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The Workshop:  July 14, 2016

Flyer Advertising the Green Infrastructure Workshop on July 14, 2016On July 14, 2016, the PLACE Design Task Force, the Tree Commission, the Streets That Work Advisory Committee, City Council, and the Planning Commission were invited to attend a Green Infrastructure Workshop to preview the results-in-progress from a technical assistance grant from the Virginia Department of Forestry and the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC).

The purpose of the grant is to assist the City as it works to identify and prioritize high value green assets and develop strategic opportunities to protect, enhance and restore them.

Workshop attendees had an interactive opportunity to preview green
infrastructure data compilation and analysis done to date, interact with the green infrastructure technical experts, discuss links to related ongoing initiatives and ways in which future efforts can be informed.

Application of this data process was demonstrated at three scales:

  • Small Area Planning: Strategic Investment Area
  • Streets that Work, Framework Streets: Upcoming Right of Way (ROW) Project Opportunities
  • Neighborhood Scale: Areas with Limited Green Infrastructure

Draft Maps from the Workshop

Citywide Assets

  • Includes 8 maps: Base Network Diagram; Forest Patch Analysis Workmap; Historic-Cultural; Recreation; Tree Canopy Overview; Treed Streets; Water; and Water-Riparian Buffers

Small Area Planning Scale:  Strategic Investment Area (SIA)

  • Includes 3 maps: Aerial; Reference; and Utilities

Streets That Work, Framework Streets:  Upcoming Right of Way (ROW) Project Opportunities

  • Includes 3 maps: Emmet St; Fontaine Ave; and High St

Neighborhood Scale, Areas with Limited Green Infrastructure:  The Meadows Neighborhood

  • Includes 4 maps: Aerial; Hypothetical Planting Area; Reference; and Utilities

Neighborhood Scale, Areas with Limited Green Infrastructure:  Starr Hill Neighborhood

  •  Includes 4 maps: Aerial; Hypothetical Planting Area; Reference; and Utilities