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    • Compact and Sustainable Growth…in the Age of Walk Score
    • Dublin, Ohio
    • Agenda The view from Dublin What next?? Implementing a new paradign
    • The view from aquintessential suburb…the suburban model worked
    • It supported a development modelthat attracted educated workers Dublin Ohio United States
    • …the right kinds of growth industries Dublin Ohio United States
    • …national recognition  Top Seven Intelligent Community, 2010  Fox Business News: Top Small City to Start a Business  Forbes.com: One of 25 Best Places to Move in 2009  BusinessWeek: Top Small City in Ohio to Start a Business  Columbus Monthly: Best Suburban Community 7
    • …and extraordinary community satisfaction
    • …rising employment-tax revenues
    • Until the Great Recession showed Dublinthat suburban taxes could drop…
    • …while rising environmental awareness focusedattention on poor environmental performance
    • Decentralized suburbia was not fulfilling itspromise in other ways…quality of life Dublin 43016 Chicago United States
    • …and more affordable lifestyles
    • …personal health
    • …and an aging America is selling is sellingmore and more single-family houses % buying houses at this age % selling houses at this age
    • …and for the first time in three decades…Dublinquestioned its long-term appeal to employers 50,000 people work in Dublin Dublin’s employers need to hire 5,000- 8,000 new employees every year
    • While America faces a shortage of knowledgeworkers, they seek lifestyles first, jobs second
    • „Creatives‟ seek urban places…
    • What’s next…?“We are more than a lifestyle center….”
    • The past was built for avery different America
    • The resent represents the dreamof a very different America
    • …and many communities have been rightto reject visions of the future
    • Dublin needed a community-based visionto guide the community‟s growth
    • Planning starts with new preferences…for living 1990… • Golf courses • Large backyards • Homogeneity • Escape from work • Convenient auto access 2011… • Main streets • Transit • Diversity • Live near work • Assumption of personal responsibility for sustainability
    • …and working 1990… • Office parks • Convenient auto access • Convenient parking • Escape to home • Prestige address 2011… • Main Streets • Transit • Live near work • Walkable environment • Fun
    • Bridge Street Corridor: 1,000 acres
    • Bridge Street Corridor: 1,000 acres
    • 1900–1955 2009 28
    • The numbersAnticipated development  Over 20 years—7-11 million SF  Over 40 years—15-25 million SF  Residential—roughly 60%Share of Dublin’s Growth  Residential—33-50%  Office, retail—50%Net densities  Residential—30-60 units/acre  Office—FAR 1.5 -2.5Predominant bldg heights  3 to 5 floors
    • The impact…on development patterns
    • …and on the environment 2010 to 2030:Mixed sprawl/compact compared to sprawl model Vehicle miles traveled: reduced 30-40% Stormwater runoff: reduced 20-30% CO2 emissions: reduced 20-35%
    • Vision principles to guide change…1. Enhance economic vitality.2. Integrate the new center into community life.3. Expand “livability choices” for Dublin and the region.4. Embrace Dublin’s natural setting and commitment to sustainability.5. Create places that embody Dublin’s commitment to community.
    • Two questions: where can change happen…andhow can Dublin accomplish its principlesQuarter-mile radius walkable areas and primeredevelopment opportunities:
    • Focus growth into distinct districts…integrated with a natural green network:
    • …centered around Main Streets and squaresNew street network:
    • …served by rubber-tire transitTransit right of way:
    • A framework for compact growthIllustrative build-out (2030-40):
    • The principles: enhance economic vitality
    • Integrate the center intocommunity life
    • …with vibrant public spaces
    • A new era of greater personal choices forliving, working…
    • What density? What choices do you want? 1,000 to 2,000 housing units within a 10- to 15- minute walk support a block of Main Street. 30-60 units per acre can support a walkable community. …and new transit options
    • …fun…
    • Embrace the natural setting
    • …enjoying the river as anew central park
    • …and adding non-car transportation options
    • Create places that embody acommitment to community
    • Compact sustainable design is about creating iconic community Start with the street Enhance the context Build neighborhoods… not developments
    • Urban architecture engages the street
    • …embodying many styles and uses
    •  National lessons…performance standards for growth based on:  Regional environmental impact  Comprehensive fiscal and other cost/benefits  Public health Public-private partnership to fund SHARED infrastructure “Eco district” approach to sustainability SHARED parking strategies Rubber-tire TMA transit, expands over time Hybrid zoning  Form-based  Incentives to aggregate sites, create lively squares, etc. Strong planning and design management
    • …shops, live work, the local library…
    • Enhancing context means respecting, notmimicking defining neighborhood qualitieszz
    • …and embody many styles Very contemporary contextual design affordable, mixed-income housing
    • Building neighborhoods…not developments
    • Implementing change:strategies for transition to an uban model National lessons… performance standards for growth based on:  Regional environmental impact  Comprehensive fiscal and other cost/benefits  Public health Public-private partnership to fund SHARED infrastructure “Eco district” approach to sustainability SHARED parking strategies Hybrid zoning Strong planning and design management
    • Goody Clancy concept study
    • Developer‟s initial concept study
    • Compact and Sustainable Growth…in the Age of Walk Score