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Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Application
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  • 1. April 30, 2012 Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit Applica on
  • 2. Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project 2 April 30, 2012 Beginning in mid 2010, Renaissance Downtowns at Bristol LLC, the City of Bristol, the Bristol Downtown Development Corpora on, and the Bristol Community, including the 2000+ Bristol Rising Members, collaborated in a comprehensive planning process resul ng in the submission and approval of a Concept Plan for the development and revitaliza on of downtown. Since the October 11, 2011 Concept Plan approval, Renaissance has con nued to work with the community, as well as City sta , to move the vision of a revitalized Bristol forward. As an ini al step, Renaissance worked with the Planning Department and land use commissions to dra zoning amendments to the Downtown Business Zones (BD1/BD2) regula ons in an e ort to make minor refinements that will allow for the implementa on of the shared vision conceived. Among the amendments made to the zoning regula ons was the crea on of a special permit tled, “the Unified Downtown Development Project.” This special permit builds upon the large site provision that previously existed in the regula ons and allows for certain zoning modifica ons and the implementa on of well conceived large scale, development projects. As a result Renaissance has prepared the necessary documents for submission to the Zoning Commission for a special use permit, to allow a Unified Downtown Development Project on the Depot Square site. The mixed use project being proposed includes retail, residen al, o ce, hospitality, and related parking infrastructure, all exis ng within the scope of the project, along with major public spaces which serve as civic gathering places. It is the goal of Renaissance that, through providing an appropriate mix of land uses and site elements that promote vibrancy and ac vity, Depot Square will serve as the catalyst for the overall revitaliza on of downtown Bristol. Sincerely , Ryan Porter, Vice President of Planning and Development Renaissance Downtowns LLC. Downtown Study Boundary Depot Square Boundary Figure 1 Key map loca ng site in downtown context Figure 2 Birds eye photograph of site
  • 3. 3 The index below indicates the pages that provide for the requirements of a Unified Downtown Development Project Special Permit applica on, as outlined in the City of Bristol Zoning Regula ons, Sec on VI. C. 9. Each sec on outlines a specific submission requirement and for enhanced visual clarity purposes several sec ons have a corresponding 11x17 large format map, if indicated as having an Appendix. Applica on Sec on Page Appendix Exis ng Condi ons Survey 4 C Conceptual Site Plan 6 A Land Uses 8 N/A Ground Floor Uses 8 N/A Building Heights and Typologies 10 N/A Streets Plan 12 N/A Public Space Plan 13 N/A Parking Layout 14 N/A Phasing Plan 16 N/A Architectural Character 20 B Requested Modifica ons 22 N/A
  • 4. Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project 4 April 30, 2012 Exis ng Condi ons The below images display the Exis ng Condi ons of the Depot Square Site including a site aerial photograph and a variety of eye level photographs. (1) Site view from Main St. looking west (2) Site view from Center St. looking south/east (3) Site view from Riverside Ave. looking north/east (4) View of site frontage on Main St. Riverside Avenue NorthMainStreet MainStreet Figure 3 Aerial photograph of the proposed site 2 3 1 4
  • 5. 5 Figure 4. Exis ng condi ons survey This survey documents a total area of 16.91 acres which sa sfies the 12 acre requirement of Sec on VI. C. 9. a. Maps 26 and 30 Parcel C owned by the City of Bristol totaling 16.6 acres Maps 26 and 30 Parcel C A owned by McDonalds Corpora on totaling .31 acres For Full survey see accompanying Appendix C
  • 6. Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project 6 April 30, 2012 Conceptual Site Plan Proposed Buildings Structured Parking Plazas and Courts Public Space Riverside Avenue NorthMainStreet MainStreet Figure 5 Conceptual Site Plan DepotStreet Laurel Street
  • 7. 7 Conceptual Site Plan for Depot Square The Conceptual Site Plan for Depot Square (see Figure 5) is the result of a collabora ve planning e ort between the City of Bristol, Bristol Residents (Bristol Rising) and Stakeholders and the Renaissance Downtowns team. The plan includes a total of 22 buildings containing a mix of uses to be built in phases described later in this submission. The Depot Square Plan has been conceived with the intent of crea ng a pedestrian friendly downtown that provides the opportunity for a live, work, shop and play environment. The design principals used in the site plan layout will return Downtown Bristol to its proud past as a bustling city center that can be enjoyed by both residents and visitors alike. Buildings are posi oned along the sidewalks, crea ng a street wall that provides for vibrancy and walkability throughout the development. Outlined below is the total program breakdown of planned uses on the Depot Square site. The Conceptual Site Plan’s residen al components support and compliment the planned retail and commercial aspects of the plan. When a mix of uses are developed simultaneously, the economic feasibility of each individual use is highly enhanced. Another integral component for a vibrant downtown which is included in the Conceptual Site Plan are public spaces such as the Depot Square Piazza, the community supported public amenity as indicated by the 2000+ Bristol Rising community. Examples of typical commercial street wall condi ons * Program numbers are rounded for display purposes
  • 8. Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project 8 April 30, 2012 Land Uses Ground Floor Uses Residen al Retail Retail Residen al Civic O ce Hotel Civic O ce Hotel Mixed Use (Residen al/Retail) Structured Parking Structured Parking Figure 6 Land Use Diagram Figure 7 Ground floor use diagram Riverside Avenue NorthMainStreet MainStreet Riverside Avenue NorthMainStreet MainStreet DepotStreet DepotStreet Laurel Street Laurel Street
  • 9. 9 Land Use and Ground Floor Uses As illustrated in the land use diagram (see Figure 6), the majority of the planned environment on the Depot Square site is made up of mixed use buildings. This method of layering appropriate complementary uses is essen al in crea ng a walkable downtown which promotes vibrancy. Of the 22 buildings in the plan, 8 buildings are mixed use (residen al & retail), 7 buildings are residen al, 1 building is retail only, 1 is an o ce building, 1 is a bou que hotel, 2 parking structures, 1 transit facility (civic), and 1 small accessory building. Posi oning mixed use buildings along the edges of the site provides for constant ac vity on North Main St., Main St., and Riverside Ave. (see Figure 7) These structures are then supported by open space elements that will serve as host to street level interac ons and ac vity. One of the most vital components to any successful downtown is street vibrancy, which can be achieved through crea ng the proper concentra ons of street level uses within the new buildings. A variety of ground floor establishments will further enhance street vibrancy by crea ng dis nct urban nodes, each with their own character and appeal. The ground floor uses diagram (see Figure 7) shows how the planned street level area will be divided among the proposed uses. These uses include retail space, commercial o ces, residen al units, and hospitality services, which are all supported by several areas of surface and eventually structured parking as phases are implemented. Retail, commercial, o ce, and hospitality uses line the perimeter of the site and planned Piazza to encourage a lively environment along those nodes of the development. The interior of the site along the proposed new Depot St., is more focused on a dis nct series of residen al addresses that interact with smaller neighborhood commercial and transit uses. At the corner of Riverside Ave. and the planned new Depot Street, lies a 125 key Bou que Hotel. This hotel with frontage along Riverside Ave., Depot Street and the planned Piazza, will act as a key driver of ac vity throughout Downtown Bristol. An addi onal anchor to the mix of uses in the planned Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project, is a 113,000 square foot o ce building. Located at the corner of Riverside Ave. and North Main St., the Depot Square o ce building will service as a center for businesses that desire to locate in a revitalized downtown. The strategic loca on of the o ce building also gives this component of the development a direct connec on with the already exis ng civic buildings directly across North Main Street. These civic buildings add a vital component to downtown, and properly engaging them further promotes vibrancy and walkability. These layers of uses bring together the essen al elements that are necessary for sustaining long term economic success, while, at the same me, serve as a poten al catalyst for revitaliza on throughout the remainder of downtown.
  • 10. Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project 10 April 30, 2012 Building Heights 1 3 Stories 4 6 Stories 7 9 Stories 1 3 7 9 4 6 The majority of the proposed buildings will fall in the 4 6 story range with two 1 3 story structures and three landmark midrise buildings highligh ng important corners on the site Riverside Avenue NorthMainStreet MainStreet Figure 9 Examples of typical building typologiesFigure 8 Building heights diagram DepotStreet Laurel Street
  • 11. 11 Building Heights and Typologies In addi on to a variety of land uses and building uses, an array of building types is important to create a dis nct des na on. (See Figure 9) By crea ng buildings of di ering heights and bulks, the built environment gains levels of character and excitement which will set Depot Square apart from the surrounding neighborhoods, while remaining within the appropriate scale of the exis ng context of downtown Bristol. As illustrated in the building heights diagram (See Figure 8), most of the proposed structures on Depot Square range between four and six stories. Strategically located throughout the proposed project are several smaller buildings, where appropriate, and, as in many downtowns, there exists a few marquis buildings which rise above the rest. In addi on to a variety of building heights, horizontal modula on of building facades adds to the architectural interest of the proposed development. Upper floor courtyards, balconies, and step backs allow for appropriate concentra ons of uses, while keeping the building masses and scales at levels which are most suitable for downtown. The assortment of typologies allow for human interac on with building facades, further adding to the idea of placemaking within downtown. Major public spaces, such as the piazza, also benefit from these typology varia ons by strengthening the connec on between the built environment and the public realm interwoven through the project on mul ple levels. Example of a typical courtyard style building Example of a typical street wall condi on
  • 12. Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project 12 April 30, 2012 Streets Plan A variety of street types adds to the vibrancy of a neighborhood, in a similar manner to mixed uses and building typologies. As part of any large scale development, internal streets to the development are being proposed. Crea ng proper street types, an example of which is below, is essen al to the success of the development. The interac on between streets, sidewalks, and buildings is one of the most essen al elements to a vibrant walkable neighborhood. It is essen al to create street typologies that serve not only the automobile, but also pedestrians and bicycles in a safe and accessible manner. The introduc on of on street parking, properly placed crosswalks, bike lanes and curb bump outs, assist in the crea on of “Complete Streets” that serve all modes of transporta on. The streets proposed on Depot Square will allow for access to all areas of the site, as well as creates connec ons to interior areas of commercial ac vity and parking. Streets New Private Streets Riverside Avenue NorthMainStreet MainStreet Figure 10 Proposed streets diagram Typical street sec onExample of a complete street DepotStreet Laurel Street
  • 13. 13 Public Spaces In addi on to the piazza, the top “like” recipient in Renaissance’s crowdsourced placemaking partnership e ort (Bristol Rising) the UDDP Plan for Depot Square calls for a myriad of accessible public spaces, such as greenways, small lawns and plazas. Tree lined streets and water elements also add to the street level public space plan. Addi onal examples of green space elements come in the form of upper floor courtyards and gardens throughout the built environment. Public spaces not only serve as gathering places but are also an integral part in the sustainability of the downtown, as they can provide solu ons for issues such as storm water management. Figure 11 indicates some of the variety of public spaces in the planned development. Public Spaces Proposed Open Space Proposed Plazas & Courts Riverside Avenue NorthMainStreet MainStreet Figure 11 Public Space Diagram Proposed North Main Street Greenway (3) Proposed Piazza (1) and Pedestrian Mews (2) 1 2 DepotStreet Laurel Street 3 1 23
  • 14. Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project 14 April 30, 2012 O Street Parking Proposed Structured Parking Proposed Surface Parking On Street Parking Parallel Parking Angled Parking Riverside Avenue NorthMainStreet MainStreet Figure 12 On street parking diagram Riverside Avenue NorthMainStreet MainStreetFigure 13 O street parking diagram Proposed Garages under Buildings Loading Zones DepotStreet DepotStreet Laurel Street Laurel Street
  • 15. 15 Parking Layout Parking is an integral part of any project, and the revitaliza on of Downtown and development of Depot Square is no di erent. Appropriate loca ons and configura ons of parking spaces are essen al for a successful downtown. Both on street and o street parking op ons are planned as part of this Unified Downtown Development Project. The on street parking por on of this proposal is a key element in promo ng ac ve streets. These spaces give direct access to ground floor retail and commercial establishments. The on street spaces being proposed are envisioned in both parallel and angled configura ons, depending on the widths of the streets and the types of uses they serve. Reverse angle parking can be an ideal configura on for serving retail uses, as the trunk of any given vehicle is close to the sidewalk in this arrangement. This greatly increases safety for people loading or unloading items into or out of a vehicle. In addi on, the safety of drivers is also much greater upon exi ng the space, due to increased lines of sight. O street parking structures also are necessary to serve more long term users of buildings on site. There is a total of two free standing structured parking facili es planned as part of the Depot Square revitaliza on. In addi on to free standing structures, the plan calls for several buildings to contain parking within the building, or on surfaces behind the building, but in all cases of o street parking, these spaces are concealed so as not to deteriorate the pedestrian friendly downtown environment while minimizing the space used for the automobile. Considering the costs associated with structured parking, the plan calls for phasing that will allow for expensive structures to be built later in the development, taking advantage of surface parking opportuni es in the early phases, as demonstrated in the phasing plans on the following pages. Interior of a typical parking structure Example of typical reverse angle parking Example of typical parallel parking Example of typical parking structure Example of lined parking structure
  • 16. Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project 16 April 30, 2012 Depot Square Project Phasing Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Typical Project Phasing Vacant Land New Construc on Public space Surface Parking Previously Developed Buildings Structured Parking Roads Riverside Avenue NorthMainStreet MainStreet Figure 14 Typical project phasing diagram Figure 15 Depot Square phasing diagram DepotStreet Laurel Street
  • 17. 17 Phasing Plan Phasing is an integral part of any large scale development, such as the Depot Square revitaliza on. Construc on melines, financial constraints, and absorp on rates all contribute to the need for appropriate phasing. Renaissance Downtowns an cipates this project be developed in a total of four phases throughout an 8 to 10 year period beginning in 2013. Each stage of development has been selected to strategically stagger construc on ac vity while allowing each phase to work independently at first and then become integrated with the commercial, residen al, civic, pedestrian and parking ac vi es of previous phases. Given the dynamic nature of commercial, residen al and hospitality real estate markets, the availability of financing, the capital requirements for structured parking and other changing market factors, the specific placement, final dimensions and sequence of certain buildings require so flexibility and uses may need to adjust during upcoming phases to respond to the current market condi ons. As demonstrated in the general diagrams in Figure 14, phasing plans require the strategic placement of buildings, temporary surface parking, streets, infrastructure and permanent parking during each construc on phase. As shown more specifically on the Depot Square Phasing Plan on Figures 15 to 19 this plan provides a coordinated strategy for the loca on for buildings, streets, public spaces, sidewalks and parking. It is an cipated that early phases will place greater emphasis on temporary parking and surface parking, while later phases will rely more heavily on structured parking and on street parking. As provided for in ordinance Sec on VI.C.10.a.(5), the loca on of temporary parking may not fully comply with the parking placement standards during interim phases, however when completed all parking is planned to comply with the parking placement standards. Each development phase will provide addi onal placemaking opportuni es including a variety of civic places and buildings framing a connected network streets and tree lined sidewalks and greens. Internal streets and other elements of suppor ng infrastructure will be constructed as necessary to support the progression of the overall construc on. Of these elements, streets and public sidewalks are perhaps the most important for promo ng street vibrancy and walkability. Properly designed streets and sidewalks to create the necessary tra c calming and pedestrian streetscape ameni es are essen al to crea ng a sense of safety and security as well. Each phase adds dis nct characteris cs that will make Depot Square a great place to live, work, shop, and play. The layering of uses throughout the mixed use revitaliza on ensures that achieving the goals of walkability and vibrancy are possible in the early and intermediate phases of the project. The overall character will allow the project to appear as one upon comple on, even though in reality, a carefully thought out long term phasing plan will be implemented and is essen al to the success and sustainability of the project being proposed.
  • 18. Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project 18 April 30, 2012 Phase 2Phase 1 LEGEND Phase Boundary New Buildings Temporary Parking TP TP Riverside Avenue Riverside Avenue Riverside Avenue NorthMainSt NorthMainSt NorthMainSt MainStMainStMainSt DepotStreetDepotStreetDepotStreet Laurel StLaurel StLaurel St LEGEND Phase Boundary New Buildings Temporary Parking TP Structured Parking SP TPTPTP TPTPTP TPTPTP SPSPSP Riverside Avenue Riverside Avenue Riverside Avenue NorthMainSt NorthMainSt NorthMainSt MainStMainStMainSt DepotStreetDepotStreetDepotStreet Laurel StLaurel StLaurel St Phase 1 will con nue the reinvestment in the Main Street retail corridor ini ated by the City with the recently completed streetscape improvements making this area the most logical place to begin construc on. This phase will relocate McDonald’s to new facili es at the northern por on of the site while new residen al and mixed use buildings are built on Main Street facing the exis ng historic commercial buildings. A new Piazza will be created to the west of the Main St. buildings crea ng a dynamic public plaza and central gathering place for Bristol’s downtown o ering a variety of civic, dining, shopping and living opportuni es. A planned bou que hotel will further enhance the vibrant ac vi es scheduled for this phase by providing a prominent address on Riverside Avenue. Phase 2 will bring development westward and northward along North Main Street and the new Depot Street. This phase will feature storefronts along Riverside Avenue and North Main Street, with upper floor residences, a landmark o ce building defining the prominent corner at North Main and Riverside as well as a parking structure in the center of the block as the need for parking increases and the economics of structured parking perhaps becomes viable. In coopera on with the City and adjoining property owners, the streets of Riverside Avenue and North Main Street are planned to be transformed with new landscaped medians, texture paved turning lanes and crosswalks, angled and parallel parking, street trees and pedestrian oriented street ligh ng. A linear greenway storefronts along North Main Street will create a welcoming sign that Bristol’s Downtown has once again become the civic, pedestrian & shopping des na on for the City. Figure 16 Phase 1 plan Figure 17 Phase 2 plan
  • 19. 19 Phase 4Phase 3 LEGEND Phase Boundary New Buildings Temporary Parking TP Podium/ Parking PP LEGEND Phase Boundary New Buildings Structured Parking SP Podium/ Parking PP TPTPTP SPSPSP PPPPPP PPPPPP PPPPPP PPPPPP PPPPPP PPPPPP NorthMainSt NorthMainSt NorthMainSt MainStMainStMainSt DepotStreetDepotStreetDepotStreet Laurel StLaurel StLaurel St NorthMainSt NorthMainSt NorthMainSt MainStMainStMainSt DepotStreetDepotStreetDepotStreet Laurel StLaurel StLaurel St Phase 1 Phase 2 Subtotal Phase 1 & 2 Phase 3 Subtotal Phase 1, 2, & 3 Phase 4 Total Program Use Residen al *Approx. 230 290 520 330 850 150 1,000 Residences Retail *Approx. 26,000 15,000 41,000 25,000 66,000 7,000 73,000 Gross SF O ce *Approx. 0 113,000 113,000 0 113,000 0 113,000 Gross SF Hotel *Approx. 125 0 125 0 125 0 125 Rooms/ Suites Parking O Street 390 320 300 80 Spaces Provided On Street 100 230 320 320 Spaces Provided Structured/ Podium/ Under Building 0 380 630 1,130 Spaces Provided Approx. Total 490 440 930 320 1,250 280 1,530 Spaces Provided Program Summary by Phase Phase 3 will complete the retail storefront experience along North Main Street and provide addi onal vibrancy to the downtown. The introduc on of podium parked buildings is also planned for this phase of the project. Most of the green spaces, street and tra c enhancements, street trees and sidewalk enhancements will be completed along North Main St. and Depot Street. Phase 4 will introduce a new civic space and transit sta on at the center of Depot Square surrounded by a mix of residen al living choices. During this phase the second parking structure is planned to support the parking needs and ensure that all final parking placements comply with City ordinances. This final development phase will serve as a catalyst for reinvestment throughout the en re downtown. Figure 18 Phase 3 plan Figure 19 Phase 4 plan * Program numbers are rounded for display purposes
  • 20. Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project 20 April 30, 2012 Exis ng downtown o ce building across from Depot Square Exis ng downtown bank building across from Depot Square Exis ng downtown Main Street Buildings Figure 20 Typical mixed use building eleva on (Building B) Rendering showing typical architectural character
  • 21. 21 Architectural Character Proposed architectural character for Depot Square project is defined by three core principles: 1. Build upon Bristol’s rich and diverse architectural heritage. 2. Introduce architectural elements to reinforce the pedestrian and human scale with elements designed to promote vibrant street level ac vity. 3. Recognize the me honored architectural tradi ons of architectural design including horizontal ar cula ons of the base, middle and top of each building as well as general recogni on of the classical orders to organize facades and to reference original Bristol building pa erns. To illustrate these principles and demonstrate the intended character of the proposed architecture, we have prepared two architectural eleva ons that are representa ve of the architecture for Depot Square. (see appendix B) Eleva on A is a mul family residen al building that features, change of materials, architectural details and façade stepbacks to break the scale of the long facade and to reference tradi onal building pa erns with gables, pitched roofs, dormers and corner towers. Ground floor stoops with a frequent rhythm of front entrances provide addi onal ac vity at the street level. At the roof, party wall extensions and classical styled dormers reinforce townhouse designs for the brownstone form. Towers at each end indicate the important connec on at the intersec ons of the larger commercial streets. Eleva on B (Figure 20) is a mixed use building designed to enliven the street experience with storefronts, building façade stepbacks, material and color changes and architectural detailing consistent with each bay of the building. Taking cues from historic Bristol’s colonial, classical and industrial era architecture, the long façades of this mixed use buildings planned is broken into ver cal elements that reference original downtown lot pa erns with individual party wall buildings. These elements are indicated by material and architectural detail changes as well as small façade step backs. The façade is given overall unity by a symmetrical arrangement of the ver cal elements and through the use of a ver cal assembly. The central element is given importance with a pedimented roof and clock tower. Full height corner towers frame the classical composi on with watch towers. Retail storefronts with awnings and canopies help to provide ac vity and energy to the street. Depot Square’s buildings will u lize a broad mix of materials including brick, clapboard, stucco, stone, metal panels and cast stone with the heaviest materials generally used at the base and lighter materials used on the upper floors. The proposed architectural design character will reinforce the City of Bristol’s established pa ern and will reinforce the importance of pedestrian scaled elements such as storefronts, canopies, ligh ng and changes of material to promote street level pedestrian ac vity. The planned character described will focus more on the ini al phases as it is di cult to predict character for por ons of the project that could be many years o , however the con nuity of well conceived me honored character will certainly con nue.
  • 22. Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project 22 April 30, 2012 Requested Modifica ons As outlined in Sec on VI. C. 10. a. of the Bristol zoning Regula ons several modifica ons to the Building Form Standards shall be granted upon the approval of a Unified Downtown Development Project. Below please find the list of Requested Modifica ons for the Depot Square UDDP. Pursuant to Sec on VI. C. 10. a. (1) ground floor dwelling units are permi ed at street level up to 50% of the overall street level area. This plan currently calls for approximately 42% of the street level area to be residen al dwelling units iden fied as the buildings highlighted in yellow (Figure 21) The example building shown in Figure 22 u lizes several of the allowed modifica ons including the applica on of the 10 foot build to line on the street level building story only. In addi on this building also takes advantage of the reduc on in upper floor footprints where three or more building stories are provided. Sec on VI. C. 10. a. (2) and (4). Sec on VI. C. 10. a. (5) allows for interim surface parking to be provided during the early phases of this project. The final build out of the UDDP includes structured parking facili es which meet the underlying parking requirements outlined in the zoning regula ons. (Figure 23) Figure 21 Ground floor uses diagram Figure 22 Courtyard style building Figure 23 Phasing diagram Figure 3 LEGEND Phase Boundary Temporary Parking TP TPTPTP TPTPTP TPTPTP Riverside Avenue Riverside Avenue Riverside Avenue NorthMainSt NorthMainSt NorthMainSt MainStMainStMainSt DepotStreetDepotStreetDepotStreet Laurel StLaurel StLaurel St North Main St North Main St North Main St Depot Street Depot Street Depot Street LaurelSt LaurelSt LaurelSt North Main St North Main St North Main St LaurelSt LaurelSt LaurelSt Depot Street Depot Street Depot Street Main Street Main Street Main Street RiversideAvenue RiversideAvenue RiversideAvenue Planned ground floor residen al Planned ground floor retail Upper Story setback Upper floor lees than 75% but greater than 60%
  • 23. 23 Requested Modifica ons As outlined in Sec on VI. C. 10. b. of the Bristol zoning Regula ons several modifica ons to the Building Form Standards may be granted upon the approval of a Unified Downtown Development Project. Below please find the list of Requested Modifica ons for the Depot Square UDDP. Sec on VI. C. 10. b. (1) allows for outdoor dining to be located in the rear of a building provided that the rear of the building abuts a public plaza. This modifica on if granted would allow for spaces such as the piazza, shown in Figure 24, to be ac vated with outdoor dining. As part of a UDDP 7.5% of the proposed buildings are allowed to be one story buildings. (Sec on VI. C. 10. b. (2)) This plan proposes single story buildings totaling 1.3% of the development. (Example Figure 23) Should this modifica on be granted these buildings shall only be required to be 14 feet tall. (Sec on VI. C. 10. a. (3)) The requirement for Floor Area Ra o in the BD 1 zone is 0.6 and this UDDP well exceed that with a planned FAR of 1.57. Sec on VI. C. 10. b. (3) and (4) allow for the new streets to be private streets. These streets are proposed to be privately controlled but will be publically accessible and func on in the same manner as public streets. They are also proposed to serve as access ways for on street parking. (Figure 26) Figure 24 Public space diagram highligh ng the piazza Figure 25 Building heights diagram Figure 26 Proposed streets diagram RiversideAvenue RiversideAvenue RiversideAvenue Main StreetMain StreetMain Street Depot StreetDepot StreetDepot Street North Main St North Main St North Main St LaurelSt LaurelSt LaurelSt Depot Street Depot Street Depot Street Main Street Main Street Main Street RiversideAvenue RiversideAvenue RiversideAvenue North Main St North Main St North Main St LaurelSt LaurelSt LaurelSt Depot Street Depot Street Depot Street Main Street Main Street Main Street RiversideAvenue RiversideAvenue RiversideAvenue Example of outdoor dining at the rear of a building
  • 24. April 30, 2012
  • 25. Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project 25 April 30, 2012 Appendix Table of Contents Appendix A: Conceptual Site Plan Appendix B: Proposed Architectural Character for Depot Square Appendix C: Exis ng Condi ons Survey
  • 26. Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Riverside NorthMainSt MainSt DepotStreet Laurel St Meadow St PiazzaPiazza Appendix A: Conceptual Site Plan Bristol WalkBristol Walk Parking Structure Green ParkingParking StructureStructure GreenGreen DiningDining TerraceTerrace TransitTransit StationStation NorthMainGreenway NorthMainGreenway GreenGreen Laurel St Outdoor Dining Outdoor Dining Bike Lanes (typ) Landscaped Median (typ.) Textured Turn Lane (typ) Laurel SquareLaurel Square MeadowMeadow GreenGreen SolarSolar PaneledPaneled RoofRoof GreenGreen RoofRoof GazeboGazebo GreenGreen RoofRoof HotelHotel OfficeOffice RoofRoof TerraceTerrace RoofRoof TerraceTerrace Reverse Angled Parking (typ) Outdoor Dining Outdoor Dining OutdoorDining OutdoorDining OutdoorDining OutdoorDining Conceptual Site Plan Proposed Buildings Structured Parking Plazas and Courts Public Space
  • 27. DepotSquare UnifiedDowntownDevelopmentProject AppendixB:ProposedArchitecturalCharacterforDepotSquare Eleva on A Eleva on B
  • 28. Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project Appendix C: Exis ng Condi ons Survey
  • 29. Depot Square Unified Downtown Development Project
  • 30. April 30, 2012 Ryan Porter VP of Planning and Development Renaissance Downtowns at Bristol LLC. 111 North Main Street Bristol Ct, 06010 rporter@renaissancedowntowns.com

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