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Executive Summary
Introduction

Greenways Plan

Greenways Defined
Virginia Greenways
     Two Trail Successes
     Central Shenandoah Efforts
Benefits of Greenways
     Collective Research
     W&OD Trail Study (2004)
Staunton –Yesterday & Today 
     History 
     1736 to 1899 
     1900 to Present  
Demographics  
     Age, Household Type, & Race 
     Population Distribution 
     Recent Trends 
Economics 
     Recent Achievements 
     Troubling Facts & Trends 
     Short-Term & Long-Term Economic Strategies 
     Attracting the Creative Class and Families 
Physical Features 
     Elevation & Slope 
     Land Cover 
     Water 
Transportation Network 
     Roads
     Rail
    Trolley
Land Use Patterns
     Residential
     Commercial/Office/Professional
     Industrial
     Public
     Parks & Recreation
     Utility Corridors
     Land & Building Values
     Pace of Development
Historic, Cultural, Entertainment, and Recreational Resources
     Central Business District
     Original Western State Hospital Property
     Frontier Culture Museum
     Parks
     Schools
Recreation Demand
     Virginia Outdoor Plan Survey
     Central Shenandoah Regional Bike Plan Survey
     Primary Trail Corridors
Trail Routing Methodology
Vision, Goals, & Objectives
     Vision Statement
     Goals, Objectives, and Strategies

Proposed Staunton Frontier Trail Routes  ( Map 33)
  Phase 1
     Shenandoah Crossroads to Frontier Culture Museum (Map 34)
     Frontier Culture Museum to Betsy Bell Park (Map 34)
     Betsy Bell Park to Original Western State Property (Map 35)
     Correctional Center Property to Wharf Historic District (Map 35)
     Wharf Historic District to Gypsy Hill Park (Map 36)
  Phase 2 
     Gypsy Hill Park to Montgomery Hall Park and the City Center (Map 37)
     City Center to Lewis Creek, R.E. Lee High School and Staunton Countryside (Map 38)
   Phase 3
     Additional Trail Extensions (Maps 39 – 42)
Funding & Right-of-Way Acquisition
     Funding Options
     Grants
     Gifts
     Public Funds
Land Right-of-Way Acquisition Options
     Titles
     Easements (Private, Rail, and Utility)
     Proffers
     Leases

Appendix

Maps

Map 1 – Staunton Region Overview
Map 2 – Total Population by Census Block (2000)
Map 3 – Average Household Size by Census Block (2000)
Map 4 – Population Density by Census Block (2000)
Map 5 – Percent Minority Population by Census Block (2000)
Map 6 – Median Year of Construction for Owner-Occupied Housing Units (2000)
Map 7 – Median Household Income by Census Block Group (2000)
Map 8 – Percentage of Rental Housing by Census Block (2000)
Map 9 – Median Age of Population by Census Block (2000)
Map 10 – Key Economic Development Locations
Map 11 – Elevation
Map 12 – Topographic Slope
Map 13 – Land Cover and New Approved Residential Developments
Map 14 – Water Features
Map 15 – Transportation Network
Map 16 – Traffic Volume
Map 17 – Transportation 2020 Proposed Road/Intersection Projects
Map 18 – Existing Land Use by Parcel (January 2005)
Map 19 – Building Assessment Values by Parcel (January 2005)
Map 20 – Land Assessment Values by Parcel (January 2005)
Map 21 – Existing Zoning by Parcel (January 2005)
Map 22 – Recreation Facilities & Other Key Locations
Map 23 and23A – Historical, Cultural, Entertainment, and Other Attractions
Map 24 – Central Business District
Map 25 – Staunton Correctional / Original Western State Hospital Property
Map 26 – Frontier Culture Museum
Map 27 – Betsy Bell Park
Map 28 – Montgomery Hall Park
Map 29 – Gypsy Hill Park
Map 30 – Woodrow Wilson Park and Reservoir Hill Park
Map 31 – Staunton Public School Properties
Map 32 – Mary Baldwin College and the Virginia School for the Deaf & Blind
Map 33 – Proposed Staunton Frontier Trail Network Overview
Map 34 – Frontier Culture Museum to Betsy Bell Park
Map 35 – Betsy Bell Park to Original Western State Hospital to Wharf Historic Dist.
Map 36 – Wharf Historic District to Gypsy Hill Park
Map 37 – Montgomery Hall Park to Gypsy Hill Park and Wharf Historic District
Map 38 – City Center to R.E. Lee High and Staunton Countryside
Map 39 – Thomas Dixon Elementary to Montgomery Hall Park
Map 40 – Montgomery Hall Park to Bessie Weller Elementary
Map 41 – Bells Lane / New Hope Road Countryside Loop
Map 42 – Frontier Culture Museum Wildflower Loop

Tables

Table 1 - Staunton Demographic Trends & Comparisons (1990 - 2000)  
Table 2A - Staunton Population Growth Estimates by Age and Race (2000-2003)
Table 2B - Augusta County Population Growth Estimates by Age and Race (2000-2003)
Table 2C - Virginia Population Growth Estimates by Age and Race (2000-2003)
Table 3 - Elevation/Slope of Key Staunton Locations
Table 4 - Staunton Land Use Statistics (January 2005)
Table 5 - Rate of Residential Building Permit Issuance (2000-2004)
Table 6 - New Residential Housing Report (October 2004)
Table 7 - Historic, Cultural, and Entertainment Attractions
Table 8 - Virginia Outdoor Plan - Recrecation Demand Survey Results for the Central Shenandoah Region and Virginia (2002)
Table 9 - AASHTO Trail Grading Guidelines

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