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  • PROJECT KICKOFF MEETING MARCH 7, 2016

    DALE CITY TLC SAFETY AND CONNECTIVITY IN A PLANNED COMMUNITY

  • PROJECT KICKOFF MEETING MARCH 7, 2016

    AGENDA

    1. Introductions

    2. Project Overview

    3. Discussion

    4. Site Visit

  • TODAY’S ACTIVITIES

    9:00-10:00 AM

    10:00-12:00 PM

    12:00-1:00 PM

    1:00-3:00 PM

    3:00-4:00 PM

    Kick-off Meeting with County Staff

    Site Tour

    Lunch

    Advisory Committee Meeting

    Design Team Debrief with County staff

  • PROJECT PURPOSE • Received planning assistance grant from Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

    Transportation/Land Use Connections Program (MWCOG TLC)

    • Provide technical assistance to advance recommendations of the AIA Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) study- “ Dale City: The Friendliest Greenest Little City Around”

    • The MWCOG TLC grant study will focus on the Minnieville Road / Dale Boulevard intersection (1/2 mi. radius of Gerry Ln. & Dale Blvd. intersection) and include:

    1. Testing & evaluating AIA SDAT recommendations- assessing the feasibility of opportunities identified in the initial study and creating additional/alternate ideas to consider

    2. Mobility improvements, connectivity and safety- including pedestrian, bicycle, and transit facilities

    3. Public realm improvements- streetscape, landscape, civic places, gateways and public art

    4. Green infrastructure- stormwater management and “green” connections to the surrounding area

    5. Urban design- emphasize integrating the redevelopment framework recommended by the AIA SDAT team

  • 2016 Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul

    Define the Working Group Kickoff Meeting, Walking Tour, and Debrief Session

    Existing Conditions Assessment Feasibility Testing of AIA SDAT

    Charrette with Advisory Group Refined Concept Public Open House

    Draft Technical Memorandum Final Technical Memorandum

    Kick Off Meeting / Site Tour & Stakeholder Focus Group Sessions in Prince William County Charrette with Advisory Group Public Open House

    Phase III: Preliminary and Refined Concepts

    Phase IV: Draft and Final Technical Memorandum

    Project Task

    Project Schedule

    Phase II: Existing Conditions Assessment

    Phase I: Project Initiation

    PROJECT SCHEDULE • Six (6) Month Process

    • Two (2) Advisory Group Meetings

    • One (1) Public Open House

  • COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT ADVISORY GROUP

    • Community Representatives/Stakeholders • Two (2) Meetings

    1. Kickoff meeting / site tour

    2. Charrette (present analysis findings, share design options, & advance preferred concepts)

    PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE • Review project process to-date

    • Present & receive feedback on preferred design concept

    ADVISORY GROUP MEMBERS: • Honorable John D. Jenkins, Neabsco District Supervisor

    • Bruce Holley, Neabsco Planning Commissioner

    • Don Taylor, Planning Commissioner At-Large

    • Trails and Blueways Council

    • Dale City Civic Association

    • The Hylton Group

    • Prince William Chamber of Commerce

    • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

    • Virginia Department of Transportation

    • Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission

    • Prince William County Planning Office

    • Prince William County Department of Transportation

    • Prince William County Parks & Recreation

    • Prince William County Department of Economic Development

    • Prince William County Department of Development Services

  • PROJECT KICKOFF MEETING MARCH 7, 2016

    EXISTING CONDITIONS & AIA SDAT RECOMMENDATIONS

  • EXISTING CONDITIONS THE STUDY AREA IS CHARACTERIZED BY: • Auto-centric commercial strip

    development

    • Large setbacks, wide frontages

    • Lacks a sense of place, identifiable centers, and both physical and psychological community focal points

    • Heavy traffic

    • Inadequate pedestrian crossings at intersections

    • Little to no facilities for cyclists

    • Natural Amenities (Neabsco Creek and other resources are an amenity)

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  • PROJECT KICKOFF MEETING MARCH 7, 2016

    EXISTING CONDITIONS • Main Boulevard

    serving the residential community

    • 108 ft. right-of- way

    • Lacks adequate bicycle facilities & pedestrian amenities

    Intersection Approach

    Typical Cross Section

    DALE BOULEVARD AT MINNIEVILLE RD.

  • AIA SDAT RECOMMENDATIONS DALE CITY: THE FRIENDLIEST GREENEST LITTLE CITY AROUND SDAT REPORT

    • Heart of Dale City: Two Centers

    • Dale Boulevard is a major connection between “Streets at Minnieville & Dale” and Mapledale Plaza

    • Emphasize Neabsco Greenway

  • PROJECT KICKOFF MEETING MARCH 7, 2016

    AIA SDAT RECOMMENDATIONS STREETS AT MINNIEVILLE + DALE CONCEPT: MARKET POTENTIAL

    The Dale City Market

    • Need for senior housing is increasing

    • Need for multifamily is increasing

    • Likely future need infill/turnover in existing single family market

    National Trends

    • Walkable, bikeable neighborhood streets

    • Amenities, live close to work

    • Smaller houses or units at lower costs

    • Urban street environment

    • Access to transit, nature, recreation

    • Sense of community

  • PROJECT KICKOFF MEETING MARCH 7, 2016

    AIA SDAT RECOMMENDATIONS STREETS AT MINNIEVILLE + DALE CONCEPT

    • Retrofit the study area with a gridded street network- “park once and walk”

    • Make Dale Blvd a “complete street” to better accommodate buses, bicyclists and walkers

    • Support a greater mix of land uses including new shops and small restaurants

    • Build on the activity generated by the existing park and ride lot and weekend farmers’ market

    • Improve the public realm. Create a network of small civic plazas connected by pedestrian paths, tree- lined streets, sidewalks, outdoor seating, and on-street parking.

  • AIA SDAT RECOMMENDATIONS MAKE DALE BOULEVARD A “COMPLETE STREET”

    • Accommodate multimodal access including pedestrian, bike, vehicle, and transit access

  • PROJECT KICKOFF MEETING MARCH 7, 2016

    DISCUSSION & SITE VISIT