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The City of Brooklyn
Master Plan
City Council Presentation
Draft Master Plan
November 23, 2020
Our Mission
To inform and provide services
in support of the short and long term
comprehensive planning, quality of life, ...
Community Master Plans
2015: Beachwood, Cleveland Heights,
Olmsted Falls, Parma Heights,
University Heights
2016: Bay Vill...
Countywide Work
Cuyahoga County Data Book
Cuyahoga Greenways
Cuyahoga County Lakefront
Public Access Plan
https://www.coun...
• Planning Process Overview
• Master Plan Overview
• Implementation Overview
• Next Steps
Agenda
Planning Process
Overview
What is a Master Plan?
A long-term plan for
how the community wants to
grow and develop in the future
Why Plan?
• Provides the opportunity for community input
• Prepares the City, residents, and businesses for the future
• S...
• Establish a current snapshot of the community
• Outline a vision that will drive the Plan forward and shape
policies
• F...
Current
Conditions
Demographic,
housing,
business, land
use, and
transportation
overview
Community
Vision
Vision for how
t...
Current Phase
Current
Conditions
Demographic,
housing,
business, land
use, and
transportation
overview
Community
Vision
Vi...
Stakeholders Groups
• Project Team: Mayor, department directors, and other City staff. This group
provided in-depth knowle...
Stakeholders Groups
• Project Team: 7 in-person and virtual meetings plus document reviews
• Steering Committee: 5 in-pers...
Community Engagement & COVID-19
• County Planning is continually working to improve public
engagement by incorporating the...
Virtual Public Presentation
• Narrated PowerPoint presentation posted to our website
and accompanied by the draft Action R...
Today’s Presentation
• Similarly, this presentation is being recorded and will be
posted online along with the draft Maste...
Master Plan
Overview
Master Plan Framework
Community Vision
• Broad ideas for how the community wants to grow in the
next ten years
• The Community Vision is the com...
• The Master Plan Goals are key building blocks used to
structure the document and form recommended actions
• Goals were d...
Key Objectives
• Each Goal has associated policy objectives to identify key
issues and further focus the action recommenda...
Action Recommendations
• The specific actions the City and its partners can take to help
achieve the stated Key Objectives...
Community Vision Statement
Brooklyn will be a City that strives to maintain a balanced
community by providing residents wi...
•Strengthen Brooklyn’s Identity
•Enhance Parks & Recreation Amenities
•Promote A Strong Local Economy
•Exceptional Service...
KEY OBJECTIVES
• Take steps to strengthen Brooklyn’s Community Identity and physical
"sense of place"
• Accentuate the Cit...
Goal 1: Strengthen Brooklyn’s Identity
KEY OBJECTIVES
• Enhance amenities in existing parks
• Expand parks and greenspace in the community
• Expand programs and ...
Goal 2: Enhance Parks & Recreation Amenities
KEY OBJECTIVES
• Promote and support local businesses and entrepreneurs through "economic
gardening" strategies and suppor...
Goal 3: Promote A Strong
Local Economy
KEY OBJECTIVES
• Provide high quality safety services to continue providing safe neighborhoods
• Modernize City facilities...
Goal 4: Exceptional Services & Facilities
KEY OBJECTIVES
• Work cooperatively with the local schools to support District initiatives that
enhance the quality of lif...
Goal 5: A Livable Community
• Highlight areas that were specifically identified as needing
more detailed attention
• Includes major hubs, specific are...
Planning Focus Areas
Planning Focus Areas –
Biddulph Plaza
Implementation
Overview
Implementation
• Goals and Actions are organized into tables to provide context and to
assist City Staff and stakeholders ...
Sample Implementation Table
41
Supporting
Actions
Main Action
Goal Number
42
Priority Level
Identified by stars in the implementation
tables: three stars are the highest priority
while fewer stars...
43
HIGH PRIORITY MEDIUM PRIORITY LOW PRIORITY
Strategies that should be
pursued first:
• Integral to achieving the
Communi...
44
Years to Complete an Action
This is an estimate from when an action is
started and not from when the Master
Plan is ado...
45
The Responsible Parties & Partners
describe types of governmental,
non-profit, private, and civic organizations
that mi...
46
The Responsible Parties / Potential
Partners describe types of governmental,
non-profit, private, and civic organizatio...
47
Range of costs to give a general
understanding of the scope of a project
48
Range of costs to give a general
understanding of the scope of a project
Importantly, estimated costs are only supplied...
49
Funding Sources
50
Funding Sources
KeyBank
Foundation
319 Grant Program for
States and Territories
51
A place to track the progress
of the Master Plan
✓Adopt this Master Plan as a guide for City policy
✓Assign City personnel or departments responsibility for actions
✓Form ...
Next Steps
Community Feedback Is Important
• We want to know what the community thinks of Draft
Master Plan
• Should something be a h...
Online Comment Form
Go to:
www.surveymonkey.com/r/BrooklynDraftMasterPlan
or
https://www.countyplanning.us/projects/brookl...
Collecting Feedback
• We will be accepting public comment and feedback through
Sunday December 6, 2020.
• All comments wil...
Ready! Set! Implement!
• Adopt it and make it official City Policy.
• Don’t let it sit on a shelf – Find an action you car...
Questions or Issues?
Feel free to email us with any questions or to discuss any issues:
Micah Stryker, AICP
Email: mstryke...
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Brooklyn Master Plan Presentation

County Planning staff presented the draft Brooklyn Master Plan to Brooklyn City Council on November 23, 2020.

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Brooklyn Master Plan Presentation

  1. 1. The City of Brooklyn Master Plan City Council Presentation Draft Master Plan November 23, 2020
  2. 2. Our Mission To inform and provide services in support of the short and long term comprehensive planning, quality of life, environment, and economic development of Cuyahoga County and its cities, villages and townships.
  3. 3. Community Master Plans 2015: Beachwood, Cleveland Heights, Olmsted Falls, Parma Heights, University Heights 2016: Bay Village, Euclid, Richmond Heights, Rocky River 2017: Parma, Brecksville, Maple Heights, Mayfield Village, Strongsville 2018: Brooklyn, Broadview Heights, Westlake, Woodmere 2020: Brooklyn Heights, Garfield Heights
  4. 4. Countywide Work Cuyahoga County Data Book Cuyahoga Greenways Cuyahoga County Lakefront Public Access Plan https://www.countyplanning.us/
  5. 5. • Planning Process Overview • Master Plan Overview • Implementation Overview • Next Steps Agenda
  6. 6. Planning Process Overview
  7. 7. What is a Master Plan? A long-term plan for how the community wants to grow and develop in the future
  8. 8. Why Plan? • Provides the opportunity for community input • Prepares the City, residents, and businesses for the future • Shapes future development to match your priorities • Gives a competitive advantage when applying for grants and funding
  9. 9. • Establish a current snapshot of the community • Outline a vision that will drive the Plan forward and shape policies • Formulate goals and actions that help the community achieve its vision • Prioritize goals to assist City officials in allocating resources for future endeavors How Do We Plan?
  10. 10. Current Conditions Demographic, housing, business, land use, and transportation overview Community Vision Vision for how the community wants to grow and develop in the coming decade Goals & Actions Specific policies and actions to achieve the community’s desired future Implementation Partners, priorities, and responsibilities for undertaking actions Draft Master Plan Combined & completed Master Plan document Community Survey Sample-survey designed to gain a deeper understanding of the community The Brooklyn Master Plan: Six Steps
  11. 11. Current Phase Current Conditions Demographic, housing, business, land use, and transportation overview Community Vision Vision for how the community wants to grow and develop in the coming decade Goals & Actions Specific policies and actions to achieve the community’s desired future Implementation Partners, priorities, and responsibilities for undertaking actions Draft Master Plan Combined & completed Master Plan document Community Survey Sample-survey designed to gain a deeper understanding of the community The Brooklyn Master Plan: Six Steps Draft documents available on the County Planning website: www.countyplanning.us/projects/brooklyn-master-plan
  12. 12. Stakeholders Groups • Project Team: Mayor, department directors, and other City staff. This group provided in-depth knowledge of the City, reviewed documents, and helped to keep the planning process moving • Steering Committee: Cross-section of the community representatives providing further knowledge on the issues and perceptions of the community and helped develop the scope of the document • Public: Any interested residents or parties that desired to participate by attending public meetings, viewing virtual presentations, replying to on-line surveys, or contacting the City or County Planning with comments
  13. 13. Stakeholders Groups • Project Team: 7 in-person and virtual meetings plus document reviews • Steering Committee: 5 in-person meetings plus document reviews • Public: 1 Open House, 1 Virtual Presentation, & this presentation to City Council and follow up survey
  14. 14. Community Engagement & COVID-19 • County Planning is continually working to improve public engagement by incorporating the latest technology and techniques during the COVID-19 pandemic • Virtual presentations, video meetings, online surveys, & electronic review of documents have been extensively incorporated in lieu of in-person meetings
  15. 15. Virtual Public Presentation • Narrated PowerPoint presentation posted to our website and accompanied by the draft Action Recommendation document and an online and paper survey • Over 230 views of the presentation and 122 survey responses • Separate review and survey responses from the Steering Committee
  16. 16. Today’s Presentation • Similarly, this presentation is being recorded and will be posted online along with the draft Master Plan, and online survey, and this PowerPoint • Will be left open for at least two weeks to allow the public to view and respond.
  17. 17. Master Plan Overview
  18. 18. Master Plan Framework
  19. 19. Community Vision • Broad ideas for how the community wants to grow in the next ten years • The Community Vision is the community’s desired future in words • The Community Vision begins to create a framework to structure the Master Plan recommendations
  20. 20. • The Master Plan Goals are key building blocks used to structure the document and form recommended actions • Goals were developed based on data from the Current Conditions document, input from the City of Brooklyn Master Plan Project Team and Steering Committee, and public input • Goals are used to organize the document around major issues, policy areas, and development opportunities Master Plan Goals
  21. 21. Key Objectives • Each Goal has associated policy objectives to identify key issues and further focus the action recommendations • These are specific issues or opportunities, typically identified through stakeholders, that need targeted action recommendations
  22. 22. Action Recommendations • The specific actions the City and its partners can take to help achieve the stated Key Objectives and Goals • Supported with examples of successfully implemented local, regional, & national projects • Conceptual renderings and pictures showing the potential implementation of strategies in Brooklyn
  23. 23. Community Vision Statement Brooklyn will be a City that strives to maintain a balanced community by providing residents with opportunities for recreation, high quality services, and civic engagement while utilizing best practices for managing economic growth and redevelopment in targeted areas.
  24. 24. •Strengthen Brooklyn’s Identity •Enhance Parks & Recreation Amenities •Promote A Strong Local Economy •Exceptional Services & Facilities •A Livable Community 5 Goals for the Brooklyn Master Plan
  25. 25. KEY OBJECTIVES • Take steps to strengthen Brooklyn’s Community Identity and physical "sense of place" • Accentuate the City’s proximity to downtown Cleveland, the airport, interstates, and other major urban amenities • Redevelop and enhance the “Civic Campus” on Memphis Avenue • Beautify and enhance public spaces and infrastructure • Promote neighborhood scale "live, work, play" oriented development Goal 1: Strengthen Brooklyn’s Identity
  26. 26. Goal 1: Strengthen Brooklyn’s Identity
  27. 27. KEY OBJECTIVES • Enhance amenities in existing parks • Expand parks and greenspace in the community • Expand programs and recreational offerings • Increase trails and trail connections throughout the City, especially to regional amenities, parks, and recreational assets, such as the Civic Campus • Increase community use of recreational programs and facilities Goal 2: Enhance Parks & Recreation Amenities
  28. 28. Goal 2: Enhance Parks & Recreation Amenities
  29. 29. KEY OBJECTIVES • Promote and support local businesses and entrepreneurs through "economic gardening" strategies and support services • Promote and support full use of existing commercial and industrial properties • Promote and support storefront renovations in outdated or rundown commercial centers, including amending property maintenance codes if existing codes are found to be insufficient • Update land use and development standards to include modern mixed-use and sustainable development • Grow the tax base by strengthening local businesses • Support workforce recruitment and workforce training programs • Improve traffic flow, interstate access, and infrastructure Goal 3: Promote A Strong Local Economy
  30. 30. Goal 3: Promote A Strong Local Economy
  31. 31. KEY OBJECTIVES • Provide high quality safety services to continue providing safe neighborhoods • Modernize City facilities (Police, City Hall, Recreation Center) to address long- term maintenance issues and costs • Maintain City services, including excellent levels of customer service in City government • Maintain financial stability & continued transparency of City operations with residents • Outline long-term capital planning projects and objectives • Incorporate new, green, or “smart” technologies into infrastructure • Support the Brooklyn Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library in their plans to update local facilities • Invest in technology to connect with residents and support businesses • Create an engaged and informed community Goal 4: Exceptional Services & Facilities
  32. 32. Goal 4: Exceptional Services & Facilities
  33. 33. KEY OBJECTIVES • Work cooperatively with the local schools to support District initiatives that enhance the quality of life of the community • Support residents’ efforts to maintain or modernize existing homes and expand housing opportunities for residents • Develop amenities to attract and maintain young families • Protect the small-town characteristics of Brooklyn neighborhoods • Continually implement and update the Master Plan • Implement safe and efficient transportation infrastructure Goal 5: A Livable Community
  34. 34. Goal 5: A Livable Community
  35. 35. • Highlight areas that were specifically identified as needing more detailed attention • Includes major hubs, specific areas that have the potential to change in the future, and primary transportation corridors • Planning Focus Areas also served as an opportunity to showcase the application of specific action recommendations Planning Focus Areas
  36. 36. Planning Focus Areas
  37. 37. Planning Focus Areas – Biddulph Plaza
  38. 38. Implementation Overview
  39. 39. Implementation • Goals and Actions are organized into tables to provide context and to assist City Staff and stakeholders implement actions • They provide an outline and guidance on: • Priorities, • General timelines and costs, • Potential partners, • Potential funding sources, and • Action status
  40. 40. Sample Implementation Table
  41. 41. 41 Supporting Actions Main Action Goal Number
  42. 42. 42 Priority Level Identified by stars in the implementation tables: three stars are the highest priority while fewer stars indicate lower priorities
  43. 43. 43 HIGH PRIORITY MEDIUM PRIORITY LOW PRIORITY Strategies that should be pursued first: • Integral to achieving the Community Vision, • Address a significant need, or • Relative ease of implementation Strategies that should be pursued when funding becomes available: • Moderate impact on achieving the Community Vision, • Have minor obstacles to implementation, or • Require other actions to be completed first Strategies that should be pursued once other actions are completed: • Least impact on achieving the Community Vision, • Significant cost/benefit discrepancy, or • Outside funding is desired/required to be feasible
  44. 44. 44 Years to Complete an Action This is an estimate from when an action is started and not from when the Master Plan is adopted.
  45. 45. 45 The Responsible Parties & Partners describe types of governmental, non-profit, private, and civic organizations that might assist in completing an action
  46. 46. 46 The Responsible Parties / Potential Partners describe types of governmental, non-profit, private, and civic organizations that might assist in completing an action Links to a Symbol Legend
  47. 47. 47 Range of costs to give a general understanding of the scope of a project
  48. 48. 48 Range of costs to give a general understanding of the scope of a project Importantly, estimated costs are only supplied for the strategy as described. They do not take into account additional steps.
  49. 49. 49 Funding Sources
  50. 50. 50 Funding Sources KeyBank Foundation 319 Grant Program for States and Territories
  51. 51. 51 A place to track the progress of the Master Plan
  52. 52. ✓Adopt this Master Plan as a guide for City policy ✓Assign City personnel or departments responsibility for actions ✓Form a Plan Implementation Committee that meets regularly to review progress ✓Annually review the Plan to update actions, determine priorities, and identify accomplishments ✓Regularly report publicly on progress Implementation Strategies
  53. 53. Next Steps
  54. 54. Community Feedback Is Important • We want to know what the community thinks of Draft Master Plan • Should something be a higher priority? Lower? Questions or concerns on an issue or action? • We have provided an online comment form to allow them to provide any comments or issues on the Draft Master Plan
  55. 55. Online Comment Form Go to: www.surveymonkey.com/r/BrooklynDraftMasterPlan or https://www.countyplanning.us/projects/brooklyn- master-plan/brooklyndraftmasterplan/
  56. 56. Collecting Feedback • We will be accepting public comment and feedback through Sunday December 6, 2020. • All comments will be reviewed with the Project Team and appropriate edits will be made to finalize the Master Plan
  57. 57. Ready! Set! Implement! • Adopt it and make it official City Policy. • Don’t let it sit on a shelf – Find an action you care about and get to work! • The City has already taken steps toward several of the Goals and Actions in the document • Residents - Get engaged and make it happen!
  58. 58. Questions or Issues? Feel free to email us with any questions or to discuss any issues: Micah Stryker, AICP Email: mstryker@cuyahogacounty.us Thank You!

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