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Steering Committee September 10, 2009 1.  Introduction of Consultant Team  Introduction of Steering Committee  Role of Steering Committee  Project.

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1 Steering Committee September 10,

2  Introduction of Consultant Team  Introduction of Steering Committee  Role of Steering Committee  Project Overview  S.W.O.T. Discussion 2

3  Renee Brown – Bellefonte Borough Council  Vana Dainty – Vice-President, Bellefonte Borough Council  Robert Dannaker – Bellefonte Borough Planning Commission  Richard Fornicola – Waterfront Property Owner  Wendy Fultz – Cool Beans  Stanley Goldman – Mayor, Bellefonte Borough  Erin Hammerstadt – HARB Consultant & Preservation Pennsylvania  Don Holderman – Assistant Manager, Bellefonte Borough  Gary Hoover – Bellefonte Chamber of Commerce  Kim Kowalyck – Café on the Park  Samuel McGinley – Northwest Savings Bank  Gregory Wendt – M&T Savings Bank  Kim Wheeler – PA Department of Economic and Community Development 3

4  Serve as a resource for ideas and approaches  Provide direction to the consultants  Review material prepared by the consultants  Provide input on proposed strategies and actions  Participate in the public input process  Provide updates to Council  Review and comment on the final plan and advise Council of the Committee’s recommendations 4

5 5 PARTNERS COORDINATION THE TEAM TASKS THE DETAILS THE RESULT

6 6 DCED BELLEFONTE BOROUGH STEERING COMMITTEE MASTER PLAN THE MASTER PLAN IS THE RESULT OF COLLABORATION AND CONSENSUS OF THE PARTNERS AGENCIES CONSULTANT EXPERTISE STEERING COMMITTEE DCED BELLEFONTE BOROUGH BOROUGH RESIDENTS

7 Delta Development Group, Inc. Karen Dickinson, Project Manager Teresa Sparacino Chris Johnston EADS Group, Inc. Jake Steinbugl Reynolds Smith and Hills, Inc. (RS&H) George Dickie Ron Sill 7

8 P ROVIDING P ROVEN R ESULTS S INCE 1988 From Planning to Implementation: Community and Economic Development Real Estate Development Information Technology 8

9 ◦ Trade and Transit Center ◦ Downtown movie theater ◦ Public investment = $40 million ◦ Private investment = $100 million ◦ PHMC navigation 9

10 10 Engineering Architecture and Design Services “Quality Service with Integrity” The EADS Group: was established in 1955 is ISO 9001:2000 Certified is Employee Owned and Managed has 200+ Professional and Technical Staff has 6 Office Locations

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16 THE VISIONING PROCESS

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18 Understand the Project AreaBuild Public ConsensusMarket Assessment and FeasibilityCreate Redevelopment ConceptsImplementation and Funding Strategy 18 Project Tasks

19 ◦ Review Background Materials ◦ Parcel profiles 19

20 ◦ Demographic characteristics ◦ Current and planned retail establishments ◦ Business owner interviews ◦ Consumer profile 20

21 ◦ Steering committee ◦ Public meetings  SWOT  Conceptual designs  Final plan ◦ Stakeholder interviews  Business  Resident  Community organizations 21

22  Short-, mid- and long-range goals  Private/public partnerships  Creative financing tools 22

23  What can the site accommodate?  What connections need to be made between the waterfront and core business district?  What traffic and parking impact will development of the waterfront district have on the core business district?  What streetscape enhancements can be implemented to create a cohesive theme connecting the waterfront and core business districts?  What retail and commercial opportunities complement existing business?  What residential opportunities exist in the waterfront and downtwon districts?  What are the market strategy and land use options? 23

24  Demographics  Businesses  Physical site conditions  History of Place  Transformation  Current Conditions 24

25  1-mile ring (center of the ring = intersection of High Street & Water Street)  Projected slight population increase over next four year period ( )  Income is shifting from lower percentage of households in the < $15,000 range to higher percentage of households in the $50K +  Loss in families means lower percentage of persons in the 0-14 age bracket  Higher percentage of persons are in the age bracket.  Additional Study: Current downtown consumers to better define market area 25

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28  Physical site conditions  History of Place 28

29 Fragments of the Past 29

30 Lost Treasure 30

31 Transformation 31

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33 Current Conditions 33

34 Southern Site 34

35 Mid Section 35

36 North Gateway 36

37 Overview from the West 37

38 Context & Edges 38

39  Strengths ◦ Assets to build upon  Weaknesses ◦ Challenges to development  Opportunities ◦ Create vibrant waterfront and downtown  Threats ◦ Things that cannot be controlled 39


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