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Public Charrette held on November 18th 2013 at Mesita Elementary School hosted by City Development's Planning Division.

Public Charrette held on November 18th 2013 at Mesita Elementary School hosted by City Development's Planning Division.

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  • 1. PALISADES CANYON PARK CITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 2. 202-ACRE PARCEL ACQUIRED BY EPWU IN MARCH 2010
  • 3. N AT U R E PA R K P R O G R A M M I N G N AT U R E WA L K S FIELD TRIPS N AT U R E TA L K S INDEPENDENT STUDY EXHIBITS CLASSES HIKES CYCLING BOULDERING M E D I TAT I O N
  • 4. PALISADES HAS TWO DRAINAGE AREAS EARTHEN DAM and PIPE CULVERT CULVERT AT ROBINSON AVENUE DIRT ROADS LEAD TO A MINE SHAFT AND COMMUNICATION TOWERS WATER, SEWER, GAS, ELECTRICAL, COMMUNICATION EXTENSIVE MULTI-USE TRAILS! HISTORICAL ELEMENTS
  • 5. EXISTING TRAILS TOTAL OF 4.25 MILES OF TRAILS TOTAL 1.9 MILES OF ROADWAY 2.4 MILES OF SINGLE TRACK TRAIL 2.2 MILES OF LONGEST LOOP TRAIL ELEVATION CHANGE = 300 FEET
  • 6. FIRST STAKEHOLDERS 1. THE CITIZEN’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE 2. EPWU STAFF 3. PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT FINAL CONCEPTS WERE PRESENTED DURING THE PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD BUDGET MEETING NOVEMBER 28, 2011. GOALS: FLOOD CONTROL, PUBLIC RECREATION, AND OPEN SPACE PRESERVATION
  • 7. Restroom building Seating area bike racks, kiosk Modified dam Sediment basin 24 foot entry drive 20 foot trail Culvert and crossing
  • 8. Modified Dam Sediment basin Access road Culvert and crossing Plaza, restroom and bike racks
  • 9. Gathering area Modified dam Seating area kiosk Sediment basin Service trail and access road Culvert and crossing Plaza and parking, restroom and bike racks
  • 10. PLANNED INFRASTRUCTURE WORK
  • 11. TRAILHEAD PROJECT SCOPE AS APPROVED BY COUNCIL CLEAR & GRUB +/-16 PARKING SPACES TRAFFIC CONTROLLING BOLLARDS EDUCATIONAL KIOSKS/ SIGNAGE ROCK RETAINING WALLS 1 MUTTMITT 2 TRASH RECEPTACLES 4 BENCHES LANDSCAPING ARROW SIGNS TO FMSP
  • 12. R E C R E AT I O N A L T R A I L BEST PRACTICES ACCESSIBLE TRAILS: GENERALLY 36 INCH MINIMUM, WITH EXCEPTIONS IF NECESSARY MOUNTAIN BIKES: NARROW PREFERRED: 12-24 INCHES A TRAIL SHOULD OFFER SCENIC VIEWS BUILD ONLY THE WIDTH YOU NEED USE NATURAL FEATURES; RESTORE NATIVE VEGETATION SITE IMPROVEMENTS FROM SITE MATERIALS
  • 13. R E C R E AT I O N A L PA R K BEST PRACTICES PRIMARY PURPOSE: USER EXPERIENCE GETTING FROM POINT A TO B: LESS CONCERN LESS CONCERN ABOUT ENGINEERED DESIGNS DESIGN FOR MINIMUM IMPACT CONTEXT SENSITIVE,VISUALLY CONSISTENT, SOLUTIONS A FINISHED TRAIL SHOULD LOOK LIKE IT BELONGS THERE: IT SHOULD BLEND INTO THE SCENERY
  • 14. ELEMENTS OF THE PROJECT
  • 15. GATEWAY GATHERING
  • 16. RULES TRAIL TYPES SMALL CONVENIENCES
  • 17. TRAILSIDE DETAILS CONSTRUCTION DETAILS
  • 18. CHARRETTE GUIDELINES 1. MARK WHAT YOU LIKE WITH GREEN DOTS 2. AT TABLES, MARK OR WRITE DOWN PREFERRED LOCATIONS OF: • TRAILHEADS • GATES • PARKING AND # SPACES 3. GIVEN LIMITED BUDGET WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES? 4. WHAT, IF ANYTHING, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE CHANGED? 5. NO FIGHTS
  • 19. CONTACT: LAURA KISSACK KISSACKLF@ELPASOTEXAS.GOV 541-4723 CITY DEVELOPMENT