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06.26.19 HAB Alpine Balsam PresentationThe Alpine-Balsam Area Plan will: •Define Neighborhood Center Vision for Alpine-Balsam •Guide redevelopment •Create common understanding of changes •Ensure changes are consistent with the community vision •Identify public improvements •Ensure economic and financial viability 1 Background -Area Plan 2 Area Plan Draft Outline •Introduction and Background •Vision, Goals and Objectives of the Area Plan •Planning for the Area •Land Use Map and Types •Urban Design Guidelines and Character Districts •Access and Mobility: Connections Plan and Improvements •Access District and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Strategy •Flood and Stormwater Strategy •Facilities and Services •Utilities •Parks and Open Space •Fire and Police •Library •Schools •Public Art •Planning for the City-Owned Land •Implementation and Next Steps What’s Will Be In the Draft Plan / Included in the Engagement Draft Goals and Objectives 3 Land Use and Urban Design 1.Enhance the neighborhood center at Alpine- Balsam to support a vibrant mix of uses for community life. 2.Incorporate design and character that respects and enhances the neighborhood Public Realm and Public Spaces 3.Provide engaging and welcoming public spaces. Local Government Services 4.Create a centralized local government customer service hub. Housing 5.Create diverse and affordable housing. Access and Mobility 6.Improve walkability, safety and connections with well-connected and pedestrian-oriented streets and walkways. 7.Implement a comprehensive multi-modal access and parking strategy that supports the full range of mobility choices. Environmental Sustainability and Flood Mitigation 8.Integrate environmental sustainable strategies into the layout and function of the public realm and built environment. Goals and Objectives 4 Housing Create diverse and affordable housing •Allow for a variety of housing sizes and types and prices including both rental and ownership opportunities •Provide a diverse mixture of housing types that balances market-rate and permanently affordable units •Housing serves various community needs and a range of household types Findings about Affordable Housing 5 New Housing in the Area •Primarily through the city’s inclusionary housing program (IH) •Redevelopment would be done by private owners through IH, and likely cash-in-lieu (CIL). New Housing on the Site •Density directly affects the ability for the site to support a development of sufficient size (50-70 units) for 100% affordable rental development leveraging state and federal funds •Market-rate supports affordable project(s) through CIL •Highly needed affordable housing outcomes (e.g. both for-sale and rental housing; transitional housing) are better supported with more flexibility in future zoning around parking, density and height. Area Plan Land Use Options Range of Land Use Options that emphasize different goals 1.Current Trends / Preserve Housing / Minimal Growth –Council provided direction not to include this option for further consideration 2.Emphasize Housing 3.Strongly Emphasize Housing 4.Emphasize Mixed-Use 5.Emphasize Mixed-Use with Strong Civic Presence 6 Option 1 –Current Trends / Minimal Growth 7 •Limited changes in area: only to reflect, protect existing housing •Lower density option for site •Limited mix of housing types •2 -3 Stories •Low potential for Affordable Housing on the site Option 2 –Emphasize Housing 8 •Conversion from non-residential uses to residential or mixed use •Range of higher density prototypes for flexibility and variation •2 -4 Stories •Similar Character to Mixed and High Density in area •Good potential for Affordable Housing on the site Option 3 –Strongly Emphasize Housing 9 •Conversion of non-residential uses to residential or mixed use •Higher density prototypes for flexibility and to maximize opportunity for housing •3 -4 Stories •Wider area of height modification •Good potential for Affordable Housing Option 4 –Emphasize Mixed Use 10 •Mixed use emphasis includes flexibility for redevelopment of either business or residential uses in the area •Range of higher density prototypes on the site for flexibility and variation •3 –4 stories •Good potential for Affordable Housing on the site Option 5 –Emphasize Mixed Use with Strong Civic Presence 11 •Mixed Use emphasis in area •Boulder County Hub on Center Block of Site •4 Stories and Structured Parking •Low potential for Affordable Housing •Potential for redevelopment to support housing or mixed use in other areas Community Engagement Plan 12 Purposes: •Facilitate community understanding of opportunities and future changes •Collect feedback on draft plan components •Share decision-making process and schedule Opportunities: •Several Open-House Venues •Online Questionnaire •Walking Tour •Public Hearings •Advisory Board meetings