The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency<br />
WHAT IS PLANNING?<br /><ul><li>planning for the PLAN</li></li></ul><li>WHAT IS PLANNING?<br /><ul><li>planning for THE DRE...
engages “change makers”
makes informed, strategic choices
utilizes synergy and leveraging
focuses on action and results</li></li></ul><li>WHAT DOES THE <br />REGIONAL PLANNING AGENCY DO?<br />
WHAT DOES THE REGIONAL PLANNING AGENCY DO?<br />RPA MISSION<br />To create a comprehensive vision and guide for the commun...
HOW DO WE ACHIEVE OUR MISSION?<br /><ul><li>Develop and maintain the Hamilton County Comprehensive Plan, and the Long-Rang...
Develop plans for large and small areas (area, district, community, neighborhood) that generally focus on land use, transp...
Provide research analysis and modeling tools to inform the public or to support public decision-making
Develop zoning/subdivision regulatory tools to promote land development practices that achieve public policy goals
Review rezoning/subdivision/special permit requests</li></li></ul><li>WHERE DOES RPA PROVIDE PLANNING SERVICES?<br /><ul><...
We also staff the Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia Transportation Planning Organization </li></li></ul><li>what d...
ANALYZE
FACILITATE
REVIEW</li></ul>Achieve Community<br />Goals<br /><ul><li>Quality of Life
Economic Vitality
Public Health</li></ul>TRANSPORTATION<br />LAND USE<br />URBAN DESIGN<br />
Background – Why do we need a Gateway Plan for Moccasin Bend?<br />Early Vision: Tennessee Riverpark Master Plan, 1985<br ...
2 key anchors: “River’s Bend” and Moccasin Bend</li></li></ul><li>Fullfiling the TN Riverpark Vision….<br /><ul><li>First ...
Ross’s Landing and the Aquarium “River’s Bend” completed in 1992
Coolidge Park Development  and Walnut Street Bridge (1995-99)
Designation of 753 acres in Moccasin Bend as a National Park, 2003
21st Century Riverfront Development – Renaissance Park  2006
Stringer’s Ridge Acquisition,  Spring 2011</li></li></ul><li>Fullfiling the TN Riverpark Vision….<br /><ul><li>Completing ...
Connecting to our early history</li></li></ul><li>Develop one plan that illustrates a shared vision for the entire area th...
Where are we in the planning process?<br />2010 <br /><ul><li>City Council requested study (April)
Issued RFP for consultant services (December)</li></ul>2011<br /><ul><li>City Council accepted funding from Lyndhurst, Ben...
Consultant contract approved (April)
Stakeholders Caucus Meeting (May)</li></li></ul><li>What is next and how can I get involved?<br />How can I get involved?=...
Finalize concepts and present at public meeting (October/ November)
Present plan for adoption (Dec/January)</li></ul>2012<br /><ul><li>Begin detailed designs for Riverwalk, streetscape, etc....
Why do we need a Regional Growth Plan?<br />1)  Our region is poised for tremendous change….<br /><ul><li>Volkswagen, Wack...
Chattanooga has also completed the nation’s largest 100% fiber‐optic network, providing all homes and businesses in a 600 ...
Chattanooga metro area has the largest volume of interstate freight through traffic of any metro area in the country
The region has also become noted for its scenic, cultural and civic amenities which are highly valued by its residents and...
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  • RiverparkMasterplan: The visionary plan advised that the Chattanooga riverfront was owned by everyone and should be developed &quot;under a guiding idea which will bring its banks to life, make it a central point of pride for the City&apos;s people, and move it to the forefront of national consciousness&quot;. By reconnecting with this great river, the city was to make over its image and fuel the engine of central economic development.
  • Regional planning agency overview

    1. 1. The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency<br />
    2. 2. WHAT IS PLANNING?<br /><ul><li>planning for the PLAN</li></li></ul><li>WHAT IS PLANNING?<br /><ul><li>planning for THE DREAM</li></li></ul><li>WHAT IS PLANNING?<br /><ul><li>planning for EVERYTHING</li></li></ul><li>WHAT IS PLANNING?<br />Planning for CHANGE<br /><ul><li>creates an inspiring vision – what is in it for me?
    3. 3. engages “change makers”
    4. 4. makes informed, strategic choices
    5. 5. utilizes synergy and leveraging
    6. 6. focuses on action and results</li></li></ul><li>WHAT DOES THE <br />REGIONAL PLANNING AGENCY DO?<br />
    7. 7. WHAT DOES THE REGIONAL PLANNING AGENCY DO?<br />RPA MISSION<br />To create a comprehensive vision and guide for the community that enhances quality of life by integrating growth with the conservation of resources. <br />This vision will include both short and long range goals and strategies that public and private community leaders can use to implement these objectives.<br />
    8. 8. HOW DO WE ACHIEVE OUR MISSION?<br /><ul><li>Develop and maintain the Hamilton County Comprehensive Plan, and the Long-Range Transportation Plan (sets the long-term vision and direction for the future growth, development character and transportation needs)
    9. 9. Develop plans for large and small areas (area, district, community, neighborhood) that generally focus on land use, transportation and urban design issues/opportunities
    10. 10. Provide research analysis and modeling tools to inform the public or to support public decision-making
    11. 11. Develop zoning/subdivision regulatory tools to promote land development practices that achieve public policy goals
    12. 12. Review rezoning/subdivision/special permit requests</li></li></ul><li>WHERE DOES RPA PROVIDE PLANNING SERVICES?<br /><ul><li>The Regional Planning Agency (RPA) is a joint agency of the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County, and provide support planning services to Collegedale, East Ridge, Lakesite, Lookout Mountain, Signal Mountain, Red Bank, Ridgeside, Soddy-Daisy, and Walden
    13. 13. We also staff the Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia Transportation Planning Organization </li></li></ul><li>what does theRPA staff do?<br /><ul><li>PLAN
    14. 14. ANALYZE
    15. 15. FACILITATE
    16. 16. REVIEW</li></ul>Achieve Community<br />Goals<br /><ul><li>Quality of Life
    17. 17. Economic Vitality
    18. 18. Public Health</li></ul>TRANSPORTATION<br />LAND USE<br />URBAN DESIGN<br />
    19. 19.
    20. 20.
    21. 21. Background – Why do we need a Gateway Plan for Moccasin Bend?<br />Early Vision: Tennessee Riverpark Master Plan, 1985<br /><ul><li>“it would be a sparkling 25 mile necklace”
    22. 22. 2 key anchors: “River’s Bend” and Moccasin Bend</li></li></ul><li>Fullfiling the TN Riverpark Vision….<br /><ul><li>First Phase, Fishing Pier completed in 1989
    23. 23. Ross’s Landing and the Aquarium “River’s Bend” completed in 1992
    24. 24. Coolidge Park Development and Walnut Street Bridge (1995-99)
    25. 25. Designation of 753 acres in Moccasin Bend as a National Park, 2003
    26. 26. 21st Century Riverfront Development – Renaissance Park 2006
    27. 27. Stringer’s Ridge Acquisition, Spring 2011</li></li></ul><li>Fullfiling the TN Riverpark Vision….<br /><ul><li>Completing Moccasin Bend Park and connecting it to the Riverpark System
    28. 28. Connecting to our early history</li></li></ul><li>Develop one plan that illustrates a shared vision for the entire area that will will help us guide future development, identify and design high quality public spaces, identify potential connections, and protect the integrity of our natural and cultural resources. <br />
    29. 29. Where are we in the planning process?<br />2010 <br /><ul><li>City Council requested study (April)
    30. 30. Issued RFP for consultant services (December)</li></ul>2011<br /><ul><li>City Council accepted funding from Lyndhurst, Benwood, and Office Of Sustainability (March)
    31. 31. Consultant contract approved (April)
    32. 32. Stakeholders Caucus Meeting (May)</li></li></ul><li>What is next and how can I get involved?<br />How can I get involved?=<br /><ul><li>Public Meeting to present concepts (August 18)
    33. 33. Finalize concepts and present at public meeting (October/ November)
    34. 34. Present plan for adoption (Dec/January)</li></ul>2012<br /><ul><li>Begin detailed designs for Riverwalk, streetscape, etc. </li></li></ul><li>GREATER CHATTANOOGA <br />REGIONAL GROWTH PLAN<br />
    35. 35. Why do we need a Regional Growth Plan?<br />1) Our region is poised for tremendous change….<br /><ul><li>Volkswagen, Wacker‐Chemie, Alstom and Amazon
    36. 36. Chattanooga has also completed the nation’s largest 100% fiber‐optic network, providing all homes and businesses in a 600 square‐mile area up to 1 Gig internet speeds
    37. 37. Chattanooga metro area has the largest volume of interstate freight through traffic of any metro area in the country
    38. 38. The region has also become noted for its scenic, cultural and civic amenities which are highly valued by its residents and area visitors, and a key asset to recruiting and retaining its major employers
    39. 39. Projected population growth for Chattanooga Metro Area: 166,000 in next 30 years</li></li></ul><li>Why do we need a Regional Growth Plan?<br />2) We are all connected to the same region. <br />We all live, work and play in the same “regional playground”<br />
    40. 40. Why do we need a Regional Growth Plan?<br />3) We have a rare opportunity to develop a vision and guide that reflects what we value about our region so that as we grow, we can continue to enjoy our “regional playground” as a great place to live, work and play<br />
    41. 41. UNLESS…. YOU LIKE RISKING THE ALTERNATIVE….<br />"If you don't know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else."<br />
    42. 42. Regional Growth Plan<br />What does the area include?<br /><ul><li>6,300 square miles
    43. 43. Nearly 1 million population
    44. 44. 16 Counties
    45. 45. 3 States
    46. 46. Chattanooga, Cleveland and Dalton</li></li></ul><li>Regional Growth Plan<br />What will it accomplish?<br />PEOPLE: relationships/<br />values/vision<br /><ul><li>bring the region together under a common vision and prioritized action agenda</li></ul>old<br />urban<br />government<br />citizen<br />public official<br />rural<br />young<br />non-profit<br />business<br />
    47. 47. Regional Growth Plan<br />What will it accomplish?<br />TOOLS: connect<br />now to the future<br /><ul><li>provide community leaders with decision‐making tools and data that connects current decisions with long-term outcomes</li></li></ul><li>Regional Growth Plan<br />What will it accomplish?<br /><ul><li>identify strategic transformative project ideas that will significantly impact the long‐term economic, social, cultural and environmental well‐being of the region</li></ul>ACTION: what is the NEXT BIG IDEA? <br />?<br />
    48. 48. Regional Growth Plan<br />Where are we in the planning process?<br />Currently in the “pre-planning” process.<br />What does that mean?<br />Securing commitments from the public and private sector to participate both financially and in-kind<br />Pursuing a federal regional planning grant<br />Selecting a consultant team to provide professional support and guidance to the process<br />
    49. 49. Regional Growth Plan<br />What are the next steps?<br />Oct. 2011: Select consultants<br />Dec. 2011: Secure all financial commitments<br />Spring 2012: Launch public process<br />
    50. 50. Regional Growth Plan<br />What will the public process be like?<br />Ongoing:from start to finish<br />Widespread: throughout the region<br />Informative:build understanding/awareness<br />Engaging & Fun!: promotes commitment to action<br />Meaningful: the final product truly represents the collective work of the participants<br />Diverse: provide opportunities for traditionally under-represented populations to participate<br />Accessible: provide multiple “portals” for public participation<br />
    51. 51. Regional Growth Plan<br />What will the public process be like? How can I participate?<br />Some things you will be doing…..<br />WHAT DO WE VALUE MOST ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY?<br />VISIONING:<br />WHAT TYPE OF FUTURE<br />DEVELOPMENT SCENARIO BEST ACHIEVES OUR VISION? <br />SCENARIO BUILDING:<br />ACTION PLANNING:<br />HOW DO WE GET THERE FROM HERE? WHERE DO WE START? WHO WILL LEAD IT? WHERE WILL THE RESOURCES COME FROM?<br />
    52. 52. Regional Growth Plan<br />What will the plan address?<br />EVERYTHING that is critical to the livability and long-term<br />prosperity of our region<br />ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT<br />WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT<br />EDUCATION<br />TRANSPORTATION<br />HISTORY/CULTURAL IDENTITY<br />ENVIRONMENT<br />ENERGY<br />HOUSING<br />RECREATION<br />BEYOND TRANSPORTATION & LAND USE<br />
    53. 53. Regional Growth Plan<br />2 – 3 years<br />How long will it take?<br />What organizations are currently involved in the project?<br />Foundations: Benwood, Community Foundation, Lyndhurst, Maclellan<br />Local Governments: City of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Whitfield County, Cleveland<br />Planning Organizations: Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, Regional Planning Agency/CHCNGA TPO, Southeast TN Development District<br />Business Organizations: Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, Dalton Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland Chamber of Commerce<br />
    54. 54. Bonny Oaks Corridor Study<br />Project Objectives <br /><ul><li>Develop zoning strategies and polices to accommodate potential land use changes initiated by increases in transportation capacity within the corridor.
    55. 55. Build on collaboration with TDOT
    56. 56. Integration of land use and transportation needs
    57. 57. Visual representations of future land use scenarios within the corridor</li></ul>Enterprise<br />South<br />Project Lead: Kelly Martin, Senior Planner<br />Lead Dept. Director: Melissa Taylor<br />
    58. 58. Places for People<br />Chattanooga’s Master Plan for Parks & Recreation Facilities<br />Plan Update Purpose<br />The goal of the project is to produce an updated comprehensive master plan projecting out to 2020.<br /><ul><li>Identification & Inventory
    59. 59. Facilities Assessment
    60. 60. Recommendations
    61. 61. Apply for Federal & State grants</li></ul>Project Lead: Karen Rennich, Deputy Director and Melissa Taylor, Director of Strategic Long-Range Planning<br />
    62. 62. Strategic Evaluation of Transit for 2040: Shifting the Mode Choice<br />Where to be in 2040, 2050,<br />2070?<br /><ul><li>How do we position transit as a more attractive option for choice riders?
    63. 63. Integrated/connected multimodal systesm
    64. 64. Land use policies and practices that support transit (density-oriented development)
    65. 65. Options for local transit funding for transportation
    66. 66. Other types of mass transit are operating (high-speed rail, light rail, bus rapid transit)
    67. 67. Performance-based planning (setting targets for VMT reduction)
    68. 68. Linking transit to economic development and quality of life objectives</li></ul>Project Lead: Melissa Taylor, Director of Strategic Long-Range Planning<br />
    69. 69. Planning: Your Role as a Citizen and Stakeholder<br /><ul><li>Plans do not implement themselves
    70. 70. Plan implementation takes the commitment and leadership of people, time and resources
    71. 71. Planners have great expertise, tools and resources, but not all the expertise and knowledge that is needed to create a great plan</li></li></ul><li>theRegionalPlanning Agency<br />Chattanooga-Hamilton County, Tennessee <br />April 7, 2011<br />www.chcrpa.org<br />757-5216<br />

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