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2035 Comprehensive Plan - May Public Workshops

  1. 1. 2035 Comprehensive Plan<br />Sumner County’s Blueprint to the Future<br />Second Round of Public Meetings<br />May 2010<br />
  2. 2. Purpose of Today’s Meeting<br />Provide update on the development of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan<br />Review the 2035 Vision & Objectives<br />Review the 2035 General Framework Map<br />Briefly review components of the region’s transportation system<br />Listen to your thoughts about transportation in Sumner County now and into the future<br />
  3. 3. Stay Involved!<br />Access website:<br />2035plan.sumnerplanning.org<br />Follow us on Twitter or Facebook:<br />www.twitter.com/sumnerplanning<br />www.facebook.com/sumnerplanning<br />Attend public workshops and meetings:<br />Bethpage, Fairfield, Gallatin, New Deal, & Shackle Island<br />Contact the Construction & Development Department:<br />(615) 452-1467<br />mbriggs@sumnertn.org<br />
  4. 4. Current status<br />
  5. 5. Generalized Timeline<br />
  6. 6. Status of Comprehensive Plan<br />Held public workshops in early March regarding long range objectives and proposed character areas.<br />Held two Working Group meetings (Feb & March).<br />Held Technical Input meeting (March).<br />
  7. 7. Status of Comprehensive Plan<br />Available on-line for review:<br />Introduction<br />Existing & Future Conditions<br />Vision & Objectives<br />Land Use<br />Transportation, Natural Resources, & Implementation elements are still pending…<br />2035plan.sumnerplanning.org <br />
  8. 8. March public workshops<br />Bethpage Workshop – March 1<br />New Deal Workshop – March 2<br />Fairfield Workshop – March 8<br />Shackle Island Workshop – March 9<br />Gallatin Open House – March 10<br />
  9. 9. Bethpage Area – Community Assets<br />Bethpage United Methodist Church Public Workshop – March 1, 2010<br />Roads – Rogues Fork<br />Old Hickory Lake<br />Utilities – electricity and phone<br />Drinking water improved<br />Cragfont<br />South Tunnel<br />Fountainhead area<br />Wynnwood<br /><ul><li>Bledsoe Lick area
  10. 10. Farming and rural atmosphere
  11. 11. Quality growth
  12. 12. Hospitalcloseby
  13. 13. Major airport
  14. 14. Shopping
  15. 15. Rural views & life
  16. 16. Appreciatewell water</li></li></ul><li>New Deal Area – Community Assets<br />Oakmont Elementary School Public Workshop – March 2, 2010<br />Oakmont Elementary<br />Great restaurant nearby<br />Rural atmosphere – country feel<br />Less traffic<br />Not overcrowded – moved away from city for here<br /><ul><li>Large lot housing
  17. 17. Old Timers Day
  18. 18. Horse rides
  19. 19. Community Building in Cottontown (Old School House) & Salem Area
  20. 20. Proximity to services in other areas (Portland, White House, Bowling Green, Nashville, etc.)</li></li></ul><li>Fairfield Area – Community Assets<br />North Sumner Elementary School Public Workshop – March 8, 2010<br />Rural areas just outside of cities<br />History<br />Maintain past while continuing to grow<br />Growth that considers environment and local history<br />Hwy 52 & 174 int.<br />Look of village nodes<br /><ul><li>Good schools
  21. 21. Historical sites and pushing tourism
  22. 22. Fleetwood Bldg in Westmoreland
  23. 23. Meadowbrook Game Farm
  24. 24. Work on Vo-Tech Center in Westmoreland (education)</li></li></ul><li>Shackle Island Area – Community Assets<br />Beech High School Public Workshop – March 9, 2010<br />Historical cemetery next to Beech & older homes<br />Worsham’s Market<br />Tyree Springs/Long Hollow/Latimer Lane scenic drives<br />Large lot homes<br />Working farms (localvoires)<br />Volunteer fire dept.<br />Growth & needed services doesn’t detract from area<br />Long Hollow Baptist<br /><ul><li>Development that is context sensitive
  25. 25. Good schools
  26. 26. Good access to other communities
  27. 27. Streams and creeks
  28. 28. Maintain railways
  29. 29. Nice people
  30. 30. Safe
  31. 31. Sense of community
  32. 32. Quiet/dark at night</li></li></ul><li>In one sentence, describe what you think Sumner County should look like in the future.<br />“Develop the areas that <br />have started and TAKE <br />CARE of what we have.”<br />“Maintain and preserve<br />the rural pristine character...”<br />“…embraces the future while not <br />losing it’s connection with the past.”<br />“Remain a family orient[ed] <br />location for living.”<br />“Community founded. Experience<br />family in Sumner County!”<br />“Safe, hometown community.”<br />“I would love to see Sumner County maintain it’s rural feel...”<br />“An environment to <br />live, work, and play.”<br />“…strive to be its ‘own’ community...”<br />“The same as it is now.”<br />“Good roads and good schools.”<br />“…more mass transit and people walking more…”<br />From On-line Survey, December 2009, Question 12, Pages 40-48<br />
  33. 33. www.wordle.net<br />
  34. 34. Prioritization of objectives<br />On-line Survey<br />Public Workshops<br />Planning Commission<br />Working Group<br />Technical Input<br />
  35. 35. Comprehensive Plan Vision & Objectives<br />1. Protection of Natural Resources<br />2. Efficient Transportation System<br />3. Maintain Sense of Community and Sense of Place<br />4. Rural Preservation<br />5. Economic Enrichment while Safeguarding Public & Private Development<br />6. Historic Conservation & Enhancement<br />7. Ensure Availability of Services<br />8. Viable Agriculture<br />9. Preserve Urban Centers<br />10. Provide Housing Options<br />Sumner County will maintain the high quality of life of those that live, work, and play in unincorporated Sumner County.<br />
  37. 37. Natural Resources Protection Focus Group<br />Protection of natural resources identified in on-line survey, public workshops, and by Working Group as top priority.<br />One of six communities in U.S. to participate in program to develop a plan that protects water and forest resources.<br />The Model Forest Policy Program, the Cumberland River Compact, and the Climate Project are collaborators on program.<br />Utilize Comprehensive Plan process (Cookeville, TN).<br />Utilize Greenprint GIS data developed by Cumberland Region Tomorrow.<br />Formation of focus group to identify, research, and assess strategies appropriate for Sumner County.<br />
  38. 38. 2035 General framework map<br />Public Workshops<br />Planning Commission<br />Technical Input<br />Working Group<br />
  39. 39. Northeast Sumner County<br />Mostly Rural<br />Crossroads Village Centers:<br />Bransford<br />Fairfield<br />Turner’s Station<br />Graball<br />Historical Village Centers:<br />Bethpage<br />South Tunnel<br />Traditional Village Center – Oak Grove<br />
  40. 40. Northeast Sumner County<br />Conservation:<br />Streams/creeks/ponds, etc.<br />Property in land trust at Fowler Ford & Butler Bridge along Portland UGB<br />
  41. 41. Northwest Sumner County<br />Mostly Rural<br />Suburban<br />Portland UGB<br />White House UGB<br />Traditional Village Centers:<br />New Deal<br />City of Mitchellville<br />Crossroads Village Center<br />Graball<br />Walnut Grove<br />Part of Hwy 52 outside of Portland UGB<br />Historical Village Center - South Tunnel<br />
  42. 42. Northwest Sumner County<br />Mixed Use Neighborhood – Hwy 52 & College<br />Industrial Revitalization<br />New Deal<br />Highway Services<br />US Hwy 31W and SR 25<br />Conservation<br />Streams/creeks/ponds, etc.<br />Property in land trust at Fowler Ford & Butler Bridge along Portland UGB<br />
  43. 43. Southwest Sumner County<br />Mostly Rural<br />Suburban<br />Gallatin UGB<br />Goodlettsville UGB<br />Hendersonville UGB<br />City of Millersville & UGB<br />Crossroads Village Center:<br />Caps Gap<br />Big Station Camp & Long Hollow Pike<br />Mixed Use Neighborhood, Waterfront Living, Activity Center & Employment Center – Part of H’villeUGB<br />
  44. 44. Southwest Sumner County<br />Traditional Village Center – Cottontown<br />High Growth Center – Shackle Island:<br />Conservation<br />Streams/creeks/ponds, etc.<br />Cages Bend Boat Ramp<br />Property in land trust off Sunset Drive on Cages Bend Peninsula<br />
  45. 45. Southeast Sumner County<br />Mostly Rural<br />Suburban<br />Gallatin UGB<br />Hendersonville UGB<br />Industrial – TVA Plant & Airport<br />Employment Center – Around Hwy 109<br />Crossroads Village Centers:<br />Graball<br />Sideview<br />New Center along 31E<br />
  46. 46. Southeast Sumner County<br />Traditional Village Center – Lockett <br />Historical Village Centers:<br />Bethpage<br />Castalian Springs<br />Conservation:<br />Bledsoe Creek State Park<br />Property within land trust along Hwy 109 and Cragfont property (?)<br />Streams/creeks/ponds, etc.<br />
  48. 48. Components of Transportation Element<br />1996 Sumner County Major Thoroughfare Plan<br />2000 Sumner County Bicycle-Pedestrian Master Plan<br />Pull together surface travel modes and components:<br />Auto (street ROW, road widening, safety spot improvements, parking)<br />Bike (greenways, bike routes, bike lanes, shoulders, bike parking, school siting)<br />Foot (sidewalks, greenways, school siting)<br />Transit (choices, routes, stations, Park ‘n Ride locations)<br />
  49. 49. TRANSPORTATION trends<br />
  50. 50. Source: Nashville Area MPO Tri-County <br />Transportation & Land Use Study (2009)<br />
  51. 51. 2008 Congestion<br />Clarksville<br />Gallatin<br />Nashville<br />Lebanon<br />Franklin<br />Murfreesboro<br />Columbia<br />
  52. 52. 2035 Congestion, Projected<br />Clarksville<br />Gallatin<br />Nashville<br />Lebanon<br />Franklin<br />Murfreesboro<br />Columbia<br />
  53. 53. Hendersonville Area Residents’ Work Locations<br />LIVE in Hendersonville and WORK in…<br />Source: US Census Bureau & US Dept of Labor (2004)<br />
  54. 54. Hendersonville Area Workers’ Residence<br />WORK in Hendersonville and LIVE in…<br />Source: US Census Bureau & US Dept of Labor (2004)<br />
  55. 55. Gallatin Area Residents’ Work Locations<br />LIVE in Gallatin and WORK in…<br />Source: US Census Bureau & US Dept of Labor (2004)<br />
  56. 56. Gallatin Area Workers’ Residences<br />WORK in Gallatin and LIVE in…<br />Source: US Census Bureau & US Dept of Labor (2004)<br />
  57. 57. Travel Routes to<br />South Central<br />Kentucky Cities<br />Interstate 65<br />US 31W<br />US 231/US 31E<br />Source: Created by author<br />
  58. 58. What do you not like about Sumner County?<br />1. Lack of sidewalks/no connectivity<br />2. Traffic/congestion<br />3. Few transit options<br />“I really miss sidewalks and wish <br />that the county would make it a <br />requirement for new development. “<br />“Irrational development…tha[t] dump <br />nearly all traffic onto a very few roads”<br />“with the increase in population the <br />traffic is getting congested”<br />“Inability to get a comprehensive and <br />connected greenway system in place…”<br />“I would like to be able to walk to <br />grocery, barber shop, church, etc.”<br />“We have the rudest most discourteous <br />drivers with a me first attitude. ”<br />“We need to be looking at some form of mass transit.”<br />From On-line Survey, Question 11, pg. 35-39<br />
  59. 59. automobile<br />
  60. 60. Regional Roadways<br />
  61. 61. The Backbone of Transportation in Sumner County (Examples)<br /><ul><li>Collectors:
  62. 62. Mt. Vernon Rd.
  63. 63. Harsh Ln.
  64. 64. Rock Springs Rd.
  65. 65. Upper Station Camp Rd.
  66. 66. Others:
  67. 67. Other City/County Roads
  68. 68. Neighborhood Streets
  69. 69. Dead End Streets
  70. 70. Private Drives</li></ul>Limited Access Hwys:<br />I-65<br />SR 386<br />SR 109 (partial)<br />Arterials:<br />US 31E<br />US 31W<br />SR 258<br />SR 25<br />US 231<br />SR 52<br />
  71. 71. Automobile Parking<br />
  72. 72. Connectivity – Grid Street Pattern<br />
  73. 73. Downtown Gallatin<br />
  74. 74. Connectivity – Curvilinear Street Pattern<br />
  75. 75. Shackle Island Area<br />
  76. 76. Connectivity – Modified <br />
  77. 77. How would you connect the streets?<br />
  78. 78. Traffic Safety Issues in Sumner County<br />Current data limits applying spot improvements based upon crash history on county roads<br />4 E’s of Traffic Safety:<br />Law enforcement focus on behavioral and driver issues (speeding, licensing, etc.)<br />Education and advocacy focus on behavioral (seat belt use, don’t drink and drive, etc.)<br />Emergency response focus on injury prevention and crash aftermath (time to a hospital, response times, etc.)<br />Engineering focus on infrastructure deficiencies and solutions (ingress/egress, guardrail, etc.)<br />Local planning can address some engineering issues!<br />
  79. 79. Traffic Safety Issues in Sumner County<br />County-wide issues:<br />Significant number of crashes at <br /> intersection or intersection-related<br />Most crashes in urban vs. rural areas<br />Similar number of crashes in business <br /> and residential areas<br />86 crashes involving bicyclists from 1996-2008<br />173 crashes involving pedestrians from 1996-2008<br />
  80. 80. Traffic Safety Issues in Sumner County<br />County-wide issues:<br />Number of crashes reported by Sumner County Sheriff’s Department rose considerably in 2007<br />Most crashes by State Route (2003-2007):<br />US 31E – 4,353 crashes<br />SR 109 – 1,005 crashes<br />SR 258 – 934 crashes<br />SR 25 – 861 crashes<br />SR 174 – 673 crashes<br />SR 386 – 583 crashes<br />
  81. 81. bike<br />
  82. 82. Bike Lanes – Wide Shoulders - Greenways<br />MPO recently completed bike-ped counts:<br />Downtown Gallatin<br />Lower Station Camp Creek Rd.<br />Drakes Creek Park<br />
  83. 83. Bike Parking – Bus Racks<br />
  84. 84. foot<br />
  85. 85. Sidewalks – Ped Signals – ADA Ramps<br />
  86. 86. transit<br />
  87. 87. New Options<br />
  88. 88. Some Mass Transit Components<br />Rail (Light, Heavy, Commuter)<br />Music City Star<br />No light rail in Nashville area<br />Bus Fixed Route (Rapid, Express, Local Service)<br />Gallatin Road Bus Rapid Transit<br />RTA Relax & Ride<br />Demand Response<br />MTA AccessRide<br />Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency<br />Park & Ride Lots (Carpool, Vanpool, Bus)<br />
  89. 89.
  90. 90. Community<br />Safety<br />Sustainability<br />Travel Time<br />Congestion<br />Land Use<br />Economic Growth<br />Air Quality<br />Connectivity<br />
  91. 91. Fairfield Area – Transportation Issues<br />North Sumner Elementary School Public Workshop – May 3, 2010<br />????<br /><ul><li>????</li></li></ul><li>Shackle Island Area – Transportation Issues<br />Beech High School Public Workshop – May 4, 2010<br />???<br /><ul><li>???</li></li></ul><li>Bethpage Area – Transportation Issues<br />Bethpage United Methodist Church Public Workshop – May 10, 2010<br />???<br /><ul><li>???</li></li></ul><li>New Deal Area – Transportation Issues<br />Oakmont Elementary School Public Workshop – May 11, 2010<br />???<br /><ul><li>???</li></li></ul><li>For More Information:<br />Sumner County Construction & Development<br />355 N. Belvedere Dr., Room 202<br />Gallatin, TN 37066<br />(615) 452-1467<br />2035plan.sumnerplanning.org<br />Gary Hammock, Construction & Development Director – ghammock@sumnertn.org<br />Michael Briggs, AICP, County Planner – mbriggs@sumnertn.org<br />Lisa DiOrio, Administrative Assistant – ldiorio@sumnertn.org<br />Rachael Ivie, Community Planner (State Planning Office) – Rachael.Ivie@tn.gov<br />