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    1. 1. IMAGINE AUSTIN A New Comprehensive Plan For Austin Mark Walters, Principal Planner Planning and Development Review Department City of Austin mark.walters@ci.austin.tx.us (512) 974-7695
    2. 2. <ul><li>Austin Over Time </li></ul><ul><li>What is a Comprehensive Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Questions to Ask When Creating a Comprehensive Plan </li></ul><ul><li>The Power of Plans to Shape the Future </li></ul><ul><li>The Comprehensive Planning Process </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul>Presentation Overview
    3. 3. 5 th best city in America for couples (2008) # 3- Top 10 Cities for Jobs (2008) #2 Dog-friendly City (2005) Ranked 2 nd on Top 10 cities to buy a home (2008) #2 City for relocations (2009) Among Top 5 cities for young singles (2007) # 1 Metropolitan location for future businesses (2006) #1 City for beating the recession (2009) 2 nd Best Place to live for Moviemakers (2005) Top Ten Greenest Cities (2009) Best Place to Live in America for Hispanics (2004 & 2005) 3 rd Smartest City in the country (2006)
    4. 4. Austin Over Time
    5. 5. Austin Residential and Commercial Growth Source : TCAD 2009
    6. 6. Congress Avenue - 1913
    7. 7. Guadalupe Street – 1920s
    8. 8. http://texashistory.unt.edu/permalink/meta-pth-19237 Austin Municipal Airport – 1930s
    9. 9. East Avenue – 1950s http://sapaustinrelo.com/images/east_avenue_undated_A%201950.jpg
    10. 10. US 183 / Mopac – 1966 http://www.texasfreeway.com/austin/historic/photos/loop1/images/183_balcones_looking_east_11_14_1966.jpg
    11. 11. http://texashistory.unt.edu/permalink/meta-pth-33282 Ben White Boulevard – 1977
    12. 12. http://www.texasfreeway.com/Austin/historic/photos/360/images/360_const_N_jul_80_lres.jpg Loop 360 / Lake Austin – 1980
    13. 13. Downtown and UT/West Campus - 2008
    14. 14. Source: Census Data, and Ryan Robinson, City Demographer, City of Austin How Has Austin Grown? 700, 407 1940 100,000 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 600,000 700,000 800,000 Population
    15. 15. How Much Could Austin Grow? Population 2000 600,000 2010 2020 2030 700,000 800,000 900,000 1,000,000 1,100,000 1,200,000 1,300,000 1,400,000 Low Range Base Projection High Range Source: Ryan Robinson, City Demographer, City of Austin
    16. 16. What is the Comprehensive Plan? <ul><li>General; not specific </li></ul><ul><li>Establishes common ground and a long-term vision </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses growth and development </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters coordination and integration </li></ul>
    17. 17. What the Comprehensive Plan is Not? <ul><li>A neighborhood, corridor or other small area plan </li></ul><ul><li>A change of land use or zoning </li></ul>
    18. 19. Questions to Ask Ourselves When Creating a Comprehensive Plan
    19. 20. What sort of city do we want to become?
    20. 21. How can we preserve and enhance our quality of life as we grow?
    21. 22. How will we locally define and achieve sustainability?
    22. 23. How can open space and farmland be preserved?
    23. 24. How will we get around?
    24. 25. How will our commercial areas look and feel?
    25. 26. How will our new neighborhoods look and feel?
    26. 27. What will we do to preserve and enhance established neighborhoods?
    27. 28. The Power of Plans to Shape the Future
    28. 29. http://www.american-architecture.info/USA/CHICAGO/CHI-GAL1.htm Chicago Plan - 1909
    29. 30. City of Skyscrapers Public Space Along the Waterfront http://3dognightonline.com/uploaded_images/Chicago-Water-Front-736873.jpg
    30. 31. Waller Plan for Austin, 1839 http://www.judegalligan.com/images/Downtown_Austin_Historical_Map.jpg http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/maps/images/map0926d.jpg
    31. 32. Congress Avenue Downtown Squares
    32. 33. The Look of 1979 http://www.lovefords.org/78/pintobobcat/New_Folder/1978_ford_pinto_cover_001.jpg http://misterirrelevant.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/twin-redskins-cheerleaders.jpg http://www.gps1979.com/leisuresuit.jpg http://daddydan.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/searswishbook1979cp286.jpg http://web.itcs.uiuc.edu/users/sampson/Sampson/PamEaster1979.jpg
    33. 35. The Comprehensive Planning Process
    34. 36. Austin City Charter Economic Development Health and Human Services Drainage, Water and Solid Waste Environment Parks and Open Space Housing Public Buildings Future Land Use Transportation Public Services Comprehensive Plan
    35. 37. Implementing the Comprehensive Plan COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
    36. 38. Relationship Between the Comp Plan and other Plans COMPREHENSIVE PLAN Parks Plan Transport Plan Neighborhood Plan
    37. 39. The Comp Plan is a Living Document <ul><li>City Charter Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed every year and a </li></ul><ul><li>report issued </li></ul><ul><li>Updates required every five </li></ul><ul><li>years </li></ul>
    38. 40. The Community Will Provide the Plan’s Direction
    39. 41. Comprehensive Plan Overarching Themes Community Engagement Sustainability Implementation
    40. 42. 2 Vision and Plan Framework Where are we going? 1 Plan Kick Off Conduct research and develop the planning process 3 Comprehensive Plan How are we going to get there?
    41. 43. <ul><li>Web Site </li></ul><ul><li>Media Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook and Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletters, Updates and Fact Sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Speakers Bureau and Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Austin Public Library System </li></ul><ul><li>Email Blasts </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures and Discussion Events </li></ul><ul><li>Brochures & Flyers </li></ul><ul><li>Community events such as farmer’s markets </li></ul>Public Participation: Spreading the Word
    42. 44. SURVEYS—Online surveys throughout the process COMMUNITY FORUM SERIES MEETINGS—Public meetings held at specific points in the process MEETING-IN-A-BOX— People can hold their own community forums Public Participation: Opportunities for Participation
    43. 45. What Have We Heard So Far in the Process? <ul><li>Educated Austin </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Austin </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged Austin </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable Austin </li></ul><ul><li>Safe Austin </li></ul><ul><li>Fiscally Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Austin </li></ul><ul><li>Multimodal Austin </li></ul><ul><li>Compact Austin </li></ul><ul><li>Green Austin </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Austin </li></ul><ul><li>Prosperous Austin </li></ul><ul><li>Recreational Austin </li></ul>12 themes emerged from the Community Forum Series #1:
    44. 46. <ul><li>Milestone/Important Dates </li></ul><ul><li>October 12—Kick Off </li></ul><ul><li>November 9-12—Community Forum Series #1 </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting-in-a-Box and Surveys—Nov. thru Jan. </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 2010—Community Forum Series #2 </li></ul><ul><li>24 Months from Kick Off to adoption process </li></ul>
    45. 47. How to Get a Meeting-in-a-Box? Kathleen Fox 974-7877 [email_address] <ul><li>Deadline to request a box is January 22 nd </li></ul><ul><li>Results must be returned by January 29 th </li></ul>Meeting
    46. 48. www.imagineaustin.net Become a Facebook fan of IMAGINE AUSTIN Twitter http://twitter.com/ImagineAustin Get Involved!
    47. 49. <ul><li>? </li></ul>
    48. 50. IMAGINE AUSTIN A New Comprehensive Plan For Austin Mark Walters, Principal Planner Planning and Development Review Department City of Austin mark.walters@ci.austin.tx.us 974-7695

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