Southeast Sector Planning Study

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Southeast Sector Planning Study

Southeast Sector Planning Study

Client: City of Tallahassee
Location: Leon County, FL
Size: 6,400 Acres
Service: Community Design & Regional Planning

Highlights:
Contact Staff: Mark T. Llewellyn Sr., P.E.
 

Comprehensive land use inventory and analysis, including research and mapping of existing land uses, conservation features, preservation features, transportation facilities, and utilities. Unique elements of this study included our recommendation to link existing conservation and preservation features with drainage corridors into a meaningful open space system. This concept could provide for the conglomeration of otherwise segregated land parcels into corridors for wildlife habitat and passive recreation facilities. Also unique to this study were our efforts at solving post-development transportation problems through responsible land use planning. This included balancing housing to jobs so as not to be either a net importer nor exporter of labor, providing for sufficient right-of-way to facilitate planned future road widening, and providing for sufficient densities to make mass transit feasible in the future. To this end, Genesis proposed a series of mixed-use village centers strategically located along arterial roadways. These centers provide for community commercial uses with floor-to area ratios in excess of typical sprawl development. The geographical area of the village center is strictly enforced. The village center is surrounded by housing within 1/4 mile for ease of pedestrian accessibility. Neighborhoods are required to be constructed on a grid system of local roadways. Lot sizes and housing types shall be sufficiently varied so as to be accessible to all income groups. All neighborhoods are required to provide possible park sites within 1/4 mile of any residence up and above the community parks provided in the study. As part of its services, Genesis prepared development guidelines for each of the proposed land use areas of the study. The study has been implemented in the Comprehensive Plan.

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Southeast Sector Planning Study


Leon County, FL

Client:

City of Tallahassee

Location:

Leon County, FL

Size:

6,400 Acres

Service

Community Design & Regional Planning

Highlights:

Code Preparation
Comprehensive Plan Amendments
Environmental Analysis
Land Use Planning
Sector Planning

Southeast Sector Planning Study

Comprehensive land use inventory and analysis, including research and mapping of existing land uses, conservation features, preservation features, transportation facilities, and utilities. Unique elements of this study included our recommendation to link existing conservation and preservation features with drainage corridors into a meaningful open space system. This concept could provide for the conglomeration of otherwise segregated land parcels into corridors for wildlife habitat and passive recreation facilities. Also unique to this study were our efforts at solving post-development transportation problems through responsible land use planning. This included balancing housing to jobs so as not to be either a net importer nor exporter of labor, providing for sufficient right-of-way to facilitate planned future road widening, and providing for sufficient densities to make mass transit feasible in the future. To this end, Genesis proposed a series of mixed-use village centers strategically located along arterial roadways. These centers provide for community commercial uses with floor-to area ratios in excess of typical sprawl development. The geographical area of the village center is strictly enforced. The village center is surrounded by housing within 1/4 mile for ease of pedestrian accessibility. Neighborhoods are required to be constructed on a grid system of local roadways. Lot sizes and housing types shall be sufficiently varied so as to be accessible to all income groups. All neighborhoods are required to provide possible park sites within 1/4 mile of any residence up and above the community parks provided in the study. As part of its services, Genesis prepared development guidelines for each of the proposed land use areas of the study. The study has been implemented in the Comprehensive Plan.