A new facility to preserve and interpret the history of how we have learned to live, work and play underwater. Please to expand libraries, archives and international collections through donations from all over the world . This would be in education complex to teach history and activities that have made significant contributions to science engineering, exploration and development of underworld
Reopen the pass along the historic channel linking St Andrews Pass and the Gulf of Mexico.
Build an indoor aquatic center or YMCA with an indoor pool in town. Tear down the Garden Club building and build there or use a vacant lot in downtown PC. The Garden Club area already has parking nearby (dog park) and a great walking park. Keep these amenities but add to the land by building an aquatic center/YMCA with an indoor pool.
Ask founder of Blue Zones and Dan Burden to work with leaders on developing a set of recommendations on how Recovery can result in Bay County as a Blue Zone.https://www.bluezones.com/
I am a local retired architect who has developed, along with Hearst Foundation friend, a fun board game that assists people and groups in sharpening their vision. The game also helps others find the tools to share their vision with others effectively in a community building way.
Take time to involve the public in considering plans. Put the geographic features of the place on big screens for all to see and to help inform planning options. Ask consultants to offer various “build out scenarios” that take different approaches to transportation, land conservation, compact vs. dispersed housing density.Consult the many good resources out there, including a detailed analysis of coastal systems and populations from https://nemac.unca.edu
Invest in a development/fundraising effort to acquire more funds from philanthropic sources.
The moment the storm hit, I knew our local elected leaders were going to need their own support. That the pressure on them in public to know the answer would burden the process. My colleague Jess Zimbabwe runs a leadership fellowship program for local government officials out of ULI. We’ve already talked about creating a peer network for any local official who wants starting with a kick off meeting where we’d match ours with her graduates and or officials from other disaster communities. (I immediately reached out to my friend/colleague long time Monroe County Commissioner George Neugent for example. He also sits on Gulf wide BP board. He’s game.)
Trees create an ecosystem to provide habitat and food for birds and other animals. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, from the air and release oxygen. One large tree can supply a day’s supply of oxygen for four people.
Plans need to be made to start a continuing project of gathering all of the trash that has been produced by Hurricane Michael. The large equipment can only do so much. There will need to be a plan in place that will pay for manual labor needed to clean up all of the rights-of-ways in the area.