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Ben Wooten Ben Wooten from Mebane wrote on October 26, 2016 at 7:07 pm:
I’ve had a chance to review your document from yesterday’s meeting. Great information; this will certainly help Council in their decision making process! A few quick points to note:

P.28, Referencing map 7 (bicycle and pedestrian), do these routes match the current state designated roads for biking in and around Mebane? https://www.ncdot.gov/bikeped/ncbikeways/

P. 31, Second to last paragraph, referencing the Arrowhead Golf Club. If I’m thinking of the same course, this was replaced by the Tanger Outlet development and is no longer in use. Also, would this section be a good opportunity to reference collaborating with the YMCA? I only saw one other reference to that later in the document. Additionally, it might also be a good spot to mention IMPACT Alamance and Healthy Alamance, two organizations that would be great for the city to partner with for cost savings.

P.38 Office use – is it worth mentioning the possibility of the city acquiring land and building a mix-use Class A office space and parking deck in the downtown area? We discussed the parking deck some yesterday, but with the lack of office space downtown, it might be a good concept to present to the council. There is precedent for other cities doing something similar working with investors and lease to own strategies.

P. 63 Goals 5.3 & 5.4, another opportunity to reference continuing partnerships with IMPACT and Healthy Alamance.

Overall, from my standpoint, the information presented here is very helpful and inclusive. The effort your team put into building the document truly shows and I am appreciative to be a very small part of this work. Please let me know if you need any further clarification for my comments above.

Thanks,

Ben

The Advisory Committee participating in a Growth Strategy Workshop (April 19, 2016):