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9/8 THUR 14:30| Green Elements and Sustainable Codes 2


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Nathan Kogon

Nationwide, local governments are struggling to incorporate green/sustainable practices into plans and codes. Climate Action Plans provide energy reduction targets, but can be light on how “to get there.” Comprehensive plans and LDCs have to be
modified in big ways to get real community-wide implementation. Learn about a Florida city going far beyond HB 697 by preparing a Green Element as the first element in its Comprehensive Plan,
and the model “Sustainable Community Development Code,”prepared by the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, with related
implementation case studies, plus the latest data on cost-savings associated with “going green.”

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9/8 THUR 14:30| Green Elements and Sustainable Codes 2

  1. 1. City of Doral<br />Green Practices<br />Florida APA<br /> 2011<br />
  2. 2. Florida APA<br />Doral History<br /><ul><li>Incorporated in 2003
  3. 3. 15 square miles
  4. 4. Residential Population - approximately 45,000
  5. 5. Workforce Population - approximately 150,000
  6. 6. Dorris and Alfred Kaskel founded the Doral Resort in the 1950’s, thus creating the name “Doral”:</li></li></ul><li>Florida APA<br />Land Use<br />
  7. 7. Florida APA<br />Population Growth<br />
  8. 8. Florida APA<br />Holistic Approach<br />
  9. 9. Florida APA<br />Efficient Land Use<br />
  10. 10. Florida APA<br />Efficient Land Use : Urban Mixed Use<br /><ul><li> Providing opportunity for downtown and community mixed use development
  11. 11. Creating true downtown areas with the appropriate mix of commercial and residential
  12. 12. Ensuring connectivity and public transportation
  13. 13. Mostly urban infill
  14. 14. Development is under way!</li></li></ul><li>Florida APA<br />Efficient Land Use: Traditional Neighborhoods<br /><ul><li> Developing medium density traditional neighborhoods in the City’s more suburban areas
  15. 15. Communities are walkable and contain a wide range of residential units
  16. 16. Contains on street retail components
  17. 17. Includes a greater amount of park and civic space</li></li></ul><li>Florida APA<br />Public Transportation<br /><ul><li> The first Doral Trolley was launched February 1, 2008.
  18. 18. Currently operating three routes with approximately 30 min headways.
  19. 19. Rides are Free of Charge!
  20. 20. As the City’s downtown areas develop, new trolleys and routes will be added to the system.
  21. 21. Larger developments must install trolley terminals as part of their development.</li></ul>Doral Trolley<br />
  22. 22. USGBC South Florida<br />Public Transportation<br />
  23. 23. Florida APA<br />Public Transportation<br />
  24. 24. Florida APA<br />Natural Environment<br />City of Doral Street Tree Master Plan<br />
  25. 25. Florida APA<br />
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  27. 27. Florida APA<br />
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  29. 29. Florida APA<br />Florida Green Building Coalition<br />City Certification<br /><ul><li>The FGBC’s City Certification is a similar process for a building to achieve a LEED Certification.
  30. 30. The City, in conjunction with Iler Planning, created a Green Action Committee (GAC) made up of representatives from all City Departments.
  31. 31. The GAC identified all possible City activities, regulations and practices that would obtain possible points in order to seek Certification.
  32. 32. The City is already doing a lot with respects to sustainability, but this exercise pointed out more that we can do.
  33. 33. The City is in the process of creating new ordinances and policy to implement new activities.</li></li></ul><li>Florida APA<br />Green Element<br /><ul><li>Amending the City’s CDMP in response to Senate Bill #697 utilizing the City’s Green Master Plan to generate policy. 2nd Reading Next Week!
  34. 34. Instead of adding Goals Objectives and Policies to the existing Elements, a new Element “Green Element” was created.
  35. 35. The Green Element will be the first Element, placed before the Future Land Use Element.
  36. 36. The Element has one Goal and Ten Objectives.</li></li></ul><li>Florida APA<br />Green Element<br /><ul><li>Goal: To conserve our natural resources, minimize greenhouse gas emissions, enhance community health and education, nurture city neighborhoods, and promote carbon-neutral business growth to ensure that a lush green sustainable legacy will be left for future generations of Doral residents.
  37. 37. Objective Titles:
  38. 38. Sustainable Land Use and Design
  39. 39. Mobility and Connectivity
  40. 40. Smart Buildings and Places
  41. 41. Enhance natural open space and landscape
  42. 42. Conserve and nurture healthy water resources
  43. 43. Community waste recycling and reuse
  44. 44. Green capital improvements
  45. 45. Community learning and outreach
  46. 46. Promote green business and job growth
  47. 47. Lead by example</li></li></ul><li>Florida APA<br />What’s Next ?<br /><ul><li>Complete the FGBC City Certification Process.
  48. 48. Creation of a “Green” Land Development Code.
  49. 49. Establish a monitoring system for energy and water usage, and waste generation/recycling.</li></ul>For more information, please feel free to contact me at<br />