Rohnert Park Lid Jake Mackenzie Eydie Tacata

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Rohnert Park Lid Jake Mackenzie Eydie Tacata

  1. 1. Local LID Implementation Making the Most of Opportunities & Using Tools at Hand
  2. 2. Local LID Implementation First it was PUD’s, then TOD’s… Now it’s LID… When will they make up their minds?!? We are now promoting Low Impact Development , or LID …
  3. 3. Local LID Implementation <ul><li>Seeing opportunities at hand </li></ul><ul><li>Using existing tools at our disposal </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporating LID in a wide range of development types </li></ul>
  4. 4. Local LID Implementation <ul><li>Specific plan developments </li></ul><ul><li>Individual sites </li></ul><ul><li>Local policies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ordinances, new and updated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General Plan update </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creek Master Plan </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Local LID Implementation Setting the Stage Using the Tools
  6. 6. Setting the stage for LID <ul><li>Rohnert Park General Plan update 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Council Goal of Sustainability </li></ul>
  7. 7. Setting the stage for LID <ul><li>Adoption of the Ahwahnee Water Principles for Resource-Efficient Land Use (Jan. 2006) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tools at our disposal <ul><li>Standard Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plan (SUSMP) </li></ul><ul><li>Specific Plans & Development Agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Site development review </li></ul><ul><li>Green Building Ordinance </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Ordinance </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tools at our disposal #1: SUSMP <ul><li>SUSMP: Standard Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plan – Best Management Practices for New Development & Redevelopment </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by Phase 1 communities </li></ul><ul><li>Goal of consistent regional standards </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tools at our disposal #1: SUSMP <ul><li>RP’s Storm Water Management Plan scheduled implementation of post-construction standards in 3rd year of permit (2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Instead, City incorporated SUSMP into updated Construction Standards in (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Used existing regional standards to implement LID techniques sooner, not later </li></ul>
  11. 11. Tools at our disposal #2: Development Agreement & Specific Plan <ul><li>University District Specific Plan (UDSP) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tools at our disposal #2: Development Agreement & Specific Plan <ul><li>University District Specific Plan (UDSP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting the bar high for other SP’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduction in impervious surface: High density, short street lengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased open space: In addition to required parkland acreage, UDSP provides 58 acres of on-site open space (creek buffers, scenic corridors and structural buffers) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Tools at our disposal #2: Development Agreement & Specific Plan <ul><li>On-site facilities: Water quality detention basins, 100’ creek setback, scenic wetlands corridor </li></ul><ul><li>Off-site facilities: Detention ponds on Copeland Creek, constructed wetlands east of Petaluma Hill Road </li></ul>
  14. 14. Tools at our disposal #3: Site Development Review <ul><li>LID opportunities at individual sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideally, at pre-application stage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conditions of approval </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Tools at our disposal #3: Site Development Review <ul><li>Ashley Furniture, Rohnert Park </li></ul>
  16. 16. Tools at our disposal #3: Site Development Review <ul><li>Ashley Furniture, Rohnert Park </li></ul>
  17. 17. Tools at our disposal #3: Site Development Review <ul><li>Ashley Furniture parking lot features </li></ul>
  18. 18. Tools at our disposal #3: Site Development Review <ul><li>Ashley Furniture parking lot features </li></ul>
  19. 19. Tools at our disposal #4: Green Building Ordinance <ul><li>Adopted this year by Rohnert Park to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage water and resource conservation; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce waste generated by construction projects; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase energy efficiency in buildings; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide durable buildings that are efficient and economical to own and operate; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote the health and productivity of residents, workers, and visitors to the city. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Tools at our disposal #4: Green Building Ordinance <ul><li>Green building ratings systems consider stormwater source-control techniques </li></ul>
  21. 21. Tools at our disposal #4: Green Building Ordinance <ul><li>Green building ratings systems consider stormwater source-control techniques </li></ul>
  22. 22. Tools at our disposal #4: Green Building Ordinance <ul><li>US Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System </li></ul><ul><li>Build It Green’s Rating System </li></ul>
  23. 23. Tools at our disposal #5: Sustainability Ordinance <ul><li>Wider scope of concerns, better and coordination and integration of policies </li></ul><ul><li>Green building, energy-efficiency, water resources </li></ul><ul><li>Greenhouse gas reduction: Sonoma County Climate Protection Campaign working with Rohnert Park on City Implementation Plan </li></ul>
  24. 24. Local LID Implementation Going Forward
  25. 25. Going forward What local agencies need for success <ul><li>Spread the word about LID and educate developers, designers, engineers, contractors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LID becomes the norm. LID as what is acceptable to local agencies and regulators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology-transfer </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Going forward What local agencies need for success <ul><li>Evaluate and ground-truth LID, both physical toolsets and policies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In order for LID to be most effective, the most effective aspects of LID need to be proven, science-based </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Going forward What local agencies need for success <ul><li>Evaluate and ground-truth LID, both physical toolsets and policies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What techniques are working? What level of effectiveness? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What techniques are NOT working as designed now? How can we adjust those? </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Going forward What local agencies need for success <ul><li>Encourage research and development of more information about LID </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pollutant removal effectiveness of the most common LID practices. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Models of resolving conflicting planning and land-use policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Models of financing and ownership structures, maintenance </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Local LID Implementation Thank you!

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