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MPO TPC/TAC Board Minutes - 2/26/2015WICHITA FALLS METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION Transportation Policy Committee Minutes Thursday, February 26, 2015 Voting Members Present: Glenn Barham, Mayor, City of Wichita Falls Dennis Wilde, North Texas Regional Planning Commission Jeff Watts, City of Pleasant Valley, Representative Jim Henson, Mayor, Lakeside City Larry Tegtmeyer, TxDOT Russell Schreiber, City Public Works Director Tim Ingle, City Council Representative Woodrow "Woody" Gossom, Wichita County Judge MPO Staff, Lin Barnett, WFMPO, Transportation Planning Director Jaimie Lee, Wichita Falls MPO, Transportation Planner 11 Absent: Michael Smith, City Council Representative Ex- Officio. Danny Brown, TxDOT, Director of TP &D Darron Leiker, City of Wichita Falls, City Manager Visitors: Cody Richardson, Freese and Nichols Danny Brown, TOOT, Director of TP &D Davis Powell, City of Wichita Falls, City Engineer Dennis Burkett, City of Wichita Falls, Transit Administrator Henry Florsheim, Chamber of Commerce Jenny Stevens, City of Wichita Falls, Downtown Travel Center Administrator Joe Gambill, NORTEX Karen Montgomery- Gagne, City of Wichita Falls, Planning Administrator Mark Beauchamp, City of Wichita Falls, Traffic Superintendent Mark McBurnett, SAFB Shane Pace, Freese and Nichols Wendy Shabay, Freese and Nichols I. Welcome & Introduction Mayor Barham, the TPC chairperson, called the meeting to order at 10:02 a.m. and welcomed everyone in attendance. Wichita Falls MPO TPC Meeting February 26, 2015 Page f 1 II. Public Comment on Agenda and Non- Agenda Items Mayor Barham asked for any public comments on agenda and non - agenda items. None was received. III. Review and Adoption of the Transit Oriented Development (TOD)Study Ms. Shabay, Freese and Nichols (FNI), presented a brief overview and final recommendations of the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) study to the policy board. Ms. Shabay stated that her team at FNI along with WFMPO staff kicked off the TOD study in July 2013. Since then, FNI has collected demographic analysis, existing conditions analysis, GIS data and met with the Technical Advisory Committee for review of the draft report. Out of four activity generators in the City: Sheppard AFB, Hospital District, Midwestern District and Downtown core, FNI felt downtown Wichita Falls has the greatest potential to create into an urban TOD center. Mr. Richardson, FNI, discussed potential areas of downtown, within a half -mile radius around the Travel Center, for development. FNI recommended focusing development on hotel /convention center near the MPEC, housing, mixed -use housing and retail, shared parking garages, and offices for technical/knowledge- based industries. Ms. Shabay stated downtown needs to improve its density and recommended the City of Wichita Falls conduct a small area plan and market analysis for housing needs in downtown. Mayor Barham asked for a motion to adopt the Transit Oriented Development study for use by WFMPO staff. Mayor Henson made the motion to adopt. Judge Gossom seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. IV. Meeting Adjournment The meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m. CJ""' f- &.Q� Honorable Glenn Barham Mayor Wichita Falls Wichita Falls MPO TPC Meeting February 26, 2015 Pa cr c 12