Milpitas redevelopment case study,


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case study of redevelopment of midtown, milpitas, california Ar. Pankaj Kumar.

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Milpitas redevelopment case study,

  3. 3. CITY BOUNDARIES The Milpitas Planning Area encompasses an area of approximately 18 square miles,. Extending between the south end of the San Francisco Bay and the Los Buellis Hills of the Mount Diablo Range in northern Santa Clara County The Calaveras Reservoir lies about 3/4 mile east of the Planning Area, while the San Jose International Airport is barely 4.5 miles to the south. MILPITAS GENERAL This is the Amended and Restated Redevelopment Plan for Milpitas Redevelopment Project Area No. 1 in the City of Milpitas This Plan was prepared by the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Milpitas The City of Milpitas has two redevelopment projects, Milpitas Redevelopment Project Area No. 1 and the Great Mall Redevelopment Project.
  4. 4.  Midtown Area, encompassing 942 acres of land in the center of the city.  The area is located strategically within the larger Silicon Valley region.  It is set between Interstate (I)-880, I-680, and Calaveras Boulevard and the Montague Expressway.  It is traversed by two Union Pacific Railroad lines;  The Milpitas Redevelopment Project Area No. 1 contains approximately 2,230 acres.  The original Redevelopment Plan for Project No. 1 was adopted by the City Council on September 21, 1976  The overall strategy in the Midtown Area is to create a mixed-use community that includes high-density, transit-oriented housing and a central community “gathering place,” while maintaining needed industrial, service, and commercial uses.  Midtown Specific Plan, over 1,700 residential units have been constructed, and another 600 have been approved. MAJOR ISSUES Land Use:- Distribution of land uses, standards for population density and building intensity, schools, public utilities and services Circulation :- Street classifications, transit service, pedestrian and bicyclists needs, rail, truck routes Open Space and Environmental Conservation :-Parks and recreation, vegetation and wildlife, agriculture, scenic resources and routes, water quality Safety:- Seismic safety, flooding, fire. Noise:- Noise attenuation and reduction Housing :- Housing objectives for new construction, rehabilitation, and preservation of housing units; housing related policies; and programs
  5. 5.  Mixed-use district that is focused along Main Street.  Provide urban open spaces (i.e. plazas, squares) that serve multiple purposes and can be used for special events.  Improve the character of streets within the Midtown Area  The Midtown Plan furthers the Land Use Guiding Principles by providing a mixture of land uses that recognize Milpitas’ emerging role as a center of housing and employment in the Silicon Valley.  It serves to maintain a compact urban form and further diversifies Milpitas’ housing stock by providing for higher residential densities.  It extends the city’s park-like setting by providing for parks and creek-side trails and open spaces throughout the Specific Plan area.  It focuses on infill development in a transitioning urban area and supports preservation and adaptive reuse of historical landmarks in the Specific Plan area.  The Midtown Plan addresses the jobs/housing balance programs by providing for new higher density housing in close proximity to industrial and employment centers.  The Midtown Plan supports the provision of adequate schools through the payment of developer fees for new development.  The Midtown Plan provides for improving the viability of pedestrian, bicycle and transit systems by including provisions such as wider sidewalks, traffic calming, streetscape improvements, pedestrian routes to transit stations and improvements to the citywide trail network.  The Midtown Plan maintains the architectural and landscape elements that contribute to the identity and history of the City by requiring Redevelopments to be harmonious with older structures without falsely attempting to reproduce historic structures, And supports rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of local, state and federally designated historic buildings.  The Midtown Plan ensures the conservation, development and use of natural resources by providing “smart growth” and providing for the improvement of parks and creek-side trails designed to serve the needs of all residents of the community. .
  6. 6. Mixeduse (21-30 dwelling units per gross acre). This designation would allow for commercial offices, retail and services, high- density residential, and public and quasi-public uses. General Commercial. This classification would provide for a wide range of retail sales, and personal and business services accessed primarily by the automobile Multifamily Very High Density (31-40 units per gross acre). This designation allows for new multifamily housing, including a variety of housing types, ranging from row houses and townhouses to lofts and stacked;flats with structured parking. Higher densities, 41-60 dwelling units per gross acre CF PR IP HS HS MW MW MF-H MW MW GC
  7. 7. PARKS / RECREATIONAL AREA There are six recreation and/or open space areas within the Midtown planning area totaling approximately 54 acres. However, not all of these areas are publicly accessible. These areas include the following: 1. Golf Range, 27.9 acres (Santa Clara County) 2. YMCA, 1.5 acres (Santa Clara County) 3. Milpitas Senior Center, 1.7 acres, (City of Milpitas) 4. DeVries House, 1.2 acres (City of Milpitas) 5. Berryessa Creek Channel, 5.4 acres (City of Milpitas), and 1.7 acres (Santa Clara Valley Water District) 6. Penetencia Creek Channel, 14.7 acres, (Santa Clara Valley Water District) . 7. A public gathering place or “town square” was one of the strongly expressed desires.’ A town square open space of a minimum of 8,000 square-feet is recommended on Main Street, to provide a public gathering place at the historic crossroads of Milpitas Conceptual Plan of Main Street Town Square
  8. 8. A community noise survey was conducted for the General Plan to document noise exposure in areas containing noise sensitive land uses, such as residential areas, parks and schools. Require an acoustical analysis for Projects located within a "conditionally acceptable“ or "normally unacceptable " exterior noise exposure area. Require mitigation measures to reduce noise to acceptable levels. Prohibit new construction where the exterior noise exposure is considered "clearly unacceptable" for the use proposed.  Where actual or projected rear yard and exterior common open space noise exposure exceeds the “normally acceptable” levels for new single-family and multifamily residential projects, use.  All new residential development (single family and multifamily) and facilities must have interior noise levels of 45 dB DNL or less. Mechanical ventilation will be required where use of windows for ventilation will result in higher than 45 dB DNL interior noise levels. ACTION TAKENS
  9. 9. Seismic and Geologic Hazards Require all projects within the Alquist-Priolo Special Studies Zone to have geologic investigations performed to determine the locations of active fault traces before structures for human occupancy are built. Require applications of all projects in the Hillside Area and the Special Studies Zone to be accompanied by geotechnical reports ensuring safety from seismic and geologic hazards. Drainage and Flooding Require all structures located within the 100- year Flood Zone to provide proof of flood insurance at the time of sale or transfer of title. Seek construction of flood control channels to withstand 100-year floods along Coyote, Penitencia, Berryessa, Scott, Calera, and Los Coches creeks New residential development within the 100-year Flood Zone locate the lowest floor, including basement, above the base flood elevation; and Fire Safety Provide high quality, effective and efficient fire protection services for the Milpitas residents. Maintain a response time of four minutes or less for all urban service areas. Require automatic fire sprinklers for all new development in the Hillside Area that is not within 1.5 miles of an existing or planned fire station, and fire-resistive construction and compliance with California high-rise building requirement for buildings over three stories in height.
  10. 10. Building Style Buildings in the planning area are a combination of relatively and old single and multi-storied structures representing several architectural styles, with few noticeable patterns. They exhibit a variety of materials, finishes, and roof shapes including parapets and pitched roofs, and are painted a variety of colors. Metal or concrete block walls and flat metal roofs characterize several commercial service buildings in the planning area. Some free-standing older homes also are scattered throughout the area, particularly along Main Street. Building Scale The buildings, parcels, and roadways throughout the planning area are varied in scale and size. The Main Street area buildings are on smaller lots adjacent to a two-lane street; while buildings in the Calaveras retail area and McCandless and Montague development area are larger and oriented to automobile access. Conceptual street plan Recent view of the street
  11. 11. UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS The Midtown Milpitas Specific Plan would require improvements to the water, recycled storm water drainage systems necessary to support projected development in the Midtown area. WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION The water system plan proposes the following improvements to the existing water supply:- Construction of a 12-inch water main within the Elmwood which would loop from Abel Street westerly and southerly to tie into the 14-inch Santa calara Valley Water. Construction of a cross connect and pressure regulator valve within Montague Expressway at Capitol Avenue, between the 10-inch Santa Clara Valley Water District line. SANITARY SEWER The City of Milpitas provides sanitary sewer collection The collection system is comprised of a network of pipes ranging in size from 8 to 54 inches in diameter STORM DRAINAGE The Specific Plan incorporates the following improvements 1. Construct a 24-inch storm drain from Watson Court to the existing storm drain system in Montague Expressway. 2. Construct a parallel 48-inch culvert in Wrigley Creek under Montague Expressway. EXITING LINE CREEKS PROPOSED LINE STORM DRAINAGE SYSTEM PLAN
  12. 12. A hierarchy of streets will be required to provide access to. future development and maintain acceptable levels of service
  13. 13. The term "Transportation Demand Management" (TDM) refers to measures designed to reduce peak-period auto traffic, by making more efficient use of existing transportation resources, and expanding and emphasizing more sustainable non-auto alternatives To achieve acceptable levels of traffic service the specific objectives of TDM are to :- Reduce peak hour traffic congestion by reducing the number of single-occupant vehicle trips • Reduce or delay the need for street improvements by making more efficient use of existing facilities; • Reduce future air pollution by reducing the number of single-occupant vehicle trips associated with commuting; and • Reduce consumption of energy for transportation uses, thereby contributing to the national policy to increase energy self- sufficiency. There are the following public transportaion Transit Only 1.6 percent of Milpitas' workforce uses public transportation to travel to work The primary function of transit in the City is to transport residents from the City to commercial and employment centers and to other transit stations Main Street
  16. 16. CIRCULATION  The plan includes: sidewalks, traffic calming, streetscape improvements, pedestrian routes to transit stations, and improvements to a trail network.  Connections across the barrier created by the Union Pacific Railroad tracks are being explored for pedestrians, bicyclists, and automobiles, to improve accessibility to the Main Street area and circulation throughout the city. P e d e s t r i a n and B i c y c l e C i r c u l a t i o n  The relatively flat topography of the Valley Floor and the City's mild Mediterranean climate are conducive to walking and bicycling Walking and bicycling constituted.  only about 4.7 percent of the total trips made by City's employed  residents development of the transit stations and new higher density housing in the area, there is the opportunity to make it more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly and thereby support  the use of alternative modes of transportation.