Sustainable Growth & Development Subcommittee Report

May 17, 2007

Committee for a Sustainable Emerald Coast


 Assembled:  Key issues.  Atlas of existing conditions: Where are we now?  Where are we headed? Comparison of business-as-usual versus sustainable Emerald scenario. design practitioners. elected officials. Broad-based participation by local and state agencies.  Recommending public review of Emerald Scenario via three workshops and UWF/Haas website. principles.Subcommittee Process and Products   Five work sessions to date. and guidelines. 200/768_K 1 . and interest groups.

Preparing a Preferred Scenario 200/768_K 2 .

An Information Base: The Atlas – Where Are We Now?   Local Governments and Regional Planning Authorities  Transportation  Natural Resources        Water and Wetlands Floodplains Hurricane Surge Areas Water Resource Caution Areas Protected Lands Biodiversity Hot Spots  Public Services   Land-Use    Existing Land-Use Existing Military Current Housing Parks & Schools Water & Wastewater Facilities     Major Regional Roads Traffic Counts Pedestrian Areas and Bike Routes Transit Service Aviation. Rail. and Port   Current Employment Local Government Comp Plans Existing Land-Use 200/768_K 3 .

5. 2. 3. Fund the region’s infrastructure.Key Issues and Principles for the Future Issues 1. . 200/768_K Guide local comprehensive planning with a long-range regional vision. 4. Coordinate future school facility needs with planned development. 7. Connect planning and engage the public. 8. 2. 4 10. Create a range of obtainable housing opportunities. Protect rural character and working lands. Provide incentives for sustainable land-use planning. 4. 5. Incorporate military needs in local plans. 6. Support comprehensive transportation corridor planning. Principles 1. 3. Create resilient urban development and healthy communities. Establish attainable workforce housing. Develop a transportation system that supports livable communities and regional vision. Provide efficient and safe multi-modal transportation. 9. Distinguish development challenges in coastal areas versus inland areas. Design communities that enable healthy choices.

and variety of land-uses. Location.  Preservation. 200/768_K Adapted from 1000 Friends of Florida 5 . Transportation corridors and natural greenways. Distinct communities and centers.  Patterns.  Passages. The region’s citizens working collectively on a shared vision.  Places. intensity.Framework for Issues and Principles These components help to organize issues and principles:  People and Plans. Land protected for natural resource of military purposes.

Scenario Evaluation with Indicators 200/768_K Source: Paint the Region 6 .

Where Are We Now? Existing Conditions .2006 Build-Out of Current Local Plans 200/768_K 7 .

Where Are We Headed? Two Alternative Scenarios Transportation Planning 2030 Forecast Urban Suburban Conservation/Military Rural/Agriculture University of Florida 2040 Forecast Urban Suburban Conservation/Military Rural/Agriculture 200/768_K 8 .

Establish new multimodal travel options within existing developed areas and require that new development be oriented toward multimodal travel and supportive of livable. healthy and connected communities. PATTERNS   Maximize existing infrastructure consistent with the shared regional 2030 vision by focusing growth in compact regional centers. Locate housing near existing jobs.Where Would We Prefer to Go? Emerald Guidelines PEOPLE & PLANS   Connect the region’s planning through a shared vision of success. healthy and connected communities. Preserve and create stable. trails. PLACES    Design flexible infill and redevelopment in existing communities that supports healthy choices by requiring through land development regulations the implementation of sidewalks. bike paths etc. PRESERVATION   Design a sustainable regional development strategy that will support the economic prosperity in the region and both preserve and enhance the region’s unique natural resources including its environmentally-sensitive. Encourage development that ensures that housing for all income levels and age groups are provided. and inform and engage the public in planning and implementing the Committee’s recommendations. PASSAGES    Design corridors that connect both land use and transportation plans to advance the shared regional sustainable development vision of livable. agricultural and recreational areas. 9 200/768_K . and jobs near existing housing. Protect the region’s greenway corridors that provide habitat and wildlife linkages as a part of a sustainable regional development strategy. compact. neighborhoods with a sense of place within urban areas and small towns in the Emerald Coast region. Provide a variety of employment sites for all key economic sectors. compact. Develop and implement incentives and specific plans to ensure the achievement of the preferred Sustainable Emerald scenario. compact. Preserve and protect the ability of the region’s military installations to achieve their missions.

Putting the Emerald Scenario on the Ground 200/768_K 10 .

Multi-Modal Transportation Corridors & Nodes 200/768_K 11 .

Preliminary Draft Emerald Scenario This is a preliminary draft scenario subject to revision during public review and committee deliberations. not a prescriptive plan. The scenario is an illustrative concept of regional growth. 200/768_K 12 .

Emerald Scenario With Multi-Modal Travel Framework 200/768_K 13 .

Guidelines Comparison of Scenarios 200/768_K 14 .

Indicators Comparison of Scenarios 200/768_K 15 .

Next Steps in Scenario Planning  Incorporate committee feedback on preliminary draft of the Emerald scenario.  Refine the draft Emerald scenario with public input. 200/768_K 16 .  Integrate scenario and measures into the committee’s overall recommendations.  Design implementation measures.

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