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planning for quality communities

Planning for Quality Communities

Planning for Quality Communities

Office of Planning & Quality Growth

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

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Planning for Quality Communities

“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”

Alan Lakein

why plan

Planning for Quality Communities

Why Plan?
  • Saves Money
  • Sets Expectations
  • Improves Economic Development and Quality of Life
  • Provides a Forum for Reaching Consensus
  • Connects People to the Community
  • Protects Property Values
  • Reduces Environmental Damage and Conserves Energy
georgia planning act 1989

Planning for Quality Communities

Georgia Planning Act, 1989
  • Locally driven
  • Carrot-stick
  • Local Planning Requirements
local planning requirements

Planning for Quality Communities

Local Planning Requirements

Three Step Process

  • Assessment
  • Public Participation Plan
  • Agenda
georgia s quality community objectives

Planning for Quality Communities

Georgia’s Quality Community Objectives
  • Adopted by the Board of the Department of Community Affairs in 1999
  • Promote Quality Growth through preservation of cultural, natural and historic resources
  • Provide options to assist communities develop to fullest potential
traditional neighborhoods

Planning for Quality Communities

Traditional Neighborhoods
  • Human scale development
  • Mixed uses
  • Pedestrian activity
infill development

Planning for Quality Communities

Infill Development
  • Maximize use of existing infrastructure
  • Encourage development or redevelopment of a community core
  • Encourage Brownfield and Greyfield development
sense of place

Planning for Quality Communities

Sense of Place

Preserving and enhancing the unique elements of a community can:

  • Increase property values
  • Increase tourism
  • Increase civic involvement
  • Increase housing & transportation choices
regional identity

Planning for Quality Communities

Regional Identity
  • Architectural similarities
  • Common economic linkages
  • Shared natural characteristics
transportation options

Planning for Quality Communities

Transportation Options
  • Increase citizen mobility
  • Increase economic opportunities for citizens and community
  • Reduce automobile dependency
  • Promote walking/cycling as an option in our communities
heritage preservation

Planning for Quality Communities

Heritage Preservation
  • Preserve and revitalize historic areas
  • Encourage compatibility of new development to old
  • Protect other scenic or natural features with historic significance
environmental protection

Planning for Quality Communities

Environmental Protection
  • Protect sensitive areas from negative impacts of development
  • Maintain natural terrain, drainage and vegetation where possible
open space preservation

Planning for Quality Communities

Open Space Preservation
  • Set aside open areas for public use
  • Encourage minimizing land consumption
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Planning for Quality Communities

“Between 1982 and 1997, the amount of urbanized land used for development in the United States increased by 45% (from 51 million acres to 76 million acres). The population grew by 17%.”

William Fulton, et al.

growth preparedness

Planning for Quality Communities

Growth Preparedness
  • Adequate infrastructure to support projected growth
  • Ordinances and other land use measures to promote desired development
where we live determines

Planning for Quality Communities

Where we live determines:
  • Transportation options
  • Commuting patterns
  • Access to goods and services
  • Educational opportunities
  • Career opportunities
opqg assistance

Planning for Quality Communities

OPQG Assistance
  • Quality Growth Resource Teams
  • Workshop & Training Opportunities
  • Best Practices Toolkit
  • State Planning Recommendations
  • Good Plan Examples
online resources www georgiaplanning com

Planning for Quality Communities

Online Resources(www.georgiaplanning.com)
  • Why Do We Plan?
  • Selecting a Plan Preparer
  • Selling Planning & Quality Growth
  • Planning for Community Involvement
  • Discovering & Planning for Community Character
  • Preparing Short-Term Work Programs
quinn county city of fredericksburg

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Quinn CountyCity of Fredericksburg

See Map:

of Fredericksburg

directions
Directions

You are the Joint Planning Commission for Quinn County and Fredericksburg.

Consult the Character Area Defining Narrative and the provided maps to make decisions on agenda items. It’s only necessary to consult the Defining Narrative specific to your agenda’s Character Area, and possibly surrounding areas, in your decision making process.

  • Approve
  • Approve w/ Conditions
  • Deny
  • (NO Tables)
information summary
Information Summary
  • Current Population:
    • 85,000 total
    • Unincorporated county 35,000
    • Fredericksburg 45,000
    • Woodruff 5,000
  • Projection:
    • 20% increase in next 20 years
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Information Summary
  • City of Fredericksburg’s CBD is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Fredericksburg operates a water and sewage treatment system and Woodruff offers only water, while most of the county relies on wells and septic. The municipalities in order to direct growth and prevent sprawl, do not have plans to extend service outside of their jurisdictions.
information summary2
Information Summary
  • The county and municipalities have the following ordinances:
    • zoning
    • subdivision
    • erosion and sedimentation
    • river protection