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1. Status of Envision Loudoun
2. Results from Public Feedback (6 meetings
and on-line survey)
3. Next Steps in the Process...
Envision Loudoun 5 Phase Process
1. Foundation – Assessment of Issues/Trends and
Evaluation of Initial Public Feedback
2. ...
Envision Loudoun Process and Status
Process Next Steps
• Goal Setting
• Visioning
Exercises
Foundations
and Public
Input
• Objectives &
Actions
• Mapping the
...
Process Next Steps
• Goal
Setting
• Visioning
Exercises
Foundations
• Objectives
& Actions
• Mapping
the Issues
• Choices
...
Process Next Steps
• Plan Policy
• New Plan
Components
Preferred
Land Use
Strategy
• Adopt
• Implement
New
General
Plan an...
Foundations Report
Foundations Report
Focuses on: existing conditions, planning issues,
potential future needs, and new opportunities
– Our ...
Listening & Learning
Phase 1 Input Summary
Report
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1. Update on Process Highlights
2. Share Major Themes
3. Approach to Vision and Goals
13
Key Points: Public Participation
...
• 6 meetings
• 91 facilitated table conversations
• 1,400+ participants
– 900 in-person, 500 online
• 5,000+ comments
– 3,...
• More than 5,000 inputs
• 3,500 response to prompt #1
– “What do we need to do to make
Loudoun County an even better
comm...
Distribution of Input
3,500 responses organized into eight major topics*
852 825
563
423
235
169 159 145
Transportation Bu...
Working with the Stakeholder
Committee
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Major Themes
A. Shape Make a great place
B. Compete Be an economic force
C. Connect Bring people and places together
D. Sustain Strengt...
A. Shape: Make a great place
Built Environment, Housing
B. Compete: Be an economic force
Jobs & Business, Community Infras...
Shape: Make a great place
Themes for Built Environment, Housing
– Interest in quality, unique, and attractive housing opti...
– Encourage small business
– Broadband in the west
– Continue priority on public
facilities and roads
– Environmental bala...
– Continue to improve safety for all modes
– Improve regional connectivity
– Coordinate land use and transportation
polici...
– Between suburban and rural
– Strong support for open
space and rural landscape
– Maintaining farming and
agriculture as ...
–Improve opportunities for people to
connect (place and programs)
–Make more vibrancy
–Strengthen arts and culture
–Create...
A. Shape: Make a great place
Built Environment, Housing
B. Compete: Be an economic force
Jobs & Business, Community Infras...
Approach to preparing Goals
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Overall Vision
Simple statement and elaboration
Topic 1 (Chapter)
Goal statement
1. Objective 1 (Organizers)
1. Action 1 (...
Questions, Comments and
Discussion
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1. Status of Envision Loudoun
2. Results from Public Feedback (6 meetings and on-line survey)
3. Next Steps in the Process (Board Decision Points)

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February 2007 Envision Loudoun Update -staff presentation

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  2. 2. 1. Status of Envision Loudoun 2. Results from Public Feedback (6 meetings and on-line survey) 3. Next Steps in the Process (Board Decision Points) Purpose
  3. 3. Envision Loudoun 5 Phase Process 1. Foundation – Assessment of Issues/Trends and Evaluation of Initial Public Feedback 2. Vision – Establishing Overall Direction and Goals To Be Achieved 3. Explore – Opportunities For Growth and Revitalization, Preliminary Land Use and Transportation Recommendations 4. Plan – Producing a Complete Draft Plan 5. Review and Adoption – Required Process Including DOT Review
  4. 4. Envision Loudoun Process and Status
  5. 5. Process Next Steps • Goal Setting • Visioning Exercises Foundations and Public Input • Objectives & Actions • Mapping the Issues • Choices New Plan Vision and Goal Statements • Plan Policy • New Plan Components Preferred Land Use Strategy • Adopt • Implement New General Plan and CTP Phase 3Phase 2Phase 1 Phase 4 Phase 5 Board Decision Points: Endorse New Vision and Goals Endorse Land Use Strategy Review and Adopt the New Plan
  6. 6. Process Next Steps • Goal Setting • Visioning Exercises Foundations • Objectives & Actions • Mapping the Issues • Choices New Plan Vision and Goal Statements Phase 2Phase 1 Board Decision: Endorse New Vision and Goals
  7. 7. Process Next Steps • Plan Policy • New Plan Components Preferred Land Use Strategy • Adopt • Implement New General Plan and CTP Phase 3 Phase 4 Phase 5 Endorse Land Use Strategy Review and Adopt the New Plan
  8. 8. Foundations Report
  9. 9. Foundations Report Focuses on: existing conditions, planning issues, potential future needs, and new opportunities – Our People – Our Built Environment – Our Housing – Our Economy – Our Environmental, Agricultural, and Cultural Heritage – Our Transportation Systems – Our Community Infrastructure
  10. 10. Listening & Learning Phase 1 Input Summary Report
  11. 11. 11
  12. 12. 1. Update on Process Highlights 2. Share Major Themes 3. Approach to Vision and Goals 13 Key Points: Public Participation Summary
  13. 13. • 6 meetings • 91 facilitated table conversations • 1,400+ participants – 900 in-person, 500 online • 5,000+ comments – 3,500+ opportunity statements – 600+ “how will we get there” comments – 500+ “greatest challenges” comments – 300+ general comment cards • High levels of satisfaction Round 1: Highlights Listening and Learning
  14. 14. • More than 5,000 inputs • 3,500 response to prompt #1 – “What do we need to do to make Loudoun County an even better community in the future?” • Classified responses into “Topics” – Organized by the Foundations Report chapters plus two miscellaneous topics Reminder: What we heard Making sense of the thousands of ideas
  15. 15. Distribution of Input 3,500 responses organized into eight major topics* 852 825 563 423 235 169 159 145 Transportation Built Environment Environmental and Agricultural Heritage Lifestyle Jobs and Businesses Housing Community Infrastructure People
  16. 16. Working with the Stakeholder Committee 18 Major Themes
  17. 17. A. Shape Make a great place B. Compete Be an economic force C. Connect Bring people and places together D. Sustain Strengthen assets E. Support Nurture people F. Act Implement the recommendations Plan Topics A proposed organization of the new Comprehensive Plan
  18. 18. A. Shape: Make a great place Built Environment, Housing B. Compete: Be an economic force Jobs & Business, Community Infrastructure C. Connect: Bring people and places together Transportation D. Sustain: Strengthen assets Environmental and Agriculture Heritage E. Support: Nurture people People & Lifestyle Plan Topics A proposed organization of the new Comprehensive Plan
  19. 19. Shape: Make a great place Themes for Built Environment, Housing – Interest in quality, unique, and attractive housing options – Importance of re-planning transition area – Give attention to aging, underutilized places for redevelopment potential – Need for more housing options (consider trends, meeting needs, affordability) – Protect environmental corridors – Preserve character of western Loudoun – Recognize importance of historic preservation
  20. 20. – Encourage small business – Broadband in the west – Continue priority on public facilities and roads – Environmental balance – Growth management – Rural roads for tourism – Adequate water supply / systems – Energy sustainability Compete: Be an economic force Themes for Jobs & Business, Community Infrastructure • Increase business opportunities • Build on technology business base • Support entrepreneurism • Strengthen outreach for business • Increase diversity of business types • Continue to increase community development • Enhance high quality development (jobs)
  21. 21. – Continue to improve safety for all modes – Improve regional connectivity – Coordinate land use and transportation policies and practices – Improve congestion management – Encourage alternate travel choices – Build environment for better biking and pedestrian movement – Strengthen inter-county connectivity – More robust local transit Connect: Bring people & places together Themes for Transportation
  22. 22. – Between suburban and rural – Strong support for open space and rural landscape – Maintaining farming and agriculture as part of the heritage – Support rural tourism – Protect green infrastructure – Ensure rural hospitality uses are compatible with community Sustain: Strengthen Assets Themes for Environmental and Agriculture Heritage • Encourage use of renewable energy • Maintain dark skies • Protect water resources • More parks, trails in eastern Loudoun • Manage land use to protect water quality and quantity
  23. 23. –Improve opportunities for people to connect (place and programs) –Make more vibrancy –Strengthen arts and culture –Create gathering places and spaces –Build on parks, recreation and trails –Consider performing arts center –Safe places for kids Support: Nurture people Themes for People and Lifestyle
  24. 24. A. Shape: Make a great place Built Environment, Housing B. Compete: Be an economic force Jobs & Business, Community Infrastructure C. Connect: Bring people and places together Transportation D. Sustain: Strengthen assets Environmental and Agriculture Heritage E. Support: Nurture people People & Lifestyle F. Act: Implement the Recommendations The Action Strategy What is next? Vision and Goals
  25. 25. Approach to preparing Goals 27
  26. 26. Overall Vision Simple statement and elaboration Topic 1 (Chapter) Goal statement 1. Objective 1 (Organizers) 1. Action 1 (recommendations: policies, programs, projects) 2. Action 2 (recommendations: policies, programs, projects) 2. Objective 2 (Organizers) 1. Etc.… Topic 2 (Chapter) Etc. Policy Hierarchy Proposed structure for the plan document
  27. 27. Questions, Comments and Discussion

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