Building Community Buy-in Through Vision-based Comprehensive Planning

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  • Building Community Buy-in Through Vision-based Comprehensive Planning

    1. 1. Building Community Buy in through Vision-based Comprehensive Planning MORPC Educational Forum January 8, 2010 Columbus
    2. 2. Objectives of Presentation <ul><li>Share comp plan model that incorporates sustainability cornerstones </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate vision-based comp planning through West Carrollton case study </li></ul><ul><li>Share tools, techniques and sources of assistance that build community buy-in </li></ul>
    3. 3. Ecological Economy Social Three Sectors of Community
    4. 4. What is Community? Community of Place Community of Interest
    5. 5. Profile of West Carrollton <ul><li>First ring suburb of Dayton </li></ul><ul><li>Established 1830 </li></ul><ul><li>Population and growth </li></ul><ul><li>Demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Current economic conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Background that led to sustainable comp plan </li></ul>
    6. 7. Cornerstones of Sustainability <ul><li>Inclusive </li></ul><ul><li>Long term </li></ul><ul><li>Balances between three sectors of a community: social, environmental, economic </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-dimensional indicators </li></ul>
    7. 8. Cornerstone #1: Inclusion <ul><li>Steering Committee membership </li></ul><ul><li>Community visioning </li></ul><ul><li>Balance within the three sectors of community </li></ul>
    8. 9. Discussion <ul><li>What organizations and/or groups in your community would you think to include in your comp plan process? </li></ul>
    9. 10. Tool: Lasswell’s Values & Institutions Categories Government, Courts, Unions, Related Organizations Health, Safety, Environment & Supporting Organizations Civil Rights, Fraternity, Sorority, Honor Societies Religious Organizations Families, Family Support Groups, Seniors, Youth Public & Non-Public Schools, Workplace Develop. Landowners, Business, Foundations, Poverty Programs Higher Education, Research Entities, Media Harold D. Lasswell, POLITICS: WHO GETS WHAT, WHEN, HOW , Meridian Books, THE WORLD PUBLISHING COMPANY, Cleveland and New York, 1958, p. 202. Revised by: Myra Moss and Bill Grunkemeyer, OSU Extension Sustainable Development Initiatives, 2009
    10. 11. Steering Committee Membership Wealth/Poverty Rotary, South Metro Regional Chamber, Small Business Owners, Community Improvement Corporation, CountyCorp Housing Well Being Fire Department, Parks & Recreation, Regional Planning, Regional Transit Authority Respect Masonic Group, Veterans, National Archives Rectitude West Carrollton Church of the Nazarene Power City Council, City of Miamisburg Planning, Miami Township Planning, Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission Affection YWCA, Senior Citizens, High School Students Skills West Carrollton School Administrators, School Teachers and Staff Enlightenment West Carrollton Media Coordinator
    11. 12. West Carrollton Steering Committee
    12. 13. Discussion <ul><li>How do residents in your community share their desires and goals in a comp planning process? </li></ul><ul><li>Where/how do you meet to gain residents’ input? </li></ul>
    13. 14. Tool: Lasswell’s Values & Institutions Categories Government, Courts, Unions, Related Organizations Health, Safety, Environment & Supporting Organizations Civil Rights, Fraternity, Sorority, Honor Societies Religious Organizations Families, Family Support Groups, Seniors, Youth Public & Non-Public Schools, Workplace Develop. Landowners, Business, Foundations, Poverty Programs Higher Education, Research Entities, Media Harold D. Lasswell, POLITICS: WHO GETS WHAT, WHEN, HOW , Meridian Books, THE WORLD PUBLISHING COMPANY, Cleveland and New York, 1958, p. 202. Revised by: Myra Moss and Bill Grunkemeyer, OSU Extension Sustainable Development Initiatives, 2009
    14. 15. Visioning: Who, Where and How to Visit <ul><li>Determined by Steering Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: Reduce barriers to participation </li></ul><ul><li>Technique: “Go to where people gather” </li></ul><ul><li>Piggybacking on existing meetings and events </li></ul>
    15. 16. West Carrollton Vision Sessions
    16. 17. Visioning: Who to Visit in West Carrollton Community Sector Examples of Organizations Wealth/Poverty Rotary Business Advisory Committee Habitat for Humanity Well Being West Carrollton Police Department Lindburgh Platt Neighborhood Watch YMCA Board & Staff Enlightenment West Carrollton Media Coordinator Rectitude Church of the Nazarene Skills Elementary Schools, Middle School & High School Communications Advisory Council Early Childhood Council
    17. 18. Techniques: How and Where <ul><li>Train local volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Identify where people gather </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers meet with their constituents </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce barriers to participation </li></ul>Neighborhoods Schools Community Events Community Groups Residents Organizations Steering Committee
    18. 19. Cornerstone #2: Long Term <ul><li>Consider impact of decisions made today on future generations </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a shared vision looking 50 years into the future </li></ul>
    19. 20. Tools: Two Vision Questions <ul><li>What do you value about the West Carrollton community? (Identifies existing assets) </li></ul><ul><li>What do you hope for the West Carrollton community for your grandchildren and great-grandchildren? (Identifies desired assets) </li></ul>
    20. 21. Vision Statement: West Carrollton’s environmental sustainability is strengthened by proper economic development approaches, emphasizing re-development and natural resource based development. West Carrollton’s residents seek a balance between green space, open space and commercial, retail and other kinds of development. <ul><li>Community Category: Affection </li></ul><ul><li>Enforcement of building and property maintenance to protect neighborhood property investments </li></ul><ul><li>Downtown area development around Elm Street </li></ul><ul><li>Community Category: Respect </li></ul><ul><li>Destination community for Miami Valley (like Lebanon, for example) </li></ul><ul><li>Work towards making it a great landmark </li></ul><ul><li>Community Category: Power </li></ul><ul><li>Re-develop Roberds Plaza area </li></ul><ul><li>Develop gravel pits (Hilltop Prop.) to west for productive use </li></ul><ul><li>Develop River front land, with a plan, planned development </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to Miamisburg riverfront plan </li></ul><ul><li>Community Category: Wealth & Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Development of river and corridor </li></ul><ul><li>Balance green space vs. commercial development </li></ul><ul><li>Bring Woody’s back! </li></ul>
    21. 22. West Carrollton Vision Themes <ul><li>1. Downtown: </li></ul><ul><li>Define boundaries of Downtown, create/revitalize downtown corridor, rehabilitate and redevelop buildings and public spaces, add retail and entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>2. Economic development: </li></ul><ul><li>Create local jobs, expand industry, diversify industry, spur small business development </li></ul><ul><li>3. Transportation infrastructure: </li></ul><ul><li>Exit 47 completed, develop and expand alternative forms of transportation and recreation such as bike paths, footpaths and sidewalks, public transportation </li></ul><ul><li>4. Riverfront and river corridor: </li></ul><ul><li>Develop riverfront corridor as a focal point and attraction, possible uses include – retail, entertainment/restaurants, recreation, housing, tourism, attraction of visitors to community </li></ul>
    22. 23. West Carrollton Vision Themes <ul><li>4. Housing: </li></ul><ul><li>Improve existing housing, maintain residential neighborhoods, revitalize areas of town, preserve historic properties/areas, provide housing varieties of housing so residents can remain through various stages of life </li></ul><ul><li>5. Image/Identity: </li></ul><ul><li>Attract visitors to area, expand Festivals, develop unique features such as riverfront, provide entertainment venues such as restaurants, develop and promote West Carrollton as a destination </li></ul><ul><li>6. Family centered activities and amenities: </li></ul><ul><li>Develop more activities and opportunities for kids and families such as parks, restaurants </li></ul>
    23. 24. West Carrollton Vision Themes <ul><li>7. Parks, recreation and trees/landscaping: </li></ul><ul><li>Offer more activities for youth, expand recreational programs and facilities (YMCA), increase attractiveness of community through landscaping, maintain and expand green space and open space </li></ul><ul><li>8. Infrastructure/technology: </li></ul><ul><li>Improve internet access </li></ul><ul><li>9. Education: </li></ul><ul><li>Support, improve and revitalize schools, use schools to position community in new economy, increase higher education rate of residents, life long education, residents understand local history, library continues to serve residents. </li></ul>
    24. 25. West Carrollton Workgroups <ul><li>Economic Development </li></ul><ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Parks & Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Community Facilities, Infrastructure & Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Capstone: Growth Management & Land Use </li></ul>
    25. 26. Cornerstone #3: Balance Ecology Economy Social Ecology Social Economy From this… To this.
    26. 27. Growth Management Section <ul><li>Definition of growth management </li></ul><ul><li>Developed individual sections first to define growth management </li></ul><ul><li>All Workgroup Chairs form Growth Management Team </li></ul><ul><li>Added professional staff from City </li></ul><ul><li>Outside support for technical assistance and data collection/analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Professional staff developed the section and brought back to chairs for concurrence </li></ul>
    27. 28. Show future land use map Year 2030 Land Use West Carrollton 2030 Year 2030 Land Use
    28. 29. Cornerstone #4: Multidimensional <ul><li>Multi-dimensionality built in at the goal prioritization stage </li></ul><ul><li>1. Social, economic and environmental goals linked to create “features” of the community </li></ul><ul><li>2. Interconnections lead to multi-disciplinary goals (features) </li></ul>
    29. 30. Growth Management Section <ul><li>Social, economic and environmental goals linked to identify planning areas of the community </li></ul>
    30. 31. Show future land use map Year 2030 Land Use West Carrollton 2030 Year 2030 Land Use
    31. 32. Sonic Restaurant
    32. 33. Sonic Restaurant
    33. 34. Multidimensional Indicators <ul><li>Economic </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul><ul><li>Combined (Multi-Dimensional) </li></ul><ul><li>Number of jobs created </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs that pay a living wage </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs that do not decrease the </li></ul><ul><li>quality of the area’s aquifer </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of jobs that pay a </li></ul><ul><li>living wage and do not </li></ul><ul><li>decrease the area’s aquifer </li></ul>
    34. 35. Multidimensional Indicators <ul><li>Problematic </li></ul><ul><li>Housing – rental to owner occupied </li></ul><ul><li>Downtown corridor </li></ul>
    35. 36. Summary <ul><li>Implementation & next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Local leadership commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Project in schools (landscape, etc.) </li></ul>
    36. 37. Contact Information <ul><li>Gregory Gaines, AICP, Director of </li></ul><ul><li>City Planning, City of West Carrollton </li></ul><ul><li>300 East Central Avenue </li></ul><ul><li>West Carrollton, OH 45449 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>City of West Carrollton web site: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.westcarrollton.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>OSU Extension Sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Development Initiatives web site: </li></ul><ul><li>www.sustainabledevelopment.osu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Myra Moss, Educator </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio State University Extension </li></ul><ul><li>c/o Licking County, 771 E. Main St. </li></ul><ul><li>Newark, OH 43055 </li></ul><ul><li>Ph: 740.607.5177 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Grunkemeyer, Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio State University Extension </li></ul><ul><li>OARDC, 1680 Madison Avenue </li></ul><ul><li>Wooster, Ohio 44691 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 330.263.3799 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>

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