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  • Images of KC Star from March 4, 1984
  • GDAP 5 Principles:Create a Walkable DowntownDouble the Population DowntownIncrease Employment DowntownRetain and Promote Safe, Authentic NeighborhoodsPromote Sustainability
  • Using the 5 goals from the GDAP- we’re going to create an incredible place.
  • …..and Road Diets already considered for Grand Boulvard.
  • Getting projected traffic volumes, and considering what has already been adopted by the GDAP. Like the Bicycle Routes planned for Grand……and (next slide)
  • We will work with the ongoing Streetcar study to make sure designs for Grand are flexible and sensitive to the conclusions of the study
  • (Streetscape Capacity & Environment) What the environment of the street is like is highly dependent on traffic volumes. Right now this section of grand is at approximately ____ average daily trips. Developing some criteria for street capacity will enable us to explore a range of possible solutions that create different street environments. Depending on that criteria, some changes like road diets, addition of bike facilities, curbside parking, ect, maybe be possible in certain areas and not in others.
  • The next step in our technical approach, is looking at Grand Boulevard through the lens of GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE + UTILITIES. Green Infrastructure is a comprehensive approach to water quality protection defined by a range of natural and built systems that occur at the regional, community and site scales. What Green Infrastructure MeansHow we Deal With itOur Concept for Grand
  • At the larger regional scale, green infrastructure is the interconnected network of preserved or restored natural land. Kansas City is fortunate to have a strong legacy of open space preservation largely dependent on George Kessler’s Parks and Boulevard System. The historic Parks and Boulevard System is a defining feature of Kansas City’s character. It’s our intention to protect this historic identity while allowing Grand Boulevard to respond positively to future demands
  • At the neighborhood scale, green infrastructure reduces impervious surface through compact development, and parking reduction strategies. On Grand, there are opportunities to narrow the street, and to transform unstable or low value parcels into areas that allow for infiltration.
  • At BNIM, one of our core values is toembrace the challenge of innovation. To us that means pursing environmental stewardship, and learning from our experience. We’ve had the pleasure of working on 12th street.
  • …. And more recently in Greensburg Kansas, we’ve gotten the opportunity to design and see built the Greenest Street in America.
  • Many green infrastructure strategies, as mentioned above, were used on this streetscape, including infiltration basins which collect and store stormwater for irrigation throughout the year.
  • Even the most simple things like street trees have enormous benefits. Walkable Communities quotes, “For the cost of $600, a single tree returns over $90,000 of direct benefit in the lifetime of the tree.” Reduced and more appropriate urban traffic speed. Safer walking environments Improved business Less drainage infrastructure Lower urban air temperatures Lower ozone More aesthetically pleasing environments Reduced road rage Etc.
  • A lot of areas along the corridor
  • Streetscape design can spur economic development
  • 2.5 miles long – we have to choose where best to emphasize investment…..which is where our integrated approach is vital
  • We will use economic development analysis, green infrastructure, community process and transit as filters to make the best decisions
  • Overcome barriers – through streetscape design – for instance on the 670 bridge, and through catalyzing development that creates better connectivity….
  • For example shortening the distance between destinations between the CDB and the River Market
  • Describe some of the universal elements: like the bike lanes and streetcar. Describe how the pedestrian zone changes related to use and traffic capacity.
  • Creating gateways to Grand that weave it into the form of the city
  • Describe how elements change based on target criteria.
  • Flexibility – schemes must be flexible
  • Preserve and enhance Idenitity
  • Describe how elements change based on target criteria.
  • At this point in the work plan we are working with goals established by GDAP and data analysis. It’s very important that the voices of the technical steering committee, citizen steering committee, and general public are heard in this collaborative process. This is where we figure out a preferred vision.
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  • Tag Cloud – 250 most frequently used words in public meetings. Larger words mentioned most frequently. Used to quickly glean major themes. Used to develop Vision Statement.
  • Technical competence of the team: Team work /collaboration/ charrette type image

Grand Boulevard Streetscape Proposal Grand Boulevard Streetscape Proposal Presentation Transcript

  • A Grand Idea
  • The BNIM TEAM
  • A Bit About You
  • A Great Street
  • A Green Street
  • A Complex Street
  • A Grand Street
  • A Grand Idea
  • A Grand Idea
  • It is to the interest of the city, and of every individual within it, that all lands within the limits of the city be as fully and advantageously occupied as possible and thereby become as valuable as possible. These results can be achieved only if lands are occupied and used for the purposes to which they are naturally and, therefore, best adapted.
    George Kessler, 1917
    • High Touch
    • Robust Dialog
    • Multi-modal
    • Sustainable
    • Economically Catalytic
  • Safe + Authentic Neighborhoods
    Double Population
    Increase Employment
    Walkable Downtown
    Promote Sustainability
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    4
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  • Integrated investment that changes the course of KansasCity
  • GDAP Road Diets
  • GDAP Bicycle Routes
  • GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE + UTILITIES
    Coordinate with:
    Infrastructure Opportunities
    Utility Conflicts
    UG Vaults
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    MULTI-MODAL TRANSIT
    GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE + UTILITIES
    ECONOMIC INVESTMENT
  • Complete Streets = Complete Downtowns
  • Incomplete Streets = Incomplete Downtowns
  • Complete Streets
    Pedestrians
    Autos
    Bicycles
    Transit
  • Fundamental CharacteristicsPrivate Realm
    • “Active” Ground Floor Edge (18 Hour Uses)
    • Continous “Build-to” Line (Zero Setback)
  • Complete Street Building Edges
    Ground Floor Build to Sidewalk
    Active Ground Floor Edges
  • Fundamental CharacteristicsPublic Realm
    • Wide Sidewalks
    • “Skinny” Streets
    • Safe Intersections
    • Safe Bikeways
    • Accessible Transit
  • Complete Street Elements
    Pedestrian
    Grand Avenue
    Complete
    Street
    Transit
    Bicycle
    Automobile
  • Pedestrian-friendly wide sidewalks
    Active Building Edge
    Curbside Parking
    Complete Streets- Pedestrian Friendly Environment
  • Pedestrian Design Requirements
    ConsiderationsGood Fair Poor
    • Sidewalk Width
    • Curb Radius
    • Curb Extension
    • Crosswalks
    • Trees & Landscaping
    • Lighting & Furniture
    • On-Street Parking
  • Pedestrian Design Requirements
    ConsiderationsGood Fair Poor
    • Sidewalk Width +12’10/12’ -10’
    • Curb Radius -15’15/25’+25’
    • Curb Extension With landscapeW/O landscapeNone
    • Crosswalks -30’30/45’+45’
    • Trees & LandscapingCurbsideSomeNone
    • Lighting & FurnitureContinuousSomeNone
    • On-Street Parking ContinuousSomeNone
  • Pedestrian Design Requirements
    ConsiderationsGood Fair Poor
    • Sidewalk Width +12’10/12’ -10’
    • Curb Radius -15’15/25’+25’
    • Curb Extension With landscapeW/O landscapeNone
    • Crosswalks -30’30/45’+45’
    • Trees & LandscapingCurbsideSomeNone
    • Lighting & FurnitureContinuousSomeNone
    • On-Street Parking ContinuousSomeNone
    Investors are attracted to pedestrian friendly streets.
  • Complete Streets- Pedestrian Friendly Intersections
  • Minimize Crossing Distance
    Complete Streets- Skinny Streets
  • Complete Street Elements
    Pedestrian
    Grand Avenue
    Complete
    Street
    Transit
    Bicycle
    Automobile
  • Potential Bicycle Facilities
    Protected Bikeways Buffered Bike Lanes Bike Boulevards
  • Appropriate Use ComparisonComplete Street Bicycle Facilities
    Neighborhood
    Downtown
    Protected Bike Lanes
    Buffered Bike Lanes
    Bike Boulevards
    No
    Yes
  • Types of Cyclists
    7%
    60%
    33%
    Capable but Cautious
    No Way No How
    Strong, Fearless, Enthused & Confident
  • Strong & Fearless Cyclists
  • Complete Street Bike Lanes
  • Safety Concerns Limit Bike Ridership
  • Types of Cyclists
    35-40% Target
    7%
    60%
    33%
    Capable but Cautious
    No Way No How
    Strong, Fearless, Enthused & Confident
  • Capable but Cautious Cyclists
  • Pedestrian-friendly wide sidewalks
    Separating Cars & Bikes
    Stimulates Bike Travel
    Protected Bikeway
    Curbside Parking
    Complete Street Protected Bikeway- Missoula, Montana
  • Pedestrian-friendly wide sidewalks
    Rail Station
    Protected Bikeway
    Bus Transit Route
    Curbside Parking
    Complete Street Protected Bikeway- Missoula, Montana
  • Complete Street Bike Box- Portland, Oregon
  • Complete Street Elements
    Pedestrian
    Grand Avenue
    Complete
    Street
    Transit
    Bicycle
    Automobile
  • Retail Traffic Requirements
    Condition Traffic Volume (ADT)
    • Too Little Drive-by Less than 5,000
    • Ideal Drive-by 5,000 to 15,000
    • Too Much Drive-By More than 15,000
    Curbside Parking Location
    • Both Sides of Street Continous
    Investors are attracted to pedestrian friendly streets.
  • After
    Before
    Pedestrian Mall 2004- 0 ADT Retail-friendly Street Today- 7,000 ADT
    Project Recommendations Example
    Oak Park, Illinois Complete Street
  • Marion Street Before
  • Marion Street After
  • Pedestrian-friendly Sidewalks
    Bus Transit Route
    Shared Lane Bike Facility
    Curbside Parking
    Complete Marion Street
  • Complete Street Elements
    Pedestrian
    Grand Avenue
    Complete
    Street
    Transit
    Bicycle
    Automobile
  • Great Downtown Transit – Premium Local Circulator
  • Fundamental Characteristics
    Complete Street Transit Requirements
    • Frequent service
    • Dependable service
    • Direct connections between destinations
    • Well integrated
  • Reduce Auto Dependency
    Complete Streets- Interstate Avenue , Portland, Oregon
  • Economic Development Tool
    Lloyd District, Portland Oregon-
    $900 Million Private Investment Stimulated
  • Transit System Fundamentals
  • Transit System Fundamentals Summary
  • MULTI-MODAL TRANSIT
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    street environment is dependent on traffic capacity
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    MULTI-MODAL TRANSIT
    GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE + UTILITIES
    ECONOMIC INVESTMENT
  • GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE + UTILITIES
    +
    George Kessler, 1917
    Parks & Boulevard System
    Paseo at 10th
  • GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE + UTILITIES
    +
    Overflow Control Plan
  • GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE + UTILITIES
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  • THE CROSSROADS
    425± total acres350 million gallons of runoff/year75 million gallons of runoff during a 100 year storm
  • THE CROSSROADS
    Infiltration Planters and Bump-outs (50%)Pocket ParksGreen Roofs (20%)Pervious Pavement (10%)Bioswales (20%)
  • THE CROSSROADS
  • GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE + UTILITIES
    +
    Permeable Parking Islands
  • GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE + UTILITIES
    100%
    Projected Potable Water Use Reduction
    +
    Permeable Parking Islands
  • GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE + UTILITIES
    v
    +
    Permeable Parking Islands
  • GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE + UTILITIES
    +
  • +
    MULTI-MODAL TRANSIT
    GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE + UTILITIES
    ECONOMIC INVESTMENT
  • ECONOMIC INVESTMENT
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    unstable uses =potential to catalyze
  • ECONOMIC INVESTMENT
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  • ECONOMIC INVESTMENT
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  • ECONOMIC INVESTMENT
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  • ECONOMIC INVESTMENT
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  • ECONOMIC INVESTMENT
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  • ECONOMIC INVESTMENT
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  • ECONOMIC INVESTMENT
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  • ECONOMIC INVESTMENT
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    670 overpass studies
    Infill concept
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    High Touch
    Robust Dialog

  • We Public Process
  • Public Process

    We Public Process
  • Support for Economic Incentives to Support
    Existing Developments and Revitalize
    Underutilized Areas
    by percentage of respondents
    Yes
    76%
    Don't know
    16%
    No
    8%
    )
    Source: ETC Institute (August 2008 - Downtown Kansas City, MO – (Residents)
  • Collaboration
    No one knows as much as everyone.
  • Work Plan
  • Sample Block Design Development Drawings
    Probable Cost Estimate
  • Construction Documents
    Bidding
    Construction Administration
  • A Grand Idea