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1 Jackson Community Comprehensive Plan – Big Picture Planning for Natural Resources Keeping it Green: Conserving Your Future Through Land Use Planning Presented by the Region 2 Planning Commission February 9, 2008

2 Jackson Community Comprehensive Plan Adopted by the Jackson Community Comprehensive Planning Committee on Thursday, May 26, 2005 Adopted by the Jackson Community Comprehensive Planning Committee on Thursday, May 26, 2005

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4 Community Planning Efforts: Hazard Mitigation Plan Hazard Mitigation Plan Wellhead Protection Plan Wellhead Protection Plan Upper Grand River Watershed Plan Upper Grand River Watershed Plan Local Land Use Plans Local Land Use Plans Local Zoning Ordinances Local Zoning Ordinances JACTS Long Range Plan JACTS Long Range Plan Local Recreation Plans Local Recreation Plans Trailways Plan Trailways Plan

5 Vision Statement Promote the quality of life for Jackson Countys existing and future citizens through the application of community revitalization and orderly growth to enhance community heritage and culture, expand employment opportunity, preserve lands of value for open space and agriculture, and to preserve environmentally sensitive lands. Promote the quality of life for Jackson Countys existing and future citizens through the application of community revitalization and orderly growth to enhance community heritage and culture, expand employment opportunity, preserve lands of value for open space and agriculture, and to preserve environmentally sensitive lands.

6 Guiding Principles Sustainability Sustainability Diversity Diversity Smart Growth Smart Growth Range of housing opportunities Range of housing opportunities Walkable neighborhoods Walkable neighborhoods Community and stakeholder collaboration Community and stakeholder collaboration Distinctive, attractive communities Distinctive, attractive communities Predictable development decisions Predictable development decisions Mix land uses Mix land uses Preserve open space, ag lands, environmental lands Preserve open space, ag lands, environmental lands Provide a variety of transportation choices Provide a variety of transportation choices Direct growth toward existing communities Direct growth toward existing communities Take advantage of compact development design Take advantage of compact development design

7 Plan Chapters Physical setting Physical setting Demographics Demographics The economy The economy Land use Land use Housing Housing Transportation Transportation Water, sewer, fire protection Water, sewer, fire protection Local planning and zoning Local planning and zoning Issues, goals, policies and actions Issues, goals, policies and actions The plan The plan Plan implementation Plan implementation

8 Physical Setting Soils suitability for bldg. site development Soils suitability for bldg. site development Soils suitability for on-site sanitary Soils suitability for on-site sanitary Wetlands Wetlands Prime farm land Prime farm land Topography Topography Surface water Surface water

9 Wetlands

10 Prime Farm Land

11 Demographics Population growth Population growth Population projections Population projections Urban and rural growth Urban and rural growth Households Households Race Race Ethnicity Ethnicity Age-sex Age-sex Overweight and obesity Overweight and obesity

12 County Population Growth

13 Population Projections

14 Growth in Households

15 Growth by Government Type

16 The Economy Labor force and employment Labor force and employment Sector analysis Sector analysis Non-farm employment Non-farm employment Goods producing vs. service providing employment Goods producing vs. service providing employment Industry employment forecast Industry employment forecast Agricultural economy Agricultural economy

17 Land Use Land cover Land cover Urban and built-up lands Urban and built-up lands Trends in agricultural land use Trends in agricultural land use

18 Urban and Built-up Lands

19 Agricultural Land Decline

20 Housing Housing unit type Housing unit type Numbers of housing units Numbers of housing units Housing tenure Housing tenure Vacancy and vacancy rates Vacancy and vacancy rates Housing quality Housing quality

21 Transportation Transportation planning Transportation planning Existing transportation system Existing transportation system Inter-city rail service Inter-city rail service Air transportation services Air transportation services Pedestrian and non-motorized transportation Pedestrian and non-motorized transportation

22 Water, Sewer, and Fire Protection Water supply Water supply Sewage disposal Sewage disposal Fire protection Fire protection

23 Sewer

24 Local Planning and Zoning Local government land use planning Local government land use planning Local unit zoning Local unit zoning

25 Local Land Use Plans

26 Zoning

27 Issues, Goals, Policies and Actions 16 issues 16 issues Goals Goals Policies and actions Policies and actions

28 The Plan Greenways plan Greenways plan Land use plan Land use plan

29 Greenways Plan Wetlands Wetlands Drainage-ways Drainage-ways Forested lands Forested lands

30 Greenways

31 Land Use Plan & Greenways

32 Plan Implementation Community Planning Committee Community Planning Committee Jackson County Jackson County Jackson County Road Commission Jackson County Road Commission City of Jackson; and Jackson County townships and villages City of Jackson; and Jackson County townships and villages Region 2 Planning Commission Region 2 Planning Commission Private sector Private sector Interest groups Interest groups Citizens Citizens

33 Areas of Further Study Identify the true costs of development Identify the true costs of development Study the impact of sprawl Study the impact of sprawl Estimate the amount of land necessary to accommodate growth in population and households Estimate the amount of land necessary to accommodate growth in population and households Identify the numbers of REUs associated with proposed sewer expansion, and allocate to appropriate areas on the plan Identify the numbers of REUs associated with proposed sewer expansion, and allocate to appropriate areas on the plan

34 Whats Next? Complete a review of the plan Complete a review of the plan Seek citizen and stakeholder input and endorsement Seek citizen and stakeholder input and endorsement Distribute the plan Distribute the plan Ask local units to review their plans for possible update Ask local units to review their plans for possible update Meet quarterly to discuss progress Meet quarterly to discuss progress Update the plan periodically Update the plan periodically Seek to incorporate plan principles and provisions in municipal plans. Seek to incorporate plan principles and provisions in municipal plans.


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