Presentation on theme: "East Central Florida HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Project “Transit as an Economic Catalyst” $2.4 Million Awarded to the East Central."— Presentation transcript:
East Central Florida HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Project “Transit as an Economic Catalyst” $2.4 Million Awarded to the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council February 2012 to February 2015
From Vision to Implementation Improve access and opportunities for communities adjacent to SunRail Stations
Sustainable Communities Grant Theme Improving public health and safety and reduce energy use by providing bicycle and pedestrian connections; Promoting social equity and access to opportunity by revitalizing minority and/or low income neighborhoods adjacent to committed commuter rail stations; Plan for affordable, energy efficient housing adjacent to committed Phase 1 commuter rail stations.
Grant Theme Continued Create a corridor of commerce and sustainable compact urban development to increase economic competitiveness and reduce environmental impacts.
Core Consortium Members directly involved in grant implementation – ECFRPC – 4 cities (DeBary, Sanford, Longwood, Orlando) – 2 counties (Seminole, Orange) – Creative Village, Shimberg Center – FDOT (SunRail liason), MetroPlan Orlando, LYNX – Chairs of Affordable Housing and Outreach & Equity Groups Meeting Frequency – 4 times per year Staff Support Provided By – ECFRPC
Station Area Work Group Appointed By – Lead local government for each station Members – Local governments, key partners specific to each station, meetings open to participation by stakeholders who are not part of the Consortium Reports To – Consortium Meeting Frequency – Determined by local governments Staff Support Provided By – Lead local government for each station
Affordable Housing Working Group Provide technical review of Shimberg Center’s affordable housing analysis for all 12 stations Recommend strategies and financing opportunities to encourage the provision of needed affordable housing
Outreach and Equity Advisory Group Advise the Consortium on how to create an inclusive planning process Help develop strategies to engage traditionally underrepresented groups
DeBary 1.Complete an Affordable/Workforce Housing Plan 2.Design Pedestrian & Bicycle connections to the SunRail station 3.Complete a Master Stormwater Plan along US 17-92 to incentivize Transit Oriented Development (TOD) at their SunRail station
Seminole County (Sanford) 1.Plan for core of commerce and sustainable compact urban development 2. Develop TOD criteria including a mix of jobs and housing types for an area with a low income and high minority population.
Seminole County (Altamonte Springs) 1.Partner with predominately African American East Altamonte neighborhood to develop a station area plan similar to Sanford plan, including bicycle/pedestrian connections between the station and neighborhoods
Longwood 1.Design pedestrian/bicycle friendly facilities to connect SunRail to jobs and neighborhoods within the 1/2 mile walk 1/3 mile bike shed 2.Develop a station area plan to identify market/redevelopment opportunities, create niche developments, and expand existing service industry
Orlando (LYNX Central Station) 1.Improve Pedestrian and bicycle connectivity between LYNX Central Station and the Paramore District 2.Provide direct access to affordable housing between LYNX Central Station and the Paramore and Callahan communities 3.Create opportunities for low income neighborhoods to access regional commerce with two roadway extensions and ancillary public infrastructure at vacant Amway Center location. New high tech urban mixed-use “Creative Village” will feature BRT service options to Paramore and Callahan Districts
Orange County 1.Development of Transportation Design for Livable Communities (TDLC) standards
The Shimberg Center at UF 1.Conduct an affordable housing study of the 12 SunRail stops to determine affordable housing needs 2.Formulate a strategy to lessen cost burden to regional households spending more than 45% of their income on housing and transportation costs combined
Consortium Management and Administration ECFRPC with assistance from MetroPlan Orlando 1.Facilitate community outreach and engagement 2.Engage communities of color and low income neighborhoods 3.Develop cross-cutting policies
East Central Florida Regional Planning Council 309 Cranes Roost Blvd, Suite 2000 Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701 p. 407.262.7772 f. 407.262.7788 www.ecfrpc.org