CCW Stewart Swartz


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Stewart Schwartz, Executive Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth Panelist and Moderator

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  • A challenge to our region and the Bay – the spread of development. CBF and UMD analysis of developed land and the trend under current zoning (too much land zoned for development) Baltimore, Frederick and Hagerstown across the top. DC and eastern Loudoun across the middle and Woodbridge, Stafford and Fredericksburg to the south.
  • An explosion of development 50 miles outward. You can see how Frederick, Fredericksburg and Manassas grow. How development follows highways. What you can’t see is the spread of 2, 3 and 5 acre lot development in the areas that look green.
  • Dulles Corridor
  • Need to put oil numbers into their own chart
  • Major mixed-use development on top of the station next to Chinatown. See Verizon Center down the street.
  • Tyson’s 1 Mall entrance 11am on weekday
  • Walkable communities for residents and to attract tourists
  • CCW Stewart Swartz

    1. 1. Putting Development In The Right Places Blueprint for a Better Region Coalition for Smarter Growth, Piedmont Environmental Council & Surface Transportation Policy Project – All Rights Reserved, October 2002
    2. 2. Developed Areas in 2000 Chesapeake Bay Foundation and University of Maryland
    3. 3. 2030, Under Current Trends 800,000 new acres of Land would be developed, much of it in rural areas. Chesapeake Bay Foundation and University of Maryland
    4. 4. Separation of Community Activities: Where’s the Center in Centreville? office shopping church homes homes homes
    5. 5. Dulles Corridor Separation of Uses Leads to More Driving Offices Homes Homes
    6. 6. Reston
    7. 7. Centreville
    8. 8. Burke Center Kingstowne Beacon Hill
    9. 9. Tyson’s Galleria Mall
    10. 10. Greenbelt
    11. 11. Vienna
    12. 12. Better Land Use, Community Design, and Transportation Offer Solutions for Energy and Climate Change Buildings +Transportation = 80% of Greenhouse Gases (& Energy) United States: < 5% of World Population 25% of World’s Oil 70% for Transportation
    13. 13. Metro, MARC & VRE: More In Planning 114 Stations
    14. 14. Gallery Place
    15. 15. 1993: Vacant Lots w/Surface Parking Gallery Place Metro Station ¼ mile
    16. 18. Town of Herndon 1300 acres Gallery Place Development Area
    17. 19. Tysons Corner
    18. 23. <ul><ul><li>Tyson’s Corner Today: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Elements are there. . . </li></ul></ul>Condos Retail Office Single Family Homes
    19. 24. <ul><ul><li>What Tyson’s could be: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Mixed-Use, Walkable Community </li></ul></ul>
    20. 26. … and commercial strips like this… Images Created by Urban Advantage
    21. 27. Great Places Begin with Great Streets
    22. 28. Streets <ul><li>Ample sidewalks for cafes </li></ul>
    23. 30. Public Spaces Village green at the Ballston Metro station <ul><li>Good public space offers benches for sitting </li></ul><ul><li>Combines hardscape and green </li></ul><ul><li>Closely connects to retail, offices, transit </li></ul>
    24. 31. Ensure Appropriate Transportation Options Walkable Communities Woodstock
    25. 32. Route 1 - Fairfax Corridor Revitalization and Vacant and Underutilized Land Sarah Cairney August 2005 Survey of 7 Nodes of Commercial Land and Parking Lots on Route 1 in Fairfax County 624 Acres (2 more nodes to the south)
    26. 33. Beacon Hill - Node 3 Legend ½ mile diameter Commercial Industrial Housing Parking Vacant
    27. 34. Beacon Hill on Route 1
    28. 35. A Vision of Richmond Highway
    29. 36. A Vision of Richmond Highway Southern Richmond Highway
    30. 37. Creating Watershed Plans
    31. 38. Restoring Streams and Creeks
    32. 39. Revitalizing Commercial Corridors
    33. 40. Kentlands The Key to Success: The Right Development in the Right Places with Good Design