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  • Business as usual: driving increases.
  • This plan is reinforced by research from the University of Utah for the National Association of Realtors; there will be a shortage of small lot single family residential housing, and there will be over stock of suburban housing. Not suggesting we entirely change existing suburban areas, some people want that.
  • Limited resources to consider different approaches?Tool to consider different scenarios and evaluate them.
  • Focus is on providing choices, and responding to the market preferences. How do we get things built? Cooperation with developers and lending community, through innovative zoning.
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    • 1. Wasatch FrontRegional Planning Grant
      Wilf Sommerkorn
      Planning Director
      Salt Lake City
    • 2.
    • 3.
    • 4. Challenge: Maintaining high quality of life with huge population growth
      65% increase by 2040 (1.4 Million new residents)
    • 5. Traffic Congestion…
      Miles driven daily will almost double by 2040
      90 Million
      49 Million
      WFRC and MAG
    • 6. “Business as usual”
      =
      Congestion
      You can’t build
      your way out of congestion
    • 7. Envision UtahQuality Growth Strategy
    • 8. Wasatch Choice for 2040 Process
    • 9. There is a Better Way to Grow…
      The Wasatch Choice
      for 2040:Regional Vision for Land Use and Transportation
    • 10. Growth in Centers responds to market demand
      Demographic trends:
      First wave of baby boomers will be 65 in 2011
      Largest number of millenials reaches 22 in 2012
      One-third of future households will prefer to live in new “walkable” developments: smaller homes, townhomes, condos, with access to transit, jobs and amenities. We are far short of meeting this demand.
      The Vision puts more new homes and jobs in walkable developments near transit stations. This preserves the character of existing suburban neighborhoods.
    • 11. Lower Taxes:
      Infrastructure savings in the billions
      $26 billion
      $21.5 billion
      Saves 17% or $4.5 billion over 20 years
      Envision Utah Quality Growth Strategy; 1999
    • 12. Enhanced Mobility and Economic Growth
      The Vision reduces traffic congestion by 18%
    • 13. Better Air Quality
      Less driving and more transportation choices will lead to cleaner air
    • 14. Implementing the Wasatch Choice for 2040?
    • 15. Group I
      Lead Members and
      Institutional Operations
      Group II
      Capital Participants
      Group III
      Consortium Participants
      and more…
    • 16. Programs
      Develop dynamic computer-based planning tools
      Create housing choices
      Study and create scenarios for six diverse sites
      Implement Regional Transportation Plan
      Identify barriers and develop a Financial Toolbox
      Create innovative zoning techniques
      Institute an outreach program for stakeholders
    • 17. Utah’s First Regional Housing Analysis
      Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the University of Utah
    • 18. Tools for decision-making:
      The “Envision Tomorrow +” Model (ET+)
      Help communities make individual decisions
      Transportation Effects
      Building Energy Consumption
      Water Consumption
      Air Quality
      Return on Investment
      Tax Collections
      Fiscal Impact
      Public Health
      Employment Growth
      Development Capital
      Transportation Safety
      Workforce Housing
      Public Assets
      Scenario Development
      Evaluation
    • 19. Regional Collaboration
      Local Implementation
    • 20. 2040 Regional
      Transportation Plan
      Roads: capacity, safety and maintenanceTransit: comprehensive system of commuter rail, light rail, streetcar, bus rapid transit, busActive: Bike and pedestrian
    • 21. Housing :
      • - Choices
      • 22. - Market driven
    • Consortium supports the local process
      Educating the public
      Helping to identify stakeholders
      Forging relationships with stakeholders
      Creating development scenarios with ET+
      Analyzing development scenarios
      Suggesting zoning techniques for adoption
      Assisting with identifying financing opportunities & strategies
    • 23. Urban Example:Salt Lake City Intermodal Huband Downtown Streetcar
    • 24. Downtown connection to regional transit
    • 25. Infill planning and revitalization