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Published on May 12, 2008

Author: joanna.deming

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A Power Point presentation on Smart Growth, by Alex Graziani, from the Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County. This Power Point was presented at the SWPA Housing Alliance's Smart Growth and Housing Round Table (April, 2008).
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` Helping to build healthy, safe and livable communities.

To work in partnership with communities who face the challenges associated with economic growth and revitalization . MISSION STATEMENT

To work in partnership with communities who face the challenges associated with economic growth and revitalization .

Through educational outreach and technical assistance , the Smart Growth Partnership will promote the development and implementation of cooperative land-use strategies to improve the quality of growth. H O W ?

Through educational outreach and technical assistance , the Smart Growth Partnership will promote the development and implementation of cooperative land-use strategies to improve the quality of growth.

W estmoreland C ounty Selected Land Use Statistics Land Preserved and Ag Security Area – 210,748 Acres (32%) Land Developed – 77,066 Acres (12%) Pre 1967 Developed Land – 52,104 Acres Post 1967 Developed Land – 24,962 Acres Vacant, or unprotected farms or forests, and very low density residential -368,186 Acres Acres per year developed since 1967 - 693.39Acres a. Slightly more than 1/10 of 1% of the county is being developed per year b. Land development growth rate of 1.2% per year Total Acres 656,000 Legend Post 1967 Developed Land Pre 1967 Developed Land Preserved Land

SMART GROWTH IS: smart growth noun sensible growth: economic growth that consciously seeks to avoid wastefulness and damage to the environment and communities Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P) 2001 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Developed for Microsoft by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

smart growth noun sensible growth: economic growth that consciously seeks to avoid wastefulness and damage to the environment and communities Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P) 2001 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Developed for Microsoft by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

10 PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH Mix land uses Take advantage of compact building design Create a range of housing opportunities and choices Create walkable neighborhoods Foster distinctive, attractive communities with a strong sense of place Preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty, and critical environmental areas Strengthen and direct development towards existing communities Provide a variety of transportation choices Make development decisions predictable, fair, and cost effective Encourage community and stakeholder collaboration in development decisions $MART GROWTH NETWORK, 1996

Mix land uses

Take advantage of compact building design

Create a range of housing opportunities and choices

Create walkable neighborhoods

Foster distinctive, attractive communities with a strong sense of place

Preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty, and critical environmental areas

Strengthen and direct development towards existing communities

Provide a variety of transportation choices

Make development decisions predictable, fair, and cost effective

Encourage community and stakeholder collaboration in development decisions

$MART GROWTH NETWORK, 1996

PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH Mixed land uses

Mixed land uses

MIXED LAND USES

PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH Take advantage of compact building design

Take advantage of compact building design

COMPACT BUILDING DESIGN Conventional Development Smart Growth Development

 

PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH Create a range of housing opportunities and choices

Create a range of housing opportunities and choices

HOUSING CHOICES

PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH Create walkable neighborhoods

Create walkable neighborhoods

SMART GROWTH QUIZ Work? School? Shop? Recreate? Worship? Are you able to, or do you ever, walk to?

Work?

School?

Shop?

Recreate?

Worship?

PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH Foster distinctive, attractive communities with a strong sense of place

Foster distinctive, attractive communities with a strong sense of place

COMMUNITIES OF DISTINCTION

PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH Preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty, and critical environmental areas

Preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty, and critical environmental areas

Conservation Plans/ Regulations Local Watershed and Conservation Plans Forest (Contiguous and Interior Habitat) Streams (Corridors) Wetlands Habitats Step Slopes Buffers Critical Areas Parks Scenic Areas Trails Shorelines Difficult Soils Ag Lands Minerals Large and Small Scale

Local Watershed and Conservation Plans

Forest (Contiguous and Interior Habitat)

Streams (Corridors)

Wetlands

Habitats

Step Slopes

Buffers

Critical Areas

Parks

Scenic Areas

Trails

Shorelines

Difficult Soils

Ag Lands

Minerals

Strengthen and direct development towards existing communities PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH

Strengthen and direct development towards existing communities

FOCUS GROWTH Strengthen and direct development towards existing communities

Strengthen and direct development towards existing communities

PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH Provide a variety of transportation choices

Provide a variety of transportation choices

TRANSPORTATION CHOICES

PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH Make development decisions predictable, fair and cost effective Smart Growth Costs Less

Make development decisions predictable, fair and cost effective

COST EFFECTIVE Roads Utilities Schools 25% less 15% less 5% less Source: Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Alternative Land Use Patterns , by Robert Burchell, Rutgers University

PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH 10 Encourage community and stakeholder collaboration in development decisions

10 Encourage community and stakeholder collaboration in development decisions

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT “ I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves. And if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion.” Thomas Jefferson - 18 September 1820

KEY CONCEPT A community based collaborative process is a way to reduce confrontation and improve proposed projects by involving the citizens up front in the development process. Utilizing their energy positively instead of negatively.

A community based collaborative process is a way to reduce confrontation and improve proposed projects by involving the citizens up front in the development process. Utilizing their energy positively instead of negatively.

SMART GROWTH Conventional Development Smart Growth Development

Yield Perspective Smart Growth Perspective

CONCEPTUAL DEMONSTRATION PLAN Phase 1 (0-5 years) Phase 2 (5-10 years) Phase 3 (10-30 years)

RESOURCES Our Websites http://www.smartgrowthpa.org http://www.route30plan.com

Our Websites

http://www.smartgrowthpa.org

http://www.route30plan.com

THANK YOU !

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