The special meeting/workshop on March 7 was intended to bring the Board and community up to date with the current draft RUDG content and new interactive website organization, structure and use. In addition, Staff highlighted policy language refinements developed since the last workshop, and summarized remaining steps in development of a final RUDG policy for Board adoption.
A Special Board Workshop and Public Open House was held to present the latest draft RUDG document and receive Board and public feedback. FORA staff and design consultants presented the latest content at 2 Public Open House sessions: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Special Board meeting was held from 12 to 2 p.m.
Click on the buttons below for copies of the staff and consultant presentations, as well as a copy of the draft RUDG document.
Five separate Hands-on Design Sessions were held during the first week of the charrette. The first, on Monday, February 2, focused on all of the jurisdictions within the former Fort Ord, while subsequent meetings concentrated on the immediate vicinity where the hands-on sessions were occurring. Between 50 to 100 members of the community attended each of the meetings. Each session began with an introduction provided by Senior Planner Josh Metz, explaining the planning process and the importance of public involvement to the development of design guidelines:
A site visit in November 2014, allowed the planning team to meet FORA Staff, the RUDG Taskforce, elected officials, residents, developers, and other local stakeholders in preparation for the charrette. Technical meetings were also held with members of the California State University at Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Monterey County, and the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG), and the Monterey Salinas Transit Authority (MSTA) to discuss topics such as regional transit, trails and trailhead development, development, and habitat conservation. The various, initial hands-on visioning sessions, meetings, and interviews helped the team to grasp the dynamics of the former Fort Ord and gain a better understanding of the challenges facing the region.
A two-day Colloquium, held on December 12 and 13, 2013, hosted by California State University-Monterey Bay (CSUMB and the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) provided a unique opportunity for the public to hear from and interact with nationally recognized experts on topics of economic development, innovation clusters, blight removal and remediation, urban and regional design, community collaboration, and national monuments as economic engines for the region and also emphasized how important communication and partnerships are within the Central Coast region. [This sentence. not sure what to do with it: Highlights potential RUDG contribution to lasting economic recovery]
View here the first of series of videos covering the speaker events. Following the video link to view them all:
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