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Presentation by Paul Hubbman, Planner, East-West Gateway Council of Governments

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  • Our charge is to maintain a long range transportation plan for the region, evaluate / prioritize requested projects based on consistency with the plan and funding sources, and align federal funding accordingly.
  • “ To design a street according to its probable use is a reasonable but uncommon practice.” - City of St. Louis Plan (1917)
  • Livability principles in St. Louis Integrating them into business as usual
    • Specific Programs (ie: Great Streets)
    • Evaluation Criteria for project ranking
    • Consistent with federal programs / funding
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  • Under way at the street scale , Planned at the corridor scale , Being defined at regional scale Livability principles in St. Louis View slide
  • The Street Scale The Loop Trolley – Consistent with federal funding program Great Streets Initiative – Regional program / federal funding Livability principles in St. Louis South Grand – Dense urban mixed use district Labadie – Rural hamlet main street Natural Bridge – Suburban aging arterial roadway
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  • DeBaliviere looking north at Waterman Trolley in middle due to utility constraints 3 Lanes for Cars Greenway on east side New Parking Lane Ped Realm to Remain
    • Total Area = 184,000 SF
    • Parking = 1,242 (includes 500 spaces - 5 floor garage & 585 spaces in basement)
    • Commercial / Retail = 200,000 SF (150,000 SF/ 50,000 SF)
    • Commercial Office = 155,000 SF
    • Residential = 270,000 SF (180 Units; 1,500 SF each)
    Assuming 3 parking spaces /1000 SF- Commercial ; 1 parking space/ unit- Residential
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  • Great Streets:
    • Are representative of their places (context sensitive)
    • Allow people to walk comfortably and safely
    • Contribute to economic vitality of the area
    • Are functionally complete (accommodate all modes)
    • Provide mobility (balance travel, local circulation, and access)
    • Facilitate place making (identity, space, art, activity)
    • Are green (ecological best practices & attractive spaces)
  • Great Streets Emphasize:
    • The Process
      • Multi-disciplinary consultant team
      • Extensive local knowledge (community engagement)
      • Best Practices
    • The Product
      • The Plan
      • Prepared Local Leadership
      • Tools for Implementation
  • The principles apply to a variety of development types, land use patterns, and road designations.
  • South Grand
    • Existing Conditions
      • Crowded & deteriorated sidewalks
      • Excess roadway capacity
      • Aging amenities / lighting
      • Stressed planted areas
    • Changes
      • Wider walks / dining space
      • Roadway – diet, slower speed & bike lanes
      • Improved pedestrian crossings / amenities
      • Integrated ecological elements
  • South Grand
  • Labadie
    • Existing Conditions
      • Expansive pavement
      • Undefined pedestrian realm / no amenities
      • Growing commercial district
      • Difficult to market as a district
    • Changes
      • Reduced pavement / added green space
      • Clear vehicular, bike, and ped ways
      • Added amenity / pedestrian priority
      • Cohesive aesthetic and identity
  • Natural Bridge
    • Existing Conditions
      • Excess Capacity – high design speed
      • Inadequate access to transit
      • “ Node” site stifled by intersection layout
      • Healthy institutions / struggling commercial
    • Changes
      • Road diet – bike / ped ways along corridor
      • Improved site access management
      • Reconfigured intersection at “Node” site
      • TOD site integrates station into corridor
      • “ Green” storm water infrastructure
  • The Corridor Scale Great Streets Initiative – Regional program / federal funding Livability principles in St. Louis Manchester Rd. – 7+ miles of suburban major arterial including 5 municipalities and obsolete commercial land use patterns
  • Manchester
    • Existing Conditions
      • Aging / excess commercial land use
      • No substantive pedestrian / bike facilities
      • 5 cities historically competing with each other
      • High level of traffic congestion
    • Changes
      • “ Pulse nodal” town center pattern
      • Mix of uses – reduced parking
      • Integrated ped / bike / transit facilities
      • Extensive access management
      • Wayfinding / signage program
  • The Regional Scale Regional Plan for Sustainable Communities Livability principles in St. Louis
    • A federal planning grant – Unprecedented HUD, EPA, & DOT collaboration
    • Intended to coordinate appropriate existing efforts with newly identified needs in order to increase impact, broaden input, and reinforce regional priorities.
    • Requires collaboration of multiple planning, governmental, and service entities.
    • 3 year timeframe
  • 4 th highest award, nationwide 225 applicants 45 awards Regional Plan for Sustainable Communities
  • Our Application – in General
        • Develop “community planning areas”
          • Based on transportation corridors, job clusters and commuting patterns
        • Subregional plans to be consistent with regional plan
        • Robust public engagement, with input from citizens and local officials
        • Supported by research and data
  • The application set forth a governance plan Eleven co-applicants Twenty-three supporters
    • Integrate housing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments in a manner that empowers jurisdictions to consider the interdependent challenges of –
      • Economic competitiveness and revitalization
      • Social equity, inclusion and access to opportunity,
      • Energy use and climate change
      • Public health and environmental impact
    Livability and Sustainability Regional Plan for Sustainable Communities
  • Effort Informed by Data
    • Clearly define a single integrated plan for regional development that addresses population growth over 20 year minimum, with 3-5 year benchmark performance targets
    • Utilize geo-coded data sets and other metrics in development, implementing, monitoring and assessing the performance goals of reinvestment scenarios
    Regional Plan for Sustainable Communities
  • Project Status
      • Contract agreement with HUD (February 15, 2011)
      • Sub-agreements with 10 Partners imminent.
      • Project completion December 2013
    Regional Plan for Sustainable Communities
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