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City of Northfield
Community Workshop/ Public Open House #3
May 14th, 2014
Concepts for a Future Bridge
Square
Agenda
1Introductions
2Planning Process
3Summary of Community Input
4Bridge Square Alternatives
5Provide Feedback and Comm...
Introductions1
Introductions
Project Team
• John Slack, ASLA Stantec
• Griff Wigley Wigley & Associates
City Staff Contact
• Joe Stapf, N...
The Planning Process2
and Schedule
Planning Process
Public Input
• Transparent process to engage all stakeholders in
a meaningful dialogue about the future o...
Planning Process
Design Process
• Understand the history of Bridge Square and the
role it plays in the community
• Define ...
Planning Schedule
Tonight’s Meeting
Meeting Purpose
Goals and Objectives for this meeting
• Review public input process
• Review alternative designs for the r...
Summary of Community Input3
Summary of Online Community
Engagement
Blog/ Website
• Blog posts: 31
• Blog comments: 34
• Blog commenters: 10
Twitter
• ...
Summary of Online Community
Engagement
Web conference/panel
• 90 minutes, 20 attendees, 18 archive viewers
Blog/website tr...
Design Alternatives4
Alternative A – “Unification”
Attributes
• Maintains current design with very minor
modifications
• Expands paved surfaces...
Design Alternatives
Alternative B – “Lively”
Attributes
• Expands paved surfaces within the Square to
improve maintenance and provide addition...
Design Alternatives
Design Alternatives
Section
Alternative C – “Elegant”
Attributes
• Creates more flexible space for events and
programming
• Relocates fountain towards...
Design Alternatives
Design Alternatives
Section
Section
Alternative D – “Dynamic”
Attributes
• Creates more flexible space for events and
programming
• Relocates fountain towards...
Design Alternatives
Design Alternatives
SITe
Section
Feedback and Comments5
Process
• Please provide comments via sticky notes or
comment cards regarding each of the designs.
...
Next Steps6
Schedule
• Prepare Draft Document
• Present to Council and other Boards/
Commissions
Questions?
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
Bridge Square May 14, 2014 open house presentation
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  1. 1. City of Northfield Community Workshop/ Public Open House #3 May 14th, 2014 Concepts for a Future Bridge Square
  2. 2. Agenda 1Introductions 2Planning Process 3Summary of Community Input 4Bridge Square Alternatives 5Provide Feedback and Comments 6Next Steps
  3. 3. Introductions1
  4. 4. Introductions Project Team • John Slack, ASLA Stantec • Griff Wigley Wigley & Associates City Staff Contact • Joe Stapf, Northfield City Engineer Special thanks to Northfield Historical Society for providing all of the historic images you will see in this presentation. See Stakeholders Webpage at http://northfieldcitizenengagement.org/bridgesquare/stakeholders/
  5. 5. The Planning Process2 and Schedule
  6. 6. Planning Process Public Input • Transparent process to engage all stakeholders in a meaningful dialogue about the future of Bridge Square • Use public face-to-face meetings and online tools to both inform the community and learn their needs, desires, ideas, and feedback. Online tools will include: • Blog site, discussion threads • Online straw polls • Live web conferences • Ongoing updates via Twitter, Facebook, text messages, email and local media websites NorthfieldCitizenEngagement.org/bridgesquare
  7. 7. Planning Process Design Process • Understand the history of Bridge Square and the role it plays in the community • Define design precedents to see how other well known/loved spaces function • Engage in a civic discussion on the future of Bridge Square • Provide recommendations for the future design and programming of Bridge Square
  8. 8. Planning Schedule Tonight’s Meeting
  9. 9. Meeting Purpose Goals and Objectives for this meeting • Review public input process • Review alternative designs for the redesign of Bridge Square • Provide comments and feedback regarding design alternatives
  10. 10. Summary of Community Input3
  11. 11. Summary of Online Community Engagement Blog/ Website • Blog posts: 31 • Blog comments: 34 • Blog commenters: 10 Twitter • Tweets by @Nfld_Engagement: 19 Online Straw Poll • 25 questions, 163 respondents; 852 comments
  12. 12. Summary of Online Community Engagement Web conference/panel • 90 minutes, 20 attendees, 18 archive viewers Blog/website traffic • Page views, Oct - December: 1,856 • Monthly visitors: Oct - 216; Nov - 121; Dec - 424 Additional online publicity: • Northfield.org: Blog post, ongoing updates, RSS Feed • Locally Grown Northfield: Blog post, ongoing updates, RSS Feed, Facebook updates • City of Northfield: Notify Me email and texts; retweets and Facebook posts by Northfield Public Works
  13. 13. Design Alternatives4
  14. 14. Alternative A – “Unification” Attributes • Maintains current design with very minor modifications • Expands paved surfaces within the Square to improve maintenance and provide additional programming area • Provides more seating • Adds Decorative paving along Water Street
  15. 15. Design Alternatives
  16. 16. Alternative B – “Lively” Attributes • Expands paved surfaces within the Square to improve maintenance and provide additional programming area • Provides more seating • Raises level of Water Street and adds decorative paving • Creates more flexible space for events and programming • Relocates war memorial towards Division Street • Expands riverfront promenade • Incorporates more planting areas
  17. 17. Design Alternatives
  18. 18. Design Alternatives
  19. 19. Section
  20. 20. Alternative C – “Elegant” Attributes • Creates more flexible space for events and programming • Relocates fountain towards Division Street • Creates a “formal lawn” for active and passive recreation and programmed events • Creates an amphitheater towards the river • Expands riverfront promenade • Incorporates additional seating • Incorporates more planting areas • Closes Water Street • War memorial relocated to Riverside/ Lyons Park
  21. 21. Design Alternatives
  22. 22. Design Alternatives
  23. 23. Section Section
  24. 24. Alternative D – “Dynamic” Attributes • Creates more flexible space for events and programming • Relocates fountain towards Division Street • Introduces Arbor structure • Incorporates additional seating • Incorporates more planting areas and reduces lawn areas • Raises level of Water Street and adds decorative paving • Expands riverfront promenade • Closes “No Name” Street but provides for emergency access and creates promenade along Post Office and commercial buildings • War memorial relocated to Riverside/ Lyons Park
  25. 25. Design Alternatives
  26. 26. Design Alternatives
  27. 27. SITe Section
  28. 28. Feedback and Comments5 Process • Please provide comments via sticky notes or comment cards regarding each of the designs. • Hand in your comments or email to John • Provide comments, or additional insights at... NorthfieldCitizenEngagement.org/bridgesquare
  29. 29. Next Steps6 Schedule • Prepare Draft Document • Present to Council and other Boards/ Commissions
  30. 30. Questions?
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