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  • The Comprehensive Planning Process is designed to look at the 7 high level questions What do we aspire to be as a community in 10, 20, 25 years and beyond? What is the best in Austin that needs to be protected? Where are gaps that should be overcome? What problems, old or new, need to be addressed to benefit everyone in Austin? What are we in the process of becoming? What will Austin look like in 25 years and beyond if current trends continue? What are the choices to "change course" in the direction of the Vision?

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  • IMAGINE AUSTIN A New Comprehensive Plan For Austin Mark Walters Planning & Development Review Department City of Austin
    • Austin Over Time
    • The Power of Plans to Shape the Future
    • What is a Comprehensive Plan
    • Questions to Ask When Creating a Comprehensive Plan
    • The Comprehensive Planning Process
    • What We Have Heard from the Community
    Presentation Overview
  • Vision 5 th best city in America for couples (2008) # 3- Top 10 Cities for Jobs (2008) #4 Pet-Friendly City (2009) Ranked 2 nd on Top 10 cities to buy a home (2008) #3 City for relocations (2010) Among Top 5 cities for young singles (2007) # 1 City for the Next Decade (2010) #2 City for beating the recession (2010) 5th Best Place to live for Moviemakers (2010) #5 Earth Friendly City (2010) 2 nd Best Place to Live in America for Hispanics (2008) 3 rd Smartest City in the country (2006)
  • Austin Over Time
  • Austin Residential and Commercial Growth Source : TCAD 2009
  • Congress Avenue - 1913
  • Guadalupe Street – 1920s
  • http://texashistory.unt.edu/permalink/meta-pth-19237 Austin Municipal Airport – 1930s
  • East Avenue – 1950s http://sapaustinrelo.com/images/east_avenue_undated_A%201950.jpg
  • US 183 / Mopac – 1966 http://www.texasfreeway.com/austin/historic/photos/loop1/images/183_balcones_looking_east_11_14_1966.jpg
  • http://texashistory.unt.edu/permalink/meta-pth-33282 Ben White Boulevard – 1977
  • http://www.texasfreeway.com/Austin/historic/photos/360/images/360_const_N_jul_80_lres.jpg Loop 360 / Lake Austin – 1980
  • Downtown and UT/West Campus - 2008
  • Source: Census Data, and Ryan Robinson, City Demographer, City of Austin How Has Austin Grown? 700, 407 1940 100,000 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 600,000 700,000 800,000 Population
  • 2000 600,000 2010 2020 2030 700,000 800,000 900,000 1,000,000 1,100,000 1,200,000 1,300,000 1,400,000 Low Range Mid Range High Range Source: Ryan Robinson, City Demographer, City of Austin Population How Much Could Austin Grow?
  • The Power of Plans to Shape the Future
  • Chicago Plan - 1909 http://www.american-architecture.info/USA/CHICAGO/CHI-GAL1.htm
  • City of Skyscrapers Public Space Along the Waterfront http://3dognightonline.com/uploaded_images/Chicago-Water-Front-736873.jpg
  • Waller Plan for Austin, 1839 http://www.judegalligan.com/images/Downtown_Austin_Historical_Map.jpg http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/maps/images/map0926d.jpg
  • Congress Avenue Downtown Squares
  • The Look of 1979 http://www.lovefords.org/78/pintobobcat/New_Folder/1978_ford_pinto_cover_001.jpg http://misterirrelevant.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/twin-redskins-cheerleaders.jpg http://www.gps1979.com/leisuresuit.jpg http://daddydan.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/searswishbook1979cp286.jpg http://web.itcs.uiuc.edu/users/sampson/Sampson/PamEaster1979.jpg
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  • Defining Comprehensive Plans
  • What is the Comprehensive Plan?
    • General; not specific
    • Establishes common ground and a long-term vision
    • Addresses growth and development
    • Fosters coordination and internal consistency
  • What the Comprehensive Plan is Not?
    • A neighborhood, corridor or other small area plan
    • A change of land use or zoning
  • Questions to Ask When Creating a Comprehensive Plan
  • What do we aspire to be as a community in 10, 20, 25 years and beyond?
  • How can we preserve and enhance our quality of life as we grow?
  • How will we locally define and achieve sustainability?
  • How can farmland and open space be preserved?
  • How will we get around?
  • How will our commercial areas look and feel?
  • Designed for Cars. . .
  • . . . or designed for people?
  • Traditional development. . .
  • . . . or traditional development?
  • How will our new neighborhoods look and feel?
  • Typical development. . .
  • . . . or something else?
  • More Suburban. . .
  • . . . or more urban?
  • What will we do to preserve and enhance established neighborhoods?
  • The Comprehensive Planning Process
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  • Comprehensive Plan Overarching Themes Community Engagement Sustainability Implementation
  • The Community Will Provide the Plan’s Direction
  • 2 Vision and Plan Framework Where are we going? 1 Plan Kick Off Conduct research and develop the planning process 3 Comprehensive Plan How are we going to get there?
  • Austin City Charter Economic Development Health and Human Services Drainage, Water and Solid Waste Environment Parks and Open Space Housing Public Buildings Future Land Use Transportation Public Services Comprehensive Plan
  • What Have We Heard So Far in the Process?
    • Education
    • Creativity
    • Civics and Public
    • Engagement
    • Affordability
    • Safety
    • Government
    • Transportation
    • Managing Growth
    • Green/Environment
    • Health
    • Economics
    • Outdoor Living/
    • Recreation
    12 themes emerged from the public input:
  • What Have We Heard So Far in the Process? Broad themed components of a vision statement:
    • The Austin we love is:
      • Livable
      • Prosperous
      • Natural and Sustainable
      • Functional and Accessible
      • Caring and Committed
      • Stimulating and Creative
  • What Have We Heard So Far in the Process—CFS #2 Mixed-Use Transportation Single-Use Employment Single-Use Residential
    • Crescent Scenario
    • Min. Growth / max. protection of west
      • No significant development west of MOPAC
      • Water resource protection
      • Scenic protection
    • Intensification / compact growth of east
      • Downtown intensification
      • Multiple activity centers
      • Airport employment hub
      • Neighborhood infill (consistent with neighborhood plans)
    • Dispersed Scenario
    • Spread out development
      • Development to the east, west, and at fringes of the entire planning area
      • Little differentiation between drinking water protection zone and desired
      • Some concentration in centers, but more low-density / residential subdivision development than other scenarios
    • Preserve existing green space, floodplain
      • Trail connections
    • Linear Scenario
    • Intensification along N-S “spine” through central part of city
      • Centers: downtown, Burnett gateway, “green economy” cluster at airport, etc.
      • Mixed use corridors
    • Min. growth to east and west
      • Water resource protection to west
      • Conservation development zone east of 130 (floodplain / open space protection, farmland, cluster development)
    • Centers Scenario
    • Concentrate most development in mixed-use centers
      • Downtown, Decker Lake, Airport, etc.
      • Significant redevelopment of existing corridors
      • Lesser amounts of infill (captured by centers)
    • Preserve land for open space / agriculture
  • Why Should You Get Involved?
    • Opportunities like this don’t come around that often
    • The plan could affect many aspects of your daily life
    • Plan will affect how tax dollars are spent
    If you don’t plan your community—somebody will do it for you!
  • How Can You Participate?
    • Through June 30 th …
    • Take the On-Line Survey
    • http://www.imagineaustin.net/survey.htm
    • Meeting-in-a-Box #2
  • www.ImagineAustin.net Become a Facebook fan of IMAGINE AUSTIN Twitter http://twitter.com/ImagineAustin Ways to Stay Involved
    • Questions?