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1 Southern Nevada Strong Consortium Committee Meeting April 18, 2013

2 Agenda I.Call to Order II.Confirmation of Posting and Rool Call III.Acceptance of Agenda IV.Public Comment

3 V. New Business  Welcome and Introductions  Project Charter Updates  Review Survey Findings  Public Engagement Plan Update  Scenario Planning Update  Opportunity Sites - Criteria and Identification  Next Steps/Other Updates

4 Welcome and Introductions

5 Charter Updates

6 Review Survey Findings

7 Research Survey Conducted March 2 – 12, 2013 943 telephone interviews conducted with Southern Nevada residents Caucasian50% Hispanic/Latin 27% African American 11% Asian Pacific Islander 6% Other/Don’t Know/No Answer 6%

8 Summary Purpose: To get public input on the following: – Issues of greatest concern – Importance of community elements – Satisfaction with community elements – Data on transportation needs and transit usage

9 Key Findings Jobs, economy and schools trump all concerns Public safety, housing and water issues are secondary More than 2/3 of respondents believe Southern Nevada is a good/excellent place to live Other important community elements include: Availability of a variety of affordable housing types Reducing traffic congestion and shorter commute time Availability of places to safely walk and bike Access to healthy foods Access to parks trails and open space

10 Transportation and Transit Usage Driving and walking are the most frequent modes of transportation 29% use public transit at least once a month Having a car and lack of convenience of public transit are main reasons people don’t use it more High percentage of people who never ride transit strongly favor public transit improvement efforts Providing safe routes to schools received the most support of transportation related ideas tested in the survey

11 Public Engagement Plan Update

12 Scenario Planning Update

13 Scenario Planning What is scenario planning? Used widely in military and industry Especially useful when multiple drivers and uncertainties involved

14 Planning: traditional approach The Future The Present

15 The scenario approach Also called contingency planning Today’s choices influence the future!

16 Scenario Themes Scenarios can be developed to understand themes such as housing, economic development, transportation, environment, education * Southern Nevada strong themes = good public education, well-paying jobs * Understanding various possible economic scenarios, and the implications for housing, infrastructure, education, quality of life, etc.

17 Base A BC Develop a range of scenarios The Reference Case

18 Opportunity Sites Relate to a regional plan goal or desired outcome Demonstrate best practices Create area-specific strategies that align with policy goals

19 The Wasatch Front Regional Scenarios Regional Issues: Enormous future growth Inadequate transportation - doubling of VMT Poor air quality, increasing asthma rates and obscuring mountain views

20 Scenario C Development Types Central Region

21 Small-Scale Implementation Scenarios: Downtown Provo Regional rail and BRT are coming How to leverage investment in transit and urban amenities to catalyze private investment

22 Scenario C: Live| Play| Work Residential throughout Neighborhoods include: housing, services, grocery, school Playgrounds and playfields Office/retail/residential mix on major streets Family-friendly community in an urban setting 2600 HH | 2800 Jobs

23 University Avenue and 200 Street – Various Scenarios Provo, Utah

24 Opportunity Sites

25 Proposed Selection Process (to date) March: Input from briefings with elected officials and staff on opportunity sites March: Facilitated work session with task group chairs and RTC April: Facilitated workshop activity with Convene for Green professional stakeholders Today: Consortium Committee input on criteria and refined list of sites

26 Proposed Selection Process (upcoming) May-July: Perform outreach on sites to assess community interest/support around opportunity sites and regionally July: Perform in-depth analysis to determine feasibility and make recommendations on top ranking sites August: Consortium Committee refines the list based on public input and professional recommendations from consultant team August: Subcommittee of Consortium Committee selects the sites

27 Review Criteria

28 Small Group Discussions Discuss potential opportunity sites Reference guiding principles and criteria Select your top 5 and briefly describe why Choose a reporter to share the group’s results

29 Southern Nevada Strong Opportunity Sites

30 Next Steps/Other Updates

31 Southern Nevada Strong Consortium Committee Meeting April 18, 2013

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