OMS-MPO: MetroPlan Orlando Land Use Subcommittee

APA Florida Chapter, Orlando Metro Section


Friday, December 5, 2014
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Orlando, FL, United States

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OMS-MPO: MetroPlan Orlando Land Use Subcommittee Orlando Metro Section APA FL is coordinating with MetroPlan Orlando to bring land-use training to local transportation planning authority members and planners throughout Central Florida through presentation of key topics at the MPO’s Land Use Subcommittees regular meetings. Our session in August will focus on four land uses topics as outlined below. 1. University of Central Florida (UCF) Master Plan: Origins and Opportunity UCF staff will discuss the University’s recently updated 2015-2025 Master Plan. The Campus Master Plan consists of seventeen (17) elements, each element contains the Master Plan Goals, Objectives, and Policies. Of major focus to the 2015-2025 Master Plan is supporting UCF’s current and proposed academic programs, capital improvements at the main and regional campuses, and the University’s sustainable initiatives. The presentation will also review UCF’s humble beginnings as a research institute to now being one of the largest Universities in the nation with continued focus of quality growth and community building. Osceola County: Mobility Fee The Florida Legislature has enacted a number of changes over the last several years that impact local governments’ ability to require that new development mitigate its impact to the transportation system. As one transportation funding option, Osceola County is engaged in a mobility fee study. Osceola County’s mobility fee study is a capacity based model rather than a project driven approach. In order to evaluate the appropriate trip rate generation and length, the establishment of land use categories to address small-scale neighborhood retail and office uses, mixed-use developments and transit supportive uses was of vital importance. To meet the second prong of the dual rational nexus test, mobility districts were created to ensure that the funds collected be expended in areas to benefit the entities paying the Mobility Fee. 2. City of Longwood: Balancing Urban Principles The presentation will discuss the challenges of balancing urban planning principles with the development community. Part of the discussion will focus on the occasional disconnect between a community’s vision and the elements of a project that make it profitable and marketable for a developer. This will include examples of how cities and developers are able to produce quality projects in an environment where stringent regulations are often undesirable. 3. FDOT District 4 Transit Oriented Development Readiness Tool The Office of Modal Development in FDOT District Four (Southeast Florida) is developing a Transit Oriented Development Readiness Tool that is intended to help local governments, transit agencies, developers, realtors and lenders understand the opportunities and areas of emphasis to create TOD within an existing or potential transit station area or corridor. The objective is to create a user-friendly tool for assessing the potential for TOD based on various physical, policy, social and market factors to help guide actions toward achieving successful TOD. The tool is designed to help a variety of participants in the planning and development process understand a given station area’s “readiness” for TOD and what actions can be taken to build upon its strengths and opportunities. The tool is intended to be easily replicable and informative, without being overly data intensive. FDOT District Four would like to get feedback on the prototype tool and its factors from experts outside of Southeast Florida before the tool is presented to the Southeast Florida TOD Working Group.

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