Talent Gateway Final Concept Plan & Report Presentation
Over the course of the past few months, TURA has been working with Walker Macy and DOSO Properties, LLC. to develop a concept plan for the Gateway site that meets the intent of the approved Exclusive Negotiating Agreement between DOSO Properties, LLC. and the Talent Urban Renewal Agency. This work was funded by the State of Oregon, through its Transportation & Growth Management (TGM) grant program. The Talent Gateway Site Development Plan offers an opportunity for the City of Talent and the Talent Urban Renewal Agency to plan for future development in a way that reduces transportation system demand. The goal of the plan development was to create a plan for the area that is consistent with compact, mixed use, pedestrian-friendly, low-impact and sustainable development.
At the last TURA meeting on June 20, 2018, the Board unanimously approved the current plan option including a makerspace site would accommodate a building with a 7,500-square foot footprint and a commercial pad that could be either one or two stories.
With the approval of this concept plan, Walker Macy will provide a final 30 minute presentation on July 18, 2018 at 6 p.m. that details the plan and describes the proposed development program and phased action steps necessary to build the proposed development (click here to view the draft report). The report includes order of magnitude and planning-level cost estimates for the major elements of the approved concept plan. The report also includes a transportation section that provides recommendations for connectivity, parking management and supply and compliance with the State Transportation Rule (TPR).
Talent Gateway Site Development Planning & Feasibility
The Transportation and Growth Management (“TGM”) Program is a joint effort of the Oregon Department of Transportation (“ODOT”) and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (“DLCD”). The purposes of the TGM program are to strengthen the capability of local governments to effectively manage growth and comply with the Transportation Planning Rule, to integrate transportation and land use planning, and to encourage transportation-efficient land uses that support modal choice and efficient performance of transportation facilities and services.
Talent Gateway Site Development Plan offers an opportunity for City of Talent and Talent Urban Renewal Agency (“TURA”) to plan for future development in a way that reduces transportation system demand. The concepts and plans for project area will be consistent with compact, mixed use, pedestrian-friendly, low-impact, and sustainable development.
Project Objectives and Outcomes
Develop a phased program for future mixed-use development that includes illustrative conceptual architectural and site plans consistent with TGM objectives and TURA’s development goals.
Determine market feasibility of various types of community identified mixed-use development products in Project Area.
Determine economic feasibility of illustrative conceptual architectural and site plans consistent with City, TURA, and TGM objectives. Identify barriers to and potential incentives for development based on illustrative conceptual architectural and site plans.
Determine what off-site transportation improvements may be needed to accommodate and support mixed use development.
Each month the Talent Urban Renewal Agency will publish a news article in the FLASH to explain and provide updates on the Gateway Project and to help residents understand the vision of Talent Urban Renewal. You can follow the conversation by visiting the link to the FLASH below: