The master plan process started in January. Under the board’s direction, the planning team conducted a thorough site evaluation, researched its history, assessed the results of prior public input, assembled existing plans and studies of the site and surrounding areas, and performed transportation, land use and economic development modeling.
The team has created concepts that identify different possible approaches to future development. Sophisticated analytical tools have revealed how the concepts will perform relative to key economic and quality of life measures. Public input is being seriously considered when evaluating various scenario components such as urban design, transportation and other infrastructure, parks and trails, recreation, shopping, housing, office space and much more.
After the concepts have been thoroughly vetted and the public has had a chance to weigh in, the planning team will refine them to create a preferred alternative for further public consideration. A preferred alternative may include a combination of components from all or some of the different concepts, with a goal of identifying strategies that best meet key performance goals.
After the preferred alternative is identified and refined, the planning team will create and the board will adopt a final master plan. The Point Master Plan will provide a framework for development, with built-in flexibility to accommodate changes in future market conditions, public input, and other variables.