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  • 1. Midtown Plan An TOD/Urban Design Vision for a Revitalized Corridor Net Zero Cities, October 24th , 2013 1
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  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Vision Transit- & PedestrianOriented Destination Urban Vibrant 7
  • 8. Prospect Pedestrian Promenade • Parallel to MAX • Future redevelopment orients to promenade Harmony 8
  • 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. Improved Circulation Improve safety by increasing visibility, predictability and awareness with all road users 10
  • 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. Public Space Linkages 1 large public space per Character Area Network of interconnected walkways, smaller courtyards & plazas 12
  • 13. Density near transit stations * Green Building * Enhanced pedestrian connections 13
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Thank You 18