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Table of Contents Lovett Library Park Conceptual Design for a Placemaking Plan 2011-11 Introduction Overview Project Location Context Existing Conditions Site Plan and Photos Conceptual Design Proposed Drawings Proposed Maintenance Plan Opinion of Probable Cost Preliminary Options Description of Services Value of Services Letter of Agreement Client Application
Introduction Lovett Library Park Conceptual Design for a Placemaking Plan 2011-11OverviewThe Lovett Library on the corner of Germantown Ave and Sedgwick Streets serves the community of Mt. Airy and sitson just over an acre of open space. Throughout the library’s history, which has included various expansions in facilitiesand shifts in neighborhood dynamics, this space has remained part of the public domain and is dear to many long-timeresidents. However, in recent history, the landscaped area of mostly lawn and mature trees and the plaza on the cornerhave gone largely unnoticed and unused mostly due to lack of activity programmed for the space.Although Lovett Library Park currently is underutilized, it does possess many assets and unique features that lend thespace a great deal of potential. The Library has a rich history beginning in 1887 when the original library building wasconstructed. Many of the historic landscape features remain including schist walls that enclose and frame the park, alarge boulder in memoriam of Mt. Airy residents who fell in WWI, and several massive oak trees that are over one hun-dred years old. The library addition constructed in 1961also has architectural interest and and was designed to highlightrain events by cascading stormwater into splash pads on the ground but this feature no longer operates as designed.The design team worked to retain, restore and capitalize on these assets.One of the biggest assets to both the library and park is the Friends of Lovett Library. Many of the members of this or-ganization made up of Mt Airy residents have been active since its founding in 1982. Since that time the group has im-proved the grounds by creating gardens and planting native trees and has been the parks primary advocates.Most recently, the potential of this underused park has come to the attention of Mt. Airy USA (MAUSA), a nonprofit com-munity development corporation whose mission is “is to revitalize Mt. Airy through community development that is re-sponsive to local needs”. A placemaking and streetscape study, comissioned by MAUSA in the spring of 2008, identifiedopportunities for improving the Germantown Avenue Corridor and singled out the Lovett Library green space as a “Prin-cipal Special Project” holding transformative potential for improvement of the neighborhood and community by provid-ing a passive public space which links the two more vibrant areas of the Germantown commercial corridor. MAUSAlaid the ground work for the rejuvination of this space by organizing a series of successful public events that proved thatthe park could become a vibrant community hub. This visioning project is a testament to MAUSA’s commitment to theneighborhood and it’s guidance toward making better places for the community.The Community Design Collaborative (the Collaborative) provided a service grant to Mt. Airy USA for this project. TheCollaborative’s design team’s proposal, as laid out in this document, is the distillation of the imagination and desires ofa community. The design team gathered information and insight through an initial meeting with a task force of com-munity leaders and then through two public community meetings. Through these interactions and through analysis ofthe site and context, the design team was able hone a clear concept of a versatile destination park that serves the currentand potential future needs of the library and the neighborhood. The Collaborative has provided MAUSA and the com-munity with a document that will help gain support to realize this vision that includes conceptual site plans, illustrativerenderings, a long term maintenance plan, and an opinion of probable costs broken into four phases.With this document MAUSA can continue to illicit excitement over this project and identify potential funding partnersto help make the vision a reality. The next milestone in the project will be to secure funding to hire a design team thatshould include a Landscape Architect and Civil Engineer to generate construction documentation. The conceptualdesign of the park provides an opportunity to implement the park in phases so that aspects of the design can be con-structed while fundraising for the remaining improvements can continue.
Introduction Lovett Library Park Conceptual Design for a Placemaking Plan 2011-11Project Location $ Lovett Library Park 6945 Germantown Ave | Philadelphia, PA 19119 Upper Northeast, Philadelphia, Mt. Airy Client Category: Housing and Community Development Project Category: Open Space
Introduction Lovett Library Park Conceptual Design for a Placemaking Plan 2011-11ContextView looking southwest towards Germantown Home at intersec- View of Acme on west corner of Germantown and Sedgwicktion of Germantown and Sedgwick AvenuesView looking northwest on Germantown Avenue View looking north toward Mt. Airy PlaygroundView looking northeast on Sedgwick Avenue View looking southeast on Germantown Avenue
Legend Park Lovett Library Bus H Boyer St Pleasant Mount Airy Ave Bus 18 Playground hew Av e C t Bus 23 Sedgwick S Regional Rail Slocum St Train Station DowntownCresheim Valley Dr Mt. Airy Ger man Acme tow sant Ave n Av e Bryan St Commercial Mount Plea Center Pelham Rd d eim R Cresh 250 ft 750 ft CONTEXT MAP 500 ft 1000 ft
Legend Lovett Library Park Bus Route Building Land Use Residential Commercial Civic 250 ft 750 ft 500 ft 1000 ftDOWNTOWN MT AIRY- 5 MINUTE WALK
LegendLovett LibraryBuildingParkRoadRailPopulation by Census Tract 0 - 1320 1321 - 3080 3081 - 4560 4561 - 7118 250 ft 750 ft 500 ft 1000 ft AREA POPULATION
Existing Conditions Lovett Library Park Conceptual Design for a Placemaking Plan 2011-11 Existing Site Plan and Photos
SEDGWICK STREET Vehicular Access Boulder memorial and engraved bricks Historic schist wall Flowering trees planted by friends of Lovett Library Historic horse trough Mature oaks Concrete paving Short site wall GE RM AN TO WN AV E. NTS
Conceptual Design Lovett Library Park Conceptual Design for a Placemaking Plan 2011-11 Proposed Drawings Proposed Maintenance Plan Opinion of Probable Costs Preliminary Options
V H C L RA C S E IU A C E SS D WI K E G C H S O I LB A Y IT RC IR R B ID N UL IG A HT E T R MP I H A E MA N LB A YB I I G I IR R U D N T E“ O C ” H PRH S O YR N T R IG G E TL WN RA A R A IG E DN G R E AD N GE RMA NT T EP A A H LZ N T R PA AU E LY OW N
Existing trees at park perimeter Existing mature oak trees Wild flower meadow Proposed canopy trees Shade plants planted in linear pattern Bioretention planting Wild flower meadow and flowering shrubs Existing young trees Lawn Proposed flowering trees Existing flowering treesTrees Ground Level Planting Building mounted security lighting Loading and back stage access with security lighting Raised stage Stabilized turf vehicular access Schist retaining wall with Repave existing access drive sconce lighting Engraved brick paving Terraced lawn amphitheater Existing concrete Satellite nature play area Stone dust path Relocated sculptural benches Gapped ashlar stone bridge Moveable adirondack chairs Alternating stripes of Moveable cafe tables and chairs natural stone pavers Chess Main nature play area with tables security lighting Concrete curb Relocated memorial Existing historic horse trough Bench Existing historic schist wallPaving Site Features
Conceptual Design Lovett Library Park Conceptual Design for a Placemaking Plan 2011-11Maintenance Plan Maintenance Plan Lovett Library Park Potential Responsible Parties Con- Vol- Library / Item tractor unteer City Staff Frequency Annual Cost Grounds General Pick up litter and trash X X 1 Weekly $1,040.00 Check for hazards X X 1 Weekly $260.00 Inspect all site furniture, light fixtures and portico; make X X 1 Monthly $960.00 repairs Check for graffiti and remove ASAP X X X As needed $200.00 Pull weeds from pavement joints X X 1 Monthly $240.00 Check and repair pavement X X Once every 5 $200.00 Snow removal X X years As needed $400.00 Rake leaves in fall -shred for plant bed mulch and compost X X 2 Weekly in $800.00 Fall Stormwater Features Check all inlets and outlets for potential debris clogs X X 1 Monthly $80.00 Remove trench drain grates and clean silt from trench X 2 Yearly $240.00 drains Check and clean water conveyances to maintain positive X X 4 Yearly $240.00 flow Planting Beds Initial establishment (first 3 years only) - hand watering X X 2 Weekly* $500.00 - establishment weeding X X 1 Weekly* $800.00 Ongoing weeding X X X 3 Monthly $640.00 Water (in drought conditions only) X X As needed $200.00 Cut dried grasses to the ground before spring X X X 1 Yearly $60.00 Remove dead seed and flower heads of desired aesthetic X X X 1 Weekly in $60.00 late summer Replenish composted leaf mulch to 2" depth X X X 1 Yearly $160.00 Rain Gardens Initial establishment (first 3 years only) - hand watering X X 2 Weekly* $900.00 - establishment weeding X X 1 Weekly* $1,500.00 Ongoing weeding X X X 3 Monthly $1,280.00 Water (in drought conditions only) X X X As needed $300.00 Check for and Remove debris and litter X X 1 Weekly $400.00 Check riser pipes/outflow devices X X 2 Yearly $80.00 Check for excessive sediment buildup; remove sediment X 1 Yearly $240.00 as needed Check plant health; replace plants as needed X X 4 Yearly $240.00 If water remains for more than 72 hours check for silting X X As needed $200.00 and amend soils as needed Lovett Library Park, Philadelphia PA Page 1 February 2012 Maintenance of 2
Conceptual Design Lovett Library Park Conceptual Design for a Placemaking Plan 2011-11Maintenance Plan Maintenance Plan Lovett Library Park Potential Responsible Parties Con- Vol- Library / Item tractor unteer City Staff Frequency Annual Cost Trees Initial establishment (first 4 years only) - Install and fill tree gator slow release waterers X X 2 Monthly* $400.00 - Prune to guide growth X X X 4 Yearly* $600.00 Conduct hazard assessment X X Every 10 $20.00 Conduct visual hazard check X X Years 1 Monthly $120.00 Water in extreme drought (20 days or more of 90+ deg. X X As needed $200.00 Fahrenheit with no rain) Maintenance Cost Per year $13,560.00 Establishment Period Only (Potentially Donated) $3,700.00 Projected Yearly Ongoing Maintenance $9,860.00 Value of Potential Labor Donations $5,680.00 Annual Cost After Establishment (Less Labor Donations) $4,180.00 Note: All costs are calculated on a wage per hour basis whether the tasks are performed by staff, hired contractors, volunteers or members of outside organizations. The total yearly cost therefore reflects the value of the work associated with Lovett Library Park, Philadelphia PA Page 2 February 2012 Maintenance of 2
Preliminary Construction Cost EstimateConceptual Design Lovett Library Park Conceptual Design for a Placemaking Plan 2011-11Opinion of Probable CostSummarySummary SheetSite Development & AmenitiesPhase 1 "Porch" 28,400Phase 2 Story Ring / Reading Garden / Nature Play 68,300Phase 3 Plaza 136,200Phase 4 Amphitheater & Access 105,300 Construction Total 338,200 Design Fees 60,000 Project Total 398,200 Contingency Work / Replace Addition Roof 3,375 SF 58,000 Lovett Library Park, Philadelphia PA Page 1 February 2012 Summary of 1
Conceptual Design Lovett Library Park Conceptual Design for a Placemaking Plan 2011-11Opinion of Probable CostDetail Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate Item Quantity UM Unit Cost Total Div Total $ A. "Porch" A.1 Misc. Clearing / Cleanup 1 LS 250.00 250 A.2 Pavement Demo / Sawcut / Haul 1 LS 1,500.00 1,500 A.3 Relocate Memorial & Brick Paving 1 LS 3,000.00 3,000 A.4 Mulch / Plantings at Tree Wells 1 LS 1,000.00 1,000 A.5 Benches 8 EA 600.00 4,800 A.6 Chess Tables / Chairs / Per Set 3 EA 1,500.00 4,500 A.7 Lighting / Bldg. Mt. Floods 8 EA 800.00 6,400 A.8 0 A.9 0 A.10 0 Subtotal 21,450 General Conditions, OH & Profit 15% 3,250 Design / Estimating Contingency 15% 3,700 Construction Total 28,400 B. Story Ring / Reading / Nature Play B.1 Clearing / Demolition / Hauling 1 LS 5,750.00 5,750 B.2 Stockpile / Spread Topsoil 132 CY 5.00 660 B.3 Sidewalk Demolition 40 SF 5.00 200 B.4 Stone Dust / Gravel Paving 1,140 SF 0.65 740 B.5 Stone Paving 740 SF 20.00 14,800 B.6 Concrete Curb 100 LF 25.00 2,500 B.7 Splash Blocks 4 EA 450.00 1,800 B.8 Fine Grading 1,430 SY 2.00 2,860 B.9 Seeding 1,430 SY 2.50 3,580 B.10 Canopy Trees 7 EA 800.00 5,600 B.11 Flowering Trees 8 EA 500.00 4,000 B.12 Beds / Plantings / Rain Garden 200 SY 15.00 3,000 B.13 Adirondack Chairs 8 EA 175.00 1,400 B.14 Logs / Allow 1 LS 1,000.00 1,000 B.15 Posts 30 EA 125.00 3,750 B.16 Willow Tunnel 1 LS - By Others B.17 0 B.18 0 B.19 0 B.20 0 Subtotal 51,640 General Conditions, OH & Profit 15% 7,760 Design / Estimating Contingency 15% 8,900 Construction Total 68,300 Lovett Library Park, Philadelphia PA Page 1 February 2012 Detail of 3
Conceptual Design Lovett Library Park Conceptual Design for a Placemaking Plan 2011-11Opinion of Probable Cost Cost Estimate Preliminary ConstructionDetail Item Quantity UM Unit Cost Total Div Total $C. PlazaC.1 Clearing / Demolition 440 SY 5.00 2,200C.2 Sidewalk Demolition 60 SF 4.00 240C.3 Stone Paving 4,000 SF 20.00 80,000C.4 Flowering Trees 7 EA 500.00 3,500C.5 Tables & Chairs / Per Group 10 EA 1,000.00 10,000C.6 Lighting / Pole Mounted 2 EA 3,500.00 7,000 Subtotal 102,940 General Conditions, OH & Profit 15% 15,460 Design / Estimating Contingency 15% 17,800 Construction Total 136,200D. Amphitheater & AccessD.1 Clearing / Demolition 730 SY 5.00 3,650D.2 Stockpile / Spread Topsoil 180 CY 5.00 900D.3 Asphalt Paving / Topping 150 SY 15.00 2,250D.4 Stabilized Turf Paving 715 SF 12.50 8,940D.5 Meadow Plantings / Seeding 340 SY 7.50 2,550D.6 Canopy Trees 2 EA 800.00 1,600D.7 Amphitheater - Excavation / Hauling 260 CY 15.00 3,900D.8 - Stockpile / Spread Topsoil 80 CY 8.00 640D.9 - Fine Grading 310 SY 2.00 620D.10 - Seeding 310 SY 2.50 780D.11 - Retaining Wall Footings 150 LF 30.00 4,500D.12 - Walls / Concrete 80 SF 20.00 1,600D.13 - Walls / Schist 340 SF 50.00 17,000D.14 - Concrete Steps / Per LF Nose 40 LF 25.00 1,000D.15 - Railings 100 LF 125.00 12,500D.16 - Stone Dust / Gravel Paving 300 SF 0.65 200D.17 - Concrete Pad 400 SF 5.00 2,000D.18 - Stage Framing & Flooring 400 SF 15.00 6,000D.19 - Area Drain 1 LS 2,000.00 2,000D.20 - Lighting / Pole Mounted 2 EA 3,500.00 7,000 Subtotal 79,630 General Conditions, OH & Profit 15% 11,970 Design / Estimating Contingency 15% 13,700 Construction Total 105,300 Lovett Library Park, Philadelphia PA Page 2 February 2012 Detail of 3
Conceptual Design Lovett Library Park Conceptual Design for a Placemaking Plan 2011-11Preliminary Options
THE PORCH READING GARDEN STORY RING NATURE PLAY EXISTING TREE FLOWERING TREE SPLASH PAD BRANCH BENCH PLANTED TROUGH FIXED CHESS TABLE FIXED BENCH EXISTING TREE FIXED BENCH STEP STONE BRIDGE STUMP SEATS BRANCH BALANCE PAVERS IN LAWN TANGLED BRANCH CLIMB STEP STONE BRIDGE WILLOW TUNNEL RAIN GARDEN RELOCATED MEMORIAL STUMP HOPREAD/REFLECT PARTICIPATE EXPERIENCE NATURE PLAY WORK MEET PERFORM PROCURE 2011-11 LOVETT LIBRARY PARK 11/10/11 PLAN ENLARGEMENTS AND USE MATRIX NTS
THE ORCHARD THE FARM THE PLAZA PICNIC AREA TABLE AND CHAIRS TREE IN STONE DUST PAVERS IN STONE DUST PAVERS RAISED AGRICULTURAL BED CANOPY TREE PICNIC TABLE PAVERS IN LAWN FRUIT TREEREAD/REFLECT PARTICIPATE EXPERIENCE NATURE PLAY WORK MEET PERFORM PROCURE 2011-11 LOVETT LIBRARY PARK 11/10/11 PLAN ENLARGEMENTS AND USE MATRIX NTS
GREAT LAWN PAVILION AMPHITHEATER CONCESSIONS PAVERS IN STONE DUST MEADOW ROOF VALLEY VEHICLE ACCES TRACKS PICNIC TABLE RETAINING WALL FOOD TRUCK MEADOW “BACKSTAGE” PATH STAGE STONE DUST PLAZA TERRACED LIFT PAVERS AERIAL GUTTER MOVEABLE TABLE AND CHAIRSREAD/REFLECT PARTICIPATE EXPERIENCE NATURE PLAY WORK MEET PERFORM PROCURE 2011-11 LOVETT LIBRARY PARK 11/10/11 PLAN ENLARGEMENTS AND USE MATRIX NTS
Description of Services Lovett Library Park Conceptual Design for a Placemaking Plan 2011-11 Value of Services Donated Letter of Agreement Client Application
Value of Services Lovett Library Park Conceptual Design for a Placemaking Plan 2011-11VOLUNTEER PROFESSION HOURS RATE* VALUEAri Miller Sr. Landscape Arch Designer 156 $100 $15,600Alexa Bosse Sr. Artchitectural Designer 62 $100 $6,200Ashton Jones Planner 33 $90 $2,970Taylor Boyd Cost Estimator 12 $125 $1,500STAFF Robin Kohles, AIA, Project Associate Senior Architect 50 $100 $5,000Heidi Segall Levy, AIA, Project Manager Senior Architect 13 $100 $1,300 TOTAL VALUE OF DESIGN SERVICES $32,570 Billable Hourly Rates in the Philadelphia area for 2008Principal ($125 to $220)Senior Architect/Designer ($100 to $135)Architect/Designer ($70 to $90)Intern Architect/Designer ($50 to $65)Senior Landscape Architectural Designer ($100 to $135)Landscape Architectural Designer ($70 to $90)Intern Landscape Architectural Designer ($50 to $65)Planner ($90 to $115)Historic Preservationist ($90 to $115)Engineer ($100 -$150)Cost Estimator ($100 to $135)Senior Interior Designer ($90 to $135)Interior Designer ($50 to $80)Billable hourly rates are based on the 2005 American Institute of ArchitectsCompensation Report and a survey of a representative sample of local designprofessionals. Revised in January 2008.