As you gain an understanding of your planning context, it’s also helpful to explore where you may be headed given recent trends and current policy. This step includes creating a baseline, or “business as usual” scenario that carries trends forward into the future and measures potential impacts. Alternative scenarios and there impacts can then be compared to the baseline.
4: Evaluate What Happens if We Stay on Our Current Path
Explore impacts of WC2040 vision scenario
Develop a business as usual scenario
Questions to answer: What will our future be like if our current plans are realized? What have recent development patterns been like? What does continuing these patterns into the future look like? What current zoning or other regulatory mechanisms impact the area?
Identify impacts of current course