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File #: 19-189    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Minutes Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/22/2019 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 5/28/2019 Final action:
Title: Developing a Scope of Work for a Comprehensive Plan for Carrboro PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to provide the Board of Aldermen with an opportunity to consider a draft scope of work for the development of a comprehensive plan for the Town.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Comprehensive Plan Scope - version 2
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Developing a Scope of Work for a Comprehensive Plan for Carrboro
PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to provide the Board of Aldermen with an opportunity to consider a draft scope of work for the development of a comprehensive plan for the Town.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION: Trish McGuire, pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org, 919-918-7327

INFORMATION: The Board of Aldermen reviewed a first draft of a scope of work for the development of a comprehensive plan on March 26th. An updated draft incorporates a number of comments and additional information in underlined text, as described below.
1. Importance of leaving room to discuss points of tension and how those areas can be worked through. Important for community engagement to be fun and spark creativity and involvement. Recognize possible need for a reality check with the consultant's timing and their timeline. Remain open to those changes. Comments addressed in part, more work in progress. See edits in Project Purpose section.
2. Recognize income inequality and the erosion of the middle class. Topic listed in Recent questions/key trends section. Summary data tables to be included in next update.
3. Be clear what the costs are going into the planning process so that the Board can be aware of the actual costs of the time. Include both commercial and residential affordability. Reference the Jones Ferry, Greensboro, and HWY 54 development corridors that are available for redevelopment. Cost details in preparation. See edits in Major themes and Recent questions/key trends sections.
4. Engagement piece is very important - ensure hours estimated are enough to thoroughly engage the community. Clarify how GARE initiatives will be implemented in the Comprehensive Plan work. Comments addressed in part, additional information to be added. See edits in Background and Overview of the Planning Process sections.
5. Refer to climate change initiatives as "Climate Action/ Extreme ...

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