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  • Phase I Draft Presentation to PSU Leadership February 14, 2013 Mahan Rykiel Associates Arnett Muldrow Associates Grimm + Parker Architects Stahl Scheaffer Engineering Kalback Planning and DesignDan Jones Landscape Architecture
  • INTRODUCTIONProject Partners Borough of State College Penn State University Downtown State College, Inc.
  • Master Plan Leadership INTRODUCTION | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANMASTER PLAN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE STEERING COMMITTEEGeorge Arnold, Executive Director, DIDRon Friedman, Property Owner Executive Committee MembersCarl R. Hess, SCB Dir. of Community Development and Ron Agostinelli, DID, Property OwnerPlanning Perry Babb, Alliance for Innovation & Bus. Dev. in Central PAAnne Messner, SCB Planner Susan Bardo, Historic Resources CommissionAlan Sam, SCB Arborist Zoe Boniface, Design Review BoardGordon Turow, PSU Director of Campus Planning and Design Cassandra Burke, Tree CommissionMeagan Tuttle, SCB Planner Dave Richards, DID, Property OwnerSteven Watson, PSU Planner Sherry Dershimer, Borough Residents Nina Fellin, Borough Residents Vicki Fong, Redevelopment Authority Duke Gastiger, Transportation Commission Rich Kalin, Planning Commission Ron Madrid, Neighborhood Coalition Jim May, Centre Region Planning Agency Hugh Mose, CATA Donna Queeney, Neighborhood Coalition Dave Richards, DID, Property Owner 3 Vern Squier, Chamber of Business and Industry Kathryn Yahner, Borough Residents
  • Master Plan Participation (Sample) INTRODUCTION | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANPENN STATE WALKING COMMITTEE TRANSPORTATION FOCUS GROUPGreg Anderson, Interim Director of Buildings and Grounds Teresa Davis, PSU Director of TransportationConal Carr, Director of Housing Charley DeBow, State College BoroughMaurine Claver, Director of Environmental Health and Safety Rob Cooper, PSU Director of Energy and EngineeringRob Cooper, Director of Energy and Engineering Tom Flynn, PSU Landscape ArchitectTeresa Davis, Director of Transportation Peg Janowiak, PSU Claims Manager: Risk ManagementTom Flynn, University Landscape Architect Amy Kerner, State College BoroughBecky Janowiak, Claims Manager: Risk Management Hugh Mose, CATAGordon Turow, Director of Campus Planning and Design Alan Sam, Borough Arborist, Master Plan Project ManagerSteven Watson, University Planner Steven Watson, PSU Planner Gordon Turow, PSU Director of Campus Planning and DesignBRANDING FOCUS GROUPGeorge Arnold, Director, DIDRick Bryant, Central PA Festival of the ArtsBetsey Howell, Central PA CVBBernie Keisling, 4th FestKaren Magnuson, Penn State MarketingTom Flynn, University Landscape Architect 4Steven Watson, University Planner
  • Why this Master Plan? INTRODUCTION | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN1. Realize and market downtown’s unique identity2. Establish the framework to create a most memorable, attractive and comfortable downtown3. Consider public and private sector improvements that can attract a diverse range of users 5
  • Design/Planning Team INTRODUCTION | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANMahan Rykiel AssociatesArnett Muldrow AssociatesStahl Sheaffer EngineeringGrimm + Parker ArchitectsKalback Planning & DesignDan Jones Landscape Architecture 6
  • Today’s Presentation INTRODUCTION | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN1. Project Overview2. Analysis “High Points”3. Phase I Recommendations • Branding Marketing • Public Realm Enhancements • Catalyst Project4. Discussion 7
  • Study Area STUDY AREA8 INTRODUCTION | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN
  • Purpose and Scope of Work INTRODUCTION | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN1. Design, Placemaking and Branding2. Utilities PHASE I3. Multi-modal Transportation/Circulation4. Town-Gown Interface5. Downtown Uses and Development6. Community Sustainability 9
  • Purpose and Scope of Work INTRODUCTION | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN1. Design, Placemaking and Branding2. Utilities3. Multi-modal Transportation/Circulation4. Town-Gown Interface5. Downtown Uses and Development6. Community Sustainability PHASE II 10
  • ANALYSIS:DOWNTOWNTODAY
  • State College, PA ANALYSIS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN12
  • State College, PA Gown Town ANALYSIS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN13
  • Downtown TodayDowntown has most of ANALYSIS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANthe things manycommunities are tryingto achieve:• True mix of uses• Mix of transportation• People on the streets• Vibrancy 14
  • Downtown Today ANALYSIS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN15
  • Downtown Today ANALYSIS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN16
  • Downtown TodayCharacteristics of Great College Towns and Places ANALYSIS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN1. The "Town/Gown" Experience2. Diversity3. Transportation Choices4. Connectivity5. Human Scale6. Density7. Attractive and Comfortable Public Realm8. Sustainability 17
  • High Quality Public Realm ANALYSIS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN18
  • Downtown MarketMarket Analysis/Retail Compelling Categories - ANALYSIS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANLeakage Significant Opportunities $184 million gain in Primary for Downtown State Trade Area College $136 million leakage in  Specialty Food Stores Secondary Trade Area  Cosmetics and Beauty Net gain of $48.4 million Supplies  Family Clothing Stores  Clothing Accessories  Home Furnishings  Sporting Goods 19
  • Downtown MarketEmerging Conclusions ANALYSIS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN1. Downtown can’t compete with suburban development but it can distinguish itself and provide a complement to the suburban experience.2. Downtown functions as it should. There are uses that serve the local community but there is the opportunity for much more.3. Need to balance benefits of student activities with challenges and protect neighborhood character.4. Allen Street corridor should be the focus for family and resident-based activities and businesses.5. Challenge: Getting regional customers coming in on a regular basis. 20
  • THE VISION:LOOKINGFORWARD  Downtown Vision  Vision Themes  Specific Recommendations by Theme
  • Downtown Vision EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANDowntown State College will continue to evolve into a world-class“College Town” district that reflects the dynamic “town/gown”relationship between a major university and a vibrant commercialdistrict. Downtown will be a place where local citizens, regionaland international visitors, faculty, staff, and students will findappealing, exciting and diverse offerings. Downtown State Collegewill also emerge as a district that embraces sustainability andoffers shopping, dining, entertainment, culture and the arts amidst avariety of living options and places to work. 22
  • Downtown Vision Themes EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANTheme 1: Marketing the DistrictTheme 2: Navigating the DistrictTheme 3: Connecting the DistrictTheme 4: Managing the DistrictTheme 5: Living in the District 23
  • Downtown Vision Themes EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANTheme 1: Marketing the District PHASE ITheme 2: Navigating the DistrictTheme 3: Connecting the DistrictTheme 4: Managing the DistrictTheme 5: Living in the District 24
  • Downtown Vision Themes EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANTheme 1: Marketing the District PHASE ITheme 2: Navigating the DistrictTheme 3: Connecting the DistrictTheme 4: Managing the District PHASE IITheme 5: Living in the District 25
  • THE VISION:LOOKINGFORWARDTheme 1 Marketing the District: Cultivating Downtown’s Identity to Residents, Visitors and Investors
  • Downtown Brand Values EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN• Downtown is a college town.• Downtown is also a place for all people: local residents/families, regional residents/families, visitors, students, alumni, faculty/staff, entrepreneurs.• Downtown adds value for and is an important complement to Penn State University.• Downtown is a collection of special places.• Downtown is vibrant and full of life.• Downtown is where memories are made. 27
  • Revised Color Palette EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN 28
  • Downtown State College EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANShape the best times of your life in Downtown StateCollege. As one of the nation’s iconic college towns, it is herewhere young adults get their first taste of independence,it is here where lifelong friendships are formed, and it ishere where generations of former students come backtime and again to experience the energy, the memories,and the spirit of this special place. 29
  • Downtown State College EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANReconnect with the best times of your life inDowntown State College. It is home to the Centre Region’s largest collection ofindependent, locally owned shops and restaurants. It ishere that independent booksellers, unique boutiques,and specialty shops thrive mere blocks from historicneighborhoods. It is here where the region comes toenjoy our international cuisine, fine dining, and casualfare in a dynamic walk-able setting. 30
  • Downtown State College EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANCreate the best times of your life in Downtown StateCollege.Creativity and culture thrive in our theatres, library, andpublic art. It is here where each summer Arts Festtransforms downtown into one of the nation’s mostrecognized events for art, film, music, and literature. It ishere that young professionals share ideas that will evolveinto the businesses of the future. 31
  • Downtown State College EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANDiscover the best times of your life in DowntownState College.Families from across the region come here for a day ofexploration. It is here that our Library hosts activities thatenrich our community. It is here that the Discovery Spaceof Central Pennsylvania gives children the chance toexplore, learn, and imagine. It is here that we gather forevents to celebrate the vibrant life that the Centre Regionhas to offer. 32
  • Downtown State College EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANLive the best times of your life in Downtown StateCollege.Our downtown is a place where people gather and weinvite you to be a part of it. Make time for your family. Make time for your friends. Make time for yourself. 33The best times of your life. Downtown State College.
  • EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN34
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  • EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN38
  • EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN39
  • EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN40
  • EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN41
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  • THE VISION:LOOKINGFORWARDTheme 2 Navigating the District: Building a Pedestrian-Friendly, Multi-Modal Downtown
  • Multi-Modal Transportation Strategy EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN Management of people, not cars Enhance experience of pedestrian, bicycle and transit environments Increase awareness and convenience of parking resources as part of Boroughs parking management plan 44
  • Downtown ANALYSIS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN Pedestrian Level of Service Evening 45
  • Add Parking EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN Remove Parking Add Parking Potential Parking Structures and Changes 46 in On-Street Parking
  • Potential Bike Network EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN 47
  • EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN48
  • EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN49
  • EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN50
  • ANALYSIS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN51
  • EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN52
  • THE VISION:LOOKINGFORWARDTheme 3 Connecting the District: Creating a Comfortable, Cohesive and Attractive Downtown
  • Public Realm Strategy EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN Focus on series of small gathering spaces and great streets Create a “complete” core by focusing on streets that will connect with recent and current streetscape enhancements Establish a streetscape hierarchy Establish palette of cohesive materials 54 Incorporate sustainable practices
  • Recommended Streetscape Typologies EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN 55
  • ALLENStreetscape Detail Design Areas CALDER COLLEGE BEAVER EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN 56
  • THE VISION:LOOKINGFORWARDCollege Avenue
  • EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN58
  • EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN59
  • EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN60
  • College Avenue EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANFour User Group Interests Motorists Bus Riders Bicyclists Pedestrians 61
  • College Avenue EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANThe Issues “Ground Zero” for Town/Gown Image Pedestrian/ADA and Safety Bicycle Accommodations Bus Operations and Rider Experience 62 Traffic
  • College Avenue EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANExisting Conditions to Inform the Design Curb-to-curb dimension (36’-42’) Elevation change on campus side (2-3’) Vegetation blocks views to campus No sidewalk adjacent to north side parking Existing Elms Historic campus elements Campus walks don’t always align with intersections Low curbs and flat grades on downtown side Undersized sidewalk areas PennDOT ownership 63
  • College Avenue EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANConclusions With desire to accommodate motorists, transit, bicyclists and pedestrians within a limited dimension, compromise will be required Priority audience – the pedestrian Utilize hierarchical treatment – more design attention to the core between Fraser and Garner Streets Cohesive design is needed along entire length 64
  • College Avenue EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANThe Concept Cohesive town/gown image Enhanced campus visibility Expanded pedestrian zones Enhanced transit stops Bike facilities 65
  • Paving Potential EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN66
  • College Avenue - Opportunities EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANUniform family of street lights and signal arms (Baltimore, MD) 67
  • Pattee Mall EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN Gathering Space (Seating Opportunities, Tables, Enlarged Stair and Ornamental Fence to Allow Special Planting, Etc.) ADA Ramp Views to Campus While Connection at Fraser Directing Pedestrians to Street Intersections 10’-12’ Shared Use Path Parking 4’ Sidewalk College Ave Parking Brick Sidewalk, Typ. Sidewalk Bulbout, Typ. Amenity Strip to (Expanded Where Accommodate Grading Road DimensionsFraser St. (Exact Locations Determined Allow) Allen St. at Design Phase) 68
  • Pattee Mall Grand Stair, Planters at EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN Entrance to Campus at Allen Street.College Ave Stamped Concrete “Cobble” Color/Pattern Allen St. Ramp Connection to Allow Bicycle Access to Pattee Mall 69
  • College Avenue East of Allen Street EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN 70
  • College Avenue EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN71
  • College Avenue EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN72
  • Enhanced ADA Stair and Ramp Connection at Old Main Pugh Street Lawn EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN Enhanced Bus Stop with Shelters and Grand Stair Bus Shelters College Ave Parking Pugh St.Allen St. 73
  • Henderson Mall EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN Ornamental Fence to Allow Views to Campus While Directing Pedestrians to Intersections 10’-12’ Shared Use Path 18” Brick Edge College Ave Parking McAllister St.Pugh St. Amenity Strip to Sidewalk Bulbout, Typ. Accommodate Grading (Exact Locations Determined at Design Phase) 74
  • College Avenue East of Pugh Street EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN 75
  • Ornamental Fence to Allow EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN Views to Campus While Enhanced Bus Stop Directing Pedestrians to with Shelters Intersections Limestone Retaining Wall 10’-12’ Shared Use Path 18” Brick Edge College Ave Parking Locust Lane.McAllister St. Amenity Strip to Sidewalk Bulbout, Accommodate Grading Typ. (Exact Locations Determined at Design Phase) 76
  • College Avenue at Hiester Street Bus Stop EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN 77
  • EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN Enhanced Bus Stop with Shelters Ornamental Fence to Allow Views to Campus While Directing Pedestrians to Intersections Limestone Retaining Wall 10’-12’ Shared Use Path 18” Brick EdgeCollege Ave Locust Lane. Hiester St. Sidewalk Bulbout, Typ. Amenity Strip to Accommodate Grading (Exact Locations Determined at Design Phase) 78
  • Gathering Area and Gateway EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN Expanded Ornamental Fence to Allow Gathering Area Views to Campus While Directing Pedestrians to Intersections Limestone Retaining Wall 10’-12’ Shared Use Path 10’-12’ Shared Use Path 4’ Sidewalk 18” Brick Edge Parking College Ave Parking Parking Garner Street.Hiester St. Sidewalk Bulbout, Typ. Amenity Strip to Accommodate Grading (Exact Locations Determined at Design Phase) 79
  • Expanded Gathering Area EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN Ornamental Fence to Allow Views to Campus While Directing Pedestrians to Intersections Limestone Retaining Wall 10’-12’ Shared Use Path 4’ Sidewalk ) Parking Parking College Ave Parking Parking Sowers St.Garner Street. Sidewalk Bulbout, Typ. 80
  • Amenity Zone Conditions EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN81
  • Campus/Downtown Pedestrian Connections EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN 82Existing High Street/College Avenue Intersection
  • Campus/Downtown Pedestrian Connections EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN 83Existing High Street/College Avenue Intersection
  • High/College Intersection Eastview Terrace EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN Curb Extension and Crosswalks to Provide Safer Pedestrian Crossing College Avenue Street High 84Proposed High Street/College Avenue Intersection
  • THE VISION:LOOKINGFORWARDBeaver Avenue
  • Beaver Avenue EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANThe Issues Varying character Limited sidewalk area High density of students 86
  • Beaver Avenue EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANThe Concept Cohesive level of quality throughout Expanded pedestrian gathering areas Potential lane reduction/parking (east of Garner) 87
  • Sowers Street Beaver Ave Travel Lane Merge to One Paving Expanded and Special Sidewalk Area Hetzel Street EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN88
  • Beaver Avenue in Vicinity of Hetzel Street EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN 89
  • THE VISION:LOOKINGFORWARDAllen StreetPromenade
  • Allen Street EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANThe Concept 100 Block as a “great place” Maintain vehicular access and parking most of the time Pedestrian - only some of the time High design aesthetic 91
  • Allen Street - Precedents EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN92
  • Allen Street - Precedents EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN93
  • Allen Street - Precedents EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN94
  • Allen Street – The Concept (Typical Day) Beaver Avenue College Ave Calder Way EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN Calder Way Brick Paving Along Sidewalks, Typ. Special Paving in Cartway and Parallel Parking Spaces Bollards Between Street and Sidewalk Allen Street College Avenue Beaver Avenue 95
  • Typical Day EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN 96
  • Festival/Event EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN 97
  • Allen Street – The Concept (Typical Day) Beaver Avenue College Ave Calder Way EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN Calder Way Brick Paving Along Sidewalks, Typ. Special Paving in Cartway and Parallel Parking Spaces Bollards Between Street and Sidewalk Parking Allen Street Parking College Avenue Beaver AvenueTypical Day 98
  • Allen Street – The Concept (Large Event) Beaver Avenue College Ave Calder Way EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN Calder Way Performance Spaces at Beaver and College Ave. Vendor Spaces and Outdoor Dining Located in Parallel Parking Zone, Typ. Allen Street College Avenue Beaver AvenueFull Festival 99
  • Allen Street – The Concept (Small Event) Beaver Avenue College Ave Calder Way EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN Calder Way Allen St. – Calder Way Intersection Remains Clear to Allow for Vehicular Circulation Between Beaver Ave. and Calder Way Allen Street College Avenue Beaver AvenueSmall Festival/Event 100
  • EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN101
  • EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN102
  • THE VISION:LOOKINGFORWARDCalder Way
  • EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN104
  • EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN105
  • EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN106
  • Calder Way EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANThe Concept Service, pedestrians and bikes Inconvenient for cars Two-way flow for bikes Different experience from College and Allen Arts/funky Divert attention from 107 utilities – don’t invest
  • Calder Way - Existing Conditions EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN108
  • Calder Way - Precedents EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN109
  • Calder Way - Precedents EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN110
  • Calder Way – The Concept EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN Occasional Tree Fraser Street Parking/Servic Allen Street Façade e Areas Treatments Overhea d Lights Calder Way Special Paving Banners Murals/Wall Art 111
  • Calder Way EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN 112
  • THE VISION:LOOKINGFORWARDGeneral
  • Cohesive Materials EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN114
  • Cohesive Materials EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN115
  • Cohesive Materials EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN116
  • Cohesive Materials EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN117
  • Cohesive Materials EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN118
  • Sustainability EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN Incorporate Throughout  Transit, bike, pedestrian emphasis - “park once”  Water quality  Green roof  LED Lighting  Use of recycled materials  Recycling stations  Solar-powered trash 119 compactors
  • Sustainability EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN120
  • Sustainability EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN121
  • THE VISION:LOOKINGFORWARDCatalyst Project
  • Catalyst Project EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN 123
  • Completed StreetscapeCatalyst Project EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN 124
  • Intersection: $200-$300K Allen Street Promenade: Calder Way: EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN $1-1.2 Million $700-$800K Pugh (Portion): $350-400K New Streetscape ImprovementsCatalyst Project ($2.25- 2.7 Million) 125
  • THE VISION:LOOKINGFORWARDTheme 4 Managing the District: Fostering a Safe and Appealing Downtown (To Develop in Phase II)
  • THE VISION:LOOKINGFORWARDTheme 5 Living in the District: Establishing Downtown as a Place for Professionals to Live and Work (To Develop in Phase II)
  • Schedule EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLANAugust 20-22: Project Kick-offNovember 5-8: Planning CharretteJanuary 25-Feb 15: Phase I DraftMarch 21-22: Phase I Final/Phase II DraftApril 15/16: Presentation of Final DraftJune 2013: Master Plan Complete 128
  • More Information www.statecollegepa.us/engagesc EMERGING IDEAS | DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE MASTER PLAN129
  • Phase I Draft Presentation to PSU Leadership February 14, 2013 Mahan Rykiel Associates Arnett Muldrow Associates Grimm + Parker Architects Stahl Scheaffer Engineering Kalback Planning and DesignDan Jones Landscape Architecture