities Identification Public Meeting #2 Outcome Questions AnsweredTopics from Meeting 1 Community Questions and Concerns Responded ToInformation on Transit Public Meeting #3 OutcomeOriented Development Community Assets Understand Key and Preferences Community Assets and Preference Survey Visual Preferences Public Meeting #4 OutcomeAssets and Preferences Series of land from Meeting 3 Community Visioning use/development scenarios Public Meeting #5 Outcome Scenarios from Meeting 4 Recommendations Set of Recommendations to Cities and MassDOT 9
Agenda and Meeting PacketTonight’s Agenda • Recap of previous meeting and introduction to tonight’s exercises • Small group exercise focused on land use/development alternatives • Report outs from a few groups • Meeting evaluation and next stepsMeeting Packet Materials • Meeting Agenda • Guide to Land Use Scenarios • Comment Sheet for Small Group Exercise 10
Websites and Materials MassDOT Green Line Website: www.mass.gov/greenlineextension Look under “Project Documents”,then look under “MAPC Community Visioning Process”11
Websites and Materials MAPC Green Line Website: www.mapc.orgUnder Transportation Heading12
Meeting #4 OverviewPresentation Will Cover: • Recap input gathered at Meeting #3 • Review how this input is reflected in tonight’s exercise • Review table exercises • What sites will you be looking at? • What are you being asked to do? • What assumptions were made? • Short video/fly through of the 3-D site model 13
Meeting #3 RecapVisual Preference Poll Results: • Housing Types • Single family homes, townhomes, and apartment/condo development no more than 4 stories rated higher. • Commercial/Office Development • Single story linear buildings that meet the street rated higher • Mixed Use Development • Mixed-use buildings between 2-4 stories rated higher • Parking associated with new development • Surface lots with landscaping rater higher, as did structured parking in general • Public Spaces/Pedestrian Environment • Natural areas and landscape plazas, sidewalk cafes, and well marked crosswalks rated higher 14
Meeting #3 RecapAsset Mapping Top Results: • Key Assets for Preservation • Mystic River and Associated Green Space/Pathways • Walkling Court • Whole Foods • 200 Boston Avenue Building • Neighborhood Character (housing stock, affordability, character) • Key Assets for Change/Improvement • Improve Pedestrian/Bicycle Connectivity • Improve Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety • Whole Foods, infill potential • Development along Boston Avenue, mixed-use 15
Meeting #4How did MAPC use input from Meeting #3? Visual Preference Asset Mapping Poll Results Feedback 4 Focus Areas for Modeling and Alternative Choices Outcome Preferences From the Additional Comments Public on Future Land Use Next Steps Develop Draft Land Use Recommendations Based on Meeting 4 Outcomes 16
Meeting #4 – Tonight’s ExercisePurposes of Tonight’s Exercise: 1. Identify a preferred land use scenario for each table 2. Understand the benefits and impacts associated with land use and development choices 3. Inform MAPC’s understanding of your preferences for land use and development changes in the immediate station areaExercise Logistics: • Work in small groups, each group has a table and technical facilitator • Work through each of the four focus areas and determine the preference at each table • Review benefits and impacts associated with the scenario compared to the “keep it the same” option 18
Meeting #4 – Tonight’s ExerciseWhen Working in Your Group: 1. Assume a station will be constructed 2. Assume 20-25 year time horizon 3. Assume zoning can be modified to reflect the community’s vision 4. Assume developments are financially feasibleModel Considerations: 1. Focus on bigger picture alternative choices 2. Models are not predictions of the future, they are a tool for comparing different scenarios against each other. 19
Thank you for your participation! Next Meeting: Fall 2011, Stay Tuned!If you have further questions or comments please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.orgAdditional information on previous and future meetings can be found at: www.mass.gov/greenlineextension www.mapc.org 22
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