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Broadway 360 Final Presentation

  1. 1. creating our neighbourhood plan
  2. 2. <ul><li>Presentation Outline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction & Study Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop Outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parking & Traffic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Atmosphere & Character Retention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Land Use & Built Form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction & Study Process
  4. 4. <ul><li>Who is Involved </li></ul><ul><li>Steering Committee Members </li></ul><ul><li>Jason Aebig, Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Wallace, NCA </li></ul><ul><li>Tanya Ringdal, BBID </li></ul><ul><li>Bruce Cory, BBID </li></ul><ul><li>Carl Miller, Commercial Land Owners and or Business Owners </li></ul><ul><li>Harriett Richards, NCA & BILD </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Bobyn, NCA </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Der, Civic Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Lesley Arsenault, Civic Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Kevin Sturgeon, NCA </li></ul><ul><li>Moarg McKercher, NCA </li></ul><ul><li>Nadya Veerman, NCA </li></ul><ul><li>Janet Crouch, Commercial Land Owners and or Business Owners </li></ul>INTRODUCTION
  5. 5. <ul><li>Study Background </li></ul><ul><li>In 2001, a Local Area Plan for the Nutana Community was prepared; </li></ul><ul><li>Recently there have been shifts in the economic, physical and social conditions of Broadway Avenue and the Nutana Community; </li></ul><ul><li>Shift in context has resulted in some recommendations not being fully implemented, and new issues have emerged that were not previously anticipated; </li></ul><ul><li>The Planning Partnership was retained in the Spring of 2008 to prepare a new Development Plan for the area; </li></ul>INTRODUCTION
  6. 6. <ul><li>Study Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Land Use: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>land uses, height, built form, transition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Character Retention: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>characteristics to be enhanced and reinforced through new development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Traffic and Parking: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>• methods to control traffic, parking supply and control </li></ul></ul>INTRODUCTION
  7. 7. Study Process
  8. 9. INTRODUCTION
  9. 10. <ul><li>Workshop Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Parking & Traffic </li></ul><ul><li>Atmosphere & Character Retention </li></ul><ul><li>Land Use & Built Form </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul>
  10. 11. Workshop Outcomes: Parking & Traffic 1
  11. 12. <ul><li>Observations </li></ul><ul><li>Fine-grained grid pattern of streets </li></ul><ul><li>Well served by transit (5min walk) </li></ul><ul><li>Rear-lane orientation suggest early intentions for land uses </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic calming may benefit from greater signed/signalized intersections </li></ul><ul><li>No traffic operations problem </li></ul>Circulation
  12. 13. <ul><li>Key Directions </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the timing for pedestrian crossing on green lights </li></ul><ul><li>Have count down pedestrian crossings </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic stops on side streets at intersections </li></ul><ul><li>Cross walks near schools </li></ul><ul><li>Bump outs on cross streets near schools </li></ul><ul><li>Pedestrian mews in rear lanes </li></ul>Circulation
  13. 14. <ul><li>Observations </li></ul><ul><li>No parking supply problem </li></ul><ul><li>Enough supply - about 1500 parking spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Residents and tenants park on streets – lanes are under used </li></ul><ul><li>Free on street parking meets the needs for the Collegiate, University, downtown workers, employees from Broadway – Nutana is providing a public benefit </li></ul><ul><li>demand is spread across different times of day </li></ul>Parking
  14. 15. Key Direction Niceness factor: you are letting the broader community park in your neighbourhood for free are the business owners/institutions willing to share the parking supply with each other in Nutana Control parking Stripe on street parking Public awareness of parking in lane Signage No drastic measures are necessary Parking
  15. 20. Workshop Outcomes: Atmosphere & Character Retention 2
  16. 21. Land Use Character Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>How the Broadway Area functions and is used </li></ul>
  17. 22. Character Areas Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>Direction for scale and intensity of change </li></ul><ul><li>Direction for land uses & built form </li></ul><ul><li>Direction for public realm improvements & investments </li></ul><ul><li>Direction for design guidelines </li></ul>
  18. 23. Character Areas Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>Heritage Core </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed-uses </li></ul><ul><li>Retail at-grade with offices or residential above </li></ul><ul><li>Greatest heritage sensitivity </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment & night life </li></ul><ul><li>Area to direct growth with heritage sensitivity </li></ul>
  19. 24. Character Areas Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>South Core </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed uses </li></ul><ul><li>Retail at-grade with offices or residential above </li></ul><ul><li>Significant infill & revitalization opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Area to direct growth </li></ul>
  20. 25. Character Areas Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>Gateway & Shoulder Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Transitional mixed-use areas </li></ul><ul><li>Potential residential emphasis </li></ul><ul><li>Potential focus on services and retail that serves the Nutana community </li></ul><ul><li>Areas to direct growth compatible with residential neighbourhoods </li></ul>
  21. 26. Character Areas Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>Urban Residential Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Broad variety of residential types & densities </li></ul><ul><li>Significant heritage resources </li></ul><ul><li>Home-based businesses & offices </li></ul><ul><li>Managed change in compatible residential ‘forms’ </li></ul>
  22. 27. Character Areas Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>Stable Residential Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly house form residential </li></ul><ul><li>Significant heritage resources </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal change in compatible residential ‘forms’ </li></ul>
  23. 28. Heritage & Neighbourhood Protection Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>Identify and register all significant heritage resources </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance protection policies </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives for protection & restoration </li></ul><ul><li>Consider Heritage District for residential areas </li></ul><ul><li>Design Guidelines/Architectural controls for residential infill </li></ul>
  24. 29. Expanded & Enhanced Public Spaces Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>String of new & enhanced ‘plazas’ for gathering & events </li></ul>
  25. 30. Expanded & Enhanced Public Spaces Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>String of new & enhanced ‘plazas’ for gathering & events </li></ul>
  26. 31. Expanded & Enhanced Public Spaces Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>String of new & enhanced ‘plazas’ for gathering & events </li></ul>
  27. 32. Expanded & Enhanced Public Spaces Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>String of new & enhanced ‘plazas’ for gathering & events </li></ul>
  28. 33. Expanded & Enhanced Public Spaces Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>The Off-Broadway Mews </li></ul>
  29. 34. Expanded & Enhanced Public Spaces Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>The Off-Broadway Mews </li></ul>
  30. 35. Expanded & Enhanced Public Spaces Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>The Off-Broadway Mews </li></ul>
  31. 36. Expanded & Enhanced Public Spaces Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>A potential permanent location for terraced community gardens </li></ul>
  32. 37. Expanded & Enhanced Public Spaces Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>Protected and enhanced boulevard streets </li></ul>
  33. 38. Expanded & Enhanced Public Spaces Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>Potential expanded boulevards or linear parks </li></ul>
  34. 39. Enhancing & Reinforcing the Broadway Experience Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>New Public Art Sites </li></ul>
  35. 40. Enhancing & Reinforcing the Broadway Experience Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>Continuous active storefronts </li></ul><ul><li>High quality human-scaled street wall – 3 story max, high-grade materials, high quality design </li></ul><ul><li>No front or side yard parking </li></ul><ul><li>No automotive-related uses </li></ul>
  36. 41. Enhancing & Reinforcing the Broadway Experience Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>Retrofitting existing buildings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadway Tower </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nutana Tower </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oskayak School </li></ul></ul>
  37. 42. Enhancing & Reinforcing the Broadway Experience Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><ul><li>Oskayak School </li></ul></ul>
  38. 43. Enhancing & Reinforcing the Broadway Experience Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><ul><li>Oskayak School </li></ul></ul>
  39. 44. Enhancing & Reinforcing the Broadway Experience Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><ul><li>Oskayak School </li></ul></ul>
  40. 45. Enhancing & Reinforcing the Broadway Experience Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><ul><li>Oskayak School </li></ul></ul>
  41. 46. Workshop Outcomes: Land Use & Built Form 3
  42. 47. Built Form Principles Land Use & Built Form <ul><li>Variety & Visual Interest </li></ul><ul><li>At-grade uses/street access units </li></ul><ul><li>Max. 7.5m storefront in Heritage Core </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow storefront articulation elsewhere </li></ul><ul><li>Generous grade-level heights </li></ul><ul><li>0.5-1.0m build-within zones at corners to encourage sidewalk cafes </li></ul>
  43. 48. Land Use & Built Form
  44. 49. Built Form Principles Land Use & Built Form <ul><li>Human-Scaled at the Sidewalk </li></ul><ul><li>Min. 2 Storey & Max. 3 Storey Street Walls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Min. 3 m stepback for taller elements </li></ul></ul>
  45. 50. Built Form Principles Land Use & Built Form <ul><li>Sky View </li></ul><ul><li>Heights proportional to street width </li></ul>
  46. 51. Built Form Principles Land Use & Built Form Shadow & Wind
  47. 52. Built Form Principles Land Use & Built Form Shadow & Wind
  48. 53. Built Form Principles Land Use & Built Form <ul><li>Building Expression </li></ul><ul><li>Base, Middle and Top </li></ul>Top Middle Base
  49. 54. Built Form Principles Land Use & Built Form <ul><li>Building Expression </li></ul><ul><li>Articulated Corners </li></ul>
  50. 55. Built Form Principles Land Use & Built Form Transition
  51. 56. Built Form Principles Land Use & Built Form <ul><li>Transition </li></ul><ul><li>45 degree angular plane to adjacent low-rise residential </li></ul>
  52. 57. Built Form Principles Land Use & Built Form <ul><li>Transition </li></ul><ul><li>Residential character when fronting or adjacent to low-rise residential </li></ul>
  53. 58. Built Form Principles Land Use & Built Form <ul><li>Amenity </li></ul><ul><li>Roof gardens </li></ul>
  54. 59. Built Form Principles Land Use & Built Form <ul><li>Parking </li></ul><ul><li>Concealed and compatible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rear yard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Below-grade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Sleeved’ structures </li></ul></ul>
  55. 60. Built Form Principles Land Use & Built Form <ul><li>Parking </li></ul><ul><li>Concealed and compatible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rear yard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Below-grade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Sleeved’ structures </li></ul></ul>
  56. 61. Built Form Principles Land Use & Built Form <ul><li>Parking </li></ul><ul><li>Concealed and compatible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rear yard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Below-grade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Sleeved’ structures </li></ul></ul>
  57. 62. Development Envelopes Land Use & Built Form <ul><li>Existing Zoning </li></ul><ul><li>76m height restriction </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 10 to 1 floor space ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal massing/bulk requirements </li></ul>
  58. 63. Development Envelopes Land Use & Built Form <ul><li>Preferred Envelopes </li></ul><ul><li>9-11 storeys </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 5 to 1 floor space ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Massing/bulk requirements to be consistent with built form principles </li></ul>
  59. 64. Demonstration Concept Land Use & Built Form <ul><li>Demonstration of principles and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term potential </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrates infill and public space improvements </li></ul>
  60. 65. Workshop Outcomes: Implementation 4
  61. 66. <ul><li>Clubs & Bars </li></ul><ul><li>The issue focuses on the image of the area, noise and incivilities </li></ul><ul><li>The City has implemented many tools that are in use to deal with these issues across Canada, including: </li></ul><ul><li>Nuisance By-law </li></ul><ul><li>Enforcement Task Force </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced Police Presence </li></ul>
  62. 67. <ul><li>Existing Zoning By-law Permissions </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot legally take away as-of-right zoning permissions </li></ul><ul><li>Need tools to entice land owners to support a more appropriate development program </li></ul><ul><li>Enticement tools will need to concentrate on three themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Create the environment that supports positive change </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the risks of the approval process </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the costs of appropriate development </li></ul><ul><li>A combination of tools will be required to create “compensation” for reduced development permissions </li></ul>
  63. 68. Tonight’s Table Group Discussion Land Use & Built Form <ul><li>What do you love most about the plan </li></ul><ul><li>Would you add or improve anything </li></ul>
  64. 69. creating our neighbourhood plan
  65. 72. Expanded & Enhanced Public Spaces Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>Potential expanded boulevards or linear parks </li></ul>Existing Condition
  66. 73. Expanded & Enhanced Public Spaces Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>Potential expanded boulevards or linear parks </li></ul>‘ Mews’ Option
  67. 74. Expanded & Enhanced Public Spaces Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>Potential expanded boulevards or linear parks </li></ul>‘ Mews’ Option
  68. 75. Expanded & Enhanced Public Spaces Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>Potential expanded boulevards or linear parks </li></ul>‘ Promenade’ Option
  69. 76. Expanded & Enhanced Public Spaces Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>Potential expanded boulevards or linear parks </li></ul>‘ Promenade’ Option
  70. 77. Expanded & Enhanced Public Spaces Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>Potential expanded boulevards or linear parks </li></ul>‘ Green Common’ Option
  71. 78. Expanded & Enhanced Public Spaces Atmosphere & Character Retention <ul><li>Potential expanded boulevards or linear parks </li></ul>‘ Green Common’ Option
  72. 79. DESIGN PRINCIPLES <ul><li>Beautiful streets </li></ul><ul><li>street lined, wide sidewalks, pedestrian amenities </li></ul><ul><li>Well designed buildings </li></ul><ul><li>create an urban room, articulated facades </li></ul><ul><li>Compatible intensification </li></ul><ul><li> transition to residential neighbourhoods, compatible with heritage buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of parks and urban squares </li></ul><ul><li>parkettes, squares, boulevards, parks </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of uses </li></ul><ul><li>choice of housing, ground floor retail, mix of shops and services, special buildings (theatre, seniors centre, school, churches) </li></ul>
  73. 88. Public Realm
  74. 90. <ul><li>Observations </li></ul><ul><li>Not a large number of heritage significant structures remain along Broadway </li></ul><ul><li>Key intersections have historic significance </li></ul>Heritage
  75. 91. Key Directions Heritage
  76. 92. <ul><li>Observations </li></ul><ul><li>Limited available vacant sites </li></ul><ul><li>A number of incompatible building forms that ought to be redeveloped </li></ul><ul><li>Permissions exceed existing development within the most of the B5 zone </li></ul>Soft Sites
  77. 93. <ul><li>Observations </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity to River Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Schools provide for open space </li></ul><ul><li>Boulevards are an important ‘green’ amenity </li></ul><ul><li>5 Corners and Sidewalk Bump-outs serve as key gather spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbourhood with the highest deficiency of park space </li></ul>Parks & Open Spaces
  78. 95. <ul><li>Key Directions </li></ul><ul><li>Create urban squares at the gateways </li></ul><ul><li>Widen boulevards to create usable public space </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance the green space in front of the schools </li></ul>Parks & Open Spaces
  79. 96. <ul><li>Traffic and Parking </li></ul>
  80. 97. Key Directions • Restrict number/size of bars per block • Liaison committee: owners, residents, BBID, City • Owners responsible for late night clean up • Enhanced policing • Clubs
  81. 99. Next Steps
  82. 100. INTRODUCTION Study Process
  83. 102. 10 Key Observations from a Fresh Eyes Perspective <ul><li>‘ Main Street’ & Mixed Uses </li></ul><ul><li>Housing & Tenure Variety </li></ul><ul><li>Walkable Streets & Blocks </li></ul><ul><li>Abundance of Amenities </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Transit </li></ul>
  84. 103. 10 Key Observations from a Fresh Eyes Perspective <ul><li>Natural Setting & Views </li></ul><ul><li>Beautiful Streets </li></ul><ul><li>Rich History & Heritage Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Location & Proximity </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of Community </li></ul><ul><li>Appeal & Room to Grow </li></ul>
  85. 104. 10 Key Observations from a Fresh Eyes Perspective <ul><li>High Quality Public Realm </li></ul><ul><li>Crosswalks </li></ul><ul><li>Landscaping </li></ul><ul><li>Feature Paving </li></ul><ul><li>Signage </li></ul><ul><li>Furnishing </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Public Art </li></ul>
  86. 105. 10 Key Observations from a Fresh Eyes Perspective <ul><li>About linking areas, orientation, safety & civic pride </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Landmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gateways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mid-block connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CPTED principles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wayfinding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bike Parking </li></ul></ul>
  87. 106. 10 Key Observations from a Fresh Eyes Perspective <ul><li>Between Broadway & Adjacent Residential Areas </li></ul><ul><li>The Broadway Commercial ‘Shoulder’ </li></ul><ul><li>The South End of Broadway </li></ul>
  88. 107. 10 Key Observations from a Fresh Eyes Perspective <ul><li>Scale of Street can be overwhelming – 30m (100ft) </li></ul><ul><li>Especially in winter and where less landscaping exists </li></ul><ul><li>Proportional ‘Street Wall’ can help </li></ul>
  89. 108. 10 Key Observations from a Fresh Eyes Perspective <ul><li>Scale of Street can be overwhelming – 30m (100ft) </li></ul><ul><li>Especially in winter and where less landscaping exists </li></ul><ul><li>Proportional ‘Street Wall’ can help </li></ul>
  90. 109. 10 Key Observations from a Fresh Eyes Perspective <ul><li>Front Yard Parking </li></ul><ul><li>Under-Scaled Buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Gaps and Blank Walls </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Retail At-Grade </li></ul><ul><li>Inconsistent Setbacks </li></ul><ul><li>Visible Untreated Parking Areas </li></ul>
  91. 110. 10 Key Observations from a Fresh Eyes Perspective <ul><li>About Longevity, Siting, Massing, Material Quality & Architectural Detail </li></ul><ul><li>Not About Style </li></ul><ul><li>Public & Large Scaled Buildings Have the Greatest Civic Obligations </li></ul>
  92. 111. 10 Key Observations from a Fresh Eyes Perspective <ul><li>Buffer for Pedestrians </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic-Calming </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Surveillance </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial Viability </li></ul>
  93. 112. 10 Key Observations from a Fresh Eyes Perspective <ul><li>‘ Main Streets’ Historically Built on Density & Struggle When Populations Decline </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Mass of People & Activity Essential for Health & Success </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity & Affordability </li></ul><ul><li>Vibrancy & Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Hallmark of Sustainable Neighbourhoods </li></ul>
  94. 113. Residential Emphasis Areas Mixed Use Areas Victoria Corridor Main Street Corridor 8 th Street Corridor Shoulder Area Shoulder Area Heritage Core South Core South Gateway

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