Crawfordville Town Plan Draft Report Chamber

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Crawfordville Town Plan Draft Report Chamber

  1. 2. Today’s Agenda <ul><li>Overview of project </li></ul><ul><li>Funding Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul>
  2. 3. Project Goal <ul><li>Define the look and feel (vision) of Crawfordville as Wakulla County’s Downtown </li></ul><ul><li>Development a step-by-step implementation plan to carry out this vision </li></ul>Where you are now Where you want to go Steps along the way
  3. 4. Consolidated Past Visioning <ul><li>Telephone Survey - May 17-19, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Business & Commercial Property Owners Visioning Workshop – August 23, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Public, Government & Businesses Visioning Workshop – August 29, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Community & Economic Development Plan Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>EAR-based Amendments Public Meeting – September 28, 2009 </li></ul>
  4. 5. Crawfordville Town Plan Public Workshops <ul><li>Not intended to create a new vision </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on specific strategies to implement the existing Crawfordville vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business & Property Owners Workshop – July 27th, 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design Charrette – August 26 & 28th, 2010 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Crawfordville Town Plan Recommendations Draft
  6. 7. Define Crawfordville <ul><li>Consensus at public workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily based on land use and developable lands </li></ul><ul><li>Crawfordville Planning District and Core Area </li></ul>
  7. 8. Define Crawfordville Crawfordville Planning District
  8. 9. Crawfordville Planning District Crawfordville Core Area
  9. 10. Recommendations <ul><li>Address land uses and zoning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher densities and increased intensities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Land development code recommendations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage incentives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community gateway features </li></ul><ul><li>Improved signage and wayfinding </li></ul><ul><li>Community park improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Building façade improvements grant </li></ul><ul><li>Better leverage enterprise zone </li></ul><ul><li>Bicycle and pedestrian facility improvements </li></ul><ul><li>US 319 improvements and alternative construction strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Consideration of Crawfordville alternative route </li></ul>
  10. 11. US 319 Improvements <ul><li>Design Completed </li></ul><ul><li>$150 million project is unfunded </li></ul><ul><li>3 segment phases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US 98 to Lost Creek </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lost Creek to Ivan Church Road </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ivan Church Road to Leon County </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Crawfordville Town Plan proposed changes to the Lost Creek to Ivan Church Road segment only </li></ul>
  11. 12. Existing Conditions
  12. 13. Currently Planned Typical Section
  13. 14. Currently Planned Typical Section
  14. 15. Crawfordville Town Plan Proposed Typical Section
  15. 20. Alternative Construction Strategy <ul><li>Key Intersections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wakulla Arran Road </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ivan Church Road </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MLK Jr. Memorial Road </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloxham Cutoff Road </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Construct segment within Crawfordville based on Crawfordville Town Plan recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Construct segments outside of Crawfordville as designed by FDOT </li></ul>
  16. 21. Alternative Construction Strategy Benefits <ul><li>Cost can be spread out across multiple phases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$3 to 5 million per intersection v. $150 million unfunded </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provides additional capacity for growth and economic development </li></ul><ul><li>Storm water utility can be established during design and construction </li></ul>
  17. 22. Existing Conditions
  18. 23. Intersections and Roadway Improvements
  19. 24. Development and Redevelopment
  20. 25. Funding Options <ul><li>Many recommendations can be accomplished through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Land Development Code updates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Plan updates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grants and Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SRTS, FRDAP, RTP, VISIT FLORIDA, Safety Funds, Enhancement Funds, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leverage incentives </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage Public-Private Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Community Redevelopment Agency is option </li></ul>
  21. 26. CRA <ul><li>Sub-unit of local government charged with undertaking redevelopment functions. </li></ul><ul><li>Not a taxing authority </li></ul><ul><li>Does not set millage rates or assess property </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits from Tax Increment Financing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When a CRA is created, the assessed value of the redevelopment area is set as the base year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The taxes from additional increases in property values are dedicated to redevelopment projects in the redevelopment area </li></ul></ul>
  22. 27. Tax Increment Financing
  23. 28. Next Steps <ul><li>BOCC Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Finalize Crawfordville Town Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of Recommendations </li></ul>
  24. 29. Questions?

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