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1 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Public Workshop Project Scoping/Issues Identification December 1, 2010

2 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Agenda Project Introduction (background and purpose) Example from Elsewhere Anticipated Scope and Schedule for this Study Facilitated Discussion Wrap-up and Adjournment

3 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Introduction

4 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Background Town of Dryden 2005 Comprehensive Plan Recognition of Varna as a unique opportunity Highway to Main Street Town of Dryden – Residential and Commercial Design Guidelines Town of Dryden – Proposed Zoning Amendments

5 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Background A small-scale, residential and commercial node

6 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Background

7 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Background and Purpose

8 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Background

9 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Background and Purpose

10 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Background and Purpose

11 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Background and Purpose

12 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Background and Purpose

13 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Background and Purpose

14 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Background

15 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Background

16 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Background

17 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Background Over the years, proposals for larger housing projects have caused concerns: Change of character Impact of density – sewer, water, etc. Traffic Drainage

18 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Background Yet there remains interest in some development: Additional services Creation of a more walkable environment Rehabilitation and reuse of properties Proximity to Cornell

19 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Background Varna Community Development Plan Develop a shared vision for the future Answer questions regarding carrying capacity Explore development alternatives Generate land use, transportation, and other recommendations Identify implementation actions

20 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Example from Elsewhere

21 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Neighborhood Master Plan for the Guilderland Center Hamlet

22 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Neighborhood Master Plan for the Guilderland Center Hamlet

23 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Neighborhood Master Plan for the Guilderland Center Hamlet

24 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Neighborhood Master Plan for the Guilderland Center Hamlet

25 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Neighborhood Master Plan for the Guilderland Center Hamlet

26 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Neighborhood Master Plan for the Guilderland Center Hamlet

27 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan

28 Neighborhood Master Plan for the Guilderland Center Hamlet Transportation - Solutions for: Traffic speed and trucks Pedestrian environment Intersection Improvements Land Use - Opportunities for: Parks and Recreation Pedestrian and bike connections Potential Future development

29 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Neighborhood Master Plan for the Guilderland Center Hamlet Transportation - Solutions for: Traffic speed and trucks Pedestrian environment Intersection Improvements

30 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Neighborhood Master Plan for the Guilderland Center Hamlet Transportation - Solutions for: Traffic speed and trucks Pedestrian environment Intersection Improvements

31 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Neighborhood Master Plan for the Guilderland Center Hamlet Transportation - Solutions for: Traffic speed and trucks Pedestrian environment Intersection Improvements Sidewalks: Phase I: Rt South Side (funding secured through CDTC for $681,000) Phase II: Rt North Side

32 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Neighborhood Master Plan for the Guilderland Center Hamlet Transportation - Solutions for: Traffic speed and trucks Pedestrian environment Intersection Improvements

33 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Neighborhood Master Plan for the Guilderland Center Hamlet Transportation - Solutions for: Traffic speed and trucks Pedestrian environment Intersection Improvements

34 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Neighborhood Master Plan for the Guilderland Center Hamlet Transportation - Solutions for: Traffic speed and trucks Pedestrian environment Intersection Improvements

35 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Neighborhood Master Plan for the Guilderland Center Hamlet Transportation - Solutions for: Traffic speed and trucks Pedestrian environment Intersection Improvements

36 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Neighborhood Master Plan for the Guilderland Center Hamlet Land Use - Opportunities for: Parks and Recreation Pedestrian and bike connections Potential Future development

37 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Neighborhood Master Plan for the Guilderland Center Hamlet Land Use - Opportunities for: Parks and Recreation Pedestrian and bike connections Potential Future development

38 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Neighborhood Master Plan for the Guilderland Center Hamlet Land Use - Opportunities for: Parks and Recreation Pedestrian and bike connections Potential Future development

39 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Warwick Grove Alley access in back Hamlet-style single family homes face street

40 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Warwick Grove Multi-family housing with shared walkways and parking behind

41 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Neighborhood Master Plan for the Guilderland Center Hamlet Outcomes – The Power of a Plan: Answers to some long-standing questions Consensus on a long-term vision Cooperation of important stakeholders Community organization Projects in the pipeline

42 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Anticipated Scope and Schedule for Varna

43 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Anticipated Scope and Schedule Start in January 2011 Study Advisory Committee (7 to 9 people) Residents of Varna Small business owner Large landowner Dryden Planning Board Cornell University NYSDOT and the MPO Others Behan Planning and Design with SRF Associates

44 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Anticipated Scope and Schedule Analysis of Existing Conditions Start with existing studies/info Public Outreach Visioning Workshop Plan Concepts Workshop Stakeholder Meetings / Interviews Project website and Community Bulletin Board

45 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Anticipated Scope and Schedule Plan Development – recommendations to address issues of concern, such as: Volume and speed of traffic Enhancement of the pedestrian environment and opportunities for other modes of travel (bicycling, public transportation) Consideration of proportionate cost sharing for future improvements Land use plan and ideas for associated land use regulation

46 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Anticipated Scope and Schedule Plan Development – recommendations to address issues of concern, such as: Ideas about the desired character of the hamlet – sample design concepts Revitalization strategies (business enhancement, home improvement, gateway treatments, etc.) Infrastructure needs

47 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Anticipated Scope and Schedule Plan Development – recommendations to address issues of concern, such as: Housing – with some emphasis on opportunities for affordable or workforce housing Resource protection Trails, recreation, and public spaces Others

48 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Anticipated Scope and Schedule Implementation Strategies Prioritization Responsibilities and organization Cost estimates and funding opportunities

49 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Anticipated Scope and Schedule

50 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Facilitated Discussion

51 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Scoping / Issues Identification Varna Community Association - community meetings in April and June

52 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Scoping / Issues Identification What do you like about living in Varna? What are your primary concerns when you think about the future of Varna? What opportunities do you see that we should be aware of?

53 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Project Scoping / Issues Identification Report Back / Summarize Discussion

54 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Wrap-up and Adjournment

55 Town of Dryden, NY :: Hamlet of Varna – Community Development Plan Thank you. Happy Holidays!


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