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Planning for Charlotte’s Future Providence Day School January 11, 2013

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This is the slide deck accompanying the presentation by urban planner Garet Johnson in our AP Environmental Science class on 1/11/2013.

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Planning for Charlotte’s Future

Providence Day SchoolJanuary 11, 2013

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Presentation Overview

Land Use Planning Growth Trends Growth Framework Group Activity Outcomes

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Planning Department Work with the community in

planning for Charlotte’s future growth and development

Land Use/Policy Guidance Rezoning Ordinance & Administration Subdivision Ordinance Historic Districts Regulations Annexation Coordination of Transportation Planning Research Urban Design Review Coordination of Capital Planning

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Land Use Planning

What is Land Use Planning? Tool to manage how and where we grow in

the community

Guide for what types of development go where (ie. commercial, residential, industrial) to best meet people’s needs over time

Types of Land Uses Residential – single family, duplexes,

apartments, town homes, condos

Office – dentist, insurance, tax preparers

Retail – stores, banks, restaurants

Institutional – churches, schools, hospitals

Industrial – warehouses, distribution center

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Land Use Planning

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Land Use Planning

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Land Use Planning

Some things to think about:

Land use plans provide guidance – they are not law

Some of the implementation tools, however, are law such as:

Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances Tree Ordinance, Stormwater and Erosion Control

Ordinances

Private sector, not the government, does most of the development/building – happens incrementally, over a long time

Market (you and me) also plays a big part of what, when and where development occurs - land use plans and regulations can influence market

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Growth Trends

How many people live in Charlotte?

Hints:

New York, NY - 8,391,881 San Francisco, CA - 815,358 Boston, MA - 645,169 Denver, CO - 610,345 Raleigh , NC- 405,197 Columbia, SC – 129,539 Rock Hill, SC - 69,213

2012743,000

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Growth Trends Charlotte’s population more than doubled

in 30 years

Population is more diverse and older Hispanic population increased from 7.4% in 2000

to 13.1% in 2010 Median age increased from 32.7 in 2000 to 33.2

years in 2010

1980 1990 2000 2010

315,000

396,000

540,000

731,000

2012743,000

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Developed Land 1976

Charlotte

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Developed Land 1985

Charlotte

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Developed Land 1996

Charlotte

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Developed Land 2006

Charlotte

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Mecklenburg County 1976: 12.5% Developed

Mecklenburg County 2006: ???% Developed

1976

2006

Growth Trends

Mecklenburg County 2006: 57.6% Developed

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Growth Trends

TODAY (2012) 743,000 people 618,000 jobs

TOMORROW (2035) +309,000 more people; and +298,000 more jobs

Where will these people and jobs go?

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Growth Framework

Centers, Corridors and Wedges

Long-term growth strategy

Five primary transportation and development corridors

Focus growth in Activity Centers and Growth Corridors

Maximize use of transportation system, infrastructure & services

Encourage redevelopment & reuse

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Growth Framework

Light Rail Transit

Bus Rapid Transit (Curitiba)

Streetcar/Trolley

Commuter Rail

Rapid Transit Planning

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Environmental Sustainability

Use land efficiently – compact development, shared facilities, infill & redevelopment

Balance & integrate land uses – range of housing, employment, service, leisure & educational opportunities; mix of uses

Connect uses & provide transportation choices – sidewalks, bikeways, transit, connectivity

Provide infrastructure to support development – schools, sewer, water, fire, police, transportation, libraries

Respect the natural and social environment – trees, streams, wetlands, floodplains, habitats, green space, historic properties, neighborhoods

Design for quality – details, site layout

Plan for the long term – quality, function, change, re-use

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Group Activity #1: Photo Game

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Group Activity

1. What’s good about it?

2. What’s not so good?

3. Where would be the most appropriate location for it? Why?• Examples of locations: Activity Center, Wedge, Corridor,

On a Major Highway, along a greenway, near a school, . . .

The Good, The Bad and The Right Location

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1. What’s good about it?2. What’s not so good?3. Where would be the most appropriate location for it? Why?

The Good, The Bad and The Right Location

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1. What’s good about it?2. What’s not so good?3. Where would be the most appropriate location for it? Why?

The Good, The Bad and The Right Location

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1. What’s good about it?2. What’s not so good?3. Where would be the most appropriate location for it? Why?

The Good, The Bad and The Right Location

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1. What’s good about it?2. What’s not so good?3. Where would be the most appropriate location for it? Why?

The Good, The Bad and The Right Location

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The Good, The Bad and The Right Location

1. What’s good about it?2. What’s not so good?3. What’s improved?

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1. What’s good about it?2. What’s not so good?3. Where would be the most appropriate location for it? Why?

The Good, The Bad and The Right Location

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1. What’s good about it?2. What’s not so good?3. Where would be the

most appropriate location for it? Why?

The Good, The Bad and The Right Location

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1. What’s good about it?2. What’s not so good?3. Where would be the most appropriate location for it? Why?

The Good, The Bad and The Right Location

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1. What’s good about it?2. What’s not so good?

The Good, The Bad and The Right Location

3. What’s improved?

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1. What’s good about it?2. What’s not so good?3. Where would be the most appropriate location for it? Why?

The Good, The Bad and The Right Location

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1. What’s good about it?2. What’s not so good?3. Where would be the most appropriate location for it? Why?

The Good, The Bad and The Right Location

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Group Activity #2: Map Exercise

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Group Activity (15 mins)

You are an urban planner, planning for the future of 2 sites in Charlotte

Your job is to help accommodate some of the growth that is coming, but also to mitigate the negative impacts that can come along with this growth

Here are the 2 sites you will be planning for:

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Group Activity (15 mins)

Site 1

Site 2

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Group Activity (15 mins)

512 mostly vacant acres near the Interchange of I-485 & Providence Road

Partly in a Mixed-Use Activity Center Several creeks, some steep topography

and a lot of trees Surrounding area is mostly developed

with single family homes and a golf course across the road

Site #1 Site #2

47 acres that was previously developed, but has now been cleared

Within the South Growth Corridor along the Lynx light rail line, about ¾ miles from the Sharon Road Station

Branch of one creek, mostly flat and few trees

Surrounding area is mostly developed with industrial and office type uses; residential nearby

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Group Activity (15 mins)

Break up into groups & get some icons & a map sheet

Work with your group to place the icons where you think that type of development should go. Be sure to use as many of the icons as possible. Remember, we have a lot of growth to accommodate somewhere!

• Institutional - schools, daycares, places of worship, post offices, libraries, jails

• Parks/Open Space• Employment – Industries, Warehouses, Offices, Business Parks• Retail – mall, drug store, grocery, shopping center• Residential – single-family, apartments, townhomes, high/mid-rise

apartments

It’s ok to write or draw on the maps

Be ready to tell us why you placed the icons in a particular location

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OutcomesConventional development patterns

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Outcomes: Streetscape & Land Use

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Outcomes: Streetscape & Land Use

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Outcomes: Streetscape & Land Use

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Outcomes: Streetscape & Land Use

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Planning for Charlotte’s Future

Thanks!

www.charlotteplanning.org