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Public Input Workshop #1. July 14, 2011. Agenda. 6:30 – Welcome, introductions 6:40 – Background on the Park Property 7:00 – Q & A 7:30 – Small Group Work What are your Hopes and Dreams? What are your Concerns? 8:00 – Spokesperson Shares 8:20 – Next Steps 8:30 – Meeting Adjourns.

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Public input workshop 1

Public Input Workshop #1

July 14, 2011


Agenda

Agenda

  • 6:30 – Welcome, introductions

  • 6:40 – Background on the Park Property

  • 7:00 – Q & A

  • 7:30 – Small Group Work

    • What are your Hopes and Dreams?

    • What are your Concerns?

  • 8:00 – Spokesperson Shares

  • 8:20 – Next Steps

  • 8:30 – Meeting Adjourns


Shoreline access a community identified need

Shoreline AccessA Community-Identified Need


30 years of parks plans

30 Years of Parks Plans

  • 1980 – “Develop opportunities for additional salt and fresh water access.”

  • 1985 – [Capital Lake Closed to Swimming]

  • 1985 – “Provide access to all major bodies of water.”

  • 1991 – “Expand public use and enjoyment of shorelines in Olympia.”

  • 2002 – “Acquire additional shore lands for beach access or public recreation upland uses.”


2010 par plan public feedback

2010 PAR Plan Public Feedback


Facility priorities

Facility Priorities

  • Waterfront Parks and Trails

  • Nature Walking Trails

  • Neighborhood Parks

  • Environmental Restoration & Wildlife Habitat Enhancements

  • Neighborhood Walking Connections


Facilities priorities cont

Facilities Priorities Cont.

  • Energy-saving Improvements to Existing Facilities

  • Rehabilitation of Existing Aging Facilities

  • Freshwater Lake Swimming

  • The Olympia Center

  • Community Gardens


Why this property

Why this Property?


Park purchase

Park Purchase

  • 1998 – City Council Goal “Obtain one lake access for swimming”

  • All Lakes over 20 Acres Assessed:

    (Bigelow, Chambers, Hewitt, Ken, and Ward)

  • Several Parcels on Ward Lake investigated at that time

  • No willing sellers - effort dropped

  • 2006 - City approached by willing seller


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Park Purchase

  • Appraisal, Engineering Study

  • Council direction to purchase this property for swim beach

  • City purchased the park 5/24/2007 with voter approved private utility tax


The master planning process

The Master Planning Process


Master planning process

Master Planning Process

  • Consultant now under contract

  • Baseline Inventory/Site Analysis

  • Public Meeting #1 (Tonight)

  • Release of draft concepts

  • Public Meeting #2 – Review and Select Preferred Concept Plan (October)

  • Public Meeting #3 – Feedback on Master Plan (December)


The property

The Property


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8.2 Acres Land

1 Acre Water

N

351’ Shoreline

Ward Lake


Park access and development

Park Access and Development

Access

  • Limited pedestrian access to upland area beginning January 1, 2012

  • No swim beach access until full park development

    Development

  • Without new funding source, likely no funds for full development until 2017

8.2 Acres Land

1 Acre Water

N

351’ Shoreline

Ward Lake


Environmental cultural baseline inventory

Environmental/Cultural Baseline Inventory

  • Topographic Survey

  • Shoreline & Underwater Reconnaissance

  • Wetland Delineation/Report

  • Baseline Water Quality Report

  • Geotechnical Investigation

  • Tree Survey


Site analysis

Site Analysis

  • Ward Lake Characterization Analysis

  • Cultural Resources Assessment

  • Park Management Operations Plan

  • Ward Lake Aquatic Design Considerations


Master plan

Master Plan

  • Western WA Swim Beach Tour

  • Public Meeting #1-Thursday, July 11, 2011

  • Pre-Submission Conference w/ Thurston Co. & Olympia

  • Development & Examine Concept Plan Options

  • Permitting and Mitigation Requirements

  • Traffic Study and Parking Generation Analysis

  • Estimate of Probable Cost


Master plan1

Master Plan

  • Public Meeting #2 - October

  • Revise & Refine Preferred Master Plan Concept

  • Public Meeting #3 - December

  • Final Master Plan Refinement

  • Graphics and Estimate of Probable Cost

  • City Council Public Hearing & Plan Adoption


Questions and answers

Questions and Answers

  • Questions regarding property acquisition, master planning process?

  • Please save comments for small group work.

8.2 Acres Land

1 Acre Water

N

351’ Shoreline

Ward Lake


Small group work

Small Group Work

  • Pick a Facilitator/Note Taker

  • Each Person Answers:

    • What are your hopes and dreams for this park? (10 minutes)

    • What are your concerns? (10 minutes)

  • Pick spokesperson and report highlights to larger group


Next steps

Next Steps

  • Staff will compile feedback from tonight

  • Consultant will prepare plan concepts

  • Property Tour – Prior to Public Meeting #2

  • Public Meeting #2 – Select Preferred Master Plan (October)

  • Public Meeting #3 – Feedback on Master Plan (December)

    Be sure that we have your e-mail address


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