Growth – The Smart Way!


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Growth – The Smart Way!

  1. 1. Wali Wali Memon 1
  2. 2. WHAT IT IS WHAT IT ISN’T• Community Control • Total Government• Guided Development Control• Build Community • Infringement on• Protect Environment Property Rights• Improve Economy • Communist Plot• Improve Quality of Life Wali Memon 2
  3. 3. 1. Mix Land Uses2. Take Advantage of Compact Building Design3. Create a Range of Housing Opportunities and Choices4. Create Walkable Neighborhoods5. Foster Distinctive, Attractive Communities with a Strong Sense of Place6. Preserve Open Space, Farmland, Natural Beauty, and Critical Environmental Areas7. Strengthen and Direct Development Toward Existing Communities8. Provide a Variety of Transportation Choices9. Make Development Decisions Predictable, Fair, and Cost Effective10. Encourage Community and Stakeholder Collaboration in Development Decisions with Smart Growth Wali Memon 3
  4. 4. • Different land uses within same area • First floor commercial/office, upper level residential• Diverse and dynamic urban setting • Creation of neighborhood centers, sense of place• Walking part of daily routine • Reduction of traffic impacts Wali Memon 4
  5. 5. • Adopt “mix-use” zoning standards • Include shared parking within standards• Include mix land uses in Neighborhood Plans• Integrate mix-use centers within Transportation Plans Wali Memon 5
  6. 6. Belmont Dairy built in 1929 in southeast Portland, OR Birkdale Village – northern portion of Mecklenburg County, a rapidly growing suburb of Charlotte, NCWali Memon 6
  7. 7. • Efficient land use• Smaller building footprints• Increase density Wali Memon 7
  8. 8. • Structured Parking• Adjusting Zoning (higher density, multifamily and attached housing)• Mixed Use Developments• Ensure Open Space• Density Bonuses• Aesthetic Qualities• Regional Approach Wali Memon 8
  9. 9. Civano Tuscon, AZ Photo: Lee Ray Burn, Civano Development Co.• The 1,145-acre compact community• 2,600 houses (four residential neighborhoods) and a commercial center• 35% of the site reserved as natural area/open space.• Half of the residences and two-thirds of the jobs will be located within a five-minute walk of the town center. Wali Memon 9
  10. 10. • Diversity and Variety • Building types and styles • Creating multigenerational and demographically diverse neighborhood • Wide-range of prices • Access • Density, both residential and commercial • Civic, cultural needs and amenities Wali Memon 10
  11. 11. • Create or update existing Neighborhood Plans • Are current housing choices sustainable for aging and growing community?• Synthesize community goals with economic development plans and goals • Make these goals known to prospective developers and investors. • Explore funding sources and create incentives for development Wali Memon 11
  12. 12. The Gramercy on Garfield and the Greenwich on the Park, downtown Cincinnati Cumming, GA, 30 miles north of Atlanta Continuing care retirementWalicommunity, Chicago Memon 12
  13. 13. • Sidewalks and pathways that connect to destination points• Parks and plazas• Suitable block lengths• Varied street classifications • Parkways and boulevards • Collector and residential Wali Memon 13
  14. 14. • Revise street standards to accommodate pedestrian crossings and accessibility• Improvise public park system that includes smaller places within neighborhoods and urban settings Wali Memon 14
  15. 15. West River Commons,Minneapolis, MNSantana Row San Jose, CAFarrcroft, Fairfax, Virginia Wali Memon 15
  16. 16. • Historic Preservation• Capitalize on cultural heritage, local building resources, climate and environment• Allow the building façades to define streets• Utilize street furniture and lighting to encourage pedestrian usage• Build on existing street pattern• Scale and mass of new structures should be proportional with existing buildings and should not block view of natural environmental features Wali Memon 16
  17. 17. • Develop Landscape and Design Guidelines that both enhances and preserves the distinct qualities of the community• Update zoning and development codes every 5-10 years Wali Memon 17
  18. 18. The Promenade at WestlakeThousand Oaks, CAThe Wigwam Building inAtlanta, GA’s Martin LutherKing, Jr., Landmark DistrictPark Street Lofts, Saco, ME Wali Memon 18
  19. 19. • Growth Limits • Lexington, KY • Westfield, IN• Land/Development Rights Purchase • PACE Programs Wali Memon 19
  20. 20. • Address Urban Infrastructure Through Creation of Special Districts or Zones • Historic Preservation Districts • Enterprise, Empowerme nt, and Economic Opportunity Zones • Transit Corridors: Waterfronts and Railroad Lines • Fix-It-First Policies Wali Memon 20
  21. 21. • Parking lots in rear of buildings• Direct street connections• Pedestrian oriented • Sidewalks both sides of road • Sidewalk and street furniture and fixtures• Transit services • Park and Ride lots • Car pool/ Van pool Wali Memon 21
  22. 22. • Transportation study for current and future development projects• Work with public transportation officials to identify key sites for Park and Ride and car and van pool lots• Dedicate funds for infrastructure improvements for pedestrian and bicycle connectivity to developments Wali Memon 22
  23. 23. Indianas & Kentucky’s Safe Route to Schools Project Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) Regional Bicycle PlanTARC Park and Ride Wali Memon 23
  24. 24. • Streamline development approval process • Phoenix• One-Stop-Shops • Emeryville, CA• Improve Information Flow • Chicago, Center for Neighborhood Technology Wali Memon 24
  25. 25. • Community Based Planning • Planning at the community level • Planning by the community• Benefits to Development Process • Less conflict • Shorter process in the end Wali Memon 25
  26. 26. • Smart Decision-Making Process• Sustainable Growth• Economic Development• Channeling a Community’s Resources• Healthy Choices• Local, Regional, State, & National Support Wali Memon 26
  27. 27. • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):• Urban Land Institute:• American Planning Association:• Walkable Neighborhoods:• Safe Routes to School: • Routes-2004/ • •• Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI):• Transit Authority of River City (TARC): Wali Memon 27
  28. 28. • Retail Traffic Magazine: x.html• Lexington Horses: park.jpg• Medical City: Worchester, MA:• Southeast Michigan Greenways Trail: and• NGA Fix it First Issue Brief:• 1000 Friends of Wisconsin Transportation Policy: First/Fix-it-First.htm• Compact Community: Tucson, AZ:• Historic Landmarks: Colgate Palmolive Plant and Clock: Wali Memon 28
  29. 29. • Phoenix, Arizona: ,• One-Stop-Shop Emeryville, CA:• Chicago, Community Information Technology and Neighborhood Early Warning System: Wali Memon 29
  30. 30. Wali Wali Memon 30