What it is. -Neighborhood Development Green Rating System -Broadly Measures Location, Urban Design, and Sustainable Infrastructure Session 1 - Introduction Final
http://advocacy.britannica.com/blog/advocacy/wp-content/uploads/urban-sprawl-florida.jpg We are developing land twice as fast as the population is growing Vehicle use in America has doubled since 1970, offsetting all the fuel efficiency gains Climate Change, etc. Session 1 - Introduction Final
Session 1 - Introduction Final If we build our buildings green – we can have a huge impact BUT, the greener our buildings the more important where we put them becomes in order to reduce transportation energy
The rating system is divided into three categories: Smart Location & Linkage, Neighborhood Pattern & Design, and Green Infrastructure & Buildings. All three have prerequisites which are required of all projects and credits which reward performance. There also are ten additional points for Innovation and Design Process (exemplary performance and innovative performance) and Regional Priority Credits.
Various Stages for various purposes, pre-approval assistance, plan certification, project certification Range from single mixed-use building to huge cities Pre-review: Letter Approved Plan: Certificate Completed Project Session 1 - Introduction Final
-2245 Blake, Infill between two existing buildings, proximate to LoDo , recreation and transit Session 1 - Introduction Final
Wide Sidewalks required (4 ft residential, 8 ft non) and encouraged (5ft res, 10 ft non) Unshuttered grounf floor retail, build to lot lines, stoops for residential projects, mixed-use, variety of house sizes and types, no blank walls, multiple entrances, 60% clear glass façade minimum 3-8 ft above grade for non-res, Building height to street width ration of 1:3, Slow street speeds (20 mph res, 25 mph non-res) Session 1 - Introduction Final
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Thank you and I hope we can all help create a more sustainable community.
See the notes attached to each slide for talking points
We recognize the difficulty of doing infill and redevelopment projects. Respond by providing some flexibility in regulations to encourage new projects. The city is asking for sustainability in the form of energy efficiency, durable materials, and putting people into a quality design We are having a sale to encourage folks to use the SIR district now - rezoning fees waived to the end of 2013
New Choices Not Currently Available. In order for the city to be competitive in the new economy, a broader range of choices is needed in terms of places to live and locate businesses within the existing city. Locations for New Businesses. The city needs to find ways to encourage the use of its infill sites for business development. New Popular Public Spaces. Public spaces that attract people are needed to help improve property values in surrounding areas and to increase the value of infill areas for development. High Quality Design. To ensure that these locations are attractive, competitive and economically valuable, the city should promote quality design and appearance. Energy and Resource Efficiency. When the economy improves, a premium will be placed on business and residential development that is efficient in terms of the use of energy and resources. Enhance the Value of Properties. Meeting the above goals will improve the values of properties in neighborhoods and commercial areas in the city.
Rezoning to SIR does not require a development plan. Zoning by development plan tends to limit future possibilities. SIR offers a wide range of uses to support change over time.
Buckingham Square was scraped and redeveloped as Gardens on Havana under a General Development Plan This has been a very successful projec t. What could we do differently? The city processes could have been simpler and less expensive.
Example of Planned Development: A consultant was necessary to produce this Development Plan Required rezoning, a general development plan, a site plan, and subdivision. SIR provides the mixed use without the general development plan Saves expense in process and work product
How SIR might be applied: Example of four quadrant development around an arterial intersection
We will take a look at the southwest quadrant mixed use redevelopment potential
Start with the zoning PCZD zoning is roughly the equivalent to B-1 – One of the less intense business zones seen all over the city.
Does not so well
When this quadrant is ready for redevelopment, some of the opportunities are to: Install a street network to open up the access to reach all of the property Rezone to SIR and apply mixed use concepts The next several slides illustrate current conditions
Residential elements are not dependent on visibility from the street. SIR accommodates change over time – many different forms are possible Allows flexibility to change over time and makes the property more competitive over other zones
Why SIR? Because we recognize that infill and redevelopment projects are difficult and we want to encourage development in Aurora Economic development tool We don’t want build barriers to reaching infill redevelopment and economic viability.
Rezoning to SIR in SIR Target areas is free until the end of 2013 Site plans associated with SIR zoning have an administrative decision process Staff will work with developers to reach parking, landscaping and open space that makes sense for the development and meets the intent of the SIR guidelines Rezoning to meet market demand may mean rezoning from residential to commercial and back again. SIR has a variety of uses that spans this kind of market shift
This map is the third element of SIR Zoning - This was adopted into the Comprehensive Plan along with language enabling SIR zoning. The gold areas are the target of SIR zoning. Most of these are either arterial corridor or arterial corners with existing development.
Locating SIR in the city is pretty flexible. Since it is intended as a substitute for Planned Development zoning we can support placing it though the city as long as it is compatible with the existing surroundings. These are the areas where we want to avoid disturbing the established development fabric or diluting existing planning
Provides guidance on how to do development in the SIR District and achieve both business and city goals We tried to make the design handbook as visual and helpful as we could. The ordinance establishes the rules, the handbook contains suggestions on how to meet them, and map shows the target areas. We will be competing with other communities for quality development. There are some key goals that if achieved will make our properties in Aurora more competitive Some of these goals are:
All of these goals are intended to encourage economic development, physical development, and improved property values
The hope is that if we, as a community, can make development attractive and easy to develop here in the city, that we will capture at least our market share.
ADD SIR PAGE www.auroragov.org/sirdistrict\ Questions:
Transcript of "Leed nd and local governments 031213_Includes Aurora and Arvada"
Principals of LEED-ND and Local Governments
• Overview of LEED-ND
• Local Examples:
• Interactive Discussion
LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND)
Joint effort of the US Green Building Council, the
Congress for New Urbanism, and the Natural
Resources Defense Council
Urban v Suburban Energy Use
Source: Jonathan Rose Companies, LLC for the EPA
Report: 98 Percent Of U.S. Commuters Favor Public
Transportation For Others
"With traffic congestion, pollution,
and oil shortages all getting worse,
now is the time to shift to
affordable, efficient public
transportation," APTA director
Howard Collier said. "Fortunately,
as this report shows, Americans
have finally recognized the need
for everyone else to do exactly
Source: The Onion, November 29, 2000 | Issue 36•43
Three Stages of Certification
Stage 1 : Pre-Review (optional): Intended to
assist with entitlement approvals
Stage 2 : Certification of Approved Plan:
Certification of what has been approved to
Stage 3 : Certification of a Completed
Project: As construction is complete or
Smart Locations and Linkages (SLL)
27 Points Possible
Major Credit Bundles
– Infill Redevelopment (10 pts)
– Transit (7 pts)Photo Credit: DenverInfill.com
Neighborhood Pattern and Design (NPD)
44 Points Possible
Major Point Bundles
– Urban Design (12 pts)
– Density (6 pts)
– Mixed-Income AND/OR
Diverse Housing Types (7
Green Infrastructure and Building (GIB)
29 Points Possible
Certified Green Building
Construction Pollution Plan
– Green Buildings (5 pts)
– Stormwater Management
Innovation in Design (ID)
6 Points Possible
Regional Priority (RP)
4 Points Possible (out of 6)
GIBc15 Recycled Content in Infrastructure
GIBc4 Water-Efficient Landscaping
NPDc2 Compact Development (>38 DUs/acre )
NPDc5 Reduced Parking Footprint
NPDc8 Transportation Demand Management
SLLc4 Bicycle Network and Storage
Sustainable Infill &
Aurora Department of Planning and
Mix it up.
SIR means more flexibility and less expense.
SIR means less regulation.
SIR means energy and resource efficiency.
SIR means more creativity and high-quality design.
SIR rezoning is voluntary.
SIR means more choice.
Rezoning fees waived to the end of 2013
• Some large areas of Aurora have an uncertain
• Areas are dynamic: some properties are
being improved while others are in decline
• Often located along major streets = highly
• SIR is a tool to encourage development
and economic vitality throughout the city.
Sustainable Infill & Redevelopment
Why not have an all-purpose zone that
permits a mix of residential and
commercial uses where development is
at least as easy to approve as in any
One Possible Future
Build residential on southern half:
Residential and Commercial both conforming uses
• Allows for a variety of uses
• Allows intense development where
appropriate and compatible
• Some flexibility in parking, landscaping, and
open space requirements with infill
• Once SIR is in place, allows change of use
• Fewer non-conforming uses
• Easier approval process
• Voluntary – Property owner’s decision
Incentives for Using SIR
1. Free rezoning within the target areas
2. Streamlines review process for site plans in
3. Flexible parking, landscaping, and open space
4. Broader range of uses
Where Not to Use It
• Established single family residential areas
• E-470 and other master planned communities
• Parks and schools
• Established commercial and industrial
campuses (Fitzsimons, Gateway)
• Station Area Plans - TOD
City active partner
LEED-ND Type Efforts
calls for mixed-use
City creating four new
Plan to include more
Investment in TOD
infrastructure, bike and
Joint RFQ with RTD and
Arvada Urban Renewal
District for TOD
development near Olde