San Joaquin Valley Blueprint award winners named

Sep 15, 2009

Central Valley Business Times

The best plans – “blueprints” – for the future of the San Joaquin Valley are to be honored by the San Joaquin Valley

Regional Policy Council at its fall policy conference luncheon on Oct. 2 in Fresno.
The contest stemmed from an effort three years ago by the eight regional planning agencies in the Valley to develop the first-ever coordinated valley vision – the San Joaquin Valley Regional Blueprint.

The regional venture is being conducted in each of the eight counties in the San Joaquin Valley and has recently been integrated to form a preferred vision for future development throughout the Valley to the year 2050.

In an effort to recognize plans, policies and projects that are “Blueprint friendly,” the planning agencies created an awards program specifically designed for this purpose.

The following awards will be presented:

Award of Achievement
Community Plan - Unincorporated Community
Merced County ~ Hilmar Community Plan

Award of Achievement
Master Planned Community
Harlan Ranch ~ “A Clovis Community"

Award of Achievement
General Plan - Small Jurisdiction
City of Porterville General Plan

Award of Achievement
Community Plans - Unincorporated Community
Kings County General Plan ~ 4 Community Plans

Award of Merit
General Plan - Small Jurisdiction
City of Tracy General Plan

Award of Merit
Master Planned Community
Copper River Ranch

Award of Merit
Sustainable Development Policies
Kings County General Plan ~ Land Use & Resource Conservation Elements

Honorable Mention
~ City of Bakersfield Mill Creek ~
~ City of Tracy Growth Management Ordinance and Guidelines ~
~ City of Madera: Vision Madera 2025 ~
~ City of Shafter: OSIP (Oakland Shafter Inland Port) ~

The Blueprint Awards program is sponsored by the San Joaquin Valley Regional Policy Council (representing the eight SJV COGs), the Central Section of Cal Chapter APA (American Planning Association), AIA (American Institute of Architects) San Joaquin Chapter and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.