Floyds Fork Greenway Presentation of Greenway Concept & Trail Alternatives: Public Meeting #2 June 13, 2007 Floyds Fork Greenway Floyds Fork Greenway the Edge of the 21st Century …at Floyds Fork Greenway Who Is Creating the Greenway? 21st Century Future Fund, Inc. Parks, Inc. Louisville Metro Parks Floyds Fork Greenway Floyds Fork Greenway Who Is Creating the Greenway? 21st Century Future Fund, Inc. Parks, Inc. Louisville Metro Parks Kentucky Trust for Public Land Transportation Floyds Fork Cabinet Greenway Metropolitan Sewer Federal Highway District Administration Key Stakeholders Public Jefferson County Input Public Schools Floyds Fork Greenway WRT Team Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC Park and Open Space Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Urban Design John Milner Associates, Inc. Cultural Resources, Regulatory Compliance Biohabitats, Inc. / Eco-Tech, Inc. Natural Resources HNTB Corporation Regulatory Compliance, Structural Engineering Burgess and Niple Engineering Civil Engineering Floyds Fork Greenway Agenda • Introduction • Inventory and Analysis Conclusions • Recreation Needs Analysis and Feedback • Action Program • The Greenway Concept • Metro Loop Trail Alternatives • Public Feedback Floyds Fork Greenway Communication Goals for Tonight’s Meeting Tonight’s presentation will explain: – What we mean by a “greenway” – Where the parks and open spaces are, and who owns them – What is the “big idea” that underlies the greenway concept plan – Where the Metro Loop trail will be, and what alignment alternatives exist – What activities might occur in the park Floyds Fork Greenway Key Points 1. Water: Floyds Fork is the most important feature of the Greenway. 2. Green Infrastructure: The Greenway is a 21st Century Community Life Support System, as critical to successful, sustainable community development as roads, sewers, utilities and schools. 3. Diverse Goals: The Greenway will give visitors opportunities to experience many different recreational activities woven into a variety of natural, cultural and agricultural resources. 4. Varied Character: The Greenway will change subtly in character from north to south, from culturally-based and active recreation to naturally- based and more passive recreation. 5. Firm Foundation: Greenway Plan is derived from public input and the opportunities and constraints of existing natural and cultural resources. Floyds Fork Greenway The Planning Process Phase 1: Phase 2: Phase 3: Phase 4: Phase 5: Project Initiation Inventory & Analysis Conceptual Alternatives Master Plan Dev. Draft & Final Plan NEPA / CE Process Schematic Design Process Land Land Ownership 4 Park Acquisition Analysis Components Concepts Stakeholder Interviews Park and Open Activity and Park System Space Needs Facility Recommenda- Concept Analysis Programming tions Draft Final Inventory Alternat- Data ives Master Master Collection and and Plan Plan Review Analysis Documents Documents Natural Summary Water Select Resources Preferred Implementation Quality/Habitat Analysis Program Concepts Tour of Floyd’s Fork Basin Cultural and Scenic Interpretive Design Resources Framework Guidelines Analysis Concepts Public Public Public Public Forum Forum Forum Forum OCTOBER ‘06 FEBRUARY ‘07 JUNE ‘07 FALL WINTER Floyds Fork Greenway For Future Public Review This presentation is focused on understanding the greenway and the trail system. In the fall there will be opportunity for public review of: • Potential locations for recreation uses and facilities • Potential locations for environmental education and interpretation of historic sites • The park road system Floyds Fork Greenway What is a Greenway? • A linear open space frequently located along a watercourse • A mix of park, recreation, conservation, and transportation features • A range of public, non-profit, and cooperative ownership types • A wide range of activities and land management approaches • A community amenity and frontage for adjacent development Floyds Fork Greenway Summary of Inventory and Analysis Aerial oblique photography by Michael Mason Frank Floyds Fork Greenway Supports Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement Floyds Fork Greenway Project Area • Greenway project extends from Shelbyville Road to Bardstown Road and includes over 2500 acres of publicly-accessible, protected land owned by Louisville Metro Parks, 21st Century Parks and Future Fund, Inc. Floyds Fork Greenway The Shape of the Land The greenway is strongly shaped by the bottomlands, valley walls and plateau. Floyds Fork Valley Valley Plateau Valley Bottom Rolling Uplands Walls Walls Floyds Fork Greenway Inventory and Analysis Topics The plan is based on a broad and evolving understanding of the planning context and the natural and cultural resources of the project area. Prehistoric Cultural Resources Natural Systems Contemporary Planning Context Archaeology • Geology • Land Cover • Groundwater Hydrology • Community Form Historic Cultural Resources • Surficial Hydrology • Viewshed Analysis • Historic Architecture • Soils • Design Review Overlay District • Cultural Landscape – Depth to Bedrock Regulations • Thematic Resources – Hydric Soils • Regulatory Framework – Transportation – Prime Agricultural Farmland • Transportation Projects – Residential • Vegetation • Utilities – Religious / Military / Ethnic • Land Cover • Special Places and Recreational Facilities – Agricultural • Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species • Habitat Sensitivity / Potential Analysis Floyds Fork Greenway Analysis Summary • The northern greenway is more developed, accessible, and fragmented than the southern greenway. As a result of this: • There are more opportunities for easily accessible active community facilities in the north. • There are more opportunities for conservation-based activities in the south.
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