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Town of Mammoth Lakes Community Stakeholders: Vision for the Future Authored by Gordon Alper, Tom Cage, Dan Dawson, Peter Denniston, Rusty Gregory, Thom.

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1 Town of Mammoth Lakes Community Stakeholders: Vision for the Future Authored by Gordon Alper, Tom Cage, Dan Dawson, Peter Denniston, Rusty Gregory, Thom Heller, Chuck Lande, Andrea Lawrence, Mary Kay Prentice, John Vereuck, John Walter, Mark Wardlaw, and John Wentworth August 2006

2 Top 10 Priorities 1. At build out maximum pillow count will not exceed 50,000 while maintaining the Urban Growth Boundary 2. Fully mitigate all impacts to maintain current levels of Air Quality, Noise Level, and Night Sky Visibility 3. Identify and preserve lands now for open space, parks, recreation, entertainment venues, and public access to public lands 4. Do not permit density transfers between specific plan areas 5. The town-wide year-round mobility plan will prioritize feet first (walk, ski, pedal), bus second, and car last 6. On the design day at build out traffic congestion at intersections will be level-of-service D or better 7. Consolidate Main Street, Old Mammoth Road, and Shady Rest parcels to create a vibrant mix of retail, commercial (including a market), and workforce/ affordable housing 8. Do not allow housing on Institutional Public (IP) designated parcels other than college student and faculty housing 9. Rehabilitate existing housing first and build new housing second for workforce/ affordable housing 10. Maintain structures no taller than the tree canopy

3 Over-Arching Consideration Restrict new development to the comfortable carrying capacity of our facilities, natural resources, and the Urban Growth Boundary

4 General Plan Update: Strategies Strong Community Strong Community Conserve & Preserve Natural Environment Conserve & Preserve Natural Environment Quality Resort Quality Resort Financial Strength & Stability Financial Strength & Stability

5 General Plan Update: Strategies & Tactics Strong Community Strong Community Land UseLand Use RecreationRecreation Local’s HousingLocal’s Housing Architecture & DesignArchitecture & Design Public ServicePublic Service Conserve & Preserve Natural Environment Conserve & Preserve Natural Environment Preservation/Open Space/ Sensitive LandsPreservation/Open Space/ Sensitive Lands Alternative Renewable EnergyAlternative Renewable Energy Quality Resort Quality Resort Town-wide TransportationTown-wide Transportation Hot Bed DevelopmentHot Bed Development Interpretive/ Way Finding ProgramsInterpretive/ Way Finding Programs WellnessWellness Financial Strength & Stability Financial Strength & Stability Economic DiversificationEconomic Diversification

6 Strong Community: Land Use At build out maximum pillow count will not exceed 50,000 while maintaining the Urban Growth Boundary At build out maximum pillow count will not exceed 50,000 while maintaining the Urban Growth Boundary Do not permit density transfers between specific plan areas Do not permit density transfers between specific plan areas Consolidate Main Street, Old Mammoth Road, and Shady Rest parcels to create a vibrant mix of retail, commercial (including a market), and affordable/workforce housing Consolidate Main Street, Old Mammoth Road, and Shady Rest parcels to create a vibrant mix of retail, commercial (including a market), and affordable/workforce housing Do not allow development in this area until interim development guidelines are createdDo not allow development in this area until interim development guidelines are created Restrict new development to the comfortable carrying capacity of our facilities, natural resources, and the Urban Growth Boundary Restrict new development to the comfortable carrying capacity of our facilities, natural resources, and the Urban Growth Boundary

7 Strong Community: Recreation Identify and preserve lands now for open space, parks, recreation, entertainment venues, and public access to public lands Identify and preserve lands now for open space, parks, recreation, entertainment venues, and public access to public lands Identify and zone land for new and expanded parks and open spaceIdentify and zone land for new and expanded parks and open space Guarantee public access between the town and surrounding public landsGuarantee public access between the town and surrounding public lands Create a comprehensive year round community recreation planCreate a comprehensive year round community recreation plan Identify location, program, and funding sources for a community recreational facility and performing arts center in the South GatewayIdentify location, program, and funding sources for a community recreational facility and performing arts center in the South Gateway Identify and create a winter recreation/ sledding area in townIdentify and create a winter recreation/ sledding area in town Develop a winter park area at Shady-rest for multiple venuesDevelop a winter park area at Shady-rest for multiple venues

8 Strong Community: Local’s Housing Rehabilitate existing housing first and build new housing second for workforce/ affordable housing Rehabilitate existing housing first and build new housing second for workforce/ affordable housing Residentially zoned parcel development will not exceed state mandated density bonuses for affordable housingResidentially zoned parcel development will not exceed state mandated density bonuses for affordable housing Change existing workforce housing ordinance to increase flexibility to include rent or for-sale deed restricted housing Change existing workforce housing ordinance to increase flexibility to include rent or for-sale deed restricted housing Create a program for locals-only “bridge” housing, deed restricted housing to allow middle management to move up in the housing market, only locals can lived there Create a program for locals-only “bridge” housing, deed restricted housing to allow middle management to move up in the housing market, only locals can lived there Do not allow housing on IP designated parcels other than college student and faculty housing Do not allow housing on IP designated parcels other than college student and faculty housing

9 Strong Community: Architecture & Design Expand design guidelines to include building mass, bulk, and form to achieve interesting buildings Expand design guidelines to include building mass, bulk, and form to achieve interesting buildings Implement the design guidelinesImplement the design guidelines

10 Strong Community: Public Service Incentivize day-care for working families Incentivize day-care for working families Identify sites for hazardous materials storage, trash, propane, and snow storage Identify sites for hazardous materials storage, trash, propane, and snow storage

11 Conserve & Preserve Natural Environment: Preservation/ Open Space/ Sensitive Lands Fully mitigate all impacts to maintain current levels of Air Quality, Noise Level, and Night Sky Visibility Fully mitigate all impacts to maintain current levels of Air Quality, Noise Level, and Night Sky Visibility Maintain structures no taller than tree canopy level Maintain structures no taller than tree canopy level Maintain bell shape parcel as open spaceMaintain bell shape parcel as open space Retain alpine character of Mammoth Lakes by preserving wetlands, streams, significant slopes and rock outcroppings, allow stands of trees to continue to penetrate the communityRetain alpine character of Mammoth Lakes by preserving wetlands, streams, significant slopes and rock outcroppings, allow stands of trees to continue to penetrate the community Maintain the integrity of the Mammoth Creek corridorMaintain the integrity of the Mammoth Creek corridor Enforce setback requirements and actively manage the creek corridor by purchasing property Enforce setback requirements and actively manage the creek corridor by purchasing property Construct boardwalks where pedestrians are impacting the creek corridor Construct boardwalks where pedestrians are impacting the creek corridor

12 Conserve & Preserve Natural Environment: Alternative Renewable Energy Become a leader in the use of alternative and renewable energy sources Become a leader in the use of alternative and renewable energy sources Incentivize geothermal district heating systemIncentivize geothermal district heating system Become a leader in Green Building Become a leader in Green Building The Town will meet US Green Building Council LEED Certified building standard on all their new constructionThe Town will meet US Green Building Council LEED Certified building standard on all their new construction Incentivize all new building to meet LEED standardsIncentivize all new building to meet LEED standards

13 Quality Resort: Town-wide Transportation The Town-wide year-round mobility plan will prioritize feet first (walk, ski, pedal), bus second, and car last The Town-wide year-round mobility plan will prioritize feet first (walk, ski, pedal), bus second, and car last Develop regional mobility plan to Yosemite for economic developmentDevelop regional mobility plan to Yosemite for economic development Re-institute regional commercial aircraft serviceRe-institute regional commercial aircraft service Pursue roundabouts in lieu of traffic signals to improve traffic flowPursue roundabouts in lieu of traffic signals to improve traffic flow Work with the US Forest Service on implementation of vehicle restrictions in the Lakes BasinWork with the US Forest Service on implementation of vehicle restrictions in the Lakes Basin On the design day “at build-out” traffic congestion at intersections will be level-of-service D or better On the design day “at build-out” traffic congestion at intersections will be level-of-service D or better

14 Quality Resort: Hot Bed Development Incentivize the development of new hot and warm beds at resort nodes Incentivize the development of new hot and warm beds at resort nodes

15 Quality Resort: Interpretive/ Way Finding Programs Establish a unified public signage program Establish a unified public signage program Adequately staff for sign ordinance enforcementAdequately staff for sign ordinance enforcement

16 Quality Resort: Wellness Promote town as a center for wellness, fitness, and world class athletic training Promote town as a center for wellness, fitness, and world class athletic training

17 Financial Strength & Stability: Economic Diversification Encourage new institutional uses and establishments i.e: UCSB Ecology and Geology Study Center, Eastern Sierra Conference Center, Aspen Institute, etc. Encourage new institutional uses and establishments i.e: UCSB Ecology and Geology Study Center, Eastern Sierra Conference Center, Aspen Institute, etc. Make Town a wireless community Make Town a wireless community

18 Thank You


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