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SUSTAINABLE UPPER ARLINGTON Justin Milam, AICP, Planning Officer City of Upper Arlington Development Dept.
<ul><li>Built-out community of approximately 34,000 residents over 9.67 square miles; </li></ul><ul><li>COTA Park and Ride...
<ul><li>All traffic signals (51) and pedestrian crossing signals (324) have been converted from incandescent to LED.  Also...
<ul><li>Pursuing Green Roads certification for 2010 Street reconstruction projects; </li></ul><ul><li>Performed lighting/w...
LEED®-certified Giant Eagle Market District store
LEED®-certified Giant Eagle Market District store, as of 04-14-10
Unified Development Ordinance: <ul><li>Passed in 2002 and mandates compact, mixed-use development at a zero setback in ord...
Unified Development Ordinance: <ul><li>Permits solar panels, wind turbines (as a Conditional Use), rain barrels and rain g...
<ul><li>Revise and adopt updates to the Upper Arlington Master Plan to include more sustainable objectives and guidelines;...
Contact Information: <ul><li>City of Upper Arlington </li></ul><ul><li>Development Department </li></ul><ul><li>Justin Mil...
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  1. 1. SUSTAINABLE UPPER ARLINGTON Justin Milam, AICP, Planning Officer City of Upper Arlington Development Dept.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Built-out community of approximately 34,000 residents over 9.67 square miles; </li></ul><ul><li>COTA Park and Ride facility at Kingsdale since 1974 and Tree City USA since 1989; </li></ul><ul><li>61 percent of total collected solid waste is recycled…47 percent of household waste is recycled; </li></ul><ul><li>Signed Central Ohio Green Pact in 2007 and assessed carbon footprint; </li></ul><ul><li>Green Team (started in 2008) published UA Green Guide; </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>All traffic signals (51) and pedestrian crossing signals (324) have been converted from incandescent to LED. Also testing induction street lighting in the Historic District; </li></ul><ul><li>Have converted 13 physical hardware servers to virtual machines (VMWare); </li></ul><ul><li>Largest rain garden installation in Central Ohio at Sunny 95 Park (+25,000 SF); </li></ul><ul><li>Started a traffic island beautification program called “Bright Spots”; </li></ul><ul><li>Revising and adopting Stormwater Management Plan per NPDES MS4 General Permit; </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Pursuing Green Roads certification for 2010 Street reconstruction projects; </li></ul><ul><li>Performed lighting/window assessments at Senior Center and Fire Station #71; </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring Solar Special Improvement Districts (SID) for homeowners and businesses (to City Council May 3 rd ); and </li></ul><ul><li>LEED-certified Giant Eagle Market District grocery store presently under construction at Kingsdale Shopping Center (open September 2010). </li></ul>
  5. 5. LEED®-certified Giant Eagle Market District store
  6. 6. LEED®-certified Giant Eagle Market District store, as of 04-14-10
  7. 7. Unified Development Ordinance: <ul><li>Passed in 2002 and mandates compact, mixed-use development at a zero setback in order to create walkable and pedestrian-oriented places; </li></ul><ul><li>Requires extensive landscaping (street trees, parking lot islands, landscape buffers) for all development; </li></ul><ul><li>Requires sidewalks and encourages permeable pavements and materials; and </li></ul><ul><li>Requires a maximum number of parking spaces in PMUD areas, typically 3 per 1,000 SF; </li></ul>
  8. 8. Unified Development Ordinance: <ul><li>Permits solar panels, wind turbines (as a Conditional Use), rain barrels and rain gardens; </li></ul><ul><li>Requires energy-efficient outdoor lighting; </li></ul><ul><li>All development projects capable of achieving LEED for Neighborhood Development ® (LEED-ND) certification just by following the UDO; and </li></ul><ul><li>Staff typically requests that projects be LEED® certified, that a “good faith” effort for permeable pavements and green roofs be pursued, and that bike racks and bus stop benches be installed. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Revise and adopt updates to the Upper Arlington Master Plan to include more sustainable objectives and guidelines; </li></ul><ul><li>Update Carbon Footprint Assessment; </li></ul><ul><li>Update City facilities to more energy-efficient lighting and window systems; </li></ul><ul><li>Update Stormwater and Floodplain regulations in the UDO per the Stormwater Management Plan; </li></ul><ul><li>Install bicycle boulevards, bike lanes and paths, more sidewalks; </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to explore solar thermal or PV installations on City facilities; </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with other Central Ohio communities to implement anti-idling policies and group purchase of green fleets; and </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt recycled paper-only policy and adopt policy to only use environmentally-friendly materials and products. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Contact Information: <ul><li>City of Upper Arlington </li></ul><ul><li>Development Department </li></ul><ul><li>Justin Milam, AICP </li></ul><ul><li>Planning Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 614-583-5083 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul>

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