First Street Corridor Final

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This power point presentation summarizes the project I assisted with completing during my workshop class at UIUC.

This power point presentation summarizes the project I assisted with completing during my workshop class at UIUC.

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  • 1. First Street Corridor
    Mike Rizzitiello, Jen Weizeorick, Dennis Latto, Sal Villardita, Ed Lelo, and Bobby Higgins
  • 2. Arial Map
  • 3. Zoning and Land Uses
  • 4. Past Zoning
    1986 Zoning
    1950 Zoning
  • 5. Existing Zoning
  • 6. Existing Land Uses
  • 7. Existing Conditions
  • 8. Sewer and Drainage
    Most city streets in area have storm sewer.
    Some streets like sections of Marshall, Willow, Bailey, and Water lack proper drainage.
    BoneyardCreek and Healey Street Detention Basin are where the majority of surface storm water is drained.
    Springfield Ave and Logan Street viaducts flood frequently.
    Adequate sanitary sewer serves area. (located in middle of most city streets.)
  • 9. Utilities
    • Fourteen Fire Hydrants in the study area.
    • 10. Natural Energy and Electricity Provider is AmerenIP. Most gas mains located on west side of the street.
    • 11. Electricity lines are above ground.
    • 12. Public water supply is operated by a private company: Illinois American Water. Most mains are on east side of street.
  • Building Conditions
    Manually walked every street in the area and recorded a numerical point value for each building.
    1=Perfect Condition
    2=Good Condition
    3 = Fair Condition
    4 = Poor Condition
    5 = Very Poor Condition.
  • 13. Road Conditions and Lighting
  • 14. Parking
    Many parking options:
    Metered Parking: along University Ave, portions of Locust St. and Chester St, and some on the east side of Second St.
    2-Hour Parking: exist along White St.
    Free Parking: exists along all thoroughfares south of Logan and west of First St.
    Lots: metered parking lot owned by the city on southwest corner of Second and University Ave.
    Large leased lot owned by the CU Metro Transit District locate on the west side of Water St. at Baily
  • 15. Parking Standards
  • 16. Transportation
    Trains: two railroad tracks border the western boundary of site.
    Bicycling: routes along Logan and White St. as well as the full extent of First St. through this corridor.
    Buses: many bus routes service the area due to the areas proximity to the Illinois Terminal.
    Vehicular: First St. and University Ave. handles the majority of traffic in the.
  • 17.
  • 18. Crime/Public Safety
    • Area led by Lt. Brad Yohnka.
    • 19. Crime has decreased in past few years.
    • 20. Corridor is directly south of police department.
    • 21. Local businesses main concern is vandalism on buildings.
    • 22. Most crime occurs on western section near railroad tracks.
    • 23. Lack of lighting
    • 24. Vacant/Storage lots
    Displayed graph covers University to Springfield and Neil to Fourth.
  • 25. TIF Districts
  • 26. Issues
  • 27. Issues and Forces Map
    • Purple arrows represent forces
    • 28. West-People wanting to live close to downtown
    • 29. East-Boneyard completion may result in demand
    • 30. North-Proximity to I-74 allows for First St connection
    • 31. Green grid lines show underutilized land
    • 32. Abandoned buildings along western half
    • 33. Murphy’s Deli
    • 34. Bold green lines along First Street represent poor streetscape
    • 35. Lighting
    • 36. Walkway condition
    • 37. Brown grid lines display vacant land
  • Strengths
  • 38. Weaknesses
  • 39. Opportunities
  • 40. Threats
  • 41. Major Issues
    Poor Infrastructure
    Underutilized Land
    Vacant Buildings
    Absentee Owners
    Poor Connectivity
    Lack of Green Space
  • 42. Vision Statement
    The First St. Corridor is a vital link between downtown Champaign and Campustown. In addition, its proximity to the Illini Terminal and local bus routes, attracts traffic through the area providing it with a high potential for growth. By promoting new mixed use development that is compatible to the surrounding land uses and improving the overall infrastructure of the study area, we hope to capitalize on the proximity to growing developments and to draw attention to the area.
  • 43. Goals
  • 44. Goals
    Complete Streets
    Encourage New Investment
    Attract New Development
    Create Dynamic Business Environment
    Insist on Design Quality
    Enhance Public Facilities
    Promote Connectivity
  • 45. Land Use Alternatives
  • 46. Alternative 1
    Zone area in promotion of Land Use Districts
    Eliminate vacant and underutilized land through registration tax
    Improve infrastructure to facilitate these uses
  • 47.
  • 48. Alternative 2
    Infrastructure improvements concentrated on First and Logan Streets – complete streets
    Leave current zoning
    Promote a business association to prevent incompatible new developments in corridor
  • 49. Recommended Alternative
    Mix of two alternatives
    1 - Division of the area into several districts and taxation of underutilized land
    2 - Improve basic infrastructure in order to provide for new developments and zoning, beginning with First and Logan as described in alternative 2.
  • 50. Implementation Strategies
  • 51. Phase 1 – North First Street
    Wider sidewalks
    Overall Beautification
    Trash screens
    Newer/More Attractive Lighting
    Estimated Design Cost: $376,423.69
    Estimated Construction Cost:
  • 52. Phase 2 – South First Street
    Estimated Design Cost: $585,035.67
    Estimated Construction Cost: $3,133,524.14
  • 53. Phase 3 – Logan Street
    Bridge Improvements
    Public Art
    Pavement markings - center turn lane
    Reconfigure intersection with First St.
    Estimated Design Cost: $1,271,966.68
    Estimated Construction Cost: $3,558,040.00
  • 54. Phase 4 – Sub-Streets
    More street lighting
    Curbing and gutters
    Additional stop signs on Marshall, Willow, and Bailey Streets.
    Proper traffic markings
    Estimated Design Cost: $3,360,062.11
    Estimated Construction Cost: $17,995,980.59
  • 55. Funding Strategies
    Extension East University Ave. TIF District – Business Improvement District
    Service Area Assessments
  • 56. The End – Questions?