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1 Public Visioning Meeting January 28 & 29, 2015 CenterPlace Regional Event Center

2 2 Part I: Project Overview  Overview of Growth Management Act (GMA) and Comprehensive Plan Update process Part II: Spokane Valley Vision  Overview of Community Visioning Part III: Community Comment and Input  Overview of Exercises

3 Project Overview 3

4 4 The GMA sets planning goals and requirements for local jurisdictions, with emphasis on deference to local planning actions. The GMA’s fourteen required planning goals include the following: Growth Management Act, RCW 36.70A

5 “The GMA establishes the primacy of the comprehensive plan. The comprehensive plan is the starting point for any planning process and the centerpiece of local planning. Development regulations (zoning, subdivision, and other controls) must be consistent with comprehensive plans.” Source: Municipal Research and Services Center 5

6 6 Washington State Growth Management Act RCW 36.70A Spokane County and Cities Countywide Planning Policies Spokane Valley Comprehensive Plan Spokane Valley Development Regulations

7 7  The Spokane Valley Comprehensive Plan (SVCP) establishes a vision for the future of Spokane Valley during a 20-year period and responds to the requirements of the GMA  The existing SVCP contains the following elements: Existing Spokane Valley Comprehensive Plan Elements Land UseEconomic Development TransportationNatural Environment Capital FacilitiesParks, Recreation & Arts HousingNeighborhoods Private/Public UtilitiesBike & Pedestrian

8  Phase I Public Participation Program Data Gathering Community Visioning  Phase 2 Draft EIS (necessity of EIS to be determined at end of Phase 1) Draft Comprehensive Plan Elements Draft Edits to Development Regulations  Phase 3 Final Draft EIS (if needed) Final Draft Comprehensive Plan Elements Final Edits to Development Regulations Adoption 8

9 Update necessary background information, inventories, and existing conditions Implement the Public Participation Program to ensure continuous participation Review the vision for the development of the community Develop goals, policies, and objectives consistent with the vision Amend the Zoning Code and other development regulations as needed to ensure consistency with updated Comprehensive Plan 9

10 Update necessary background information, inventories, and existing conditions Implement the Public Participation Program to ensure continuous participation Review the vision for the development of the community Develop goals, policies, and objectives consistent with the vision Amend the Zoning Code and other development regulations as needed to ensure consistency with updated Comprehensive Plan 10

11 Update necessary background information, inventories, and existing conditions Implement the Public Participation Program to ensure continuous participation Review the vision for the development of the community Develop goals, policies, and objectives consistent with the vision Amend the Zoning Code and other development regulations as needed to ensure consistency with updated Comprehensive Plan 11 You are here

12 12 *Deadline for submitting a CAR application is March 31, 2015 Visioning Meetings “Report Back” Visioning Meetings Citizen Amendment Request (CAR) Meeting* Phase 1 January 2015 February/ March 2015 May 2015 Planning Commission Mtg.

13  The Public will provide input that will be considered by the Council, Planning Commission, and Staff  Planning Commission will be the lead advisory body, which entails receiving public comment and forwarding recommendations to Council  City Council is the decision making authority, and will be involved throughout the process  Staff and Consultants will facilitate the process by conducting outreach, providing technical expertise, preparing recommendations, and facilitating environmental review 13

14 14 Spokane Valley Vision

15 15 Community visioning is the process of developing consensus about what future the community wants, and then deciding what is necessary to achieve it. A vision statement:  Encompasses what community members most value about their community  Captures the shared image of what community members want their community to become.  Inspires community members to work together to achieve the vision. Source: Municipal Research and Services Center

16 16 “A community of opportunity where individuals and families can grow and play and businesses will flourish and prosper.” Source: Spokane Valley Comprehensive Plan

17 17 Economic Opportunity Commercial Office Industrial Manufacturin g Housing In-fill Neighborhoods Multi-Family Community Character Community Facilities Parks Public Services Transportation Corridors Trails Transit

18 18 “A community of opportunity where individuals and families can grow and play and businesses will flourish and prosper.” Source: Spokane Valley Comprehensive Plan

19 19 Community Comment and Input

20 20 1. Vision Wall 2. Visioning Topics (4) General guidelines: The exercises are informal and intended to stimulate discussion about the future of Spokane Valley. Please make sure that you visit each station (five total) before leaving. Each station has its own objectives and instructions. Staff is available to answer questions or discuss specific issues.

21 “Opportunity means…” Think about today’s discussion and your participation in the different exercises. At this station, you will translate that insight into a statement (or more) on the “vision wall” The vision wall is meant to be an informal way of sharing your input. Consider:  Explaining what “opportunity” means to you and your community.  Sharing 3 issues and 3 highlights around the community  Writing your version of Spokane Valley’s Community Vision  How do you communicate with your neighbors?  What do you like about your neighborhood?  What would you like to change in your neighborhood?  What type of housing does the City need more of? Why? Record your comment(s) on the poster for everyone to see and discuss. 21 Table 4

22 22 Members of the Public:  Review the Citizen-initiated Amendment Request application and determine if you will be submitting a request (submittal deadline March 31, 2015)  Attend the second set of visioning meetings, which will take place between February and March Staff tasks:  Compile input gathered at the visioning meetings  Prepare a Community Vision Report  Prepare an Existing Conditions Report

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