To encourage responsiveness to community needs by involving the people who live or work in the community in project design and planning and in decisions about how it should be improved or how it should change over time.
Option 1. Community outreach (1 point)
Meet with adjacent property owners, residents, business owners, and workers; local planning and community development officials; and any current residents or workers at the project site to solicit and document their input on the proposed project prior to commencing a design.
Work directly with community associations and/or the local government to advertise an open community meeting, other than an official public hearing, to generate comments on project design from the beginning.
Host an open community meeting, other than an official public hearing, to solicit and document public input on the proposed project at the beginning of project design.
Modify the project’s conceptual design as a direct result of community input, or if modifications are not made, explain why community input did not generate design modifications.
Establish ongoing means for communication between the developer and the community throughout the design and construction phases and, in cases where the developer maintains any control during the postconstruction phase.
Option 2. Charrette (2 points)
Comply with Option 1 and conduct a design charrette or interactive workshop of at least two days and open to the public that includes, at a minimum, participation by a representative group of nearby property owners, residents, business owners, and workers in the preparation of conceptual project plans and drawings.
Option 3. Local endorsement pursuant to evaluation program (2 points)
Comply with Option 1 and obtain an endorsement from an ongoing local or regional nongovernmental program that systematically reviews and endorses smart growth development projects under a rating and/or jury system.
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