Targets for Action

Targets for Action

The targets for action below represent achievements expected after the first 5 years of plan implementation. Each target corresponds to a vision statement of the regional plan in addition to actions of the Strategic Directions (noted in parentheses). Targets were selected based on contributions by Consortium working groups, two public surveys, and input from the public collected in over 20 community meetings following the visioning phase.

green circle= Complete

yellow circle= In Progress

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Everyone is included in decision-making, including traditionally marginalized population

green circle  Publish advocacy toolkit in various formats by 2016 (2.1.1) – View Progress

green circle  Convene a regional outreach council by 2016 (2.2.4)

green circle  Grow regional consortium partnerships under identified or new coordinating agency or organization by 2016 (8.2.6) – View Partners

green circle  Expand regional geodatabase and establish data sharing platform by 2016 (8.2.6) – View Progress

up-arrow thumbAccess is available to greenways, bikeways, transit, and other modes of alternative transportation throughout the region, including low-income and minority neighborhoods 

yellow circle  Add 10 miles of trail per year, 50 miles of trail by 2020 (1.1.2)

yellow circle  Secure multi-year private funding and 20-year dedicated municipal funding by 2020 (1.3.3)

green circle  Develop and implement a Complete Streets design manual for Memphis by 2015 (3.4.1) – View Progress

  Create regional coordination agency or organization by 2015 (8.1.1) – View Progress

down-arrow thumbSocial and economic disparities are reduced or eliminated in disadvantaged populations, including reduction in poverty levels and a measurable increase in essential goods and services in low-income neighborhoods

yellow circle  Adopt an equity monitoring tool to measure investment and impact of Greenprint implementation by 2017 (2.3.6)

yellow circle  Amend existing incentive programs to encourage affordable housing development that includes green space on or near Greenprint corridors by 2017 (5.1.4)

yellow circle  Adopt visitability ordinances in municipal and county governments by 2020 (5.1.5)

up-arrow thumbEveryone has high access to healthcare and quality fresh foods, especially those with fewer means

yellow circle Establish or designate an organization to coordinate the promotion of green space across all heathcare programs by 2015 (4.1.1)

yellow circle  Create and implement educational programs for healthcare providers and school districts by 2016 (4.1.1)

green circle  Develop a regional food system assessment to address issues of access, economics, and food system sustainability by 2016 (4.2.1) – View Progress

yellow circle  Double the number of gardens on public school campuses by 2016 (4.2.5) – View Progress

down-arrow thumbOverall combined housing and transportation costs per household have decreased

yellow circle  Create a pilot program to address last mile connections by 2016 (3.1.3) – View Progress

yellow circle  Increase the mode share of work commute trips made by bicycling, walking or transit within the region to 10% by 2020 (3.2.7)

green circle Build a coalition of partners to initiate a housing energy efficiency program by 2016 (7.3.1)

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yellow circle  Add 5 pocket parks per year in underserved areas, 25 by 2020 (1.1.4)

yellow circle  Perform inventory of parks, greenways, and waterways access to assure equity by 2016 (1.2.1)

yellow circle  Enter into joint use agreements to create 20 community parks from publicly-owned land by 2020 (5.3.2)

up-arrow thumbSafe and walkable neighborhoods are created, improving public health outcomes

yellow circle Identify greatest sidewalk needs within 0.5 miles of Greenprint corridors and prioritize for repair or installation by 2016 (5.2.4) – View Progress

yellow circle  Develop a package of incentives to target in housing focus areas, such as tax waivers, utility hookup fees, and down payment assistance by 2018 (5.4.4)

yellow circle  Draft state legislation to offer property tax waivers or freezes for infill development by 2018 (5.4.4)

up-arrow thumbImproved quality of life enhances regional economic competitiveness, thereby attracting and retaining businesses, residents and visitors, and creating access to quality jobs

yellow circle Establish a formal transportation management association (TMA) by 2016 (7.1.3)

yellow circle  Create incentives for businesses to locate in neighborhood centers near green infrastructure investments by 2018 (7.1.3)

green circle  Establish geotourism as a regional tourism subsector by 2016 (7.4.1) – View Progress

up-arrow thumbHealth of the region’s environmental systems is improved, with cleaner water and air, reduced flooding and pollution, sustained and sustainable working lands, and better quality and quantity of natural habitats

green circle  Provide education on economic benefits and financing options for green infrastructure by 2016 (6.1.2) – View Progress

yellow circle  Select one priority planting project in each of the three states to implement by 2017 (6.1.4)

yellow circle  Develop guidance for protection and restoration of priority wetlands by 2017 (6.2.1)

green circle  Create three native landscaping demonstration projects by 2016 (6.4.4) – View Progress

Greenprint Partners

Have you made progress on one of the short-term targets above?  If so, please fill out the form below to notify us of its status: