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Willow Fork Communities GRAND PARKWAY Cinco Ranch Blvd. Mason Rd. Fry Rd.
What are Newer Communities Doing Today?
Telfair
Sienna Plantation  Amphitheatre Oyster Creek Trails System Camp Sienna Mixed-use Fields
Riverstone
Why are Parks & Green Space Important To the Value of your Home?
RESEARCH Dr. John L. Crompton Texas A&M University Homes near Austin’s Barton Creek Greenbelt drew a premium of $32,300 to...
RESEARCH <ul><li>“ Studies show that people who reside or work in activity-friendly environments are more likely to be act...
RESEARCH <ul><li>“ Living in an area with walkable green space positively influenced  the longevity of senior citizens.”  ...
<ul><li>Enhance Recreational Sports Facilities / School-Based Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Create Large Community Parks </li></...
Willow Fork Community Parks & Trails  Master Plan GRAND PARKWAY Fry Rd. Cinco Ranch Blvd. Existing Trails Mason Rd. Propos...
Recreational  Sports Facilities  & School-Based Parks
Recreational Sports  Facilities & School Based Parks Existing Recreational Facilities Proposed Recreational Facilities Pro...
Existing Proposed School-Based Park Example School-Based Parks
Community Park Facilities
Community Park  Facilities Existing Community Parks  & Community Gathering Proposed Community Parks Proposed School Site C...
Diversion Channel Park Parking Area Mason Road Practice   Field Playground/ Spray Park Regional Trail Connections Creech E...
Diversion Channel Park – Water Quality Pilot Project Funded by WFDD Existing Conditions
Diversion Channel Park – Water Quality Pilot Project With Trail Additions Trail Component (Only with Parks Bond) AECOM – M...
Willow Fork Community Park Open Play Lake Disc Golf CINCO RANCH HIGH SCHOOL Grand Parkway Parking Area Pedestrian Access F...
Willow Fork Community Central Green La Centerra – Phase I La Centerra – Phase II Image Ctsy. Bing.com Community Central Gr...
Willow Fork Community Central Green La Centerra – Phase I La Centerra – Phase II Image Ctsy. Bing.com Note: ½ acre site al...
Willow Fork Community Central Green | Similar Scale Projects Hill Country Galleria- Bee Cave, TX Approximately 3/4 Acre Co...
Community Trails
Willow Fork Community Parks & Trails  Master Plan GRAND PARKWAY Fry Rd. Cinco Ranch Blvd. Existing Trails Mason Rd. Propos...
Community Trails Before After
Community Trails
How Do We do This for the Future of our Community?
<ul><li>Plan of Finance: </li></ul><ul><li>Bonds sold in phases based on assessed value of District </li></ul><ul><li>Bond...
<ul><li>Plan of Finance Highlights: </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum amount of $29 million in bonds. </li></ul><ul><li>Bonds to b...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  1. 2. Willow Fork Communities GRAND PARKWAY Cinco Ranch Blvd. Mason Rd. Fry Rd.
  2. 3. What are Newer Communities Doing Today?
  3. 4. Telfair
  4. 5. Sienna Plantation Amphitheatre Oyster Creek Trails System Camp Sienna Mixed-use Fields
  5. 6. Riverstone
  6. 7. Why are Parks & Green Space Important To the Value of your Home?
  7. 8. RESEARCH Dr. John L. Crompton Texas A&M University Homes near Austin’s Barton Creek Greenbelt drew a premium of $32,300 to $48,000 for their proximity to the greenbelt, representing between 14.6% and 21.8% of the average price of all homes in the neighborhood. Single-family homeowners within one block of Seattle’s Burke-Gilman Trail reported 52% positive impact on home saleability and 48% positive impact on house price.
  8. 9. RESEARCH <ul><li>“ Studies show that people who reside or work in activity-friendly environments are more likely to be active. Thus, the challenge is for cities to create environments that make it easy for individuals to elect to exercise.” </li></ul><ul><li>Crompton (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Obesity is more prevalent in areas where land use makes it difficult to walk to destinations and where there are relatively few recreational resources. The built environment has emerged as a high priority for public health.” </li></ul><ul><li>Frank et al (2005b) </li></ul>
  9. 10. RESEARCH <ul><li>“ Living in an area with walkable green space positively influenced the longevity of senior citizens.” </li></ul><ul><li>Takano et al, Journal of Epidemiology </li></ul><ul><li>and Community Health BARA </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Enhance Recreational Sports Facilities / School-Based Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Create Large Community Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Create Cohesive Network of Trails </li></ul>How Do we Make the Future Willow Fork Community More Secure ?
  11. 12. Willow Fork Community Parks & Trails Master Plan GRAND PARKWAY Fry Rd. Cinco Ranch Blvd. Existing Trails Mason Rd. Proposed Regional Off Street Trail Connections Existing Trail Underpass Proposed Trail Underpass Fielder Elementary Kilpatrick Elementary Beckendorff Junior High Cinco Ranch Junior High Cinco Ranch High School Williams Elementary Beck Junior High Creech Elementary Exley Elementary McMeans Junior High
  12. 13. Recreational Sports Facilities & School-Based Parks
  13. 14. Recreational Sports Facilities & School Based Parks Existing Recreational Facilities Proposed Recreational Facilities Proposed School Site Recreational Facilities Tennis Courts Harris County Soccer Fields Fort Bend County Baseball Complex (Under Construction) Katy YMCA Tennis Courts Tennis Courts Fort Bend County Baseball Complex Phase 2 Fielder Elementary Kilpatrick Elementary Beckendorff Junior High Cinco Ranch Junior High Cinco Ranch High School Williams Elementary Beck Junior High Creech Elementary Exley Elementary McMeans Junior High
  14. 15. Existing Proposed School-Based Park Example School-Based Parks
  15. 16. Community Park Facilities
  16. 17. Community Park Facilities Existing Community Parks & Community Gathering Proposed Community Parks Proposed School Site Community Parks Willow Fork Community Park Community Central Green Diversion Channel Park Fielder Elementary Kilpatrick Elementary Beckendorff Junior High Cinco Ranch Junior High Cinco Ranch High School Williams Elementary Beck Junior High Creech Elementary Exley Elementary McMeans Junior High Cinco Ranch Water Park Cinco Ranch Beach Club
  17. 18. Diversion Channel Park Parking Area Mason Road Practice Field Playground/ Spray Park Regional Trail Connections Creech Elementary School Regional Trail Connections YMCA Camp Cinco Stormwater Quality Project (Currently in Design Phase) DIVERSION CHANNEL Dog Park <ul><li>List of Potential Park Projects: </li></ul><ul><li>Playground </li></ul><ul><li>Water Spray Park </li></ul><ul><li>Dog Park </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-purpose Practice Field </li></ul><ul><li>Trails </li></ul>
  18. 19. Diversion Channel Park – Water Quality Pilot Project Funded by WFDD Existing Conditions
  19. 20. Diversion Channel Park – Water Quality Pilot Project With Trail Additions Trail Component (Only with Parks Bond) AECOM – March 9, 2010
  20. 21. Willow Fork Community Park Open Play Lake Disc Golf CINCO RANCH HIGH SCHOOL Grand Parkway Parking Area Pedestrian Access From Cinco Ranch Blvd. Parking 35’ to Fields 375’ to Fields Existing Parking
  21. 22. Willow Fork Community Central Green La Centerra – Phase I La Centerra – Phase II Image Ctsy. Bing.com Community Central Green Approximately 1/2 Acre
  22. 23. Willow Fork Community Central Green La Centerra – Phase I La Centerra – Phase II Image Ctsy. Bing.com Note: ½ acre site along with additional acreage for associated parking and restroom facilities. La Centerra or similar site with required infrastructure needed for Community Central Green. Community Central Green Approximately 1/2 Acre
  23. 24. Willow Fork Community Central Green | Similar Scale Projects Hill Country Galleria- Bee Cave, TX Approximately 3/4 Acre Courtesy Tara from Yelp Market Street The Woodlands, TX Approximately 1/2 Acre City Centre-Houston, TX Approximately 3/10 Acre Photo: CityCentre Facebook Page Discovery Green-Houston, TX Approximately 11 Acres Photo: James LaComb
  24. 25. Community Trails
  25. 26. Willow Fork Community Parks & Trails Master Plan GRAND PARKWAY Fry Rd. Cinco Ranch Blvd. Existing Trails Mason Rd. Proposed Regional Off Street Trail Connections Existing Trail Underpass Proposed Trail Underpass Fielder Elementary Kilpatrick Elementary Beckendorff Junior High Cinco Ranch Junior High Cinco Ranch High School Williams Elementary Beck Junior High Creech Elementary Exley Elementary McMeans Junior High
  26. 27. Community Trails Before After
  27. 28. Community Trails
  28. 29. How Do We do This for the Future of our Community?
  29. 30. <ul><li>Plan of Finance: </li></ul><ul><li>Bonds sold in phases based on assessed value of District </li></ul><ul><li>Bonds sold only when financially feasible to do so at current tax rate, </li></ul><ul><li>NO TAX INCREASE! </li></ul>
  30. 31. <ul><li>Plan of Finance Highlights: </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum amount of $29 million in bonds. </li></ul><ul><li>Bonds to be issued in series over next 7 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Reallocates tax rate to include park bonds debt service and park maintenance costs. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains total tax rate of $0.19 per $100. </li></ul><ul><li>Extends final maturity of District debt from 2022 to 2033. </li></ul>

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