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Turkey Creek Community Development Plan commissioned and published 2011.
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Turkey Creek Community Plan

  1. 1. August 2011
  2. 2. August 2011
  3. 3. acknowledgements partnership for sustainable community partners consultant team, mig, inc. communities agency participants gis data assistance vision to action team cover photo credits4 TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN
  4. 4. table of contents ONE Community Visioning Process . . . . . . . . . . . 1–7 FOUR Priority Issues and Projects. . . . . . . . . . 4–59 TWO Current Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–21 FIVE Implementing the Vision. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5–73 SIX Appendices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6–79 THREE Transformative Strategies. . . . . . . . . . .3–35For more background on Turkey Creek and the North Gulfport Neighborhoods: www.turkey-creek.org and www.ngclt.org TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN 5
  5. 5. 6 TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN
  6. 6. 8 TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN
  7. 7. section one: COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS1.0 project purpose1.1 previous planning efforts TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN 9
  8. 8. section one: COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS10 TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN
  9. 9. section one: COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS LONG BEACH, MISSISSIPPI COMPR EHENSIVE PL AN  AUGUST 2009PL ANNING FOR A BR IGHTER FUTUR E... PR EPAR ED BY AYER S/SAINT/GROSS ARCHITECTS + PL A NNER S TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN 11
  10. 10. section one: COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS12 TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN
  11. 11. section one: COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS1.2 current planning process TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN 13
  12. 12. section one: COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS14 TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN
  13. 13. section one: COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESSTURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN 15
  14. 14. section one: COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS16 TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN
  15. 15. section one: COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS1.3 the community’s goals and principles E N V I R O N M E N TA L J U S T I C EECONOMIC JUSTICESOCIAL JUSTICE TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN 17
  16. 16. section one: COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS 1.4 the community’s vision A. B. C. D. E. F. G.18 TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN
  17. 17. section one: COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS TRANSFORMATIVE STRATEGIES Strategy A Strategy B Strategy C Strategy D Strategy E Strategy F Strategy GImprove Circulation Stimulate Implement Distinctive Restore and rejuvenate Establish and protect Provide Education Increase Recreationand Connectivity to Economic Community Design Housing to support Environmental Health that helps youth and resources to improveensure safe vehicular Development to communicate a the existing community to provide clean air adults attain the skills community health, and non-vehicular opportunities to strong sense of African and attract new and water, flooding needed to support the strengthen social access to local and ensure long term American history and community members. protection; healthy, neighborhoods’ vision. connections, and regional amenities neighborhood culture and create an locally grown food; increase business and commerce. prosperity. attractive environment and a native landscape opportunities. for both community for the benefit of members and visitors. future generations. Note: See Section Three for detailed strategies in each category. TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN 19
  18. 18. section one: COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS20 TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN
  19. 19. section two: CURRENT CONDITIONS 2.0 regional context LANDON 10 Bayou Bernard TURKEY CREEK GULFPORT-BILOXI INTERNATIONAL TURKEY CREEK AIRPORT WATERSHED 67 BOUNDARY k ee 15 Cr ey NORTH rk 53 Tu GULFPORT 49 49 49 PROPOSED Turkey Creek INLAND Watershed PORT Lower Wolf River- Boundary 67 Cane Creek Watershed 10 CITY OF GULFPORT City of 110 Gulfport City of Biloxi MAGNOLIA GULFPORT NAVAL CONSTRUCTION GROVE BATTALION CENTER SOIRA 90 City of Gulf of Mexico CITY Long Beach N THE QUARTERS 90 90 GASTON POINT LONG BEACH22 TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN Neighborhood N City Limit Planning Area Highway Multi-modal Path Parcel Parks/Recreation Regional Connector Nature Trail 0 1000 2000 4000 feet Waterbody/ Stream/River Greenway/Blueway Area Community Connector Churches Wetland Regional Facility Railroad Neighborhood Multi-way Community Facilities Boulevard Neighborhood Main Street
  20. 20. section two: CURRENT CONDITIONS LANDON LANDON 10 SEAWAY CANAL CREOSOTE Bayou THREE RIVERS Bernard RIPPY ROAD W AS HIN GT ON RT TURKEY PO AIR CREEK AIRPORT VIRGINIA GULFPORT-BILOXI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT k ee MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Cr ILLINOIS ey rk Tu NORTH JEFFERSON HE W GULFPORT ES 49 CITY OF GULFPORT 34TH PROPOSED INLAND PORT 34TH SS PA 28TH 28TH GULFPORT NAVAL CONSTRUCTION BATTALION CENTER Neighborhood City Limit Planning Area PASS Parcel Stream/River 33RD Waterbody Railroad N Regional Facility 0 1000 2000 4000 feetTurkey Creek Community Planning Project - Gulfport, MS TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN 23
  21. 21. section two: CURRENT CONDITIONS 2.1 circulation and connectivity24 TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN
  22. 22. section two: CURRENT CONDITIONS LANDON LANDON 10 LANDON 10 CANAL SEAWAY Bayou Bernard TURKEY CREEK CREOSOTE CREOSOTE THREE RIVERS Bayou GULFPORT-BILOXI Bernard k INTERNATIONAL ee AIRPORT Cr RIPPY ROAD ey NORTH rk Tu GULFPORT 49 CITY OF W AS GULFPORT RT H IN TURKEY NG PO TO O AIR N CREEK AIRPORT GULFPORT NAVAL CONSTRUCTION BATTALION CENTER VIRGINIA POLK GULFPORT-BILOXI SAND BEAC H INTERNATIONAL 90 AIRPORT k ee MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Cr LONG ey ILLINOIS BEACH rk MADISON Tu NORTH HE EW GULFPORT ES 49 CITY OF GULFPORT 34TH PROPOSED JODY NELSON PORT City Limit Neighborhood Planning Area Highway Parcel Stream/River Major Road 34TH Waterbody Rail Road Major Neighborhood Road Regional Facility Bike Route N Proposed Regional 0 1000 2000 4000 feet Facility S Existing Circulation with Regional Planned Modifications PAS Turkey Creek and North Gulfport Neighborhoods Community Plan - Gulfport, MS 28TH GULFPORT NAVAL CONSTRUCTION BATTALION CENTER HEWES City Limit Neighborhood Highway Planning Area GULFPORT NAVAL CONSTRUCTION 25TH 25TH Parcel Stream/River Major Road BATTALION CENTER 33RD Waterbody Major Neighborhood Proposed N Rail Road Road Regional Facility 310 0 1000 2000 4000 feet Proposed Regional D D Facility ROA RAIL R 19THTurkey Creek and North Gulfport Neighborhoods Community Plan - Gulfport, MS TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN 25
  23. 23. section two: CURRENT CONDITIONS Figure 1: Regional Context 67 15 Legend Water Feature 2.2 flood zone, wetlands, and watershed 53 Biloxi River Tuxachanie Creek Major Road Wetland Watershed Watershed Watershed Planning Area 49 City of Gulfport Lower Wolf River- 67 Cane Creek Watershed 10 Turkey Creek- 110 Old Fort Bayou Watershed 90 Source Data: MIG, Criterion, FEMA Map prepared by MIG, Inc. February 2006 N 0 1,250 2,500 3,75026 TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN
  24. 24. section two: CURRENT CONDITIONS LANDON LANDON 10 SEAWAY CANAL CREOSOTE Bayou THREE RIVERS Bernard RIPPY ROAD TURKEY CREEK W AS HIN GT ON RT PO AIR AIRPORT VIRGINIA GULFPORT-BILOXI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT k ee MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Cr ILLINOIS ey rk Tu NORTH JEFFERSON HE W GULFPORT ES 49 CITY OF GULFPORT 34TH PROPOSED INLAND PORT 34TH SS PA 28TH 28TH City Limit Neighborhood FEMA Base Flood Elevation (500 YR) Land Trust of MS Coastal Plain Property Planning Area Parcel GULFPORT NAVAL CONSTRUCTION Elevation (100 YR) Stream/River FEMA Base Flood PASS Mitigation Area/Land Trust Conservation Easment BATTALION CENTER 33RD Waterbody/ Wetland Railroad Mitigation Area/EPA Purchase Boundary, Priority 2 N Regional Facilitly Mitigation Area/EPA Purchase Boundary, Priority 3 0 1000 2000 4000 feetTurkey Creek and North Gulfport Neighborhoods Community Plan - Gulfport, MS TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN 27
  25. 25. section two: CURRENT CONDITIONS 2.3 cultural and community resources 10 SEAWAY CREOSOTE Bayou THREE RIVERS Historic Mt Pleasant Benton 49 United Methodist Church Home Bernard RIPPY ROAD Turkey Creek Bayou Vista W Golf Historic District Head Start AS Course School & HI Community NG Center TO Historic N Cemetery Area TURKEY CREEK k ee Cr ey AIRPORT ROAD rk Tu VIRGINIA GULFPORT-BILOXI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Historic Good Deeds NORTH City Limit Neighborhood Greater Mt Library and Swimming Pool Historic Area Churches N New Evening Star Baptist Planning Area Olive Baptist HE Church W GULFPORT Parcel Church Parks/Recreation Good Deeds Community Historic Cemetery Community 0 1000ES 2000 feet Center Facilities Waterbody/ Stream/River Wetland Greenway Regional Facility 34TH Railroad PROPOSED 25TH Turkey Creek Neighborhood Cultural Resources JODY NELSON INLAND28 TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN PORT Turkey Creek Community Planning Project - Gulfport, MS Greater Mount Rest 34TH Annointed Temple AOH Church
  26. 26. section two: CURRENT CONDITIONS Boys and Girls Club Yuther Lee Keys Park Proposed Washington Chapel CME Church 310 Forrest Heights VIRGINIA Baptist Church Second Sweet Home Baptist N. Gulfport Church 7th & 8th Apostolic Grade School Church Isiah Historic Fredericks North Gulfport Full Gospel Volunteer Fire k Ebenezer Head Start Historic Holiness Church Department ee Center Baptist Four MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Cr ILLINOIS Church Corners Friendship Coastal Family North Gulfport ey Baptist Church Health Center Land Trust rk Historic Tu Good Deeds Library/ Isiah NORTH Fredericks Community New Evening Star Baptist Greater Mt Olive Baptist Educational Center Center Church GULFPORT Church Good Deeds Community Center 49 34TH PROPOSED 25TH Greater Mount INLAND Rest PORT 34TH Annointed Temple AOH Church 28th St Tabernacle Elementary of Faith Gulfport Heights Baptist Church 28TH Neighborhood City Limit Planning Area Town Center ParcelGULFPORT NAVAL CONSTRUCTION Neighborhood Center Parks/Recreation Churches PASS N BATTALION CENTER 33RD Waterbody/ Stream/River Greenway Community Wetland Facilities Proposed 0 1000 2000 feet Regional Facility Railroad 310North Gulfport Neighborhood Cultural Resources TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN 29Turkey Creek and North Gulfport Neighborhoods Community Plan - Gulfport, MS
  27. 27. section two: CURRENT CONDITIONS30 TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN
  28. 28. section two: CURRENT CONDITIONS2.4 vacant land TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN 31
  29. 29. section two: CURRENT CONDITIONS32 TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN
  30. 30. section two: CURRENT CONDITIONS T U R K E Y C R E E K A N D N O R T H G U L F P O R T N E I G H B O R H O O D S 2006 C O M M U N I T Y P L A N O R G A N I Z AT I O N2.5 communication and organization TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN 33
  31. 31. section two: CURRENT CONDITIONS34 TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN
  32. 32. section two: CURRENT CONDITIONSTURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN 35
  33. 33. section three: T R A N S F O R M AT I V E S T R AT E G I E S 3.0 transformative strategies Strategy A Strategy B Strategy C Improve CIRCULATION AND Stimulate ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Implement DISTINCTIVE COMMUNITY CONNECTIVITY to ensure safe vehicular opportunities to ensure long term DESIGN to communicate a strong sense and non-vehicular access to local and neighborhood prosperity. of African American history and culture regional amenities and commerce. and create an attractive environment for both community members and visitors. A1. Pedestrian & Bicycle Connections B1. Small Business on MLK, Jr. Blvd. C1. Cultural Identity and Design for Highway 49 A2. Walkable and Safe Streets B2. Urban Agriculture C2. Materials, Forms, and Colors that A3. Protection from Truck Traffic B3. Prohibit Paydays, Liquor Stores Reflect Culture A4. Neighborhood Main Streets B4. Eco- and Cultural Tourism C3. Wayfinding Signage with A5. Crosswalks B5. Small Business Incubators Neighborhood Identity A6. Meet ADA Requirements B6. Historic Building Preservation C4. Landscape Curb Appeal A7. Major Destination Connections B7. Building Renovation and Reuse C5. Native Plants for Local Identity Incentives A8. Greenway Trail System C6. Pedestrian-friendly Development B8. City Permit Incentives for Small A9. Pedestrian-Friendly Street C7. Gateway Features Vendors Furnishings (eg. benches, lighting, C8. Tree Planting Program bus shelters, etc.) B9. Local Hiring and Training C9. Historic and Culturally Sensitive A10. Install Bike Racks at Destinations B10. Conference/Visitor Center Design Standards and Guidelines Development A11. Wayfinding and Signage System B11. Location for Special Events and A12. Safe Ped./Bike Crossing at Hwy. 49 Markets36 TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN
  34. 34. section three: TRANSFORMATIVE STRATEGIES Strategy D Strategy E Strategy F Strategy GRestore and rejuvenate HOUSING to Establish and protect ENVIRONMENTAL Provide EDUCATION that helps youth Increase RECREATION resourcessupport the existing community and HEALTH to provide clean air and water, and adults attain the skills needed to to improve community health,attract new community members. flooding protection; healthy, locally support the neighborhoods’ vision. strengthen social connections, and grown food; and a native landscape for increase business opportunities. the benefit of future generations.D1. Affordable Infill Housing E1. Prevent Degradation & Support F1. Environmental Education G1. Recreational Opportunities Restoration CurriculumD2. High Quality Housing G2. Recreation for All Ages E2. Land Acquisition for Buffer F2. Outdoor Experience in Curriculum,D3. Clustered Infill Housing for Impact G3. Recreation Access Partnering including Water Safety E3. Sustainable Brownfield DevelopmentD4. Varied Housing Types G4. Park & Open Space Maintenance F3. Business and Entrepreneurship E4. Recycling & Reuse & RenovationD5. Best Construction Practices for Curriculum Environmental Health E5. Permeable Paving Use G5. Playground Safety Inspections F4. Architectural History &D6. Best Practices to Handle Flooding E6. Vibrant Landscapes Throughout Construction Curriculum G6. Blueway Map, Signage, and Atraction DevelopmentD7. Partnerships to Support “Healthy E7. Air Quality Improvement F5. Outdoor Learning Environment at Home” Ownership Harrison County 7th & 8th Grade G7. Greenway Map and Destination E8. Sustainable Design for Existing School DevelopmentD8. Home Repair and Rehabilitation Retailers G8. Swimming PoolD9. Developer Tax Credits E9. Pollution MitigationD10. Historic Home Design Standards & E10. Stormwater Management Program Guidelines E11. Sustainable Development GuidelinesD11. Affordable Housing Zoning Support TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN 37
  35. 35. section three: T R A N S F O R M AT I V E S T R AT E G I E S S T R AT EGY A : C I R C U L AT I O N A N D C O N N EC T I V I T Y A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A838 TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN
  36. 36. section two: CURRENT CONDITIONSA9A10A11 Alternatives for Safe Pedestrian Access Across Highway 49 A12a multi-way boulevard A12b pedestrian crossing bridge TURKEY CREEK AND NORTH GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY PLAN 39

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