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  • Update (point out steps on timeline): Presented 3 future scenarios to public at Community Meetings (Nov/Dec 2012)Continued gathering input (Jan 2013) through: SurveysSmall group meetings Presentations Public input was used to create a preferred scenario (presented today) Next step - Outcomes from preferred scenario used to develop implementation strategies (March 2013) Ideas into Action: March 12, 2013
  • Local land trusts
  • Local land trusts
  • Local land trusts
  • Local land trusts
  • Location-efficient loansReduce start-up barriersIncentivize housing specific to the needs of the communityElderlyDisabledCohousingEnergy efficient
  • Healthy workforce promotionBenefits associated with wellness programsBenefits with certified sites program – higher level (achieved through site location in prox to facilities, services, etc.)
  • Healthy workforce promotionBenefits associated with wellness programsBenefits with certified sites program – higher level (achieved through site location in prox to facilities, services, etc.)
  • Lifecycle industries (cradle-to-cradle) Maximize the region’s competitive advantages
  • Healthy workforce promotionBenefits associated with wellness programsBenefits with certified sites program – higher level (achieved through site location in prox to facilities, services, etc.)
  • Understand both actual and perceived gaps in the system
  • Residential Energy Conservation OrdinancesCommercial Energy Conservation Ordinances
  • Regional park and rideExpress job shuttlesWork with NCDOT on the statewide regionalization initiativeImproved service offerings Cost efficiencies
  • Location-efficient loansReduce start-up barriersIncentivize housing specific to the needs of the communityElderlyDisabledCohousingEnergy efficient
  • Workgroup Worksession 3 with strategies - March 12, 2013

    1. 1. From Ideas to Actions March 12, 2013www.gro-wnc.org
    2. 2. Agenda• 9:00am-9:15am: Introductions and Project Update• 9:15am-9:45am: Presentation of Preferred Scenario & Recommendations• 9:45am-10:00am: Break• 10:00am-11:00am: Work Session I- Turning Ideas to Strategies• 11:00am-12:00pm: Work Session II- From Strategies to Actions• 12:00pm-1:00pm: Networking Lunch with Regional Implementation Roundtable – Trevor Baker, Noble Cider – Gwynne Rukenbrod, Executive Director, HandMade in America – Jeanine Davis, NC Cooperative Extension, WNC AgriVentures – Matt Raker, AdvantageWest, Industrial Lands Analysis, Value-Added Food Products, and related
    3. 3. BRIEF PROJECT OVERVIEW &UPDATE
    4. 4. Process Overview
    5. 5. Summary of Outreach: Statistics Total survey respondents by method: Method Respondents Online 225 Public Meeting 162 Small group 305 Grand Total 692 Percent ofSurvey respondents County respondentsby county: Buncombe 59% Haywood 7% Henderson 14% Madison 11% Other 1% Transylvania 7%
    6. 6. Small Group Meetings & Other Outreach Number of Small Group MeetingsSmall Group Meetings by County people Conducted by GranteesBuncombe 184Haywood 22 • 39 meetingsHenderson 42 • 305 participantsMadison 42Transylvania 15Grand Total 305 Other outreach by LOSRC Staff • 16 meetingsBreakdown of ALL participants by • 464 participantscounty PercentBuncombe 53%Haywood 13% TOTAL ParticipationHenderson 19% • 1149 peopleMadison 9%Transylvania 5%Grand Total – no. of participants 1149
    7. 7. THE PREFERRED SCENARIO
    8. 8. The Path to a Preferred Scenario I. Data Collection • Existing & Adopted Plans • Land Use & Zoning Policies • GIS Data
    9. 9. The Path to a Preferred Scenario II. Values & Goals • Advisory Committee • Workgroup Meetings • Public Meetings
    10. 10. The Path to a Preferred Scenario III. Alternative Scenarios • Business-as-Usual • Economic Prosperity • Resource Conservation • Efficient Growth
    11. 11. The Path to a Preferred Scenario I. Data II. Values & III. Alternative IV. PreferredCollection Goals Scenarios Scenario PUBLIC INPUT & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    12. 12. Elements of Each are Important300 256250 234 22020015010050 4 0 Business As Usual Economic Prosperity Resource Efficient Growth Conservation
    13. 13. Valued Outcomes
    14. 14. Valued Outcomes: Things we care about. Percentage of Sum of Frequency the totalOutcome of responses Respondents Scenario ResourceWater is clean and plentiful. 334 48% ConservationScenic beauty is maintained as the region Resourcedevelops. 296 43% Conservation EconomicThere are more quality, high-wage jobs. 248 36% Prosperity EconomicMore food is produced locally. 197 28% ProsperityWe use energy more efficiently. 191 28% Efficient GrowthThere are more job opportunities in rural Economicareas. 186 27% ProsperityAbandoned industrial sites and shoppingcenters are redeveloped. 160 23% Efficient GrowthPlant and animal habitats are connected Resourceand healthy. 131 19% Conservation
    15. 15. 5 PS Preferred* Regional Vision of the Future*Based on outcomebased voting frompublic meetings,small groups, andonline survey
    16. 16. Preferred Scenario: Land Use ModelPreserve Viewsheds Invest in infrastructure that allows more jobs to locate in rural centers Encourage growth where infrastructure exists and reuse of brownfields and abandoned shopping centers Preserve farmland and ecological corridors
    17. 17. Local: Swannanoa Corridor • Rail Corridor, Mass Transit Link between Black Mountain and Asheville • Jobs linked to transportation and manufacturing • New residences are more dense and affordable •More local energy sources, mainly solar •New businesses along major corridors
    18. 18. Local: Weaverville/Mars HillCorridor • Jobs, new homes along the I-26 corridor in consensus areas • Jobs linked manufacturing located in Mars Hill • Natural corridor is protected, low impact development in critical watershed •Many more businesses in “Walkable Weaverville” and at Bernardsville exit “rural center
    19. 19. Scorecard Performance Compared to BAU Worse Same Better Best
    20. 20. Voting used to Determine MaximizingModel Weights Public Percentage of the total PreferenceOutcome RespondentsWater is clean and plentiful. 48%Scenic beauty is maintained as theregion develops. 43%There are more quality, high-wagejobs. 36%More food is produced locally. 28%We use energy more efficiently. 28%There are more job opportunities inrural areas. 27%Abandoned industrial sites andshopping centers are redeveloped. 23%Plant and animal habitats areconnected and healthy. 19%SUM of VOTES 252%
    21. 21. Local Decision Making Tool
    22. 22. Now what?
    23. 23. IDEAS TO ACTIONS
    24. 24. Ideas to Actions III. I. Data II. Values & IV. PreferredCollection Goals Alternative Scenario ACTION! Scenarios PUBLIC INPUT & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    25. 25. Regional to Local The regional framework to help us to determine what to do…
    26. 26. Ideas to Action: Implementation The how, when, who and the where is decided on a local level. Programs Policies Plans Projects
    27. 27. Water is clean and plentiful.
    28. 28. ImplementationWater is clean & plentiful.• Waynesville Middle School Eco Revolution• Improve use of BMPs in agriculture and site design• Evaluate Improved Riparian Buffers
    29. 29. Scenic beauty is maintained as the region develops.
    30. 30. Implementation Scenic beauty is maintained as the region develops Considerate Design ProgramsSource: Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
    31. 31. Farming and forestry remain key elements of the economy.
    32. 32. ImplementationFarming and forestry remain key elements of theeconomy. Projects
    33. 33. Abandoned industrial sites and shopping centers areredeveloped.
    34. 34. Implementation Abandoned industrial sites and shopping centers are redeveloped.• Flexible Zoning• Redevelopment Incentives K-MartCharter School, Charlotte, NC Borders BookstoreSkating Rink, Mansfield, MA K-MartCounty Library, Lebanon, MO
    35. 35. Plant and animal habitats are connected and healthy.
    36. 36. Implementation Plant and animal habitats are connected and healthy. • Engineer landscape level connections • Education of benefits of LID principles in site design • Encourage through promotion of existing and new certifications ProgramsSource: Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
    37. 37. Healthcare is affordable and accessibl
    38. 38. ImplementationHealthcare is affordable & accessible. Healthy Aging Collaborative Programs
    39. 39. There are more quality, high-wage jobs
    40. 40. There are more job opportunities in rural areas.
    41. 41. ImplementationThere are more quality, high-wage jobs and jobopportunities in rural areas.
    42. 42. ImplementationThere are more quality, high-wage jobs and jobopportunities in rural areas.
    43. 43. ImplementationThere are more quality, high-wage jobs and jobopportunities in rural areas. Manufacturing Supply Chain Analysis Plans
    44. 44. More food is produced locally.
    45. 45. ImplementationMore food is producedlocally. Projects
    46. 46. Implementation:WNC AgriVentures project
    47. 47. Entrepreneurs and small local businesses are thriving.
    48. 48. ImplementationEntrepreneurs and small local businesses arethriving. A Regional Brand Workgroup Idea Program
    49. 49. ImplementationArtists, musicians & crafters are able to earn aliving from their trade.• Cultural Alliance Workgroup Idea Programs
    50. 50. Sidewalks, bike lanes and greenways connectneighborhoods and community destinations.
    51. 51. ImplementationSidewalks, bike lanes and greenways connectneighborhoods and community destinations. Walkability, Bikability Assessment- Actual & Perceived Gaps Plans
    52. 52. We use energy more efficiently.
    53. 53. ImplementationWe use energy more efficiently. REAP grants and loan guarantees to promote non-residential energy-related projects by agricultural producers and rural small businesses
    54. 54. Tourism remains a key component of the economy.
    55. 55. ImplementationTourism remains a key component of the economy. Regional Activity Pass Workgroup Idea Programs
    56. 56. There are more bus routes between towns and cities.
    57. 57. ImplementationThere are more bus routes between towns andcities. Regional Park & Ride System Workgroup Idea Plans
    58. 58. There are more housing options for all stages of life andincome groups.
    59. 59. ImplementationThere are more housing options for all stages oflife and income groups. Pre-Development and Acquisition Financing Programs
    60. 60. WORK SESSION
    61. 61. Ideas to Actions III. I. Data II. Values & IV. PreferredCollection Goals Altnerative Scenario ACTION! Scenarios PUBLIC INPUT & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    62. 62. Ideas to Strategies• Around-the-Table Introductions.• Assign scribe.• What are the STRATEGIES to move this region in the right direction? – What things have you seen happen locally that could be replicated in other parts of the region? – What are some strategies from outside the region you’d like to see happen here?• Pick your top two strategies and submit to project team staff.
    63. 63. Strategies to Actions• Reorganize around STRATEGIES.• Assign scribe.• How do we take these strategies to implementation? – Ownership – Partners – Timeframe – Funding Source• Turn in notes to staff.
    64. 64. 1. Industry-specific incubators/ regional centers of excellence2. Match workforce training and telecom infrastructure to business needs (focus on rural)3. Satellite healthcare facilities4. Enhance riparian buffers5. Remodeling mobile homes for energy-efficiency6. Link recreational businesses with economic development7. Arts-based development8. Cross-pollination – local gov’t mentor program9. Preserve farmland where it supports economic agri-business10.Local scale health criteria11.Access to capital12.Create “resilient communities” with asset-based approach13.Transportation solutions that move away from fossil fuels14.Incentives to link housing and economic development15.Policies to encourage farm labor
    65. 65. NEXT STEPS
    66. 66. What we expect to do nextDeliverables:• Actions within the sectors• Actions across the sectors• On-the-ground examples at a scale to match stakeholdersPurpose:• Content could be used for all municipalities’ planning• Content could be used for community outreach materials (newsletter, website, etc.) 75

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