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1 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE 2014 Concord Township Public Presentation and Discussion: Background Information & Preliminary Recommendations September 24, 2014

2 Current Concord Township Plans

3 Questions re: Current Plans Both plans adopted before “the Great Recession” Where are we now…compared to then? What do we need to do to continue implementing those plans? Any major new issues for future planning?

4 Planning Consultants Township issued RFP (Request For Proposals) RFP listed specific tasks Selected planning and zoning consultant team: Northstar Planning & Design Behnke Landscape Architecture

5 Plan Update Committee Frank Schindler Larry Wentz Rich Peterson Andy Lingenfelter Jim Rowe Christine Jarrell Ivan Valentic Rick Gorjup Gerry Reis Dave Radachy Lake Co. Planning Director Connie Luhta, Trustee Township Staff: Kathy Mitchell TWP Administrator Bruce Bullard Zoning Department Director & Zo ning Inspector

6 Plan Update Assignments Background and Current Issues Update Auburn-Crile Corridor Updates Residential District Updates Township Facilities Updates Summary of Concord Township Plan Update

7 Generally, we are… Assessing/updating our current situation Updating implementation strategies, including possible zoning amendments Identifying issues for future planning Note: Any changes to the Township Zoning Resolution will go through the legal process mandated by the Ohio Revised Code.

8 Background & Current Issues Update

9 Background & Current Issues Update: The 2004 Township Comprehensive Plan The 2004 Plan includes: Background Data Land Use and Zoning Analysis Resident Survey Plan Recommendations Implementation Strategies

10 Background & Current Issues Update: The 2004 Township Comprehensive Plan Implementation Strategies: Adopt Comprehensive Plan Review Zoning Code Text and Map Administrative Actions

11 Background & Current Issues Update: The 2006 Business Corridor Study The 2006 Corridor Study includes: Background Issues Transportation Utilities Land Use and Zoning Inventory Recommended Strategies

12 Background & Current Issues Update: The 2006 Business Corridor Study Recommended Strategies: -Targeted zoning amendments -Road and Intersection Improvements

13 Background & Current Issues Update: Since 2004 – 2006….. The “Great Recession” slowed development, especially residential Township successful implementing several recommended strategies and some conditions have changed…we are examining those.

14 Background & Current Issues Update: Population Concord Township Population Source: US Census

15 Background & Current Issues Update: Population 65 Years & Over 2010 Census: 65-74 years = 1,742 persons 75-84 years = 833 85 and over = 392 2,081 households (30.2% of total households) have one or more persons aged 65 years and over Source: 2008-2012 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates 8.1% 12.0% 16.6%

16 Background & Current Issues Update: Township Total Housing Units

17 Background & Current Issues Update: New Dwellings

18 Background & Current Issues Update: Housing and Households Table 2 (updated from the 2004 Plan) Median Household Size 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010 1980199020002010*2012** Concord Township3.42.92.63 2.59 Lake County2.932.652.52.41 NE Ohio Region2.92.692.57 * Average Household Size, 2010 Census ** Average household size, ACS 2008-2012 5-Year Estimates

19 Background & Current Issues Update: Township Housing Types Table 4 (updated from the 2004 Plan) Types of Housing Units in Concord Township 2000 & 2010 199020002010* Total Units % of Total Total Units % of Total Total Units % of Total Single Family Attached57013%9641695813% Single Family Detached337276%445075583881% 2-4 Units1924%14321322% 5+ Units2846%33763174% Mobile/Ot her 231%2100 444159117453 * 2008-2012 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

20 Background and Current Issues Update: New Sanitary Sewers 2004-2014

21 Zoning Amendments 2004-2014

22 Background & Current Issues Update: New Subdivisions 2004-2014

23 Background & Current Issues Update: Available and Proposed Sublots +/- 65-70 new dwellings built per year 2012-2013 As of Feb 2014: - 151 platted lots available for sale (in approved subdivisions) - 273 proposed lots (in subdivisions not yet approved) - Numerous other “non-subdivision lots” not tabulated

24 Commercial & Industrial Development 2004-2013 (Construction projects over 10,000 sq ft only) YearOccupantLocationSq Feet 2006Quail HollowQuail Hollow Dr.21,452 2007 TriPoint HospitalAuburn Rd295,895 Medical OfficesFredle Dr.21,000 CEI Service CenterAuburn Rd.39,433 LMP Learning CenterAlexander Rd.18,000 2008Ricerca BiosciencesAuburn Rd.15,395 Univ. Hosp. Urgent CareAuburn Rd.61,325 Physician’s PavilionAuburn Rd.96,000 2011CEIAuburn Rd.11,592 DeNora TechDiscovery Ln.56,800 Fives CineticDiscovery Ln.48,312 2012Cometic GasketAuburn Rd.26,825 2013Auburn Voc’l CenterAuburn Rd.15,000

25 Background & Current Issues Update: Capital Parkway Extension & Related Improvements Design of Capital Parkway Extension and new SR 44 intersection in process

26 Auburn Crile Corridor Updates  BX Zoning Issues  Focus on New Town Center  Business Retention and Expansion Strategies

27 Auburn Crile Corridor Updates: BX Zoning Issues Task: Review/update to fit land use plan and permit appropriate uses Preliminary Recommendations : Strengthen purpose/concept for the District Adjust to reflect Capital Extension impacts Protect existing uses

28 Auburn Crile Corridor Updates: Focus on New Town Center Task: Update model, recommend character features, address in GB zoning standards Preliminary Recommendations: Consider overlay or new zoning district Upgrade site design and architectural standards Promote unique character & “sense of place” Determine appropriate uses Consider Access Management

29 Design of Capital Parkway Extension and new SR 44 intersection in process

30 Auburn Crile Corridor Updates: Focus on New Town Center

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32 Auburn Crile Corridor Updates: Business Retention and Expansion Strategies Task: Identify strategies to retain existing businesses and encourage their growth Preliminary Recommendations: No discussion on this item to date

33 Residential District Updates  R-5 Senior Residential Community District  RCD Residential Conservation Development District  Residential Districts Text Re-organization  Residential District Purpose Statements

34 Residential District Updates: R-5 Senior Residential Community District Task: Determine if the R-5 regulations can and should be amended to encourage development of Senior Housing Preliminary Recommendations: Evaluate needs of township senior residents Promote use of existing area programs which support seniors desiring to “age in place”

35 Residential District Updates: RCD Residential Conservation Development District Task: Review text and RCD developments, identify possible improvements to the RCD regulations Preliminary Recommendations: Consider riparian setbacks for all developments, including RCDs – coordinate with Lake Soil & Water District Consider alternate evaluations of “yield plan” Not complete, in process

36 Residential District Updates: Residential Districts Text Re-organization Task: Recommend updated format (non-content) for existing residential zoning regulations Preliminary Recommendations: Make text more user friendly Reduce 7 residential district texts into 1 or 2 Condense lengthy texts for standards (i.e., yards, heights) for all residential districts into a table or tables for easy reference

37 Residential District Updates: Residential District Purpose Statements Task: Consider new or amended purpose statements for all residential districts Preliminary Recommendations: Agreed that purpose statements needed In process, not complete at this time

38 Township Facilities Updates  Future Community Center Location  Recreation Facility Assessment

39 Township Facilities Updates: Future Community Center Location Task: Consider purpose(s) and potential sites for future community center Preliminary Recommendations: Existing building and site has limitations Existing site has value for redevelopment Auburn/Crile Road area accessible, visible Consider Future Town Center location

40 Task: Inventory facilities, propose improvements, consider new pavilion and ballfields Preliminary Recommendations: Abundant space available for future recreation needs on Township-owned property in Town Hall area – if and when needed Site for potential larger new pavilion Consider likely users before investment in new ball fields and other capital/maintenance intensive facilities Walkway/trail improvements at Concord Hills Park Township Facilities Updates: Recreation Facility Assessment

41 Summary of Plan Update Task: Prepare a summary document with final recommendations No action at this time - to be completed at end of project

42 Thank you for your attention. Questions and comments?


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