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Implementation Plan

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implementation plan

Performance at City Plaza along Fayetteville Street.

Action Items

Timeframe

Objective C:

Create new urban parks and enhance existing parks throughout Growth Centers using proactive

planning, partnerships and innovative approaches.

Short-term:

1-5 Years

Medium-term:

Up to 10 Years

Long-term:

10+ Years

1 Identify improvements needed and implement enhancements to existing urban parks.

On-Going On-Going

2 Inventory and evaluate access to parks in current and future Growth Centers and potential partnerships.

Every 5 Yrs.

Every 5 Yrs.

3 Integrate new park search criteria into transit planning in corridor studies and station areas and focus park

planning and acquisition in Growth Centers when opportunities become available.

On-Going On-Going

4 Plan and develop new urban parks in growth areas as needed.

On-Going On-Going

5 Identify and emphasize urban parks that preserve, protect and restore cultural and natural resources.

On-Going On-Going

6 Partner with private organizations and businesses for maintenance of urban parks, spaces and greenways.

On-Going

Objective D:

Utilize existing and future public transportation centers, greenway trails and pedestrian connec-

tions to provide access to parks, recreation and cultural opportunities throughout growth areas and city-wide.

1 Identify existing and future public access opportunities to existing and future parks, recreation and cultural

opportunities and prioritize development or enhancement access opportunities.

On-Going On-Going

Objective E:

Capitalize on regional and/or state resources to meet recreation and open space needs.

1 Identify opportunities to collaborate with State of North Carolina to meet local and city-wide needs for

recreation and open spaces.

On-Going On-Going

2 Collaborate with state to develop Dorothea Dix site as a destination park in coordination with Parks Goal 2;

Objective D.

On-Going

Action Items

Timeframe

Objective A: Develop new standards and sustainability criteria for urban parks, plazas and open spaces that

ensure implementation of sustainable community principles.

Short-term:

1-5 Years

Medium-term:

Up to 10 Years

Long-term:

10+ Years

1 Develop new standards and sustainability criteria in conjunction with Parks Goal 2: Objective A.

2 Pilot new sustainability technology.

On-Going On-Going

3 Implement new standards, existing urban parks and facilities and jointly plan improvements with the city

Public Works Department and city’s Planning and Development

Annually

4 Seek opportunities for partnerships to enhance urban street tree canopy.

On-Going

Goal 2:

The City of Raleigh will respond to urban lifestyle needs with attractive, flexible, high quality

functional urban parks, plazas and open spaces.

= Action Item will start or is currently underway.

Growth Centers continued.

Growth Centers: Goal 2 Action Items continue on next page.

Performance at City Plaza along Fayetteville Street.

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