Brownfiled Redevelopment Strategy Plan

Brownfiled Charrette

Project History

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The Economy and Real Estate Market

Brownfield Charrette

The City will be hosting a Brownfield Charrette from Monday, September 23rd thru Thursday the 26th.
A “charrette” is an intensive, collaborative session in which a group of urban planners, economic analysts, architects, and other designers focus on a single design problem and develop a series of solutions. In this case, the design problem is how to continue the revitalization of Downtown Waynesboro. The solutions will be contained in a pragmatic, well-defined Revitalization Plan. This plan will establish a clear vision that will used as a blueprint for future redevelopment and capital investments as well as a “sales tool” to attract new private investments.

Public participation is a critical component to the charrette’s success. When more citizens, elected officials, and partners participate; the Revitalization Plan has a wider buy-in and more people committed to help implement the plan. For these reasons, it is critical that you attend as many of the public meetings listed below as possible.

List of Public Meetings

  • Monday, September 23rd
    Topic Session: Community Assets – Parks, Recreation, Arts and Cultural and Historical Resources
    Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Location: The Gateway – 329 Main Street
    Waynesboro is rich with community assets to build-upon in its economic development strategies. A brief presentation of findings and opportunities will be presented. A discussion will be held focusing on ways to capitalize on the park, recreation, arts, cultural and history/historic resources in the development of enhancement concepts for the project study area in the context of Waynesboro City and the region.
  • Tuesday, September 24th
    Topic Session: Stormwater, Environmental Resources and Utility Infrastructure
    Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Location: Yancey Building – Council Chambers (Room 104)
    Long-term revitalization and economic vitality is based on more than just short-term economic viability, it considers how each improvement and development project fits into the broader environmental health of the community. Considerations range from environmental quality to the protection of local and regional watersheds. A presentation of the regulations and factors that all new development infrastructure must meet along with potential project sustainability goals will be discussed. The meeting will conclude with a facilitated roundtable discussion about the topics of environment and infrastructure, especially to establish priorities and goals for future developments and projects.

    Topic Session: Multi-Model Transportation
    Time: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Location: Yancey Building – Council Chambers (Room 104)
    Transportation, access and circulation for all members of the community are important aspects of community quality-of-life as well as economic development. Considering all modes and “complete streets” with new green infrastructure to promote better transportation for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit; this focus topic meeting is for those interested in the redevelopment as well as all property owners within the City concerned about effective transportation choices. This meeting will start with a presentation of transportation findings and then conclude with a facilitated roundtable discussion about transportation issues and opportunities for improvement.

    Topic Session: The Economy and Real Estate Market
    Time: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    Location: Yancey Building – Council Chambers (Room 104)
    Evaluating a marketplace and determining viable redevelopment opportunities to take the redevelopment concepts into reality are important underlying themes during this week’s workshop, and into the months ahead. This meeting will start with a presentation discussing the market analysis of the area as well retail and housing options in traditional urbanism, and then the meeting will conclude with a facilitated roundtable discussion for anyone with insights on the topic.

    Public Visioning Workshop – Report of Community Findings, Food for Thought and Interactive “Activities” Workshop
    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Location: Waynesboro High School Cafeteria
    Developing a successful strategy for community improvements is based on understanding the details of community and understanding of the needs. This meeting will start with a brief presentation on some fundamental elements of effective “placemaking” and how community design can provide greater economic options and improve viability within the marketplace. The workshop team will provide an overview of what the community had to say to this point in the process, as well as the workshop team’s findings and how it’s been integrated into the ongoing work. An open house will follow, with the workshop team available, to facilitate smaller break-out group discussions around topic-oriented maps and to record comments and ideas and to answer questions. The community will have the opportunity to provide feedback on “top priorities” for moving ahead. A presentation will be provided to set the stage for the bigger picture sustainability and economic development goals behind the planning effort.

  • Thursday, September 26th
    Public Workshop Closing Presentation
    Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Location: The Gateway – 329 Main Street
    The week’s activities conclude with a presentation by the workshop team which highlights all of collaboration with the community on plans and ideas to shape the future economic development and physical enhancement of the study area. Here’s what attendees will see:
    • A first rough draft of ideas and plans that connect key components of the projects together into a comprehensive vision for the study area,
    • The revitalization framework for the targeted redevelopment sites; and
    • The knitting together of project goals with next step strategies that emphasizes placemaking, walkability, energy efficiency, environmental responsibility and mixed-use development that highlights Waynesboro’s specific community character.
    • Meeting Schedule