MBG - Benefits for Charlottesville

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MBG - Benefits for Charlottesville

  1. 1. How McIntire Botanical Garden Will Benefit the City of CharlottesvilleWednesday, July 7, 2010
  2. 2. Objectives Show that McIntire Botanical Garden represents the best opportunity to utilize the remaining portion of McIntire Park Show that MBG has the potential to improve the city in accordance with the City Council Vision 2025 Affected Area Show how other models of success are applicable to the MBG projectWednesday, July 7, 2010
  3. 3. City Council Vision 2025 Economic Sustainability A Center for Lifelong Learning Quality Housing Opportunities C’ville Arts and Culture A Green City America’s Healthiest City A Connected Community Smart, Citizen-Focused GovernmentWednesday, July 7, 2010
  4. 4. Economic Sustainability Attract tourists who are in the area to see other attractions Will increase visitor stay, benefit local restaurants and businesses Visitors will be more likely to make Charlottesville their home MonticelloWednesday, July 7, 2010
  5. 5. A Center for Life-long Learning Educational programs for Charlottesville students, Boy and Girl Scouts, UVA students, gardeners, etc. Teach visitors about horticulture and native Virginia plants as well as new plant ecosystems Encourage volunteerismWednesday, July 7, 2010
  6. 6. C’ville Arts and Culture Can be venue for festivals, events, performances Summer camps Art in the Garden Art in Place David SnyderWednesday, July 7, 2010
  7. 7. A Green City Potential to increase horticultural knowledge of citizens Preserve and sustain native plants Trail systemWednesday, July 7, 2010
  8. 8. America’s Healthiest City Helping to facilitate healthy lifestyles Nature trails Clean, healthy garden According to WebMD, the restorative benefits of gardens “can lower blood pressure, boost immune function, and reduce stress”Wednesday, July 7, 2010
  9. 9. A Connected Community New pedestrian path will allow pedestrians to access the park over 250 bypass New pedestrian bridge to cross the railroad and connect the West side of the Park to the East side of the park McIntire TrailWednesday, July 7, 2010
  10. 10. Models of Bellevue, WA Success Be!evue Botanical Garden Westerville, OH Inniswood Metro Gardens The Gardens on Spring Creek Fort Collins, COWednesday, July 7, 2010
  11. 11. Bellevue Botanical Garden Bellevue, WAWednesday, July 7, 2010
  12. 12. Garden Quick-facts 1984: Local citizen deeded his estate to the city to become botanical garden Same year, Bellevue Botanical Garden society formed to promote botanical garden 1989: Land designated to Botanical Garden 1990: Planning and construction 1992: Open to the public 2006: 17 more acres acquired (total of 53 acres)Wednesday, July 7, 2010
  13. 13. Albemarle and Bellevue 2008 Albemarle Co. Bellevue Population 139,124 123,771 Land Area 726 sq. mi. 33.9 sq. mi. Bellevue College, City Education UVA, Piedmont University Founded 1764 1869 Monticello, UVA, Bellevue Arts Museum, Lake Tourism Washington, Downtown Park Downtown Mall VA Film Festival, Festival of Book, Arts and Crafts Fair, Bellevue Culture Festival of Photograph Sculpture ExhibitionWednesday, July 7, 2010
  14. 14. Mercer Slough Nature Park Olympic Mountains Downtown ParkWednesday, July 7, 2010
  15. 15. Inniswood Metro Gardens Westerville, OHWednesday, July 7, 2010
  16. 16. Garden Quick-facts Was once estate of the Innis Sisters 1972: Sisters donated estate to county 1984: Inniswood Garden Society formed to assist in growth and development 2002: Opened Sisters’ Garden The Westerville Parks and Recreation Department has won the gold medal for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management for Class IV in both recent years of eligibility (2001 and 2007)Wednesday, July 7, 2010
  17. 17. Charlottesville and Westerville 2008 Charlottesville Westerville City Population 45,049 35,318 City Land Area 10.3 sq. mi. 12.4 sq. mi. Education UVA, Piedmont CC Otterbein College Founded 1764 1810 Monticello, UVA, Smaller Hoover Dam, Tourism Downtown Mall UptownWednesday, July 7, 2010
  18. 18. Municipal Building Hoover Dam UptownWednesday, July 7, 2010
  19. 19. The Gardens on Spring Creek Fort Collins, COWednesday, July 7, 2010
  20. 20. Garden Quick-facts 1986: First envisioned 1995: Non-profit convinced city council to initiate city-funded horticultural program 2001: Friends of the Gardens on Spring Creek established to aid implementation 2004: Grounds broken 2009: Started construction on Rock Garden and Garden of Eatin’Wednesday, July 7, 2010
  21. 21. Historic Downtown Colorado State University Spring CreekWednesday, July 7, 2010
  22. 22. Albemarle and Fort Collins 2008 Albemarle Co. Fort Collins Population 139,124 118,652 Land Area 726 sq. mi. 47.1 sq. mi. Education UVA, Piedmont Colorado State University Founded 1764 1864 Monticello, UVA, Microbreweries, CSU, Museum Tourism of Contemporary Art Downtown Mall VA Film Festival, Festival of Book, Brewer’s Festival, Colorado Culture Festival of Photograph Marathon, Lincoln CenterWednesday, July 7, 2010
  23. 23. What to Take Away We are looking at botanical gardens that have been established and successful within cities that are culturally, historically, and geographically similar to Charlottesville. These cities are also considered some of the best places to live in America. These cities share similar goals of progress with the City of Charlottesville.Wednesday, July 7, 2010
  24. 24. Public-Private PartnershipWednesday, July 7, 2010
  25. 25. Bellevue Botanical Garden The garden is owned and maintained by the City of Bellevues Parks and Community Services Department in conjunction with the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and its Garden Partners.Wednesday, July 7, 2010
  26. 26. City’s Role The garden is owned and maintained by the City of Bellevues Parks and Community Services Department. The Resource Management Division manages over 650 acres of developed park land in 75 developed parks.  It provides landscape management and structural management responsibilities including community centers, restrooms, and other park buildings.   Maintain park amenities and water features, signage, outdoor lighting, fencing and playgrounds throughout Bellevue’s park system.  A combination of in-house staff, contracted services, volunteers and partnerships provide these services.Wednesday, July 7, 2010
  27. 27. City’s Role: How is Park Money Spent? Park & Community Services Budget, 2009 ($89,968,991) 8%2%8% 7% Probation Services Recreation Services 11% Resource Planning Project Management Human Services 64% Parks Enterprise ServicesWednesday, July 7, 2010
  28. 28. City’s Role: Where does the Money Come From? Bellevue Botanical In 2008, approved tax levy Other Areas to invest in Parks & Natural 5% Areas. $2M Costs a typical homeowner about $71 per year for the next 20 years. 95% Only $660,000 for 2009 for all included parks.Wednesday, July 7, 2010
  29. 29. Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Revenue, 2007 Direct Public Support, 2008 2004 10% 8% 2005 1%2% 2006 Total: $379,169 79% 2007 2008 Direct Public Support Program Services 0 150,000 300,000 450,000 600,000 Savings Special Events Gifts, Grants, Contributions Sales Admissions, SalesWednesday, July 7, 2010
  30. 30. Total Revenue Estimation 6% 24% 70% Tax Levy Parks Funds Non-profitWednesday, July 7, 2010
  31. 31. Inniswood Metro Garden Inniswood Metro Gardens is a facility of the Franklin County Metro Parks. Operation and maintenance funds are provided by the District. Continued growth and development are contingent upon gifts from private citizens and philanthropic organizations.Wednesday, July 7, 2010
  32. 32. City’s Role: Where Does the Money Come From? Metro Parks Revenue, 2009 4.5% Property Tax Levy 13.5% 6% Land Govt. Funds Local Acquisition 58% 17% Govt. Grants OtherWednesday, July 7, 2010
  33. 33. City’s Role: How is the Money Distributed? Budget, 2009 Projected 2010 Budget: $2,647,050 4% 17% Batelle Blacklick Blendon Chestnut Darby Creek Woods Woods Ridge 39% Heritage Clear Creek Glacier Park and Highbanks 26% Ridge Trail 14% Inniswood Prarie Oaks Metro Scioto Personnel Audubon Gardens Park Ops & Admin Capital Improvement Projects Slate Run Sharon Three Pickerington Park and Land Acquisition Woods Creeks Ponds Farm Golf CourseWednesday, July 7, 2010
  34. 34. Inniswood Garden Society Revenue, 2007 Direct Public Support 2005 26% 2006 51% 2007 Total: $60,115 23% 2008 0 11,750 23,500 35,250 47,000 Direct Public Support Investments Gifts, Grants, Contributions MembershipWednesday, July 7, 2010
  35. 35. Total Revenue Estimation 29% 71% Parks Funds Non-profitWednesday, July 7, 2010
  36. 36. Gardens on Spring Creek The Gardens on Spring Creek was first envisioned in 1986 but the first critical step in development did not come until 1995, when its founding non-profit group successfully convinced the Fort Collins city council to initiate a city-funded community horticulture program.Wednesday, July 7, 2010
  37. 37. City’s Role Natural Areas Budget, 2009 (Within Cultural and Recreational Budget) The positive results of that programs dozens of 13% gardens and gardening $334,000 projects were then used as a springboard to secure the endorsement of voters in a 1997 87% municipal election, resulting in three million dollars in city funding to Gardens on Spring Creek build the Gardens on Natural Areas Spring Creek.Wednesday, July 7, 2010
  38. 38. Friends of the Gardens on Spring Creek Revenue, 2007 Program Service Revenue 13% Harvest Festival 29% Landscape Workshop Total: $21,768 8% Sales 50% 0 1,750 3,500 5,250 7,000 Direct Public Support Program Service Revenue Savings MembershipWednesday, July 7, 2010
  39. 39. Total Revenue Estimation 6% 94% Parks Funds Non-profitWednesday, July 7, 2010
  40. 40. What to Take Away These botanical gardens were initiated by non-profits. Each city provides maintenance, while each non-profit provides supplementary public support where the city cannot in order to implement change. Each city draws on existing Parks budget, grants, and taxes to help fund garden. The presence of a non-profit is crucial in both raising funds and managing a botanical garden. This public/private model is economically sustainable.Wednesday, July 7, 2010
  41. 41. TourismWednesday, July 7, 2010
  42. 42. Tourism Details Bellevue Inniswood Spring Creek 2006 2008 2007 2008 2009 2008 0 75,000 150,000 2009 0 240,000 480,000 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000Wednesday, July 7, 2010
  43. 43. Education, Arts, and CultureWednesday, July 7, 2010
  44. 44. Bellevue Botanical Garden Garden d’Lights The Living Lab Program provides science and botany-related educational opportunities for youth Adult education- drawing, media explorationWednesday, July 7, 2010
  45. 45. Inniswood Metro Gardens Conducted programs for over 10,000 children and adults with over 4,500 children participating in summer programs. Presented “Big Bugs” exhibit to over 600,000 visitors Programs include: Stroller Stroll, Garden walks, preschool in the Garden, landscaping and pruning classes, plant sales, yoga in the GardenWednesday, July 7, 2010
  46. 46. Gardens on Spring Creek In 2009, The Gardens offered 46 adult education classes on gardening, crafting, and art, resulting in a large increase in attendance with close to 350 people attending classes. Adults: Landscape workshops, constructing rock garden, pruning Youth: Summer camps, ‘Read & Seed’ 2007: Harvest FestivalWednesday, July 7, 2010
  47. 47. Models of Bellevue, WA Success Be!evue Botanical Garden Westerville, OH Inniswood Metro Gardens The Gardens on Spring Creek Fort Collins, COWednesday, July 7, 2010
  48. 48. City Council Vision 2025 Economic Sustainability A Center for Lifelong Learning Quality Housing Opportunities C’ville Arts and Culture A Green City America’s Healthiest City A Connected Community Smart, Citizen-Focused GovernmentWednesday, July 7, 2010
  49. 49. McIntire Botanical GardenWednesday, July 7, 2010

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