The Mt Rainier Gateway Scenic Byway or The Road to Rainier Scenic Byway or The Upper Nisqually Scenic Byway Help us decide!
Scenic Byway Program • Administered by the Federal Highway Administration • Passed through WA-‐DOT • $25 to $50 M available a year since 1991 • Planning, Programing, and Capitol Projects • All projects funded in this program must be identified in a State/ Federally approved Corridor Management Plan
Critical Elements of the Plan: Community Participation Integration of Existing Plans Ambitious Vision
Goals of Scenic Byway Planning Creation of a Byway Planning Committee Inventory and assessment of intrinsic values (historic, cultural, recreational, and scenic) Transportation Corridor Analysis (roads, trails, and transit) Develop fundamental branding and marketing concepts for the corridor (logo and signage) Create Interpretive themes for the corridor Develop a complete plan that enhances the visitor experience while protecting the intrinsic values of the corridor through : • Capitol projects • Marketing strategies and tools • Public Policy • Community stewardship
Next Steps Secure funding for a Scenic Byway Plan ($100K) Assemble Planning Committee – Spring 2012 Assemble Existing Plans – Summer 2012 Community Workshops -‐ Fall 2012 Complete plan in 2013
Contact: Nicole Hill email@example.com Office: 360-‐489-‐3400 www.nisquallylandtrust.org