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