Greetings Alliance Members,
The message below is to inform you about a new land use decision support
system being developed for our region to assist planners, decision-makers
and others. The schedule for completion of the scope of work is summarized
The relevance of this to our work is that there will be a system put in
place to help us analyze the relationship between transportation and land
use changes--one of the most contemporary issues facing planners in the U.S.
The DSS tool will include air quality and climate change indicators. Check
out the specific indicators at (http://www.ccmpo.org/planning/dss). As
presented below, this system should be available next year.
ACA News and Notes: The next ACA meeting is scheduled for June 4, 2001,
10:00 a.m. at the Burlington Eco-Info Office (Wing Building) located on the
south side of One Main Street, train station on the Burlington Waterfront
(at the foot of Main Street).
In other news, the ACA Board approved the hiring of an intern. More news to
come soon. Please be sure to pass along any leads if you know of anyone
that might be interested in advancing the 10% Challenge campaign and helping
us on ACA activities.
The Board also reviewed with interest several proposed logos for the 10%
Challenge. We settled on three with the understanding that the designer
will do further refinement. When the three are ready, I will send the out
for your review and approval.
Have a great weekend!!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michele Maresca
> Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 1:10 PM
> To: Bob Penniman (E-mail); Chris Smith (E-mail); Guy Kennedy (E-mail);
> Jan Lars Mueller (E-mail); Jeff Nick (E-mail); Marty Illick (E-mail); Mr
> George Faris (E-mail); Mr Steve Bradish (E-mail); Mr Tony Barbagallo
> (E-mail); Mr. Bill Aswad (E-mail); Mr. Bill Niquette (E-mail); Mr. Ken
> Nolan (E-mail); Mr. Lew Wetzel (E-mail); Mr. Mark Lords (E-mail); Mr.
> Richard Moulton (E-mail); Mr. Roger Schoenbeck (E-mail); Mr. Terry Sheahan
> (E-mail); Mrs. Wendy Goodrich (E-mail); Ms. Ellen Kahler (E-mail); Ms. Sam
> Matthews (E-mail); Nick Meyer (E-mail); Penrose Jackson (E-mail); Tom
> Buckley; William Kalanges (E-mail)
> Cc: All Users
> Subject: Update on the Transportation - Land Use Decision Support
> System (DSS)
> Hello All,
> After months of receiving input from local planners and municipal
> officials, the Regional Planning Commission, the Metropolitan Planning
> Organization Board, and the project Steering Committee, the list of
> indicators to be used in the Transportation - Land Use Decision Support
> System (DSS) has been finalized. Many thanks to everyone who has provided
> feedback in this process.
> The finalized list of indicators can be viewed and downloaded at the DSS
> web site (http://www.ccmpo.org/planning/dss). These indicators will
> provide objective measures for analyzing various land use and
> transportation scenarios with the DSS software.
> The Scope of Work for the DSS outlines the remaining tasks in this
> project. The Scope of Work can be viewed and downloaded at the DSS web
> site. The timeline for the remaining steps is as follows:
> Task # Task Description Task Status / Dates
> (all dates are 2001)
> 1.2 Report on Influences of Existing Complete
> final draft May 18 for steering committee approval in June
> Transportation Facilities on Land Use
> and Development
> 1.4 Develop DSS Indicators Completed April 30
> 2.1 DSS Data Inventory Report Complete draft
> report May 18
> 2.2 Develop DSS Software Software
> methodology draft for steering committee review - May 18
> steering committee approval to start programming - June 15
> programming - September 15
> 2.3-2.5 Calibrate / Validate DSS
> September 15 - October 15
> 2.6 DSS outreach policies Complete -
> October 15
> 3 Analysis of planned transportation October 15 -
> December 1
> 4 Finalize and Present DSS
> December 1 - December 31
> 5 DSS Public Workshop January 1 -
> September 30
> and ongoing support
> Your comments, questions, and suggestions are welcomed and encouraged.
> Feel free to contact myself at 872-1600 ([log in to unmask]) or Dave
> Roberts at 660-4071 x12 ([log in to unmask]).
> Michele Maresca www.ccrpcvt.org
> Land Use Analyst
> Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
> P.O. Box 108
> Essex Junction, Vermont 05453