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A Power Point presentation on Smart Growth, by Alex Graziani, from the Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County. This Power Point was presented at the SWPA Housing Alliance's Smart Growth and ...

A Power Point presentation on Smart Growth, by Alex Graziani, from the Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County. This Power Point was presented at the SWPA Housing Alliance's Smart Growth and Housing Round Table (April, 2008).

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    • ` Helping to build healthy, safe and livable communities.
        • To work in partnership with communities who face the challenges associated with economic growth and revitalization .
      MISSION STATEMENT
      • Through educational outreach and technical assistance , the Smart Growth Partnership will promote the development and implementation of cooperative land-use strategies to improve the quality of growth.
      H O W ?
    • W estmoreland C ounty Selected Land Use Statistics Land Preserved and Ag Security Area – 210,748 Acres (32%) Land Developed – 77,066 Acres (12%) Pre 1967 Developed Land – 52,104 Acres Post 1967 Developed Land – 24,962 Acres Vacant, or unprotected farms or forests, and very low density residential -368,186 Acres Acres per year developed since 1967 - 693.39Acres a. Slightly more than 1/10 of 1% of the county is being developed per year b. Land development growth rate of 1.2% per year Total Acres 656,000 Legend Post 1967 Developed Land Pre 1967 Developed Land Preserved Land
    • SMART GROWTH IS:
      • smart growth noun sensible growth: economic growth that consciously seeks to avoid wastefulness and damage to the environment and communities Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P) 2001 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Developed for Microsoft by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.
    • 10 PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH
          • Mix land uses
          • Take advantage of compact building design
          • Create a range of housing opportunities and choices
          • Create walkable neighborhoods
          • Foster distinctive, attractive communities with a strong sense of place
          • Preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty, and critical environmental areas
          • Strengthen and direct development towards existing communities
          • Provide a variety of transportation choices
          • Make development decisions predictable, fair, and cost effective
          • Encourage community and stakeholder collaboration in development decisions
          • $MART GROWTH NETWORK, 1996
    • PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH
      • Mixed land uses
    • MIXED LAND USES
    • PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH
      • Take advantage of compact building design
    • COMPACT BUILDING DESIGN Conventional Development Smart Growth Development
    •  
    • PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH
      • Create a range of housing opportunities and choices
    • HOUSING CHOICES
    • PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH
      • Create walkable neighborhoods
    • SMART GROWTH QUIZ
      • Work?
      • School?
      • Shop?
      • Recreate?
      • Worship?
      Are you able to, or do you ever, walk to?
    • PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH
      • Foster distinctive, attractive communities with a strong sense of place
    • COMMUNITIES OF DISTINCTION
    • PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH
      • Preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty, and critical environmental areas
    • Conservation Plans/ Regulations
      • Local Watershed and Conservation Plans
        • Forest (Contiguous and Interior Habitat)
        • Streams (Corridors)
        • Wetlands
        • Habitats
        • Step Slopes
        • Buffers
        • Critical Areas
        • Parks
        • Scenic Areas
        • Trails
        • Shorelines
        • Difficult Soils
        • Ag Lands
        • Minerals
      Large and Small Scale
      • Strengthen and direct development towards existing communities
      PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH
    • FOCUS GROWTH
      • Strengthen and direct development towards existing communities
    • PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH
      • Provide a variety of transportation choices
    • TRANSPORTATION CHOICES
    • PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH
      • Make development decisions predictable, fair and cost effective
      Smart Growth Costs Less
    • COST EFFECTIVE Roads Utilities Schools 25% less 15% less 5% less Source: Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Alternative Land Use Patterns , by Robert Burchell, Rutgers University
    • PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH
      • 10 Encourage community and stakeholder collaboration in development decisions
    • PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT “ I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves. And if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion.” Thomas Jefferson - 18 September 1820
    • KEY CONCEPT
      • A community based collaborative process is a way to reduce confrontation and improve proposed projects by involving the citizens up front in the development process. Utilizing their energy positively instead of negatively.
    • SMART GROWTH Conventional Development Smart Growth Development
    • Yield Perspective Smart Growth Perspective
    • CONCEPTUAL DEMONSTRATION PLAN Phase 1 (0-5 years) Phase 2 (5-10 years) Phase 3 (10-30 years)
    • RESOURCES
      • Our Websites
      • http://www.smartgrowthpa.org
      • http://www.route30plan.com
    • THANK YOU !