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  • 1. Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan Planning and Development Review Department
  • 2. What We Will Cover <ul><li>Part 1 Presentation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phase 1 and 2 Recap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working Group Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Directions and Actions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategic Directions Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Part 2 Presentation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defining Development Types </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Development Types Exercise </li></ul>
  • 3. Imagine Austin Process Phase 2 Vision & Plan Framework Development Completed March 2011 Phase 3 Comprehensive Plan Working Groups start now! Phase 1 Project Kick-Off Completed October 2009
  • 4. Compact development over sprawl Redevelopment over greenfield Preserving land that supports Edwards Aquifer recharge Protecting floodplains, particularly in the eastern ETJ Preserving neighborhood character Mixed over separated uses A complete transportation system over either/or choices What the public has told us consistently
  • 5. Moving Forward Strategic Directions Preferred Growth Scenario Plan Framework Prioritized actions Growth Concept Map Comprehensive Plan Working Groups March – July 2011
  • 6. Working Group Process Draft Chapters Brainstorm Prioritize Draft Plan Compile Results Pros and Challenges
  • 7. Role of Staff and Consultants <ul><ul><li>Facilitate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide resources and expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record and synthesize results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate to and between Building Blocks </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. Ground Rules <ul><ul><li>Build on what we’ve heard from the public already </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write it down </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passion and expertise should be balanced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All viewpoints should be respected </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. After the Working Groups Task Force Planning Commission Working Groups Public Forums City Council Implement the Plan
  • 10. Questions
  • 11. <ul><ul><li>A reflection of community values and aspirations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A citywide framework defining how all plans, initiatives, investments, etc. fit together to support a common direction for Austin’s future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A guide for decision-making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The City’s “To-Do” list </li></ul></ul>Purpose of a Comprehensive or General Plan
  • 12. Level of Detail in a Comprehensive Plan <ul><ul><li>Citywide vision statement for 20 to 30 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizes goals and strategies by planning elements and systems on a citywide basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a general timeline for short to long-term implementation strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a framework to guide decisions about capital improvement projects, policy changes, and regulatory changes </li></ul></ul>City of Austin and ETJ
  • 13. <ul><ul><li>Multi-municipal plan with 3 Boroughs and 10 Townships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision and Framework for the Future, Comprehensive Plan Elements, and Partnerships for Implementation </li></ul></ul>Comprehensive Plan Example: Union County, PA
  • 14. Comprehensive Plan Example: Define Vision and Goals Vision Union County will be a prosperous and beautiful valley by protecting its precious natural resources and agriculture, supporting sustainable economic growth and viable towns, and promoting its unique town and country lifestyle. Union County’s western, central and eastern planning areas will contribute their special strengths to achieving these goals.
  • 15. Comprehensive Plan Example: Define Strategies
  • 16. Comprehensive Plan Example: Define Actions Action Agenda: Specify Responsibilities + Timeline = Accountability
  • 17. Comprehensive Plan Example: San Diego General Plan <ul><ul><li>Ten elements provide a comprehensive “blueprint” for the City of San Diego’s growth over the next twenty plus years. </li></ul></ul>
  • 18. Comprehensive Plan Example: Define Vision and Goals Vision We are stewards of a remarkable resource, a City on the Pacific of great cultural and physical diversity. In the 21st century, San Diego must continue to evolve in harmony with its exceptional natural environment, always treasuring the unique character of its neighborhoods, striving for equity, and celebrating the rich mosaic that is San Diego. <ul><ul><li>City of Villages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal: Mixed-use villages located throughout the City and connected by high-quality transit. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General Plan Land Use Categories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal: Land use categories and designations that remain consistent with the General Plan as community plans are updated and/or amended. </li></ul></ul>
  • 19. Comprehensive Plan Example: Define Strategies <ul><ul><li>City of Villages – Types and Locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>POLICY LU-A-1. Designate a hierarchy of village sites for citywide implementation: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Affirm the position of Downtown San Diego as the regional hub by maintaining and enhancing its role as the major business center in and encouraging its development as a major urban residential center with the largest concentration of high-density multifamily housing in the region. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage further intensification of employment uses throughout Subregional Employment Districts. Where appropriate, consider co-locating medium- to high- density residential uses with employment uses (see also Economic Prosperity Element). </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 20. Comprehensive Plan Example: Define Actions
  • 21. Imagine Austin Vision Vision Themes Austin is Livable Austin is Natural and Sustainable Austin is Mobile and Interconnected Austin is Prosperous Austin Values and Respects its People Austin is Creative Austin is Educated <ul><ul><li>Vision Statement endorsed by City Council in Aug. 2010 and developed with input from thousands of residents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What Austin aspires to be in 30 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guides the development of the Comprehensive Plan goals, strategies, and actions </li></ul></ul>
  • 22. The Preferred Growth Scenario and Plan Framework <ul><ul><li>Preferred Growth Strategy: Overall concept for the direction of growth and preservation over the next 30 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan Framework: A set of topical building blocks that identify strategic directions to achieve the Vision Statement and Preferred Growth Scenario </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Building Blocks: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Land Use and Transportation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Housing and Neighborhoods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation and Environmental Resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>City Facilities and Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Society </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 23. Next Step: From Strategic Directions to Actions <ul><ul><li>What is a Strategic Direction? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A general statement of guidance concerning the goals expressed for each Building Block in the Plan Framework. Strategic directions are visionary statements that outline how the goals should be addressed in an ideal and broad sense. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is an Action? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expresses a specific policy, regulatory, or capital improvement directive that will ultimately lead to achieving what is envisioned within the strategic directions. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Today, the Working Groups will brainstorm ideas for actions to implement the Plan Framework Strategic Directions </li></ul></ul>
  • 24. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sample Action: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adopt Transit Oriented Development (TOD) zoning and design guidelines to promote compact, mixed use development around transit hubs and along transit corridors. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage the private sector to collaborate on TOD development projects. </li></ul></ul>Building Block # 1: Land Use and Transportation Strategic Direction LUT 3 : Promote development in compact centers, communities, or along corridors that are connected by transit service, are designed to encourage walking and bicycling, and reduce housing and transportation costs.
  • 25. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul>Implemented Action: Transit Oriented Development Rockville Town Center– Rockville, Maryland <ul><li>Partnership between the city and a private developer. </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses a shortage of multi-family housing and the lack of an appealing town center environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Design guidelines emphasized the importance of addressing the character of the surrounding neighborhoods. </li></ul>
  • 26. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sample Action: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adopt a complete streets policy with tailored design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets. </li></ul></ul>Building Block # 1: Land Use and Transportation Strategic Direction LUT 10 : Promote complete street design throughout Austin (traffic calming, crosswalks, pedestrian, bicycle, transit access).
  • 27. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul>Implemented Action: Complete Streets Urban Street Design Guidelines Charlotte, North Carolina <ul><li>Promotes development patterns and streets for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and motorists. </li></ul><ul><li>Planning Dept. and DOT updating local ordinances to reflect the adopted USDG policy. </li></ul><ul><li>awarded the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement in Policies and Regulations by the U.S. EPA. </li></ul>
  • 28. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sample Action: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish public-private partnerships between the City of Austin, the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, the Austin Housing Finance Corporation, CAPCOG, private developers, financial institutions, educational institutions, and other private or non-profit organizations with an interest in affordable housing to participate in financing low-income and mixed-income housing projects. </li></ul></ul>Building Block # 2: Housing and Neighborhoods Strategic Direction H 3 : Increase the availability of affordable housing, including housing for very low-income persons, through new and innovative funding mechanisms (e.g., public/private partnerships).
  • 29. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul>Implemented Action: Mixed Income Redevelopment <ul><li>Rollins Square – Boston, Massachusetts </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed-use development with mixed-income condominiums and rental apartments, as well as ground level commercial space. </li></ul><ul><li>184 households, including 37 low-income tenants and 15 units designated for persons who were formerly homeless. </li></ul>
  • 30. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sample Action: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish a taskforce of existing small businesses, entrepreneurs, city representatives and real estate representatives to identify opportunities to clarify, streamline and improve the regulatory process. </li></ul></ul>Building Block # 3: Economy Strategic Direction ECO : Implement policies that create, nurture, and retain small businesses.
  • 31. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul>Small Business Task Force – Alexandria, Virginia Implemented Action: Small Business Task Force <ul><li>Created to review issues related to how the city government interacts with small businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>Streamlined procedures for permitting, paying fees and meeting other requirements that face new businesses. </li></ul>
  • 32. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sample Action: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Form an industry‐workforce development coalition to map the requirements of entry and advancement at successive levels in fields in select target industry sectors. </li></ul></ul>Building Block # 3: Economy Strategic Direction ECO : Expand the educational offerings and establish cooperative partnerships between Austin Community College, the University of Texas, and other institutions of higher learning to support target industries’ education and training requirements.
  • 33. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul>Career and Technology Education Program – Austin High School Houston, Texas Implemented Action: Small Business Task Force Offers students an opportunity to learn skills they may use in high school, in a career after graduation, and /or as a financial means to help pursue higher education.
  • 34. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sample Action: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a tree planting and maintenance program that utilizes volunteer services in partnership with universities, public schools, community garden groups, and neighborhood groups. </li></ul></ul>Building Block # 4: Conservation and Environmental Resources Strategic Direction CER 4 : Maintain and increase Austin’s urban forest as a key component of the green infrastructure network.
  • 35. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul>Implemented Action: Volunteer Initiatives <ul><li>Ithaca Tree Works and Citizen Pruners Program – Ithaca, New York </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer-based tree planting initiative. </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative effort between the City of Ithaca, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Cornell University. </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers commit about 6 hours a month for at least one growing season. </li></ul>
  • 36. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sample Action: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a green infrastructure plan that sets targets for reductions in impervious surfaces and stormwater runoff. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish a “toolbox” and design guidelines for green infrastructures techniques ( green streets, permeable pavers, green roofs, bioswales, riparian buffers, tree plantings, etc.) that can be implemented to achieve the targets. </li></ul></ul>Building Block # 5: City Facilities and Services Strategic Direction WPD 8 : Reduce existing and future pollutant loads in all creeks from stormwater runoff, overflow, and other non-point sources.
  • 37. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul>Implemented Action: Green Infrastructure Planning NYC Green Infrastructure Plan – New York, New York Replaces the existing approach for sewer overflow control with a mix of green and traditional infrastructure measures, including rain barrels, porous parking lots, and sidewalks planted with strips of greenery to absorb rainwater. <ul><li>Green Stormwater Infrastructure – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>Adopted a green infrastructure policy that includes demonstration and restoration projects, a new stormwater fee system, and a new stormwater management ordinance. </li></ul><ul><li>Also includes a best practices manual and guidelines for techniques such as bioswales, green roofs, filtration strips, and porous pavement, etc. </li></ul>
  • 38. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sample Action: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incentivize energy-efficiency and renewable energy technologies in construction and rehabilitation projects: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Density / FAR bonuses for green building design </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tax rebates to replace old appliances with energy efficient ones </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Require green building design in publicly funded projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adopt energy-efficient building code standards </li></ul></ul></ul>Building Block # 5: City Facilities and Services Strategic Direction EN 2 : Reduce per capita energy use through conservation and improvements that make buildings more energy efficient.
  • 39. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul>Implemented Action: Green Building Incentives and Programs <ul><li>Sustainable Development Policy – Chicago, Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>Mandates that projects receiving financial or zoning assistance from the city include green elements such as green roofs, LEED certification, or innovative stormwater management. </li></ul><ul><li>Green Permit Program allows developers to save time and money on the building permit process if they incorporate some of 12 sustainable design features. </li></ul><ul><li>Arlington County Green Building Incentive Program – Arlington County, Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for increased density and/or height bonuses for developers of large office, high-rise residential, and mixed use projects in exchange for applying green building techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses the US Green Building Council’s LEED green building rating system as a standard of measurement. </li></ul>One Potomac Yard Chicago Center for Green Technology
  • 40. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sample Action: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop citywide active design guidelines that promote development patterns that support pedestrian mobility and an active lifestyle. </li></ul></ul>Building Block # 6: Society Strategic Direction HHS 3 : Encourage more active lifestyles through development patterns that support walking and biking. Locate retail, services, and public facilities in or near neighborhoods to reduce traffic congestion and contribute to an improved sense of community.
  • 41. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul>Implemented Action: Active Design Guidelines <ul><li>New York City Active Design Guidelines – New York, New York </li></ul><ul><li>Provides strategies for healthier buildings, streets, and urban spaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing access to parks and open space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing plazas to support recreation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing buildings to promote active living </li></ul></ul>
  • 42. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sample Action: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement an artist housing program to maintain affordability and retain local artists. </li></ul></ul>Building Block # 7: Culture Strategic Direction ACC 8 : Expand access to affordable and functional studio, exhibition, performance space, and office space for arts and culture organizations, artists, and creative industries business.
  • 43. Sample Actions <ul><ul><li>LUT 10: Promote complete street design (e.g., traffic calming elements, street trees, wide sidewalks, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access) throughout Austin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Actions (will be formulated with Working Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.1 Adopt a complete streets policy with design standards for arterials, collectors, and local streets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10.2 Target priority corridors (e.g., ) for multi-modal transportation changes, including bike lanes and transit stops </li></ul></ul></ul>Implemented Action: Artist Housing <ul><li>The Artist Space Initiative – Boston, Massachusetts </li></ul><ul><li>Provides opportunities for displaced and emerging artists. </li></ul><ul><li>Modified city zoning to allow artist housing in industrial zones. </li></ul><ul><li>Enabled live/work developments in industrial, residential, and commercial areas. </li></ul>
  • 44. Today’s Exercise <ul><ul><li>Build on the Strategic Directions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a list of actions at an appropriate level of detail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Balance aspirations with practicality for implementation </li></ul></ul>
  • 45. Instructions <ul><ul><li>Icebreaker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorm ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different starting points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep going </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please print clearly </li></ul></ul>
  • 46. Next Steps <ul><li>Results will be posted by Wednesday </li></ul><ul><li>Review and add new actions </li></ul><ul><li>Think about the pros and challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Come to the next meeting </li></ul>
  • 47. Transitioning to Exercise #2 <ul><li>Sign orange sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Clear personal items </li></ul><ul><li>Staff will pick up orange sheets and distribute new material </li></ul><ul><li>Sit down </li></ul>
  • 48. Questions
  • 49.  
  • 50. Moving Forward Strategic Directions Preferred Growth Scenario Plan Framework Prioritized actions Growth Concept Map Comprehensive Plan Working Groups March – July 2011
  • 51. Population and Employment Preferred Growth Scenario
  • 52. Today: Defining Development Types <ul><li>By “Development Type,” we mean the seven different kinds of places where people live, work and play that are used in the Preferred Growth Scenario. </li></ul>Regional Centers Town Centers Neighborhood Centers Mixed Use Corridors Industrial Job Centers Infill Residential Greenfield Residential
  • 53. All Activity Centers
  • 54. RC — Regional Center
  • 55. RC — Regional Center
  • 56. Regional Centers Lakeline Robinson Ranch North Burnet/Gateway Highland Mall Downtown Southside As defined in the Building Blocks Working Paper Draft Regional Centers
  • 57. TC — Town Center
  • 58. TC — Town Center
  • 59. Town Centers As defined in the GIS layers we were sent Town Centers
  • 60. NC — Neighborhood Center
  • 61. NC — Neighborhood Center http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeremywall/124034666/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  • 62. MC — Mixed Use Corridor
  • 63. MC — Mixed Use Corridor
  • 64. Neighborhood Centers and Mixed Use Corridors Alternate version: All new population and employment with neighborhood centers and mixed-use corridors highlighted Neighborhood Centers & Mixed Use Corridors
  • 65. IJ — Industrial Jobs
  • 66. Job Centers Mixed-use centers plus concentrations of single-use jobs Industrial Jobs
  • 67. IR — Infill Residential
  • 68. IR — Infill Residential
  • 69. GR — Greenfield Residential
  • 70. Infill and Greenfield Development Infill and Greenfield Residential
  • 71. Development Types & the Building Blocks <ul><li>What does each Development Type mean for your Building Block? </li></ul><ul><li>How does your Building Block contribute to the character of each Development Type? </li></ul><ul><li>Walking around one of these places, what do you see that relates to your Building Block? </li></ul>
  • 72. Defining Development Types <ul><li>Review the current descriptions of the 7 Development Types. </li></ul><ul><li>Start with the guiding questions </li></ul><ul><li>Record your ideas on sticky notes </li></ul>
  • 73. Next Steps <ul><li>Staff & consultants will revise the descriptions of the Development Types, reporting on any conflicting input </li></ul><ul><li>Some or all of the Working Groups will review the Preferred Growth Scenario in light of the revised Development Types and identify areas that need further work. </li></ul>
  • 74. Questions

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