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About the Master Mobility Plan

 Chronology of Collier County’s Efforts towards Sustainability


Collier County’s movement towards creating a sustainable and livable community is the product of planning efforts that began over 20 years ago. To better understand the context of the Master Mobility Plan, it is important to understand the historical framework in which this project was established.

1994 ~The Urban Area Build-Out Study was prepared to assist in the development of a long range “vision” of the Coastal Urban Area with a specific focus on the infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate the urban area's potential growth based on the Future Land Use Map. Phase I, when completed, provided a comprehensive review of the urban area population while Phase II was an analysis of infrastructure needed to accommodate that population.

2004-2005 ~ The Horizon Study Phase One, initiated in 2004, sought to determine if the county could afford the infrastructure and services necessitated by future growth. In 2005, a Build-out Study was completed, consisting of a straight-line population projection derived from past growth trends that estimated the future build-out population and the necessary infrastructure to service that projected growth. This effort established the basis that projected cost for infrastructure and service improvements would surpass estimated revenue. The Horizon Study highlighted the need for land use modeling to better determine the location of future population and the infrastructure to service that population.

2006 ~ The Horizon Study Phase Two, initiated by the BCC in May 2006, sought input from the Study area’s residents, property owners and other stakeholders as to their expectations of services for the study area, weighed against the cost to provide those services identified during Phase One. This Phase developed a land use modeling tool, the Collier Interactive Growth Model (CIGM), which spatially projects population based upon the Growth Management Plan’s regulatory environment and historical comparisons.

2007 ~ The Rural Land Stewardship Area (RSLA) 5-Year Review – Between November, 2007 and June, 2009, nearly 30 public meetings were held to provide more specificity as to the extent of development in the sub-district anticipated to contain the greatest population in the East of CR 951 area.

2010 ~ The Master Mobility Plan

The Master Mobility Plan built upon the previous efforts through refined approach and specificity not provided for within the Urban Area Build-Out Study, the Horizon Study or the RLSA 5-Year Review. The design of the program was not only to identify measures to increase the efficiency of transportations system within the County and lower carbon emissions, but to further identify:

•public infrastructure efficiencies
•possible transit and multi modal policy changes to lower vehicle miles traveled (VMTs)
•possible land use policy changes to lower VMTs

More About the Master Mobility Plan

From a business perspective, reducing the physical demand for infrastructure is a far more practical approach than supporting mobility via continuous expansion planning and the need for increasing revenues such as impact fees, taxes, tolls and ad valorem.

In its entirety, the MMP consists of three phases:

•Phase One: data review and collection (completed Summer 2010)
•Phase Two: data analysis and MMP development (completed Winter 2011/2012)
•Phase Three: recommendations for potential policy amendments (as of 2016, this phase remains on hold)

Phase One of the MMP resulted in a data collection technical report and a data plans technical report. As part of Phase Two, a comprehensive public involvement process was carried out to gather input from stakeholders and the public that, along with the data and analysis, helped to guide and shape the development of the Master Mobility Plan Phase II Final Report.

Phase Three is currently on hold, but was designed to develop potential policy amendment language from the 20 Recommendations in the Master Mobility Plan Phase II Final Report.