Downtown An OverviewDesign GuideDowntown San Antonio has strong architectural and cultural traditions which are the basis ...
Topics of Discussion Background Policy Framework The Design Criteria Applicable Review Areas Design Guide Vision Pr...
Background – Policy Framework Policies: Design Guidelines havebeen recommended in paststudies. Center CityImplementatio...
Background – The Design Criteria1. Introduction and Overview2. Sidewalks and Setbacks3. Ground Floor Treatment4. Parking a...
Background – Review Areas DevelopmentReview Downtown: ConsolidatedReview Committee(CRC) reviews newinfill projects in th...
Background – Review Areas DevelopmentReview Downtown: HDRC reviewshistoric projects inthe RIO andHistoric Districts.
Background – Review Areas DevelopmentReview Downtown The blue area onthis map is the “D”(Downtown) zoningDistrict where ...
Design Guide - Vision Develop a strong,authentic character. Reinforce Downtown’surban quality. Emphasize thepedestrian ...
Design Guide - Vision Avoid complicatedcriteria. Architecture in it’stime, place and use. Buildings that exhibitvertica...
Design Guide Principles Emphasis on Ground FloorArchitectural treatments
Design Guide Principles Traditional Building Components
Who Benefits? Investors benefit through favorable returns on theirinvestments and through satisfying occupier demand, alt...
Who Benefits? Everyday users and society as a whole benefit from theeconomic advantages of successful regeneration, inclu...
Design Guide - Purpose Legal Defensibility Predictability ofOutcome Property ValueProtection ProtectingAuthenticity H...
Design Guide - Content Generally, theDowntown DesignGuide is intended to: Provide a clear designframework for futuredeve...
Design Guide - Content
Design Guide - Key ProgramElements Ground FloorTreatment Massing & StreetWall
Design Guide - Key ProgramElements AuthenticArchitectural Detail Public Art
Design Guide- Key ProgramElements Sustainable Design  Parking & Access
Design Guide - Key ProgramElements Signage
Design Guide - Key ProgramElements
Perceived Issues AdditionalBureaucracy AdditionalConstruction Costs
Process Improvements Staff LevelRecommendation &Design Assistance CityDesignCenter Historic & DesignReview Committee C...
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Downtown Design Guide

  1. 1. Downtown An OverviewDesign GuideDowntown San Antonio has strong architectural and cultural traditions which are the basis for crafting authentic design criteria for the future.
  2. 2. Topics of Discussion Background Policy Framework The Design Criteria Applicable Review Areas Design Guide Vision Principles Purpose Content Key Program Elements Perceived Issues Process
  3. 3. Background – Policy Framework Policies: Design Guidelines havebeen recommended in paststudies. Center CityImplementation Plan2012 Center City StrategicFramework Plan 2012 Downtown NeighborhoodPlan 1999 Master Plan Policies 1997 Historic Design Guidelinesadopted by CouncilSeptember 2012. Historic Districts
  4. 4. Background – The Design Criteria1. Introduction and Overview2. Sidewalks and Setbacks3. Ground Floor Treatment4. Parking and Access5. Massing and Street Wall6. On-Site Open Space7. Architectural Detail8. StreetscapeImprovements9. San Antonio River Walk10. Signage11. Sustainable Design12. Public Art8115103 42912 67
  5. 5. Background – Review Areas DevelopmentReview Downtown: ConsolidatedReview Committee(CRC) reviews newinfill projects in theForm-Based Zoning(FBZ) Districts.
  6. 6. Background – Review Areas DevelopmentReview Downtown: HDRC reviewshistoric projects inthe RIO andHistoric Districts.
  7. 7. Background – Review Areas DevelopmentReview Downtown The blue area onthis map is the “D”(Downtown) zoningDistrict where theDesign Guide willapply to all newinfill developmentor additions to non-historic structures.
  8. 8. Design Guide - Vision Develop a strong,authentic character. Reinforce Downtown’surban quality. Emphasize thepedestrian realm, withspecific attention on theground floors ofbuildings. Incorporate sustainableelements into the designsolution.
  9. 9. Design Guide - Vision Avoid complicatedcriteria. Architecture in it’stime, place and use. Buildings that exhibitvertical and horizontalarticulation
  10. 10. Design Guide Principles Emphasis on Ground FloorArchitectural treatments
  11. 11. Design Guide Principles Traditional Building Components
  12. 12. Who Benefits? Investors benefit through favorable returns on theirinvestments and through satisfying occupier demand, although thefull pay-off may not be immediate. Developers benefit by attracting investors and higherdensities more easily and hence from enhanced company image. Ifthey retain a stake in their developments for long enough, theyalso benefit from good returns on their investments. Designers benefit because good urban design is cruciallydependent on their input. Occupiers benefit from the better performance, loyalty,health and satisfaction of their residents/employees and fromthe increased prestige that well-designed developmentscommand with guests and clients.
  13. 13. Who Benefits? Everyday users and society as a whole benefit from theeconomic advantages of successful regeneration, including new andretained jobs, and also through access to a better quality environmentand an enhanced range of amenities and facilities. City of San Antonio benefits by meeting their obligation todeliver a well-designed, economically and socially viable environment and oftenby ripple effects to adjoining areas.
  14. 14. Design Guide - Purpose Legal Defensibility Predictability ofOutcome Property ValueProtection ProtectingAuthenticity HDRC ReviewConformance
  15. 15. Design Guide - Content Generally, theDowntown DesignGuide is intended to: Provide a clear designframework for futuredevelopment in theDowntown. Incorporate a balance ofdesign guidelines andstandards. Promote sustainabledesign solutions.
  16. 16. Design Guide - Content
  17. 17. Design Guide - Key ProgramElements Ground FloorTreatment Massing & StreetWall
  18. 18. Design Guide - Key ProgramElements AuthenticArchitectural Detail Public Art
  19. 19. Design Guide- Key ProgramElements Sustainable Design  Parking & Access
  20. 20. Design Guide - Key ProgramElements Signage
  21. 21. Design Guide - Key ProgramElements
  22. 22. Perceived Issues AdditionalBureaucracy AdditionalConstruction Costs
  23. 23. Process Improvements Staff LevelRecommendation &Design Assistance CityDesignCenter Historic & DesignReview Committee Consent orIndividual ItemAction

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