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SSC2011_David Dixon PPT

  1. 1. Compact and Sustainable Growth…in the Age of Walk Score
  2. 2. Dublin, Ohio
  3. 3. Agenda The view from Dublin What next?? Implementing a new paradign
  4. 4. The view from aquintessential suburb…the suburban model worked
  5. 5. It supported a development modelthat attracted educated workers Dublin Ohio United States
  6. 6. …the right kinds of growth industries Dublin Ohio United States
  7. 7. …national recognition  Top Seven Intelligent Community, 2010  Fox Business News: Top Small City to Start a Business  Forbes.com: One of 25 Best Places to Move in 2009  BusinessWeek: Top Small City in Ohio to Start a Business  Columbus Monthly: Best Suburban Community 7
  8. 8. …and extraordinary community satisfaction
  9. 9. …rising employment-tax revenues
  10. 10. Until the Great Recession showed Dublinthat suburban taxes could drop…
  11. 11. …while rising environmental awareness focusedattention on poor environmental performance
  12. 12. Decentralized suburbia was not fulfilling itspromise in other ways…quality of life Dublin 43016 Chicago United States
  13. 13. …and more affordable lifestyles
  14. 14. …personal health
  15. 15. …and an aging America is selling is sellingmore and more single-family houses % buying houses at this age % selling houses at this age
  16. 16. …and for the first time in three decades…Dublinquestioned its long-term appeal to employers 50,000 people work in Dublin Dublin’s employers need to hire 5,000- 8,000 new employees every year
  17. 17. While America faces a shortage of knowledgeworkers, they seek lifestyles first, jobs second
  18. 18. „Creatives‟ seek urban places…
  19. 19. What’s next…?“We are more than a lifestyle center….”
  20. 20. The past was built for avery different America
  21. 21. The resent represents the dreamof a very different America
  22. 22. …and many communities have been rightto reject visions of the future
  23. 23. Dublin needed a community-based visionto guide the community‟s growth
  24. 24. Planning starts with new preferences…for living 1990… • Golf courses • Large backyards • Homogeneity • Escape from work • Convenient auto access 2011… • Main streets • Transit • Diversity • Live near work • Assumption of personal responsibility for sustainability
  25. 25. …and working 1990… • Office parks • Convenient auto access • Convenient parking • Escape to home • Prestige address 2011… • Main Streets • Transit • Live near work • Walkable environment • Fun
  26. 26. Bridge Street Corridor: 1,000 acres
  27. 27. Bridge Street Corridor: 1,000 acres
  28. 28. 1900–1955 2009 28
  29. 29. The numbersAnticipated development  Over 20 years—7-11 million SF  Over 40 years—15-25 million SF  Residential—roughly 60%Share of Dublin’s Growth  Residential—33-50%  Office, retail—50%Net densities  Residential—30-60 units/acre  Office—FAR 1.5 -2.5Predominant bldg heights  3 to 5 floors
  30. 30. The impact…on development patterns
  31. 31. …and on the environment 2010 to 2030:Mixed sprawl/compact compared to sprawl model Vehicle miles traveled: reduced 30-40% Stormwater runoff: reduced 20-30% CO2 emissions: reduced 20-35%
  32. 32. Vision principles to guide change…1. Enhance economic vitality.2. Integrate the new center into community life.3. Expand “livability choices” for Dublin and the region.4. Embrace Dublin’s natural setting and commitment to sustainability.5. Create places that embody Dublin’s commitment to community.
  33. 33. Two questions: where can change happen…andhow can Dublin accomplish its principlesQuarter-mile radius walkable areas and primeredevelopment opportunities:
  34. 34. Focus growth into distinct districts…integrated with a natural green network:
  35. 35. …centered around Main Streets and squaresNew street network:
  36. 36. …served by rubber-tire transitTransit right of way:
  37. 37. A framework for compact growthIllustrative build-out (2030-40):
  38. 38. The principles: enhance economic vitality
  39. 39. Integrate the center intocommunity life
  40. 40. …with vibrant public spaces
  41. 41. A new era of greater personal choices forliving, working…
  42. 42. What density? What choices do you want? 1,000 to 2,000 housing units within a 10- to 15- minute walk support a block of Main Street. 30-60 units per acre can support a walkable community. …and new transit options
  43. 43. …fun…
  44. 44. Embrace the natural setting
  45. 45. …enjoying the river as anew central park
  46. 46. …and adding non-car transportation options
  47. 47. Create places that embody acommitment to community
  48. 48. Compact sustainable design is about creating iconic community Start with the street Enhance the context Build neighborhoods… not developments
  49. 49. Urban architecture engages the street
  50. 50. …embodying many styles and uses
  51. 51.  National lessons…performance standards for growth based on:  Regional environmental impact  Comprehensive fiscal and other cost/benefits  Public health Public-private partnership to fund SHARED infrastructure “Eco district” approach to sustainability SHARED parking strategies Rubber-tire TMA transit, expands over time Hybrid zoning  Form-based  Incentives to aggregate sites, create lively squares, etc. Strong planning and design management
  52. 52. …shops, live work, the local library…
  53. 53. Enhancing context means respecting, notmimicking defining neighborhood qualitieszz
  54. 54. …and embody many styles Very contemporary contextual design affordable, mixed-income housing
  55. 55. Building neighborhoods…not developments
  56. 56. Implementing change:strategies for transition to an uban model National lessons… performance standards for growth based on:  Regional environmental impact  Comprehensive fiscal and other cost/benefits  Public health Public-private partnership to fund SHARED infrastructure “Eco district” approach to sustainability SHARED parking strategies Hybrid zoning Strong planning and design management
  57. 57. Goody Clancy concept study
  58. 58. Developer‟s initial concept study
  59. 59. Compact and Sustainable Growth…in the Age of Walk Score

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