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Beaverton Civic Plan October 27th Open House Polling Results

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Beaverton Civic Plan October 27th Open House Polling Results

  1. 1. Beaverton Civic Plan Open House October 27, 2010
  2. 2. Agenda • Workshop Recap • Review & Discussion Civic Plan Products – #1 Central City Plan and Strategy – #2 Citywide Land Use & Transportation Strategy – #3 Housing Strategy – #4 Topic Papers • Economic Development • Natural Systems & Cultural Resources • Governance & Public Services • We’ll go through major themes and pause for questions and discussion
  3. 3. Instant Polling – Everyone Has a Clicker? • Warm-up Questions
  4. 4. I am… 2% 16% 58% 16% 5% 2% 1. Under 18 2. 19 – 25 3. 26 – 45 4. 46 – 64 5. 65+ 6. Decline to answer
  5. 5. I have lived in Beaverton (or nearby) for… 2% 2% 49% 29% 12% 5% 1. Less than a year 2. 1 – 5 years 3. 5 – 10 Years 4. 10 + Years 5. All my life 6. Decline to answer
  6. 6. What best describes you? 39% 15% 7% 7% 32% 1. This is my first Civic Plan event 2. I attended the Citywide Workshop 3. I attended the Drop-in Session 4. I attended the Results Unveiling 5. I’ve done it all!
  7. 7. My Biggest Interest in the Civic Plan is… 0% 17% 12% 2% 19% 50% 1. Revitalizing the central city 2. Fixing transportation problems 3. More and better housing options 4. Economic Development and jobs 5. Creek and Open Space amenities 6. Other
  8. 8. September Workshop
  9. 9. Central City Maps (13)
  10. 10. Citywide Maps (12)
  11. 11. Businesses in center, new plan should connect these places
  12. 12. The heart of Beaverton Library Fred Meyer The Round TV Hwy
  13. 13. Central City Plan & Strategy • Objectives – An Identity – Seamless connections to, from, and within – Mixed-uses (housing, jobs & shopping) – Lively places, day and night – Open Space system
  14. 14. How we get there • Transportation system improvements, especially walkability • Open space and Creek amenity framework • Land use and redevelopment Workshop Input
  15. 15. Central City Vision
  16. 16. Central City Vision
  17. 17. Central City Vision
  18. 18. Central City Vision
  19. 19. Where Participants put Creek Amenity Chips Downtown
  20. 20. September live polling results: Priorities for Beaverton’s Creeks
  21. 21. Existing Parks & Open Space
  22. 22. Proposed Parks, Plazas & Open Space
  23. 23. Parks, Plazas, Open Space & Network
  24. 24. Near-Term Focus • Beaverton Creek (west of Hall) • Emphasize water quality improvements – Green streets – Restoration – Coordinate with redevelopment
  25. 25. Long-Term Focus • Creeks east of Hall – Depends on location of new streets & connections – Flooding in these areas is a long-term issue – Flood proofing & resilient building practices
  26. 26. Example: Flood Proofing – Flood proofing of buildings so that they can be readily cleaned and returned to active use quickly. • Using concrete block construction, no sheetrock or carpet on ground floor (waterproof materials) – Flooding as a nuisance, not a disaster
  27. 27. The open space ideas for the Central district are on the right track 0% 0% 14% 44% 42% 1. Agree Strongly 2. Agree 3. Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Disagree Strongly
  28. 28. September Live Polling Results: Top Priorities for Transportation Downtown? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Move More Traffic Increase Walkability Agree Strongly Agree
  29. 29. Proposed Network & Key Intersections
  30. 30. Pedestrian Routes
  31. 31. How do you rate the pedestrian connections that are depicted 0% 5% 28% 56% 12% 1. Strongly agree 2. Agree 3. Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Strongly Disagree
  32. 32. Workshop Ideas for Canyon, Broadway & Farmington Two-way One-way or OR Other?
  33. 33. One-way streets Workshop Participants Selected both Broadway and Farmington as Couplet Pairs w/ Canyon Canyon-Broadway Couplet: 6 Maps Canyon-Farmington Couplet: 3 Maps Two-Way on Canyon: 3 Maps
  34. 34. September Live Polling Results:
  35. 35. Further investigation of Couplet Couplet Options: Ericson and Lombard Cross- Overs
  36. 36. Couplet Options: Hocken and 217 Cross-Overs Further investigation of Couplet
  37. 37. Couplet Options Advantages •Provides greater through-capacity •Makes greater use of existing capacity at lower cost •Provides on-street parking, promoting adjacent businesses •Provides greater safety •Provides bike lanes on both streets, and with slower speeds
  38. 38. Couplet Options Disadvantages •Requires substantial out-of-direction travel •Will require re-configuring signals •Will require some right-of-way acquisition •217 frontage road, may overload capacity and be confusing •May require additional rail crossings
  39. 39. More Travel Lanes
  40. 40. Oregon Department of Transportation MLK Blvd. Transportation Study
  41. 41. MLK Cross Sections From ODOT Study Show New Options
  42. 42. Martin Luther King Boulevard
  43. 43. Canyon Road
  44. 44. Canyon Road
  45. 45. Canyon Road Potential Street Sections
  46. 46. Canyon Road Potential Street Sections
  47. 47. Canyon Road Potential Street Sections
  48. 48. Eliminating left-hand turns on minor streets on Canyon is a fair exchange for wider sidewalks or more onstreet parking 4% 11% 22% 22% 41% 1. Agree Strongly 2. Agree 3. Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Disagree Strongly
  49. 49. Primary East-West Bike Routes
  50. 50. Broadway Bike Boulevard
  51. 51. Broadway Bike Boulevard
  52. 52. Bike Boulevard
  53. 53. Discussion
  54. 54. September live polling results: What should happen on Broadway?
  55. 55. Broadway – Existing Conditions Strengths: • Main Street retail character • Distinctive intersection treatments at Watson and Hall • Low traffic volume east-west connection Weaknesses: • Narrow sidewalks • Lack of bike parking • Buildings on north side of street are not pedestrian- oriented
  56. 56. Broadway as a Festival Street • Street trees & furniture • On-street and pooled parking • Slow speeds for cars most of the time • Can be closed to traffic for special occasions
  57. 57. Broadway Today
  58. 58. Festival Street: Normal Day
  59. 59. Festival Street: Special Event
  60. 60. How do you rate the Broadway festival street concept as designed 0% 5% 2% 14% 79% 1. Agree Strongly 2. Agree 3. Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Disagree Strongly
  61. 61. Beaverton Urban Renewal Plan: Potential Implementation Tool • Urban Renewal can help finance central district objectives • Civic Plan Strategies and Urban Renewal projects are mutually reinforcing
  62. 62. URA Project Categories Broadway Examples Infrastructure & Transportation Improvements: Bike lanes, sidewalk extensions Incentive Programs: Storefront Improvements, predevelopment assistance, environmental assessments Public / Private Partnerships: Catalyst projects, shared parking facilities Community Identity-building Projects: Signage, Plantings, Street Trees
  63. 63. Which of these Project Categories do you think is most important? 5% 26% 18% 50% 1. Infrastructure and Transportation 2. Community and Identity Building 3. Public Private Partnerships 4. Incentives
  64. 64. Which do you think is second most important? 5% 24% 35% 35% 1. Infrastructure and Transportation 2. Community and Identity Building 3. Public Private Partnerships 4. Incentives
  65. 65. Next Steps • Parking district plan • Catalytic projects • Urban design and amenities • Detailed streetscape plan for all streets • Design guideline concepts • Recommended zoning changes
  66. 66. Citywide Land Use & Transportation Strategy • Land Use needs – 20-Minute Neighborhoods – Mixed-Use Centers – Employment Lands • Transportation investments – Bike networks – Key Traffic Improvements
  67. 67. Mixed Use Centers • Were concentrated in a couple key areas: – Hall and Allen – Murray and Allen
  68. 68. Neighborhood Centers • Were distributed around the city
  69. 69. Example: Hall and Allen
  70. 70. Recommend that Concept to be Added to Comprehensive Plan • Mixed-use & Neighborhood Centers • Scale and design issues • Neighborhood compatibility • Market feasibility • Zoning & Infrastructure
  71. 71. Implemented through Small Area Planning • A toolkit for implementation as opportunities arise • Emphasizes getting the zoning and infrastructure right • Connects infrastructure with capital planning
  72. 72. Small Area Planning: Also Can Be Used for Employment Areas • City has a very limited supply of employment lands (i.e. not retail) • How to make the most of parcels ready for reuse?
  73. 73. Repurposing Defunct Corridor Retail Areas
  74. 74. Redevelop existing lower-density employment uses to higher-density uses & Increased density of employment • Use performance zoning to ensure that noise, odors, etc. are contained in the building? • Like incubator space, brewing, light manufacturing or assembly
  75. 75. Recommendation: Update City’s Economic Development Strategy • Define Beaverton’s role in the region • Determine space and building needs • Coordinate master planning and investments with property owners
  76. 76. Beaverton should pursue small area planning as a redevelopment tool 0% 0% 8% 45% 47% 1. Agree Strongly 2. Agree 3. Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Disagree Strongly
  77. 77. Repurposing defunct retail corridors and low- production employment lands into efficient job centers should be a key priority for the city 3% 5% 8% 19% 65% 1. Agree Strongly 2. Agree 3. Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Disagree Strongly
  78. 78. Discussion
  79. 79. September live polling results: Are you a bicyclist today?
  80. 80. September live polling results: In the future would you like to be…? Potential Demand
  81. 81. Desired Bike Connection City Boundary Bike/Walk Connections from the Workshop
  82. 82. Existing Bike Lane Bike System Gaps Issue / Barrier Existing Trail Biking in Beaverton Today
  83. 83. Potential Bike Network
  84. 84. Current Bicycle and Pedestrian Assets • Downtown bike-ped environment (e.g. 5th) • Regional and local multi-use trails (e.g. Fanno Creek) • Bike lanes and sidewalks on many arterial streets • Walking/biking to school facilities/encouragement • Innovative traffic calming treatments /signage
  85. 85. Pedestrian refuges/ Mid-block crossings Merge treatmentsBike lanes/Sharrows Bicycle/pedestrian activated signals Traffic calming Building upon Beaverton’s Bike/Ped Assets with…
  86. 86. Leading pedestrian intervals Bike box/Intersection treatments Left-turn treatments Wayfinding signage Off-set intersection treatments Building upon Beaverton’s Bike/Ped Assets with…
  87. 87. The city should emphasize low-traffic citywide connections for bikes 0% 9% 13% 9% 69% 1. Agree Strongly 2. Agree 3. Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Disagree Strongly
  88. 88. Next Steps • System-wide traffic analysis • Modeling results • Strategic Network Improvements
  89. 89. Discussion
  90. 90. Beaverton Housing Strategy • Demographic Forecast • Future Housing Needs • Strategies for meeting need & preserving existing housing stock
  91. 91. Who do we need to plan housing for? • Aging Baby Boomers – the housing which allows seniors to age in Beaverton • The grown children of many of these families – both singles and couples can have a reason to settle down in the city • A new diverse population – housing which meets the needs of new immigrants, multi-generational families etc.
  92. 92. Claritas Market Segment Data Market Segment Description Percentage of Households Brite Lites, Li'l City Upscale Middle Age w/o Kids 10% Up-and-Comers Middle-Income Younger w/o Kids 9% Upward Bound Upscale Middle Age w/Kids 9% New Beginnings Low Income Younger Mix 7% Young Influentials Middle Income Younger w/o Kids 6%
  93. 93. Younger couples w/o children: “Young Influentials” Ideal neighborhoods Central District, walkable neighborhoods Targeted prototypes Apartments Mixed-use Courtyard housing Compact single family Prototypes attractive to this market
  94. 94. Housing Types • Identify housing types to match future demand – Sponsor design competitions – Develop infill design toolkit for developers
  95. 95. Multi-family and attached housing have led new development in Beaverton 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Single Family Detached Single Family Attached Apartment/Condo Units
  96. 96. Encouraging the construction of housing types that will meet future needs should be a key priority for the city 0% 7% 15% 26% 52% 1. Agree Strongly 2. Agree 3. Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Disagree Strongly
  97. 97. Neighborhood Stabilization Programs • Existing Programs for ownership properties – Mend-a-Home – Hope-4-Homes – Adapt-a-Home • Consider expanding to include renter-occupied units • Use Code enforcement and crime prevention programs in targeted areas
  98. 98. Neighborhood Stabilization Programs • Upgrade neighborhoods that are in need of reinvestment – Connectivity & green streets – Provide financial incentives for developing desired housing – Create neighborhood community plans – Partner with non-profit organizations to create affordable housing – Build a community land trust presence in Beaverton
  99. 99. Neighborhood stabilization programs should address both owner- and renter-occupied homes 0% 3% 10% 31% 55% 1. Agree Strongly 2. Agree 3. Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Disagree Strongly
  100. 100. Discussion
  101. 101. Next Steps • November-December: – Strategic Plan Document Production • Roll-out in January • City Council Study Sessions Begin (January)
  102. 102. Thank You! www.beavertoncivicplan.com

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