When the Comp Plan Comes Up Short: Creating an Implementable Plan Peter Klear, AICP Della Rucker, AICP, CEcD  Paul Culter,...
Starting Out:
Draw a Bird:
What are Comprehensive Plans supposed to do?
What do we often get instead?
What goes wrong with how we do this? <ul><li>The Encyclopedia </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Kum Ba Yah </li></ul>
<ul><li>The List </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Pretty Picture </li></ul>
What fundamental problems lead to ineffective plans? <ul><li>Over-emphasizing one element </li></ul>
<ul><li>Failing to  lead  a  collaborative  process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead the process vs. leading the plan </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Not designing  </li></ul><ul><li>the plan  </li></ul><ul><li>to be understood </li></ul><ul><li>And … </li></ul><u...
Designing the Plan to be Understood <ul><li>Clear vision, goals, objectives… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage all publi...
<ul><li>The intentionally-not-comprehensive comprehensive plan </li></ul>
<ul><li>Design by issues or design by geography? </li></ul><ul><li>PAUL – Please insert a close up of the wapak map or Nel...
<ul><li>Graphics where graphics will benefit understanding. </li></ul>
Designing the Plan to be Carried Out <ul><li>Setting Priorities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why ...
<ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consensus  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematical  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Designing the Plan to be Carried Out <ul><li>Creating An Implementation Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who, What, Where, When,...
 
Questions?  Insights?  Good ideas?
Thank you ! <ul><li>Paul A. Culter, AICP </li></ul><ul><li>Della G. Rucker, AICP, CEcD </li></ul><ul><li>JACOBS | Urban De...
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Presentation on common failures of comprehensive planning and ways to avoid them. Given to Ohio Kentucky Indiana regional conference with Paul Culter and Peter Klear (Campbell County Kentucky Planning Commission).

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  • Fix title to match what program says
  • This is just a placeholder while Pete is doing the bird activity
  • The bird. Take it away, Pete. Make the connection between the activity and Comprehensive Planning
  • Della: Comp plan is supposed to help us see into the future, guide us to make the right choices and lead us to where all will be sweetness and light.
  • Della: But this is what we get: book on a shelf.
  • Della: the plan that tells you everything you ever wanted to know but very little actual plan.
  • Della or Paul: the plan that regurgitates everything the public told you, without any filter or setting against real world conditions
  • Della or Paul: dozens or hundreds of recommendations, but what happens if only a few can get done? Where do you start? What do you do next? Tendency to get stuck.
  • Della or Paul: If you draw it they will come. And it will be just as lovely as if we drew it. Our drawings have the power to overcome economic conditions.
  • Pete: pretty simple – use examples from previous slides. They all over emphasize some element at the expense of others
  • Pete: difference between showing strong leadership for a community team displaying expertise and skill, and trying to control the content
  • Stick with Pete – just reference that Paul and Della will talk more about this, hand over to Paul
  • Paul – use the examples to demonstrate which of these statements gives a clear direction and which mean very little. The question at the end would be a good point to discuss. Pete and Della can pitch in with answers to the questions as well.
  • Della: Comprehensive plans do not have to cover every possible issue – unless you are legally required to do so. We have limited time and money, need to focus strategically on those issues/areas that will have the biggest impact on meeting the community’s goals.
  • Della, since this point is related to the last one. Sometimes it may be more appropriate to not address every area of town at the same level of detail but to instead focus on key issues. Examples. In other cases, however, it may be most appropriate to apply the same level of detail to every area of town. Examples.
  • Paul, can you take this? Use the pictures to demonstrate the kinds of problems that a totally photo-realistic approach can create in a plan. What if the proposal that comes in uses different materials? What if it is set back 5 more feet than here? What if the materials indicated by the concept plan are too expensive for the price point of the proposed development? Etc…. If that happens, do the proposals meet the plan? Will it be rejected,even if it meets the City’s goals? Will public opinion chalk it up to a failure? Compare to the sketch. You get an indication of the materials, but the plaza could be store or brick or tinted concrete. It doesn’t set up overly-specific preconceived notions. Too much design detail can hurt, not help, in terms of a comprehensive plan. Create concept designs to communicate the key points that a future design needs to include to meet the community’s objectives, but leave the non-essential details open for interpretation.
  • Della: interactive with audience: why set priorities? Why might some people not want to set priorities?
  • Della: preference in ideal world in consensus. Stronger buy in, more support and personal investment. However, in large groups or contentious situations, might not be possible. Then, ranked system. If I can, I will insert a hyperlink to the Christina Wright table or make a simple weighting table.
  • Paul: you know this stuff.
  • Paul: this is a sliver from the Nelsonville implementation matrix, I can swap in a different one that you are more familiar with if you like. The graphic hyperlinks to a full page. I figured you could walk though the columns, indicating that this is one example and every community is a little different.
  • Comp plan presentation oki sept 2010

    1. 1. When the Comp Plan Comes Up Short: Creating an Implementable Plan Peter Klear, AICP Della Rucker, AICP, CEcD Paul Culter, AICP OKI Planning Conference October 1, 2010
    2. 2. Starting Out:
    3. 3. Draw a Bird:
    4. 4. What are Comprehensive Plans supposed to do?
    5. 5. What do we often get instead?
    6. 6. What goes wrong with how we do this? <ul><li>The Encyclopedia </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>The Kum Ba Yah </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>The List </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>The Pretty Picture </li></ul>
    10. 10. What fundamental problems lead to ineffective plans? <ul><li>Over-emphasizing one element </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Failing to lead a collaborative process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead the process vs. leading the plan </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Not designing </li></ul><ul><li>the plan </li></ul><ul><li>to be understood </li></ul><ul><li>And … </li></ul><ul><li>Not designing </li></ul><ul><li>the plan to provide </li></ul><ul><li>clear direction for </li></ul><ul><li>its future users </li></ul>
    13. 13. Designing the Plan to be Understood <ul><li>Clear vision, goals, objectives… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage all public agencies to develop a long-range master plan for their operations and seek ways to implement the resulting plans. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support adopted solid waste plan policies, which includes the expansion of recycling to the greatest feasible extent. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve and expand potable water quality and supply. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>When might someone not want it to be clear? </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>The intentionally-not-comprehensive comprehensive plan </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Design by issues or design by geography? </li></ul><ul><li>PAUL – Please insert a close up of the wapak map or Nelsonville plan map and one of Springboro or North College Hill or something like that. Or send me the PDFs to insert! </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>Graphics where graphics will benefit understanding. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Designing the Plan to be Carried Out <ul><li>Setting Priorities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why Not? </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consensus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>weighting </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Designing the Plan to be Carried Out <ul><li>Creating An Implementation Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who, What, Where, When, How </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measurable results/benchmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buy-in and agency support </li></ul></ul>
    20. 21. Questions? Insights? Good ideas?
    21. 22. Thank you ! <ul><li>Paul A. Culter, AICP </li></ul><ul><li>Della G. Rucker, AICP, CEcD </li></ul><ul><li>JACOBS | Urban Design + Planning </li></ul><ul><li>1880 Waycross Road </li></ul><ul><li>Cincinnati, OH 45240 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 513-595-7910 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Peter Klear, AICP Campbell County Planning Commission 1098 Monmouth Ave. Newport, KY 41701 Phone: 859-292-3880 [email_address]
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