June 6: Cedar Hills Family Festival
June 26: Sundance Mountain Resort – Patriotic Celebration with the Utah Symphony, 5:00 – 7:45pm (We will be located at the side of the lift where everyone will gather to head up to the Symphony)
July 13: Formal Public Meeting, location TBD – This meeting has been rescheduled for August 20th to accommodate those interested in attending the Mountain Accord meeting without missing this critical AFC Vision meeting.
July 24, 25: Mobile Events in American Fork Canyon*
August 3, 8: Alpine and Lindon Days
August 20: Formal Public Meeting, location TBD
*Mobile workshops are an informal way to reach Canyon users to notify them of the project and get their input. The project team will move from spot to spot (usually trail-heads and campgrounds) to reach as many people as possible.
Phase 1: Assessment and Process (January – March 2015)
In Phase 1, we will inventory needs and issues, collect necessary data, and review all existing plans, policies, and goals. A tailored Public Involvement Plan will be created to serve through the AFCV process. Additionally, at the end of Phase 1, Existing Conditions Snapshots are produced to outline natural, social, and built environment topics, with brief descriptions of community concerns, relevant documents, regional plans, opportunities, constraints, and graphics. This will be used in the Vision Phase.
Phase 2: Visioning (April – June 2015)
Visioning is the foundation of the AFCV process, and will ensure that public values and goals are accurately reflected in the elements, policies, and land use scenarios of the final vision document. Development of the AFC Vision builds upon early public outreach, stakeholder interviews, and three cycles of public participation (Visioning, Scenarios, and Choices). Visioning also leverages other public involvement opportunities throughout the process, including MAG Open Houses and community events.
Phase 3: Scenario and Choices (July – September 2015)
During Phase 3, we engage citizens in developing and testing scenarios that physically define the goals of the Vision Document. To do this, we will pose a series of “What If?” questions in the Scenarios Workshop to explore the range of planning options and their consequences. During the subsequent community Choices Workshop, big ideas will be tested and refined to reflect public preferences. These ideas will be based on prior public input in the process as well as technical data, such as the evaluation of projected changes to the Project Area population and demographics.
Scenarios will be developed with the MAG staff, highlighting opportunity areas, which may include developed motorized recreation facilities, developed recreation connections, and canyon transit alternatives, as well as tools for conserving open space and environmentally sensitive areas like watersheds. These scenarios will illustrate key opportunities, relationships to public lands, transportation, and regional connections.
Phase 4: Formal Development and Adoption (October – January 2016)
A final vision document will be developed that provides a new, direct look at American Fork Canyon’s specific needs and opportunities in a regional planning context. The Vision will contain a framework of planning goals, principles, and implementations strategies. These implementation strategies will be organized into an action plan addressing opportunities for the short-term (12 months), mid-term (5 years), and long-term (10+ years).