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Title: Comprehensive Plan


1
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • ENVISION CAMDEN COUNTY

Monday, November 14, 2011
John Manuel Environmental Author
2
Workshop Overview
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • What We Tell You
  • Comprehensive Transportation Plan
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • What You Tell Us
  • Community Survey
  • Keypad Polling Exercise
  • Group Discussion Exercise
  • Adjourn

3
Comprehensive Transportation Plan
  • Purpose
  • Identify existing and future transportation
    deficiencies
  • Generate information decision-makers can use to
    guide future transportation decisions
  • Primary Objectives
  • Improve Mobility and Safety
  • Product
  • Comprehensive Transportation Plan

4
Comprehensive Plan
  • Road map for making future short and long range
    policy decisions
  • Comprehensive because it covers wide range of
    community issues
    (transportation, land use, economy, environment,
    health, community, design, infrastructure, etc.)
  • Three part planning process
  • Identifying Planning Influences and Opportunities
  • Developing a Community Vision
  • Constructing a Policy Framework and
    Implementation Plan

5
Comprehensive Plan Project Schedule
6
Comprehensive Plan Community Planning
Influences Report
  • Report sets out foundational information for plan
  • Purpose to provide factual basis for development
    of policy framework
  • Three parts to report
  • Part 1 Summary of Planning Initiatives
  • Part 2 Summary of Existing Conditions
  • Part 3 Summary of Key Planning Influences and
    Opportunities

7
Comprehensive Plan Part 1 Summary of Planning
Initiatives
  • Solid Planning Foundation for Development of
    Comprehensive Plan
  • Land Use and Infrastructure
  • 2005 Advanced Core CAMA Land Use Plan
  • Camden County Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Long Range Water and Sewer Service Plan
  • CAMA Sea Level Rise Policy
  • Economic Development
  • Camden County 21st Century Community Strategic
    Plan
  • Camden County / US 17 Corridor Master Plan
  • Green Industrial Park Feasibility Study
  • Transportation Plans
  • Comprehensive Transportation Plan
  • Hampton Roads TPO Long Range Transportation Plan
  • US 17 Great Dismal Swamp Corridor Study

8
Comprehensive Plan Part 2 Summary of Existing
Conditions
  • Facts and Trends
  • Broad array of community planning topics
  • Stormwater
  • Water / Wastewater
  • Recreation
  • Community Health
  • Public Services
  • Regional Context and Planning Area
  • Population (historic and projected)
  • Economy / Agriculture
  • Natural Systems and Hazards
  • Land Use and Development
  • Transportation

9
Comprehensive Plan Part 2 Summary of Existing
Conditions
  • Key County Attributes
  • Location in the Hampton Roads region
  • Natural features / resources
  • Affordable cost of living
  • Well educated workforce
  • Schools

10
Comprehensive Plan Part 2 Summary of Existing
Conditions
  • Population Trends
  • The County had a very healthy rate of growth over
    the last decade 3.78 annual average growth
  • Significant considering the County had a 3.5 year
    moratorium on development during this period
  • Highest growing County in region

11
Comprehensive Plan Part 2 Summary of Existing
Conditions
  • Population Projections
  • Projections vary by source
  • Growth expected but at slower pace

Source 2010 Pop 2030 Pop Change Annual Average Growth Rate
State Demographer 9,980 11,600 1,620 0.75
Woods Poole 9,980 13,994 4,014 1.8
12
Comprehensive Plan Part 2 Summary of Existing
Conditions
  • Housing
  • Housing stock in very good condition, but lacks
    diversity
  • 99 of homes are single-family units (detached,
    modular, manufactured)
  • National and state trends show changing market
    demands for more diverse housing products
  • Opportunity to create housing that reflects rural
    nature of community but provides new housing
    opportunities

13
Comprehensive Plan Part 2 Summary of Existing
Conditions
  • Economy
  • Few options for employment
  • Highly skilled workforce
  • Employment in the County represents approximately
    half of the jobs needed to employ the local
    workforce
  • Opportunity to expand local employment and
    provide new jobs close to home

14
Comprehensive Plan Part 2 Summary of Existing
Conditions
  • Agriculture
  • Farming Operations Grew Between 2002-2007

15
Comprehensive Plan Part 2 Summary of Existing
Conditions
  • Workers Commute Out of County 29.3 to
    Pasquotank Cty and 23.6 to Hampton Roads area

16
Comprehensive Plan Part 2 Summary of Existing
Conditions
  • Natural Features are Abundant and Limit
    Development Potential
  • 21 out of 24 soil types severely limit septic
    system use
  • 60 of County in wetlands
  • 67 of County in floodplain
  • 26 of County is designated Significant Natural
    Heritage Areas

17
Comprehensive Plan Part 2 Summary of Existing
Conditions
  • Land Use Majority is in a natural state,
    agricultural, or low-density single family
    development (1 acre )

18
Comprehensive Plan Part 2 Summary of Existing
Conditions
  • Development Focus on Northern US 17 Corridor

19
Comprehensive Plan Part 2 Summary of Existing
Conditions
  • Transportation Infrastructure Adequate but
    Limited to Vehicular Travel

20
Comprehensive Plan Part 2 Summary of Existing
Conditions
  • Stormwater Management is a Critical Challenge
  • Key considerations Low topographic relief, high
    groundwater tables, and poor draining soils
  • These features limit the ability to employ best
    management practices and low-impact development
    techniques

21
Comprehensive Plan Part 2 Summary of Existing
Conditions
  • Water/Wastewater
  • Raw Water Supply Needed to Meet Needs of Future
    Populations
  • Wastewater treatment is a critical challenge may
    septic systems are inadequate and expected to
    fail
  • Water and Sewer Master Plan identifies the need
    for three localized wastewater treatment systems
    to expand needed service - may be cost
    prohibitive

22
Comprehensive Plan Part 2 Summary of Existing
Conditions
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Recreational opportunities have increased
  • Opportunities exist to expand further and provide
    a solid base for an eco-tourism industry sector
    in the County
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Blueways and other water activities
  • Hunting/fishing
  • Sports and tournaments
  • Environmental education

23
Comprehensive Plan Part 2 Summary of Existing
Conditions
  • Government Facilities
  • Needed New Public Facilities
  • High school
  • Administrative office space
  • Expansion of reverse osmosis water treatment
    plant
  • Sewer system expansion
  • Parks and recreation
  • Also need long-term strategy for solid
    waste/recycling

24
Comprehensive Plan Part 3 Influences and
Opportunities
  • Camden Plantation
  • Camden Town Center
  • Eco Industrial Park
  • Hales Lake Wind Farm
  • South Mills Small Area Plan
  • Expansion of Dismal Swamp State Park and New Bike
    Trail Linking Park to Virginia
  • Are there others we should include?

25
Comprehensive Plan Preliminary Topics to
Address in Plan
  1. Recreational transportation
  2. Community facilities (county offices, storm
    shelter, schools, recreation)
  3. Public appearance
  4. Water / sewer
  5. Economic development (waterfront, business
    development)
  6. Educational programs
  7. Curbing sprawl
  8. EMS service
  9. County representation on Planning Board
  10. Community building
  11. Public / traffic safety
  12. Zoning conflicts
  13. Adult living community
  14. Agriculture

Are there others to add?
26
Comprehensive Plan Community Survey
  • Prepared joint CTP and CP survey
  • Available online or in hard copy
  • Deadline for survey December 31, 2011

27
Keypad Polling Exercise
  • Interactive, real-time polling
  • Anonymous, no pressure to provide true opinion
  • Learn what others think

28
Warm Up Question Which team do you
prefer?
  1. ECU
  2. UNC
  3. NC State
  4. Duke
  5. Other

29
1. Do you live in Camden County?
  1. Yes
  2. No, but I work here
  3. No, but I own property here
  4. No, I live and work elsewhere and dont own
    property here

30
2. If you live in Camden County, how long have
you lived here?
  1. 0-4 years
  2. 5-9 years
  3. 10-19 years
  4. 20-29 years
  5. 30-39 years
  6. 40-49 years
  7. 50 years

31
3. For those that work outside the county, what
is your profession?
  1. Sales
  2. Manufacturing
  3. Military
  4. Government /Education
  5. Medical
  6. Real estate development / Construction
  7. Technology / Professional Services
  8. Hospitality
  9. Agriculture
  10. Other

32
4. What do you like most about Camden County?
  1. Rural setting and low density development
  2. Small town environment and slower pace of life
  3. Natural features rivers and Dismal Swamp
  4. Access to NC coast
  5. Access to Hampton Roads area
  6. Sense of Community
  7. Affordable Cost of Living
  8. Other

33
5. What do you like second most about Camden
County?
  1. Rural setting and low density development
  2. Small town environment and slower pace of life
  3. Natural features rivers and Dismal Swamp
  4. Access to NC coast
  5. Access to Hampton Roads area
  6. Sense of Community
  7. Affordable Cost of Living
  8. Other

34
6. What do you like least about Camden County?
  1. Lack of employment opportunities
  2. Lack of commercial establishments
  3. Lack of housing choices
  4. Few places to walk/bike
  5. Few places to have community gatherings
  6. Other

35
7. Which phrase best describes Camden County
today?
  1. Tranquil A place for peaceful living
  2. Bedroom community Mostly serve people working
    elsewhere
  3. Full service Provides everything you need
  4. Fragmented Its a fragmented collection of
    developments
  5. My hometown Its a great place to establish
    roots, to raise a family and grow old
  6. Not home Its a great place to live for a
    while, but its not home
  7. Other

36
8. Which phrase best describes your hope for
Camden County in the future?
  1. Tranquil A place for peaceful living
  2. Bedroom community Mostly serve people working
    elsewhere
  3. Full service Provides everything you need
  4. Fragmented Its a fragmented collection of
    developments
  5. My hometown Its a great place to establish
    roots, to raise a family and grow old
  6. Not home Its a great place to live for a
    while, but its not home
  7. Other

37
9. Future growth in Camden County should.
  1. Be targeted (geographically) to minimize negative
    impacts on the natural environment
  2. Be driven by the free market
  3. Be managed to most efficiently use existing
    infrastructure
  4. Be targeted through development of new
    infrastructure
  5. Other

38
10. Camden County should grow in the following
manner
  1. Continue Current Trend Expansion via dispersed,
    single-use developments
  2. Become More Compact Higher intensity, more
    efficient, mixed-use developments in targeted
    locations
  3. Dont know/no opinion

39
11. How strongly do you support the following
statement? In considering new
development, quality and appearance are more
important than the number of units or how
intensely they are
organized.
  1. Strongly agree
  2. Agree
  3. Neutral
  4. Disagree
  5. Strongly disagree
  6. Dont know / no opinion

40
12. If Camden County offered a job for your
skill set, would you work here?
  1. Strongly agree
  2. Agree
  3. Neutral
  4. Disagree
  5. Strongly disagree
  6. Dont know / no opinions

41
Group Discussion Exercise
  • Discuss 6 questions 4 of which have mapping
    elements
  • Facilitator and scribe for each table
  • Insert color coding

42
Thanks for your participation!
  • Visit all stations and provide input
  • Fill in comment form and leave with planners
  • Survey online or at County Planning Department
  • Information on planning efforts and survey on
    County website
  • www.camdencountync.gov
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