Connecting People to the River by Jeff Anzevino


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"Connecting People to the River" presentation by Jeff Anzevino, AICP, Scenic Hudson, delivered at the 4/13/12 Columbia-Greene Revitalizing Hudson Riverfronts Forum

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Connecting People to the River by Jeff Anzevino

  1. 1. Revitalizing Hudson RiverfrontsConnecting People to the River—and Beyond Jeffrey Anzevino, AICP Columbia & Greene Counties April 13, 2012
  2. 2. Illustrated Conservation and Development Strategies for Creating Healthy, Prosperous Communities Illustrated Strategies for I. Promote Riverfront Development in Areas with Existing Infrastructure Public Officials, Developers, II. Encourage Water-Dependent and Water-Enhanced Uses on the Waterfront Community Groups, and CitizensIII. Connect People to the RiverIV. Protect Natural Resources V. Protect Scenic ResourcesVI. Promote Good Urban Planning & Sustainable Design Climate Change: Adaptation & Mitigation
  3. 3. Promote Riverfront Development in Areas with Existing Infrastructure1) Takes advantage of existing infrastructure2) Close to existing services.3) Provides opportunities to reuse historic building stock4) Encourages walking, bicycling, & a healthful lifestyle5) Protects open space and farmland6) Market and demographic trends support this shift
  4. 4. Market & Demographic Trends•  Rising energy prices; unpredictability •  Singles will soon be the new majority •  Echo Boomers are 1/3 of the population •  Millennials driving less than their parents •  Older Americans will outnumber younger by2050 •  Nearly half Americans will be non-white by2050 •  Oversupply of large lot suburban homes
  5. 5. Incentives for Development in Existing Built Areas•  Upgrade infrastructure and amenities •  Comprehensive Plans should Zoning should permit mixed use •  Require fewer parking spaces/permit shared parking •  Include clearly articulated standards •  Identify priority sites and buildings and market them forredevelopment
  6. 6. Adaptive Reuse, Mixed Use,and Transit-Oriented Development
  7. 7. Adaptive reuse of historic buildings
  8. 8. Infill development
  9. 9. Connecting People to the River—and Beyond
  10. 10. Connecting People to the River—and Beyond
  11. 11. Connecting People to the River—and Beyond WHAT TO CONNECT •  Business Districts •  Neighborhoods •  Historic Sites •  Parks •  Educational Institutions •  Other communities •  Cross-river connections
  12. 12. Connecting People to the River—and Beyond WAYS TO CONNECT : physically & visually • Walkways both to and along the river •  Rail Trails • Trolleys •  Boat docks, launches and tours • View corridors
  13. 13. Revitalizing Hudson Riverfronts How to create connectionsHOW TO CONNECT • Voluntary trail easements •  Incentive zoning or require by Special Use Permit •  Along sidewalks and roads •  Banners or artwork to draw people along •  Convert abandoned rail lines to rail trails •  Establish water trail sites and promote as a network •  Provide docking facilities for boats •  Program festivals, farmers markets, concerts
  14. 14. Revitalizing Hudson Riverfronts Using public art to create connections
  15. 15. IdentifyLocal Connections
  16. 16. Village ofCatskill
  17. 17. Connecting People to the River—and Beyond Conclusion Direct development to existing built areas with infrastructure Connect to and along the Hudson River and Illustrated Strategies for its tributaries Officials, Developers, Public Develop diverse connectionsCitizens Community Groups, and and interesting ways that people can enjoy the Hudson River: Trails, parks, trolleys, fishing, swimming boating, nature study, viewing, others
  18. 18. Connecting People to the River—and Beyond Illustrated Strategies for Public Officials, Developers, Questions? Community Groups, and Citizens 845-473-4440 x221