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1 City of Normandy Park Visioning Strategic Plan Doug Schulze, City Manager

2 Normandy Park SightLines 2030 Help the community of Normandy Park make better, more informed choices for the long-term future. Bring community members together to build consensus on a preferred future for Normandy Parka vision for the year 2030and begin working to make that vision a reality over time. The Normandy Park SightLines 2030 visioning process was not intended to replace ongoing city planning and decision- making, but to help make those activities better informed, more strategic and more effective. Explore where we are today, where we want to be, and how we might get there. The process also provided an opportunity for people to come together to discuss significant trends and issues affecting their community in a proactive, collaborative way.

3 Process April Normandy Park City Council voted to sponsor a community visioning process - Normandy Park SightLines 2030 Identified expectations – Desired Outcomes May Selected Consultant Developed process with consultant Established Steering Committee June Focus Group Interviews Build Excitement & Interest July – August Community Events – Go Where People Gather

4 July 4 th Celebration

5 Dont Expect People to Attend Your Meeting!

6 Interactive Participation

7 Mapping Exercise

8 The Cove - beach Beach Access Nature Trails – Wooded area Marvista Elementary Marvista Park Marine View Park - beach Trails & Natural Areas Open Cove up to everybody Need more ball fields More businesses needed Grocery Store would be nice at Towne Center Cottage Housing!

9 What weve Learned Generally People appreciated this effort People appreciated getting to know Council members, City Manager, Staff and members of Commissions and Boards People love to find themselves on a map Survey was good length; good focus Money Game was great opportunity for learning on both ends

10 What People Really Want: More local business / retail Land Use and Development their way A gathering place Parks Working infrastructure road maintenance; sidewalks on arterials; bridge repair For Normandy Park to stay unique; as it is, oasis

11 What we Learned During Phase 1 I REALLY LIKE NORMANDY PARK How do you KEEP what you VALUE? It takes ACTION/ PRO– ACTION to do this! Community / Connection Physical Environment Safe and Secure

12 Affects on Outreach Design Start with the assumption of 3-way identity: Natural beauty Community Safety and Security Then, based on these values How to achieve these same values in the future What this actually looks like to people Inform and gather thoughts about topics that are: Arcane; complex (e.g., revenues and expenditures; which gov provides which services) Controversial; widely divergent ideas (e.g., Retail? Housing appropriate for seniors? Community center: retail, res, rec or gov? Recreation support?) Help people explore trade-offs Community / Connection Physical Environment Safe and Secure

13 Common Questions Future Vision What do you SEE in 2030? What do you VALUE and APPRECIATE? Ideas What ISSUES face Normandy Park? What would make Normandy Park BETTER? Anything else? Demographics Age, what you do in Normandy Park, Date

14 People and Community Comments +FEATURESComments Unique, oasis, quiet/calm, enclave; Different from neighboring cities DistinctiveExclusive Music in the Park, Community Center events, etc. Community EventsMore of these We know our neighborsNeighborsBut not all our neighbors People stay through generationsStableStuck Volunteers We need more Great place to raise kids Marvista Elementary FamiliesLeadership awareness Middle and High School

15 People and Community Comments +FEATURESComments Unique, oasis, quiet/calm, enclave; Different from neighboring cities DistinctiveExclusive Music in the Park, Community Center events, etc. Community EventsMore of these We know our neighborsNeighborsBut not all our neighbors People stay through generationsStableStuck Volunteers We need more Great place to raise kids Marvista Elementary FamiliesLeadership awareness Middle and High School

16 Beauty & Function of Environmental Quality Comments +FEATURESComments Part of what makes the Park Natural areas, Green space; Pastoral setting Part of what makes the Park Views; varied topography Part of what makes the Park Trees Views Property Rights Part of what makes the ParkClose to the SoundAccess Water qualityCreeks Flood control; improve habitat Property Rights It smells different hereClean airCould loose this Part of what makes the Park Northwest plants, environment Invasives People tend to maintainLandscapingMany do not maintain

17 Beauty & Function of Environmental Quality Comments +FEATURESComments Part of what makes the Park Natural areas, Green space; Pastoral setting Part of what makes the Park Views; varied topography Part of what makes the Park Trees Views Property Rights Part of what makes the ParkClose to the SoundAccess Water qualityCreeks Flood control; improve habitat Property Rights It smells different hereClean airCould loose this Part of what makes the Park Northwest plants, environment Invasives People tend to maintainLandscapingMany do not maintain

18 Beauty and Function in the Built Environment PLUS +FEATURESDELTA Like it how it isResidential / DensityHigher density near 1 st Ave Close – but distinct Proximity: Seattle, Transportation, Medical, Schools Better Transportation Unique; distinctive NW and varied housing stock Aging; maintenance New developments = characterless; dont fit Enhances green space and park atmosphere Large LotsCould these be divided? Helps keep things slow, quiet Curving streets; street maintenance Lets improve maintenance Trails, Sidewalks Lets have more Lets not have more

19 Safety and Security Comments +FEATURESComments We know our officers; our kids know the police; our neighbors and those in neighboring cities know our police Police Visible, Present For some, too present Would it make more sense to contract w/ King County? We like it this way; I can call when Im on vacation and theyll watch out for me Police Responsiveness We like it this way Keep those out who bring crime Low Crime Rate Who do we *think* doesnt belong here? Low is goodSpeed LimitsPlease enforce

20 Facilities and Common Places IDEAS Retail Government facility Near or at City Hall, Towne Center, Manhattan retail, Marvista / City maintenance; Nist Park A Place to Gather; Community Center Not retail Not government facility Not near or at City Hall, Towne Center, Manhattan retail, Marvista / City maintenance; Nist Park Trails, too.Improve/Maintain Parks Those who are not Cove members would like this Shoreline AccessSome Cove members agree Classes Pre-school Art, Music events For Youth and Elders City Offerings / AmenitiesNot responsibility of City Some who are not members would like this City PoolSome Pool members agree

21 Facilities and Common Places IDEAS Retail Government facility Near or at City Hall, Towne Center, Manhattan retail, Marvista / City maintenance; Nist Park A Place to Gather; Community Center Not retail Not government facility Not near or at City Hall, Towne Center, Manhattan retail, Marvista / City maintenance; Nist Park Trails, too.Improve/Maintain Parks Those who are not Cove members would like this Shoreline AccessSome Cove members agree Classes Pre-school Art, Music events For Youth and Elders City Offerings / AmenitiesNot responsibility of City Some who are not members would like this City PoolSome Pool members agree

22 Commercial, Business, Retail IDEAS RevitalizeRetail Center(s)No problem as is Build, revitalize Commercial and Business No problem as is Synergist businesses City incentives City encouragement, marketing Actively attract businesses City shouldnt do this Ties together; makes distinct Theme / Design ThemeCity shouldnt do this Support, encourage, create Chamber of Commerce or Similar Group Already have in neighboring cities

23 Commercial, Business, Retail IDEAS RevitalizeRetail Center(s)No problem as is Build, revitalize Commercial and Business No problem as is Synergist businesses City incentives City encouragement, marketing Actively attract businesses City shouldnt do this Ties together; makes distinct Theme / Design ThemeCity shouldnt do this Support, encourage, create Chamber of Commerce or Similar Group Already have in neighboring cities

24 Land Use; Residential Development IDEAS Needed for vibrancy, viability Adds to viability of retail For seniors ok, esp. local Higher Density; Diverse Housing Stock Only on 1 st Ave if at all Not at all, never Need layout, building, design standards: some, stronger, better, etc. Design Standards for Developments Developers know what to do to sell their homes Love em; keep emLarge Lot Size Subdivide some? Smaller ok on 1 st Ave + Not consistent w/ Park Need clarity re: when, where, what Signs* Could be onerous to develop, regulate Too easy to get Codes, zones not enforced Variances, Special Cases Rules should be flexible for common sense

25 Land Use; Residential Development IDEAS Needed for vibrancy, viability Adds to viability of retail For seniors ok, esp. local Higher Density; Diverse Housing Stock Only on 1 st Ave if at all Not at all, never Need layout, building, design standards: some, stronger, better, etc. Design Standards for Developments Developers know what to do to sell their homes Love em; keep emLarge Lot Size Subdivide some? Smaller ok on 1 st Ave + Not consistent w/ Park Need clarity re: when, where, what Signs* Could be onerous to develop, regulate Too easy to get Codes, zones not enforced Variances, Special Cases Rules should be flexible for common sense

26 Transportation, Circulation, Infrastructure IDEAS SidewalksOnly on arterials Fix bridges Park and Ride Throughout city On 1 st Ave Bus ServiceActively dont want this Pedestrian Connection to the East Serves as transportation, not just recreation Trail System AirportNoise = increasing again

27 Transportation, Circulation, Infrastructure IDEAS SidewalksOnly on arterials Fix bridges Park and Ride Throughout city On 1 st Ave Bus ServiceActively dont want this Pedestrian Connection to the East Serves as transportation, not just recreation Trail System AirportNoise = increasing again

28 Governance IDEAS We need more; stable source RevenuesFine how it is I could support some newTaxes No increase; decrease; re- direct; what do we get for KC taxes? Set Priorities for City Spending Police Consider Contracting Out Some Addl Services Get to USPO about thisZip Code (identity) Aha moments after money game Civics / Understanding Get to know; try to serveCommissioners / ElectedsDemographics

29 Governance IDEAS We need more; stable source RevenuesFine how it is I could support some newTaxes No increase; decrease; re- direct; what do we get for KC taxes? Set Priorities for City Spending Police Consider Contracting Out Some Addl Services Get to USPO about thisZip Code (identity) Aha moments after money game Civics / Understanding Get to know; try to serveCommissioners / ElectedsDemographics

30 Next Steps Use Visioning Process information to build a Strategic Plan Making things happen that would not otherwise happen and preventing things from happening that might ordinarily occur. Core Vision Elements Planned Quality Growth and Development Safe and Livable Community Community Spirit, Relationships and Pride Community Services and Amenities Focus Groups Create vision statements for each element Create goals, rationale and strategies for each element Performance Measures and Reporting


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