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Pick:
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A
Growth in UGB
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B
Mixed Use
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C
Full Buildout
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Paths for walking, biking and hiking
Enhance trails to improve recreational opportunities and to provide an alternative means for travel within the corridor.
Paths for walking, biking, and hiking
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Open spaces, farmland ...
Preserve farm, forest and rural areas within the corridor.
Open spaces, Farmland and Rural
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Corridor Beautification
Focus on improved streetscapes including trees, plants, and street designs to promote a unique corridor environment.
Corridor beautification
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Design standards for new development
Enhance design standards and improve energy efficiency of new buildings and housing in the corridor.
Design standards for new development
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Easy car travel
Focus on improvements to the corridor transportation system including roadway widening and intersection enhancements.
Easy car travel
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Traffic Safety
Improve traffic safety along the Route 340 corridor and at key intersections.
Traffic safety
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Historic resources
Focus on preserving historic resources and highlighting them throughout the corridor.
Historic resources
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Employment Opportunities
Focus on attracting businesses that provide additional employment opportunities to residents within the corridor.
Employment opportunities
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Retail / commercial development
Continue to promote new retail and commercial development to further enhance shopping and services within the corridor.
Retail / Commercial Development
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Residential Develoment
Focus on attracting new housing developments within the corridor.
Residential development
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Growth Within the Urban Growth Boundary
In this scenario, development is concentrated inside the Charles Town and Ranson Urban Growth Boundaries (UGBs), where growth can be served by existing utilities and transportation infrastructure. Much of the area outside of these boundaries is retained in agricultural land, open space, or low-density residential uses.
Transportation Outcomes
  • Less car traffic on US 340 and nearby roads
  • Intersection upgrades and other improvements would need to wait for state or federal funding
Parks, Trails and Greenways Outcomes
  • Allows for the conservation of land for future parks and walking/biking trails
  • New parks / trails would require public funding
Community Services Outcomes
  • Less need for additional services such (police, fire protection, EMS, schools, etc)
  • Smaller amount of tax revenues to pay for community service needs that are currenly unmet
Economic Opportunities Outcomes
  • Retail / employment focused inside the Charles Town and Ranson urban growth boundaries
  • Modest increase in potential employment opportunities
  • Smaller land area available to new businesses and industries, compared to other scenarios
Land Use Planning Outcomes
  • Broad area of open spaces, farmland, and rural areas preserved
  • Fewer new homes could be built than in other scenarios
  • Some existing commercial / industrial areas, and platted subdivisions, would need to be "downzoned"
  • Requires funding to purchase existing development rights
Historic Resources Outcomes
  • Less likely to affect historic resources and views than other scenarios
  • Would not result in historic resources being restored and preserved as part of new developments.
  • Some historic structures may fall into a state of neglect because of a lack of funding for repairs.
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Mixed Use
In this scenario, mixed-use development is permitted in a broader section of the corridor, while respecting the area’s rural character, environment, and history.
Transportation Outcomes
  • Somewhat more car traffic on US 340 and nearby roads because of increased amount of development
  • Additional transportation improvements (such as intersection upgrades) needed
  • Some intersection upgrades and other improvements could be funded by private development rather than public funding
Parks, Trails and Greenways Outcomes
  • County could require the creation of parks/trails as part of new developments (if parks/trails plan adopted)
  • More development could affect the natural context of parks and trails
  • Grant funds would be needed to fill gaps and create a continuous trail
Community Services Outcomes
  • More need for additional services such (police, fire protection, EMS, schools, etc)
  • Greater amount of tax revenues to pay for increased community service needs
  • Lower-density residential development would require public subsidy to meet additional service needs.
Economic Opportunities Outcomes
  • Greater area of land would be available to new businesses and industries
  • Retail and commercial development would be distributed along parts of the US 340 corridor
  • Economic activity would not be focused in the Charles Town and Ranson city centers.
Land Use Planning Outcomes
  • Would allow commercial or mixed use development along a portion of the US 340 corridor (as well as on a small portion of the Old Standard Quarry property)
  • Industrial development limited to existing industrial areas
  • Large area could develop as residential (low/medium density)
  • Design standards required for new development, with an emphasis on rural character
  • Would result in some loss of open spaces, farmland, and rural areas
Historic Resources Outcomes
  • May result in the rehabilitation and preservation of historic structures as part of new developments
  • Some loss of historic context and historic viewsheds
  • Some historic structures, if not listed on a historic registry, could be demolished for new development
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Full Buildout
This scenario provides maximum flexibility in land use, allowing for a larger area of retail, office, manufacturing, and other types of commercial and industrial land uses. Additionally, this scenario envisions an expanded area for residential development, at higher densities. This scenario will result in high intensity use of the land.
Transportation Outcomes
  • Greatest amount of car traffic on US 340 and nearby roads, compared to other scenarios 
  • Significant transportation improvements needed to handle additional traffic
  • Some intersection upgrades and other improvements could be funded by private development rather than public funding 
  • Some transportation improvements could be funded by private development rather than awaiting state or federal funding
  • Most likely to require additional traffic signals at intersections.
Parks, Trails and Greenways Outcomes
  • Provides the greatest opportunity for the County to require the creation of public parks/ trails as part of new developments (if parks/trails plan adopted), compared to other scenarios
  • Has the greatest likelihood of affecting the natural context of parks and trails
  • Grant funds would be needed to fill gaps and create a continuous trail
Community Services Outcomes
  • Greatest need for additional services such (police, fire protection, EMS, schools, etc) compared to other scenarios 
  • Greatest amount of tax revenues to pay for increased community service needs
  • Lower-density residential development
  • Medium/high-density residential development would require some public subsidy to meet additional service needs
Economic Opportunities Outcomes
  • Most extensive area of land would be available to new businesses and industries 
  • Retail and commercial development distributed along nearly the full length of the US 340 corridor 
  • Economic activity would be spread out and would not be focused in existing urban areas, and may compete with Charles Town and Ranson city centers
Land Use Planning Outcomes
  • Would allow commercial or mixed use (residential/commercial) development along most of the US 340 corridor frontage 
  • More emphasis on commercial strip development 
  • Commercial/office mixed use development allowed on the entire Ol