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Woodland Park Workshop 1 Results

  1. 1. Tracking Our Future Woodland Park Comprehensive Plan Update May 5th, 2009
  2. 2. Tonight’s Agenda • Introduction • Comprehensive Planning Process • Emerging Issues • Keypad Polling: Who’s in the Room and Early Opinions • Transportation Challenges: Removing the Roadblocks • Vision and Values Mapping Exercise – Create a land use plan that is consistent with citizens’ vision and that addresses key community issues in a sustainable manner • Report Out • Next Steps -- Additional Opportunities for Public Input
  3. 3. Project Team • Danna Ortiz, Civil Resources, Planner/Principal • Ryan McCaw, Civil Resources, Planner • Carlos Hernandez, Fehr & Peers, Transportation Planner • Ken Synder, PlaceMatters, Chief Executive Officer • Carissa Look, PlaceMatters, Community Engagement Specialist • Jenna Miles, PlaceMatters, Office Manager
  4. 4. Elements of the Comprehensive Plan • An analysis of existing conditions • A vision for the Town’s future • Specific goals and actions to achieve the vision – Image and Design -- Land Use, Public Facilities – Housing -- Transportation – Economy -- Community History, Culture and Education – Environment -- Parks, Trails, Recreation, Open Space, Tourism • Maps that illustrate the Town’s vision and guide land use decisions and help to coordinate capital investments
  5. 5. Why Update the Comprehensive Plan? • To arrive at a future of our own choosing • Available land for new development becoming scarce • To proactively address challenges that the City will face, such as providing affordable housing and public services • Incorporate new residents’ ideas into the community’s vision
  6. 6. The Comprehensive Planning Process INFORMATION GATHERING INFORMATION GATHERING PUBLIC INPUT PUBLIC INPUT DRAFT THE PLAN DRAFT THE PLAN PLAN ADOPTED PLAN ADOPTED The Comprehensive Plan is used by City Officials, Staff and The Comprehensive Plan is used by City Officials, Staff and residents to implement the vision created during this process. residents to implement the vision created during this process.
  7. 7. Vision • What do we want to be known for? • Elements that contribute to the City’s character?
  8. 8. Image and Design • Key destinations? • Gateways?
  9. 9. Land Use and Growth
  10. 10. Housing
  11. 11. Economy
  12. 12. Emergency Preparedness
  13. 13. Parks, Trails, Open Space, Recreation & Tourism
  14. 14. Community Culture, Education and History
  15. 15. Keypad Polling Who’s in the room?
  16. 16. Pick your favorite “You know you’re in Woodland Park when…” Statement 4% 1. You’ve thought about trying to get stimulus money to 1 install a wind farm in your back yard 2 5% 2. You’ve heard stories about horses riding down main street and the story is set during the Clinton years 3 17% 3. You design your kid' Halloween costume to fit over a s snowsuit 4 42% 4. You’re enjoying a pleasant sunny day while everyone down the pass is socked in 5 15% 5. Your snow shovel sees more use than your lawnmower 6 13% 6. You have tried gardening here. Once. A long time ago 7. Pikes Peak Granite means something other than a great 7 6% view
  17. 17. How long have you lived in Woodland Park? 1. Less than one year 1 4% 2. Between 1 and 5 years 2 30% 3. Between 6 and 10 years 3 18% 4. Between 11 and 20 years 4 25% 5. More than 20 years 5 23%
  18. 18. How old are you? 1. 19 and under 1 2% 2. 20-24 years 2 1% 3. 25-34 years 3 9% 4. 35-44 years 4 13% 5. 45-54 years 5 25% 6. 55-64 years 6 37% 7. 65-74 years 7 13% 8. 75+ 8 0%
  19. 19. Where do you live? 1. Area 1, within town limits 1 46% 2. Area 2, within town limits 2 7% 3. Area 3, within town limits 3 23% 4. Area 1, outside town limits 4 7% 5. Area 2, outside town limits 5 7% 6. Area 3, outside town limits 6 9%
  20. 20. Where do you work? 1. Woodland Park 1 52% 2. Home Based Business in Woodland Park 2 26% 3. Cripple Creek/Victor 3 2% 4. Colorado Springs 4 15% 5. Other locations in Teller/ Park County 5 2% 6. El Paso County 6 1% 7. Denver area 7 1% 8. Other 8 2%
  21. 21. Of the following list of town qualities and community character, which 3 do you feel are the most important in establishing and enhancing a recognizable Woodland Park identity? 1. Small town atmosphere 1 75 2. Mountain western architecture 2 16 3. The best view of Pikes Peak 3 22 4. A great place to raise a family 4 39 Summed 5. Great climate “City Above the Clouds” 5 37 6. Many outdoor recreation opportunities 6 31 7. Safe community with very little crime 7 44 8. Community that has celebrations, 4th of July, festivals etc. 8 14 9. Location close to other beautiful areas, fishing and camping 9 40 10. Happy friendly faces 10 9
  22. 22. Do you believe it is beneficial to grow beyond a population of 12,900 people? 1. Strongly agree 1 8% 2. Agree 2 7% 3. Somewhat agree 3 12% 4. Neutral or not sure 4 8% 5. Somewhat disagree 5 20% 6. Strongly disagree 6 44%
  23. 23. In your opinion, is a specific downtown plan needed to more thoroughly address walkablity, signage, traffic impacts generated by US24, parking, and design guidelines? 1. Strongly agree 1 59% 2. Agree 2 23% 3. Somewhat agree 3 9% 4. Neutral or not sure 4 1% 5. Somewhat disagree 5 1% 6. Strongly disagree 6 7%
  24. 24. Should there be a plan to manage the infill of the older neighborhoods that were planned in the 1890’s with 7500 square foot lots? 1. Strongly agree 1 30% 2. Agree 2 25% 3. Somewhat agree 3 14% 4. Neutral or not sure 4 11% 5. Somewhat disagree 5 7% 6. Strongly disagree 6 13%
  25. 25. Transportation 1. How does our traffic compare? 2. Peer community stories 3. Policy ideas
  26. 26. How many cars per day do you think pass down Midland Avenue? 1. 2,000 1 6% 2. 10,000 2 16% 3. 20,000 3 15% 4. 25,000 4 23% 5. 30,000 5 21% 6. 35,000 6 18%
  27. 27. What is an effective way to increase visitors’ stopping to spend money at local businesses? 1. Provide new parking areas 1 20% 2. Slow car traffic down 2 15% 3. Improve the pedestrian 59% 3 experience 4. Big signs 4 6%
  28. 28. Overall, traffic volumes in town are: 1. Unacceptably high 1 26% 2. Just right 2 67% 3. Too low 3 7%
  29. 29. Traffic volumes on Midland Avenue are: 1. Unacceptably high 1 37% 2. Just right 2 57% 3. Too low 3 7%
  30. 30. How much traffic do we have in town? “Midland Avenue” Traffic Volumes 35000 30000 25000 Average Annual Daily Traffic 20000 15000 10000 5000 0 Woodland Park Lyons Nederland Pagosa Springs Evergreen Estes Park Eagle
  31. 31. Does it “feel like” there is too much traffic? “Midland Avenue” Vehicle Trips per Capita 12.00 10.00 8.00 Vehicle trips per capita 6.00 4.00 2.00 0.00 Woodland Park Lyons Nederland Pagosa Springs Evergreen Estes Park Eagle
  32. 32. Is the road design compatible with volumes? Peak Hour Roadway Capacity Analysis 100% 90% 80% Percent of Roadway Capacity Used 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Woodland Park Lyons Nederland Pagosa Springs Evergreen Estes Park Eagle
  33. 33. Do you want a walkable community? 1. Absolutely, at all costs 1 76% 2. Maybe 2 22% 3. No 3 2%
  34. 34. Do you want a bicycle friendly community? 1. Absolutely, at all costs 1 54% 2. Maybe 2 42% 3. No 3 4%
  35. 35. Do you want specific transit service? 1. Absolutely, at all costs 1 31% 2. Maybe 2 51% 3. No 3 18%
  36. 36. What about parking in town? 1. Inadequate, we need a lot more! 1 21% 2. Acceptable, but we need more 2 50% 3. Just right, we don’t need more 3 25% 4. Too much parking!! 4 4%
  37. 37. Nederland , CO RTD P Retail Street 1st Street
  38. 38. Lyons, CO “overall traffic volumes are OK but… we want a walkable community”
  39. 39. Lyons , CO RTD
  40. 40. Longmont, CO – Pagosa Springs, CO two way main street “Walkable Capacity”
  41. 41. Pagosa Springs , CO
  42. 42. Eagle , CO
  43. 43. Automobiles: Who is driving and where are they going?
  44. 44. Pedestrians: Is it safe to walk in Woodland Park?
  45. 45. Bicycle Is it safe to ride in Woodland Park?
  46. 46. Transit Where else should buses go?
  47. 47. Other Transportation Ideas?
  48. 48. Vision and Values Goal: Create a land use plan that is consistent with citizens’ vision and that addresses key community issues in a sustainable manner.
  49. 49. Role of Group Captain • Keep your table focused, on task and on time • Ensure everyone gets to participate (e.g., politely prevent one person from dominating the conversation) • Ensure everyone treats each other with respect • Help ensure accurate and clear capture of ideas Role of Scribe • Take neutral notes • Capture ideas accurately • Ask questions to clarify and make changes as needed
  50. 50. Ground Rules for Activity for All Group Members • Listen thoughtfully and respectfully. Keep comments brief, one person speaks at a time • Participate openly, honestly, respectfully, and civilly • Ask questions to clarify, rather than convince • Keep a problem-solving mindset!
  51. 51. Next Steps • Apply for Community Advisory Committee • Take on-line survey beginning May 14th • Submit stories, photos, poems, videos • Workshop #2

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