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  • Economic Diversity
  • 4,700 acres 30% of which is reserved for park landApproximately 12 units per acre
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  • Wild spaces (wilderness) vs. structured playground (man made)
  • Go2030 Community Meeting

    1. 1. GO 2030 | Fargo Comprehensive Plan<br />Community Meeting<br />
    2. 2. Schedule<br />We are here<br />
    3. 3. What is a Comprehensive Plan?<br />
    4. 4. 1<br />A True Community Vision<br />
    5. 5. Open Space<br />Transportation<br /> Integrated Systems Thinking<br />2 <br />Land Use<br />Water<br />Commercial<br />Mixed Use<br />Residential<br />Civic<br />Parking<br />
    6. 6. 3<br />A Common Goal<br />Government<br />Private Sector<br />Civic Organizations<br />
    7. 7. Case Study: Greensburg<br />
    8. 8. 4 May 2007<br />
    9. 9.
    10. 10.
    11. 11.
    12. 12. 1<br />A True Community Vision<br />
    13. 13. Blessed with a unique opportunity <br />To create a strong community<br />Devoted to family, <br />Fostering business, <br />working together for future generations. <br />
    14. 14. Integrated Systems Thinking<br />2 <br />Growth<br />A community that opens its doors to new residents and visitors without affecting the values and lifestyles of its current residents.<br />Renewal<br />A community that makes proactive decisions that use this opportunity to reverse the decline of the community and build a<br />progressive city with a strong future.<br />Water <br />Treat each drop of water as a precious resource.<br />Health<br />Improve quality of life by promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.<br />Energy <br />Promote a high level of efficiency in new construction and look to renewable options for generation.<br />Wind<br />Greensburg’s vast wind resources are part of an emerging economy and should be harvested.<br />Built Environment<br />Build a town that encourages interaction between residents, welcomes guests, and serves as a model community. New development should be durable, healthy, and efficient. City<br />projects will lead the way by becoming examples of green practices that are built to last.<br />Community<br />A progressive community that offers urban services within the unassuming feel of a rural, Midwestern community.<br />Family<br />A community that provides opportunities for its young people in the way of jobs, education, and recreation as reasons to stay in Greensburg.<br />Prosperity<br />A community where entrepreneurial spirit, customer service, and a sustainable economy permeate the business sector and where residents, travelers, and tourists enjoy a full line of locally owned businesses that provide jobs and services to<br />an exceptional example of small-town America.<br />Environment<br />A community that recognizes the importance of the natural environment and balances the need for growth and economic development with the maintenance and improvement of the environment.<br />Affordability <br />An up-to-date, affordable rural community where housing plans and strategies incorporate energy-efficient design and materials and serve as a regional and national model for integrating residents of all ages and needs with services of all kinds.<br />Catalysts <br />The rebuilding process starts with the most stimulating structures and spaces. These will spawn further growth. <br />
    15. 15. Energy<br />Promote a high level of efficiency in new construction and look to renewable options for generation.<br />
    16. 16. Water<br />Treat each drop of water as a precious resource.<br />
    17. 17. School District<br />City Government<br />Private Sector<br />3<br />A Common Goal<br />
    18. 18. Energy<br />
    19. 19.
    20. 20. Flood Mitigation / Resielence<br />
    21. 21.
    22. 22.
    23. 23. Bump-outs with Curb Cuts<br />
    24. 24. Permeable Parking Islands<br />
    25. 25. Retention in Pocket Parks<br />
    26. 26. Green Roofs to Absorb Rainfall and Reduce Heat Island<br />
    27. 27. Permeable Paving in Parking Areas<br />
    28. 28. Cistern Systems to Collect Runoff<br />
    29. 29. Permeable Parking Islands<br />Street Planters with Soil Trenches<br />
    30. 30. Economic Development<br />
    31. 31. Fargo’s Resilient Economy<br />Fargo unemployment: 3.3% (April 2011)<br />(vs9.0% nationally)<br />Real Estate Vacancy: Office - 7.63%, Industrial – 2.82% (2010)(vs17.6% and 14.3% nationally)<br />Fargo withstands the global economic downturn<br />
    32. 32. Healthcare<br />Agricultural Processing<br />Retail<br />Back Office Support<br />Information Technology<br />Manufacturing<br />Logistics<br />Education<br />Financial Services<br />
    33. 33. Housing and Neighborhoods<br />
    34. 34.
    35. 35.
    36. 36. precedent<br />stapleton<br />Denver, CO<br />Single Family<br />Multifamily Condo<br />Row Homes<br />Apartments<br />Duplex<br />
    37. 37. Transportation and Infrastructure<br />
    38. 38. Average % of Income Spent on Housing + Transportation<br />transportation<br />housing<br />Center for Neighborhood Technology, 2010<br />Minneapolis / <br />St. Paul 44%<br />New York<br />47%<br />Fargo-Moorhead<br />51%<br />Denver<br />46%<br />San Francisco<br />47%<br />= 51%<br />
    39. 39. Progress to date<br />
    40. 40.
    41. 41. Healthy Food and Healthy Lifestyles<br />
    42. 42. 62.4% Fargo overweight + obese(vs 63.1% nationally)<br />½ of Fargo residents meet physical activity requirements<br />¼ Fargo residents eat recommended amount of fruits and vegetables<br />
    43. 43. Residents of walkable communities are 2.4 timesmore likely to get 30 minutesa week of physical activity than residents of neighborhoods without walkable features. <br />- Ewing & Kreutzer, 2006<br />
    44. 44.
    45. 45. Land Use and Urban Design<br />
    46. 46. Directing Growth to Maximize Opportunities<br />Open Space, Neighborhoods, Industry, and Mixed Use Centers <br />
    47. 47. Natural Resources and the Environment<br />
    48. 48.
    49. 49.
    50. 50. Tying it together<br />
    51. 51. TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE<br />people • planet • prosperity<br />
    52. 52. SUSTAINABILITY<br />
    53. 53.
    54. 54. 29,000<br />
    55. 55.
    56. 56. What do you want Fargo to be like in 20 years?<br />What is your Vision for Fargo’s Future?<br />
    57. 57. Vision Questions<br />What is your vision for Fargo in 2030? (25mins)<br />What will the city be known for?<br />What will power the economy?<br />What will make the city a great place to live?<br />Establish the Community Vision<br />
    58. 58. Goals Questions<br />How does this system relate to the vision and priorities discussion? (20 mins)<br />What are your top three goals for this topic? (5 mins)<br />Flood Mitigation<br />Housing and Neighborhoods<br />Transportation and Infrastructure<br />Economic Development<br />Land Use and Urban Design<br />Energy<br />Healthy Food and Healthy Lifestyles<br />Natural Resources and the Environment<br />Establish the Goals for Each “System”<br />

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