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Midtown Plan
An TOD/Urban Design Vision for a Revitalized Corridor
Net Zero Cities, October 24th , 2013

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Plan Area
North Boundary:
Prospect Road
South Boundary:
¼ mile south of Harmony Road
East Boundary:
Commercial on east sid...
Why Midtown?
• Transit Oriented Design (TOD) strategy combined with Bus
Rapid Transit (BRT) construction and major bicycle...
Why Midtown?
Mason Corridor

MAX Bus Rapid Transit
2010 Redevelopment
Study

Transit Oriented
Development Overlay

City
Pl...
Process
• July – October 2012
Existing
• Tour the corridor
Conditions • Stakeholder outreach

Design
Concepts

• November ...
Vision
Transit- &
PedestrianOriented

Destination

Urban

Vibrant

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Prospect

Pedestrian Promenade
• Parallel to MAX
• Future redevelopment orients to promenade

Harmony

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Frontage Roads
Use combination of frontage roads and
wide, detached paths for north-south
biking along College Avenue

Cre...
Improved Circulation

Improve safety by increasing visibility, predictability
and awareness with all road users

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Create Character Areas
Gardens

•

Break down length of corridor

•

Unique design themes for each
expressed through:
• Ar...
Public Space Linkages

1 large public
space per
Character Area

Network of
interconnected
walkways, smaller
courtyards
& p...
Density near transit stations * Green Building * Enhanced pedestrian
connections
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Enhanced Urban Design
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•
•
•
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•

Public/Private Partnerships
Guidelines/ Incentives/Regulation
Provide public spaces
P...
Implementation Strategy
• Promote Midtown’s vision
• Prioritize Improvements
– Public roads, signage, larger public spaces...
Implementation Tools
Currently Available

Future Options

• Tax increment financing
• Land Use Code

• Business Improvemen...
Next Steps
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•
•
•

Access Plan
Land Use Code
Capital Investment
South Fort Collins Business Association membership
– Busi...
Thank You

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  1. 1. Midtown Plan An TOD/Urban Design Vision for a Revitalized Corridor Net Zero Cities, October 24th , 2013 1
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  3. 3. Plan Area North Boundary: Prospect Road South Boundary: ¼ mile south of Harmony Road East Boundary: Commercial on east side of College Avenue West Boundary: Mason Corridor 3
  4. 4. Why Midtown? • Transit Oriented Design (TOD) strategy combined with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) construction and major bicycle corridor • A historic core with declining property values and increasing vacancy rates • A conscious desire by community to fight the freeway trend 4
  5. 5. Why Midtown? Mason Corridor MAX Bus Rapid Transit 2010 Redevelopment Study Transit Oriented Development Overlay City Plan Midtown Plan Midtown Urban Renewal Plan 5
  6. 6. Process • July – October 2012 Existing • Tour the corridor Conditions • Stakeholder outreach Design Concepts • November – January • Community workshop • City Council work session • February – June Draft Plan • Stakeholder outreach • Public open house • October 2013 Adopt Plan 6
  7. 7. Vision Transit- & PedestrianOriented Destination Urban Vibrant 7
  8. 8. Prospect Pedestrian Promenade • Parallel to MAX • Future redevelopment orients to promenade Harmony 8
  9. 9. Frontage Roads Use combination of frontage roads and wide, detached paths for north-south biking along College Avenue Create alternative design for frontage roads that allows cars, bikes, and pedestrians to share the street 9
  10. 10. Improved Circulation Improve safety by increasing visibility, predictability and awareness with all road users 10
  11. 11. Create Character Areas Gardens • Break down length of corridor • Unique design themes for each expressed through: • Architecture • Signs • Benches • Planters • Bike Racks Arts & Entertainment Innovation 11
  12. 12. Public Space Linkages 1 large public space per Character Area Network of interconnected walkways, smaller courtyards & plazas 12
  13. 13. Density near transit stations * Green Building * Enhanced pedestrian connections 13
  14. 14. Enhanced Urban Design • • • • • • • Public/Private Partnerships Guidelines/ Incentives/Regulation Provide public spaces Provide appropriate multi-modal circulation Locate parking interior to site, encourage structured parking Two front yards-service in the core Parking behind 14
  15. 15. Implementation Strategy • Promote Midtown’s vision • Prioritize Improvements – Public roads, signage, larger public spaces – Private, site-specific redevelopment – Area-wide branding and programming 15
  16. 16. Implementation Tools Currently Available Future Options • Tax increment financing • Land Use Code • Business Improvement District (BID) • Special assessment (tax) districts, e.g., General Improvement District (GID) • Community Development Corporation • Business Assistance • Capital Investment – Transit Oriented Development (TOD) – Planned Development Overlay District (PDOD) • Budgeting for Outcomes (BFO) • Design guidelines 16
  17. 17. Next Steps • • • • Access Plan Land Use Code Capital Investment South Fort Collins Business Association membership – Business Improvement District – Activity Programming in conjunction with BRT • Green Building Program 17
  18. 18. Thank You 18
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