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Report
10-31-06
MECKLENBURG COUNTY
PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT
CAPITAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT PROCESSES
Citizens Capital Budget Advisory Committee Presentation
November 1, 2006
Dot Law
Interim Director
Park and Recreation Dept.
W. Lee Jones, AIA
Capital Planning Services
Park and Recreation Dept.
Key Departmental Planning Documents
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Parks Master Plan (adopted in 1989)
Greenway Master Plan (adopted in 1999)
Nature Preserve Master Plan (adopted in 1997)
Little Sugar Creek Greenway Master Plan (adopted in 2004)
Countywide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
(CCORP)
• Capital Needs Assessment (CNA)
Parks Master Plan Strategic Objectives
• To determine the need for parks based upon a build out
scenario
• To assess existing standards and criteria for park
development
• To determine deficiencies in the existing inventory and
recommend new facilities to build
• To establish priorities for land acquisition and park
development
Master Plan Deficits
Neighborhood
Parks
Nature
Preserves
Community
Parks
District
Parks
All 1989
MP Identified
Parkland*
1989
Standard
3 ac / 1,000
6 ac / 1,000
5 ac / 1,000
5 ac / 1,000
19 ac /
1,000
2005
Acreage
1,573
5,814
1,010
4,169
11,122
Acres /
1,000 Pop
1.85 ac
6.84 ac
1.19 ac
4.90 ac
14.78 ac
Deficit
(acres)
978
+ 714
3,239
85
3,588
* All Parkland = Neighborhood Parks + District Parks + Community Parks + Nature Preserves
Land Acquisition Strategic Priorities
• Complete acquisitions from 10-year CNA
• Purchase new park sites to fill service radii
“gaps”
• Purchase key acquisition needs for Mecklenburg
Towns
• Purchase properties in key watershed protection
areas
Greenway Master Plan
Strategic Objectives
• Preserve and reclaim natural floodplains for the
purposes of improving water quality, protecting wildlife
habitat and open space, and providing recreational and
alternative transportation opportunities
• Create a primary infrastructure of trails along suitable
floodplain corridors that are connected to parks, schools,
neighborhoods, businesses, and shopping
• 185 miles of greenway trail corridors and 29+ miles of
overland connectors
• Create a primary(34 corridors) and secondary trail
system
Key Greenway
Acquisition
and Development
Priorities
Nature Preserve Master Plan
Strategic Objectives
• Identify usage zone classifications
• Identify zone definitions
• Identify permitted usage/criteria
• Recommended key land acquisition priorities
County-wide Comprehensive
Outdoor Recreation Plan (CCORP)
Strategic Objectives
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Review current outdoor recreation supply
Measure supply and demand for each amenity
Identify deficiencies and surpluses for amenities
Assess and update standards
Construct foundation for a future master plan
Construct foundation for updated land acquisition
requests
Capital Needs Assessment (CNA)
Processes
• Determine park and recreation facility needs by park
categories
• Divided into 10, 20 and 30 year documents
• Prioritized by the Strategic Planning and Long Range
Finance Sub-committee (SPLRF) and Park and
Recreation Commission annually
CNA Process Flow Chart
Preliminary 10-Year CNA Categories
and Cost Estimates
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Category
Center City Parks
Community Park Development
District Park Development
Greenway Construction
Improvements to Existing Facilities
Nature Preserve Development
Neighborhood Park Development
Park Land Acquisition
Public Private Partnerships
Recreation Center Development
Recreation Center Rehabilitation
Special Facility
Special Facility-Youth Sports Complex
Water Park Facility
Grand Total
Cost Estimate
$ 9,000,000
$ 13,740,000
$ 56,500,000
$ 73,400,000
$153,172,000
$ 3,000,000
$ 27,660,000
$ 85,356,000 *
$ 19,810,000
$ 41,900,000
$ 19,304,500
$ 35,400,000
$ 95,064,000
$ 22,760,000
$656,066,500
Major Capital Facilities Development
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
Sportsplexes
Matthews –I485
Questions

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