Needs Plan Engagement

Public Involvement Plan

Transportation Improvement Program

Pasco County utilizes Community Remarks for land use surveys and the 2045 needs plan engagement opportunity. Projects from GIS are uploaded into Community Remarks Basic Plus license. 107 comments were made in the week it launched. The comment opportunity was featured on ABC News in Tampa.

Key Biscayne used a combination of Facebook, Community Remarks, the Village’s website, and instructional videos to receive 182 comments in the development of their Transit Mobility Study.

The St. Lucie TPO received over 500 comments throughout the development of their Go2040 Long Range Transportation plan.

Polk TPO received over 200 comments on their Needs Plan projects in the development of the Momentum 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan.

The South Florida Regional Planning Council conducted a regional stakeholder survey on flood mitigation with an extensive, customized survey form.

PlaceVision Inc. (the developer of Community Remarks) provides the St. Lucie TPO with ongoing community engagement specialist services. We can provide these services for your organization as well!

The firm was contracted to develop the TPO’s Public Involvement Update with a series of streamlined and cutting-edge technologies that will be developed to increase engagement and save staff time. PlaceVision maintains the TPO’s website and social media accounts in addition to their Community Remarks site.

PlaceVision Inc. (the developer of Community Remarks) worked with FDOT to develop the Treasure Coast Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway website. The Treasure Coast Scenic Highway website features a professional video, things to do and see in the area, an image gallery, and points of interest on a map. A Community Remarks map is embedded into the website showcasing local treasures and bike sharing locations.

Community Remarks for TIP is utilized to publish projects from the FDOT download. Comments and votes are made directly on projects.

TIP document The Community Remarks for TIP license has the capability to generate dynamic fiscal constraint tables and the entire print-friendly TIP. Simply upload your narrative and Community Remarks will layout your entire document. It has been designed to save you weeks of time in generating your document. Download the St. Lucie PDF TIP generated with Community Remarks.

Did you stop by our booth at the APA FL 2015 conference? We not only exhibited but presented on how we engaged more residents not traditionally involved in the planning process.

We also exhibited at the APA FL annual conference in 2016 & 2017. We will exhibit again in 2020!

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Community Remarks Engagement Dashboard

Customize and monitor feedback

The dashboard can be setup to track comment categories and any specific question in the survey. Questions relating to a comment category can easily be created. Comments are exported as PDF, KMZ and CSV spreadsheet.

Additional technical support can be provided on an as needed basis to support Community Remarks survey platform.

Assist with the setup of Community Remarks for each engagement phase including:
1.) Setup of comment topics for themed maps
2.) Assisting with GIS overlays, styling, and importing into the database for each themed map
3.) Retrieving Needs Plan/Cost Feasible GIS data, format appropriately for import into database
4.) Importing Needs Plan/Cost Feasible, and other project data into database
5.) Create custom input forms for each themed map
6.) Exporting comments collected for each round of themed maps
7.) Manually assemble comment summaries for each round of themed map engagement
8.) Provide user metrics for each round of themed maps
9.) Monitor incoming comments in real-time, deactivate any that are inappropriate
10.) Generate list of citizens who shared their email address and signed up for project updates
11.) Provide support for embedding Community Remarks into project website/ project page on MPO’s website
12.) Insert comments received in workshops, stakeholder meetings, and in-person into Community Remarks to retain a central database of feedback

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