Next Stop: Thompson's Station!
[Wikipedia: A charrette (pronounced [shuh-ret]) . . . is an intense period of design or planning activity.]
Placemakers, professionals in architecture, storytelling, city planning, and economic development led by Susan Henderson, helped show the ways in which the Town could be developed in a sustainable way based on citizen input. The week long process was chronicled online with daily posts about the progress with comments from citizens. After the week was finished, Susan and her team collected all the data and began working on the new Land Development Ordinance.
Placemakers developed a hybrid form(or character)-based and traditional based zoning solution to address our issues and goals. This style of zoning will allow for the preservation of rural land while allowing dense mixed use development in order to create a sustainable tax base. Preservation of rural land and small town culture arose as the overarching desire for citizens that attended the charrette, meshing well with the administration's desire for a "green oasis" in middle Tennessee's increasingly urban environment.
If you want to know how it all began, be sure to check out Thompson's Stations original RFQ (Request for Qualifications) and the Placemakers response.
- Thompson's Station lays out plans for the future - The Advertiser
- Thompson's Station experiments with planned growth - The Tennessean
- State and National Recognition for Land Development Ordinance - Spring Hill Home Page
LDO Recognized with Awards
In 2016, the Town of Thompson's Station won two awards for the new Land Development Ordinance that was enacted the previous year.
Find out more about the Awards on the Land Development Ordinance Webpage.
Next Stop - Thompson's Station Submission
Below is a slideshow of the Town's submission for the Driehaus Award which explains the project, workshop results, and previous framework with illustrative plans. (Next Stop Submission - PDF)