Planapalooza

Planapalooza™ will be August 20-25 in Rome!

Planapalooza™ will be an opportunity for you to work directly with friends, family, neighbors, City staff and officials, and a team of talented planners to build a stronger future for the City of Rome and Floyd County. On the first evening of Planapalooza™, the team will hold an interactive Mapping Workshop. You will be able to participate in the Mapping Workshop in person at the event or virtually through zoom. After the event you will be able to use an interactive mapping tool on this webpage anytime until September 1.

The first two full days of Planapalooza™ will feature topical Focus Meetings, where residents can share their hopes and concerns related to transportation, housing, community character, growth, development, conservation, parks and recreation, downtown, and learn how the code can address these. You can add your ideas about these topics in the Focus Meeting forums below, and will be able to watch the Zoom recording of each meeting after they occur. These meetings will be held both in person and online via Zoom. After the event you will be able to use an interactive mapping tool on this webpage anytime until September 15th.

For the entirety of the Planapalooza™, the Team and participating City Staff will be working in a temporary design studio at the Courtyard by Marriott Rome Riverwalk. Any citizen, business owner or official who wishes to join in and provide comments, suggestions, or simply watch us work, will be able to stop by at their own convenience or drop into the open studio Zoom. Our Team members will be available to engage with the community, ask questions and accept feedback and ideas.

On the final evening of Planapalooza™, at the Rome City Auditorium, the Team will present their findings so far, and begin to discuss how community input has begun to shape the recommendations that will likely be in the updated Unified Land Development Code. You will be able to view the video recording of this presentation on this page.

Planapalooza™ Events

Opening Presentation & Workshop (6:00 – 8:00pm EST)
Learn more about the project and how Planapalooza works, then participate in an interactive online mapping workshop. 

In Person
Courtyard Rome Riverwalk – Coosa Ballroom – 320 W 3rd Street SW Rome, GA 30165

Online
To attend via Zoom, please register here:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcscuippjIjHdEcGZhf7yHqXcpjzXgX_mvG

Open Studio (9am – 7pm CST)

In Person
Courtyard Rome Riverwalk -Coosa Ballroom
320 W 3rd Street SW Rome, GA 30165
Online
To attend via Zoom, please register here:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAoceqrpzMjEtcIg7gXz6jfV90MuEeC82Zf

Once you have registered for one Open Studio session, you are registered for all

Focus Meeting 1: Neighborhoods & Housing (1:00 -2:00pm EST)

This meeting will cover housing opportunity, availability, preferences and choice; as well as neighborhoods and housing types. if you live in Rome – Floyd County, whether you rent or own, this meeting is for you!
In Person
Courtyard Rome Riverwalk -Coosa Ballroom
320 W 3rd Street SW Rome, GA 30165

Online
To attend via Zoom, please register here:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIlc-ispjkpHtN5CEC5gx8Al9-jd-HcQu5_

 

Focus Meeting 2: Architecture & Design (2:30 – 3:30pm EST)
This meeting is about Architecture and design and its effects on your community’s character. Whether you are a design professional or just share an interest in the subject, this meeting is for you!
In Person
Courtyard Rome Riverwalk – Coosa Ballroom
320 W 3rd Street SW Rome, GA 30165

Online
To attend via Zoom, please register here:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwofuGorjgsGtRAxdIs5oFQN6IKiSHSquMZ

Focus Meeting 3: Architecture & Design Downtown Rome (4:00 – 5:00pm EST)
This meeting is about Rome Main Street / Downtown. Whether you are a business owner, future business owner, a member of a supporting committee or just generally care about your downtown this meeting is for you!

In Person
Courtyard Rome Riverwalk – Coosa Ballroom
320 W 3rd Street SW Rome, GA 30165

Online
To attend via Zoom, please register here:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlcOyurDkvHt2nsgzXY_ZVOcu5beWOaC2v

Open Studio (9am – 7pm CST)

In Person
Courtyard Rome Riverwalk – Coosa Ballroom
320 W 3rd Street SW Rome, GA 30165

Online

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAoceqrpzMjEtcIg7gXz6jfV90MuEeC82Zf

Open Studio (9am – 7pm CST)

In Person
Courtyard Rome Riverwalk – Coosa Ballroom
320 W 3rd Street SW Rome, GA 30165

Online
To attend via Zoom, please register here:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAoceqrpzMjEtcIg7gXz6jfV90MuEeC82Zf

 

Focus Meeting 4: Streets & Connectivity (10:00 -11:00am EST)
This meeting is all about streets, transportation, mobility and connectivity in Rome Floyd County. If you walk, drive, bike, or want to take public transportation in the City, this meeting is for you!

In Person
Courtyard Rome Riverwalk – Coosa Ballroom
320 W 3rd Street SW Rome, GA 30165

Online
To attend via Zoom, please register here:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckdOGhpjMiHNK55wvvA1dwXlYnbeSLP_-t


Focus Meeting 5: Land Use & Development (11:30 – 12:30pm EST)
This meeting is about land use, conservation, growth and development in Rome Floyd County. We’ll talk about where new growth should and should not occur, and discuss the impacts of growth on infrastructure and City services and facilities.
In Person
Courtyard Rome Riverwalk – Coosa Ballroom
320 W 3rd Street SW Rome, GA 30165
Online
To attend via Zoom, please register here:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArdeqpqTgtGtyJrat351lQJIEgrlotXUPV

Open Studio (9am – 1pm CST)

In Person
Courtyard Rome Riverwalk – Coosa Ballroom
320 W 3rd Street SW Rome, GA 30162

Online
To attend via Zoom, please register here:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAoceqrpzMjEtcIg7gXz6jfV90MuEeC82Zf

Open Studio (9am – 7pm CST)

In Person
Courtyard Rome Riverwalk – Coosa Ballroom
320 W 3rd Street SW Rome, GA 30165

Online
To attend via Zoom, please register here:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAoceqrpzMjEtcIg7gXz6jfV90MuEeC82Zf

Work-in-Progress Presentation (6:00 pm – 8pm EST)

This is the culmination of 5 intense days of planning work between the public, City staff and the consulting team! Tune in to hear what we heard and how we’re turning your ideas into recommendations for the future!

In Person
Rome City Auditorium
601 Broad St, Rome, GA 3016


Online
To attend via Zoom, please register here:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtf-2vpjkuGtTymh6oO6slBU2l2qsMk9We

Focus Meetings Discussion Forums

Focus Meetings will be held on Saturday August 21st and Monday August 23rd both in person and online. These meetings will cover the following topics Neighborhoods and Housing, Architecture and Design, Downtown Rome, Streets and Connectivity, and Land Use and development. 

See the events area for the time and in person location and links to register to attend via Zoom. Visit the forums for topic details and to share your comments! 

Mapping Workshop

Add your markers to the map to tell us what you love about Athens and what opportunities you think there are for improvement!.   Just zoom in to find a location you are looking for using the + sign at the bottom right corner of the map. Click, hold, and drag the marker of your choice and place it on the map to identify the following:

Add your markers to the map to tell us what you love about Athens and what opportunities you think there are for improvement!.   Just zoom in to find a location you are looking for using the + sign at the bottom right corner of the map. Click, hold, and drag the marker of your choice and place it on the map to identify the following:

 

Be sure to tell us WHY you placed markers in each location using the comment field on the left. Feel free to also upload a photo/image to help explain your comment.

Repeat as many times as you’d like! 

Note: If you have an idea about a neighborhood or a larger area, just put your marker near the area, and let us know in the comment.  If your idea isn’t location-specific, you can still put it on the map, just note that it’s “Not Location-Specific.” 

Here are some things to think about as you place your markers: 

1. What are some places that would be appropriate for infill or redevelopment? (Red marker)

2. Are there any places that would be appropriate for additional housing?  What kinds of housing? (Blue or red marker)

3. Are there any places that should be protected from development or redevelopment? (Green or yellow marker)

4. What are your favorite places to gather with friends, family and other community members? (Green or yellow marker)

5. Where should additional parks, playgrounds, plazas, squares, trails and greenways be located? (Blue marker)

6. What are some of the best streets for walking and/or biking? (Green marker)

7. Which roads feel uncomfortable and could use improvements to make them feel more safe and comfortable for walking/biking? (Blue or red marker)

8. What parts of the community are experiencing inequity? How could they become more equitable? (Blue or red marker)

Bonus points!

Try placing a yellow marker somewhere else in the world – is there an example of something you’ve seen elsewhere that could work in Spartanburg?  A great park or playground?  Your favorite street?  A beautiful building?  See if you can find it on the map, and if you can, include a photo!

 

Planapalooza Videos

Opening Presentation

Neighborhoods & Housing

 Architecture & Design

Downtown Rome

 Streets & Connectivity

 Land Use & Development

Are You Ready to Get Involved?