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Center City 2020 Vision Plan Update

Center City 2020 Vision Plan Update

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Center City 2020 Vision Plan Update

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  1. Center City 2020 Vision Plan Update

  2. Agenda Introduction Mark Hahn Mecklenburg County Overview Harvey Gantt 2020 Plan Co-Chair Community Engagement Michael Smith Center City Partners Community Input Debra Campbell Planning Department

  3. Project Team • Co-Chairs • Ann Caulkins • Harvey Gantt • Managed by • Planning Department • Mecklenburg County • Charlotte Center City Partners • Produced by Consultant Team • MIG, Inc. - lead consultant • Cole Jenest & Stone • Kimley-Horn Associates • Wray Ward

  4. Overview

  5. History • 40-year planning history • Began with Odell Plan of 1966 • 2010 Plan served as blueprint for • future development • 2010 Plan accomplishments: • Increased housing • Little Sugar Creek Greenway • Stonewall / Charlottetowne Ave • Plans for 3 parks including Education Quad in First Ward

  6. Purpose New vision, goals & recommendations for growth & development Capture the vision of full community for theirCenter City More than about Uptown – focus on connecting adjacent neighborhoods & breaking down barrier of I-277 Inspire public & private partnerships

  7. Scope • Growing the regional business center • Support urban living • Affordable housing • Recreation & parks • Neighborhood retail & services • Enhancing the destination • Parking, hospitality, arts & nightlife • Recruiting & integrating shopping • Improving & building infrastructure • Transit, streets, parks & recreation • Building a sustainable community

  8. Planning Process Existing Conditions & Community Visioning Policies, Projects & Programs Public Hearing & Action Community Plan Review Draft Final Plan Fall 2009 Spring 2010 Summer Summer/Fall Fall 2010

  9. Community Engagement

  10. Steering Committee • Mission • Test plan ideas • Test growth & development strategies

  11. Steering Committee • Work Completed to Date: • Identified issues, opportunities & challenges • Reviewed community input, vision, goals & planning concepts • Work to be Completed: • Review Draft Plan

  12. Working Groups • Mission: To research & identify projects, programs & policies • Economic vitality • Transportation & mobility • Arts, culture & entertainment • Parks & recreation • Urban living

  13. Community Workshop #1 • First Workshop –21 October • Community Discussion: • - Vision, values, issues & • opportunities for Center City • Held at Convention Center • 300+ participants in person • 100 virtual participants via • CLT Blog.com

  14. Community Input

  15. CommunityValues Welcoming, Culture, Diversity Learning, Education, Innovation Family-Oriented, Livability, Fun Business - Friendly, Entrepreneurship

  16. CommunityValues Ecologically Sustainable Connectivity, Neighborhood Character, Walkability Memorable, Great Design, Historic Preservation Inclusivity, Accessibility, Affordability

  17. County-WideNeighborhood Workshops • North Regional Library: • Build out transit so citizens have another alternative to get Uptown • Add Uptown shopping! • West Boulevard Library: • Better connectivity between Center City neighborhoods & Uptown • Affordable retail Uptown

  18. County-WideNeighborhood Workshops • Independence Regional Library: • Create more plazas & parks with amenities • Commerce in neighborhoods • South County Regional Library: • Uptown housing for families • Break down I-277 barrier

  19. centercity2020.com

  20. Other Ways to Get Involved • Facebook • Twitter • CLT Blog.com

  21. Next Steps • City Council Update • March 8th • 2nd Workshop – 31 March • Vision, goals, concepts • 3rd Workshop – 10 June • DRAFT Plan • Final Presentation to Elected Officials • for Action • Fall 2010

  22. Thank You!