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Workshoprunthrough092909

  1. 1. Focus Group Update • Talked with 14 groups • 74 people • Compiling input for use to develop Guiding Principles • Guiding Principle workshop with committee in November
  2. 2. What is your vision for downtown? • A greater downtown Waco – center, east, north and south that has local neighborhood services – groceries, cleaners, pharmacy - needed to live on a day to day basis • A downtown with a center of activity on the river – commercial developments that will draw people locally and off the highway • Waco is a well-rounded, diverse city that embraces all cultures – the city/community/ downtown has something to offer for every ethnic group and everyone is treated fairly • A city with more park and recreation facilities and open spaces – a vibrant outside where we can walk around and relax at night • A vibrant lively east Waco
  3. 3. What is your vision for downtown? • A city with the character of downtown Fort Worth – a place to celebrate our sense of history, old buildings, fun places, and manageable lifestyles • Recapture the community spirit of downtown neighborhoods from 30 years ago – where all Waco residents have vision, pride and hope • A downtown where I can live without having to own a car. • A vibrant and beautiful city that can be seen from I-35 • A water park over the river • A city that returns to the vibrancy we knew before the tornado
  4. 4. What is your vision for downtown? • 100,000 people and 60,000 jobs in the greater downtown area • A city where young people say “this is a great place and I want to live here!” Residential opportunities for our youth on both sides of the river. • Boats on the river • A vibrant Elm Street – an Elm Street that has come alive • A city focused on the parks and open space – the river, Cameron Park, and the Mammoth site • Enhanced entertainment options in the greater downtown area
  5. 5. What is your vision for downtown? • A greater downtown area that is focused around the many arts centers and museums and supported by housing, shops and restaurants • A downtown that is supported by a diverse coalition formed among leadership groups from all segments of city and community – see whole town – do not shirk from doing things to change – our community needs to reach across river and bring prosperity to all areas. • A unified city that does not look at the Brazos River as a boundary
  6. 6. Waco 2050 Plan A Vision for the Heart of the City July 2009
  7. 7. Workshop Outreach • Distribute flyers broadly • Post flyers in local businesses • Run Advertisements/News Alerts in, Anchor, El Tiempo and Tribune • Support Editorials in papers • Television Coverage • Media alerts • Run on city’s public access channel • Email blasts • Social networking
  8. 8. Developing new ideas: the workshop exercise • Participants develop their own plan for Downtown Waco
  9. 9. The Workshop Exercise We don’t arrive with a vision… We work together to build a vision.
  10. 10. Workshop Process • Interactive Mapping Exercise • Teams of 8-10 persons • Develop your vision of how you would like Greater Downtown Waco look in the future • Create a map that shows a desired ‘end state’ regardless of what steps are needed to get there • Share results with the group and look for common themes
  11. 11. The Workshop Basemap
  12. 12. Aerial Base
  13. 13. Tax Parcel Boundaries
  14. 14. Road Names and Rail Lines
  15. 15. Parks and Open Space
  16. 16. Bike Paths and Riverwalk Paths
  17. 17. Streams and Floodways
  18. 18. Floodplains
  19. 19. Existing Land Use
  20. 20. You will build your own Vision for Greater Downtown Waco Step 1 - Decide what to preserve Step 2 - Place chips on map representing new buildings and uses Step 3 -Draw in Transportation and Parking infrastructure Step 4 - Present Map to Group
  21. 21. The Workshop Exercise Identify where NOT to grow or where to PRESERVE Draw-In Desired Open Space, Green Corridors Conservation and Historic Districts, and Other Significant Areas Workshop Map
  22. 22. Workshop “Game” Basemap Scissors 4 Pens Chipset Envelopes
  23. 23. The Workshop Exercise Choose a Starter Set and Place Chips on Map Start with highest-intensity chips (Downtown, Main Street) Move on to lower-intensity chips (City Neighborhood, Industrial)
  24. 24. Workshop Game Pieces Mixed-Use Types Employment Types Residential Types Townhouse / Condo City Neighborhood
  25. 25. Include Building Types in Descriptions
  26. 26. Downtown Downtown: 4 acres ~ 78 hh / ac ~ 116 jobs / ac
  27. 27. Main Street Main Street: 4 Acres ~ 28 hh / ac ~ 32 jobs / ac
  28. 28. City Neighborhood City Neighborhood City Neighborhood: 4 Acres ~ 21 hh / ac ~ 3 jobs / ac
  29. 29. Medium Intensity Corridor Main Street: 4 Acres ~ 40 hh / ac ~ 37 jobs / ac
  30. 30. Strip Commercial Strip Commercial: 4 Acres ~ 7 hh / ac ~ 29 jobs / ac
  31. 31. Commercial Center Commercial Center: 4 Acres ~ 17 hh / ac ~ 51 jobs / ac
  32. 32. Business Park Business Park: 4 Acres ~ 0 hh / ac ~ 90 jobs / ac
  33. 33. Industrial Industrial 4 Acres ~ 0 hh / ac ~ 23 jobs / ac
  34. 34. Residential Subdivision Residential Subdivision: 4 Acres ~ 7 hh / ac ~ 2 jobs / ac
  35. 35. Townhouse /Condo Townhouse / Condo Townhouse/Condo 4 Acres ~ 21 hh / ac ~ 1 jobs / ac
  36. 36. D ow 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 nt ow M n C ai n ity M N St re ed ei iu gh et m bo In rh te oo ns ity d St C or ri p rid C or C om om m m er ci er al ci Dwelling Units per Acre al Workshop Game Pieces Ce Bu nt si er ne ss R Pa es id rk en In tia du lN st Housing and Jobs by Chip Type ei ria To gh l bo w rh nh oo d Jobs per Acre ou se /C on do
  37. 37. The Chipsets The chip sets are the physical area covered by forecasted construction Trend Forecast Aggressive Forecast Target Forecast 19,000 people 28,000 people 100,000 people 112 Chips 160 Chips
  38. 38. The Workshop Exercise Add Transportation Infrastructure Bicycle & Pedestrian Networks Transit Roadways & Highways Transportation Choices Current tools Other choices
  39. 39. The Workshop Exercise Game Pieces = “Chips”
  40. 40. What’s in a Chip? Chip Elements Chip Types Future Network Design Features Streetscapes Walkways/alleys Landscaping Investment Streetscapes Transit Used in today’s Workshops
  41. 41. Regional Bus 2 Miles
  42. 42. Bus Rapid Transit 2 Miles
  43. 43. Urban Bus Circulator 2 Miles
  44. 44. Light Rail 2 Miles
  45. 45. Commuter Rail 2 Miles
  46. 46. Streetcar 2 Miles Irvine
  47. 47. Roadway Widening 2 Miles Irvine
  48. 48. New Roadway 2 Miles Irvine
  49. 49. Street Diet & Traffic Calming 2 Miles Irvine
  50. 50. Pedestrian/Bicycle Friendly Streetscapes 2 Miles Irvine
  51. 51. Multi-Use Path 2 Miles
  52. 52. Each table’s plan is analyzed and recorded… ….and all notes and comments are recorded
  53. 53. Workshop Results
  54. 54. Preparation of a Concept Plan with Implementation Strategies
  55. 55. Instant Polling
  56. 56. Audience Response System
  57. 57. Put Your Money on Kahuku Which High School Football team will win the state championship this year? 62
  58. 58. Community Workshops • Two nights • 445 people voted 63
  59. 59. Problems Facing Ko’olau Loa What do you see as the most important problem facing the people living in the Ko’olau Loa region today? 64
  60. 60. Mixed Housing, Higher Density Preferred Some people believe new housing is important for the region. To meet the needs of the community, which type of housing do you think would be best for the region? 65
  61. 61. Need New Homes Based on what you currently see in the community and looking out into the future, about how many new housing units (apartments, town homes, or family homes), if any, do you think are needed per year to support the Laie community and surrounding areas? Mean: 61 66
  62. 62. Yes to a Laie Village Center A number of the tables today brought up the idea of a Laie Village Center that would support small businesses, retail, and include a village malae. Which of the following best reflects your feeling about this idea? 67
  63. 63. What We’ve Learned •Vision •Without action •Is Hallucination
  64. 64. Your efforts lead to: Plan Map, Strategies and Designs
  65. 65. Logo Drafts

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