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Figure 12: Multiple Jurisdiction Worksheet Review by Principles Quality Growth Principles Encourage Compact Development & Mixed Land Use

Expand Housing Choices

Create Walkable and Bikeable Neighborhoods

Create Distinctive Attractive Communities

Preserve Open Space, Resource Lands & Env. Sensitive Areas

City of Lebanon

56%

75%

71%

54%

55%

City of Mt. Juliet

31%

29%

43%

46%

37%

Wilson County

31%

21%

31%

42%

41%

Average Score out of 100%

39%

42%

48%

47%

44%

April 2010

Quality Growth Principles Direct Development toward Existing Communities or Planned Growth Centers

Increase Transportation Choices

Make Cost-Effective, Predictable Development Choices

Minimize Storm Water Runoff

Protect Water Resources

City of Lebanon

58%

69%

63%

49%

51%

City of Mt. Juliet

36%

45%

38%

49%

43%

Wilson County

34%

24%

33%

27%

30%

Average Score out of 100%

43%

46%

45%

42%

41%

April 2010

The results show the average of each jurisdiction’s scores, as determined by how development practices meet the principles of Quality Growth. The scores are expressed in percentages of the total possible scores for each category. Within each of the different categories of Quality Growth principles, the scores ranged from 39% to 48%, with greatest strength being shown in creating walkable/bikeable neighborhoods, creating distinctive and attractive communities and increasing transportation choices. The overall score (for Wilson County/Mt. Juliet/Lebanon) was 44%. Individual jurisdiction scores ranged from 58% for Lebanon, 45% for Mt. Juliet and 29% for Wilson County. While each jurisdiction is doing a number of things well, these scores indicate that there is room for improvement. The lower score for the county is to be expected, given the fact that many of the questions address development from the perspective of a municipal setting.

Workshop 3 June 3, 2010

Identifying Key Quality Growth Initiatives Local and regional initiatives were the focus of three presentations: the Tri-County Transportation and Land Use Study, the City of Lebanon downtown redevelopment proposals, and a variety of commercial low-impact development projects. Participants were asked to think back over all the information

Drawing Inspiration from Local Examples Participants in the Wilson County Quality Growth Workshop Series were fortunate in being able to learn about some terrific examples of local and regional quality growth initiatives from individuals who have been directly involved in the projects. • Tri-County Transportation and Land Use Study – Matt Meservy, with the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, shared information about the study, which is bringing together government, business interests, and members of the public to discuss growth issues and recommend preferred growth patterns for consideration by the Metropolitan Planning Organization in its regional transportation plan and by local governments in their comprehensive plans. • City of Lebanon Downtown Redevelopment – Will Hager, with the City of Lebanon Planning Department, shared with the group existing illustrations of quality growth principles in the City of Lebanon and opportunities for quality growth projects, including transit oriented development. • Low impact development projects – Michael Cochran, with Gresham Smith and Partners, highlighted a variety of sustainable site design practices, especially those related to storm water management. His presentation showcased several commercial projects in the Nashville area, including Walmart Nashville South and a shopping center anchored by Vanderbilt Health.

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Wilson 2035 Smart Growth & Planning Report  

This is the product of a pilot program with TVA, The Southeast Watershed Forum and the Wilson County Water cooperative group (WCW). The goal...