NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 13 Infrastructure Tregoning


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  • Offer choice via integrated transportation systemThe built environment has a major impact on how citizens use the various modes of transport. Policies that support more compact, mixed-use development should be encouraged—where mixed-use refers to the co-location of residential and commercial development, especially essential services, which allows for the integration of work and homes in the same neighborhood.Mass transportation options fare much better in areas with higher population density as the potential ridership base is greaterPlanning and legal changes, among others, will have to be implemented over many years. alltrips are taken by foot, bike or t% of all commuting trips are taken by foot, bike orTransportation Choices:Zipcar has over 700 cars in the greater Washington, DC area (6/7/2010, verified with Zipcar). The DC Circulator, a premium bus service linking cultural, entertainment and business destinations, has also become a much-relied on service in the city’s central core. Six routes, 4th largest bus system in the region; Where’s My Bus smartphone applicationImportance of branding and marketing transit to passengers (same way that car companies sell their vehicles)In just the last 12 months alone, the Circulator has carried 4.6 million riders, making it the 4th largest bus system in the region in terms of number of passengers. The Circulator introduced service between the Dupont Circle and Rosslyn Metro Stations in August 2010, now offering a total of 6 routes (8/27/2010, DDOT press release).The Circulator experienced a 492% increase in ridership between July 2005 and February 2009.
  • Development will connect Capitol Hill residential to No Capitol St neighborhood
  • Development will connect Capitol Hill residential to No Capitol St neighborhoodWas not a PUD, but establish zoning for high density mixed use development, sets requirements for residential development, and requires Zoning Commission review of proposed buildings and public spaces at public hearings, against a set of established review criteria intended to address potential visual and other impacts
  • Vehicle Registration—source: 2011 American Communities SurveyCompact developmentInteresting streetscape & public realmNotable historic characterGreat destinations including shopping districts, parks and public realmNeighborhood convenienceDC is a pedestrian-oriented city that supports a walkable, active living lifestyle, and we’re expanding our pedestrian infrastructure. Its historic street grid, reclaimed waterfront areas, pedestrian-scaled retails and neighborhood amenities and a variety of transportation choices support easy walkability and access to a continuum of usesRecently opened Yards Park was constructed through a partnership between the GSA, District of Columbia, and Forest City Washington. It is one of D.C.’s first world-class park spaces, hosting residents, visitors, and special events in 5.5 acres of park space and a ¼ mile boardwalk Park improvements are either ongoing or planned for : Mt. Vernon Square Southwest Waterfront Canal Park Poplar Point Anacostia Park
  • We are encouraging residents to stay active in the Sustainable DC process and engage others in your community to be a part of this critical initiative to make the District of Columbia the healthiest, most economically vibrant and sustainable city in the nation. To better address the cross cutting topics of jobs, health, equity, and education, we will hold a series of focused conversations throughout May and June. More information will be sent soon as details are finalized. We will also be reaching out more broadly to talk to those who have not yet been involved in Sustainable DC. If you have a group or event at which you’d like to discuss this vision, please tell a staff person after the event or email us at sustainable.future@dc.gov. We will come to you to get your input! This input—along with further analysis and review by the planning team—will be used to develop a full implementation plan for this fall. We hope you will stay involved!
  • Design metrics and a process for tracking progress toward major goals and targets Who have we talked to so far? Summer 2011 to NowOver 4,700 people at over 180 public events1,300 unique suggestions700 working group participants2,200 email followersChallengesJobs and EconomyHealth and WellnessEquity and DiversityClimate and EnvironmentSolutionsBuilt EnvironmentEnergyFoodNatureTransportationWasteWater
  • 32 goals, 31 targets, 143 actionsEach action has a lead District agency as well as one or more partner agencies assigned to itActions are short, medium, and long-termSome of these actions are already ongoing within DC government initiatives
  • Change “waste-to-energy” to a different phrase (waste-cycle analysis?)The city will start the first innovation projects around the city using the 2013 Sustainable DC budget
  • DC is moving towards a comprehensive system to manage stormwater runoff, and is encouraging multipurpose infrastratructure projects to address this need. Single infrastructure projects (road improvements, a new park) can cause pollution or erosion problems because tools to manage stormwater were not effectively integrated.Multi-purpose infrastructure improvements (i.e., a park that with vegetation that slows and infiltrates stormwater runoff) can help us meet stricter stormwater management requirements (MS4 permit).Low Impact Development (LID) such as bioretention areas and stormwater tanks are two best practices for capturing and reusing stormwater and reducing runoff. But there are differences.
  • Regional population estimate (2010 Census); DC population estimate (Census, July 2011) Jobs estimate for May 2012, from Industry Employment Statistics prepared by DC DOES in cooperation with US Dept Labor, BLS Mean Household Income (2010 American Community Survey 1-year Estimate); DC’s Median Household Income is $60,903 College data (2010 American Community Survey 1-year Estimate) Internet access data (National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Internet Use Survey, 2011) Re-centering of the District in the region - futurists projections 30 years ago Highly centralized business district - 3rd largest office market in the country – vacancy rates under 3%Growing diversity & smaller householdsInflux of young professionals attracted to vibrant neighborhoodsDevelopment of housing & amenities that suit young professionals; mixed use
  • NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 13 Infrastructure Tregoning

    1. 1. New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum Harriet Tregoning DirectorMarch 1, 2013
    2. 2. Attributes of a Globally Competitive City/Region Distinctive Neighborhoods and Districts Example: Southeast/Capitol Riverfront Plan Multiple Transportation Options, Including Transit Example: DC Circulator, Capital Bikeshare, Streetcar A Walkable Urbanity Example: Proposed Eye Street, Hines development at Old Convention Center 2 2 2
    3. 3. Attributes of a Globally Competitive City/Region Green and Sustainable Development Practices Example: Since 2006, 651 Registered LEED buildings + 233 Certified LEED buildings Shared Social and Economic Prosperity Example: City Vista; 20% affordable housing at 20-80% AMI Quality Environments and Access to Nature Example: Canal Blocks Park, Capitol Riverfront SE 3 3 3
    4. 4. The Luxury of Choice
    5. 5. “New” Transport Infrastructure: Streetcars
    6. 6. UNION STATION AIR RIGHTS• • 14.30 acres in size • Rear of Station north to K Streets, NE, crossing H St. overpass • Land beneath air-rights primarily railroad tracks • Harsh pedestrian environment but adjacent to Union Station, H Street, NoMa
    7. 7. UNION STATION AIR RIGHTS • Transit oriented, infill development • Will connect neighborhoods and restore urban fabric • Went through an extensive public process to establish zoning for the formerly unzoned site
    8. 8. The Luxury of Choice 38.5% of DC households do not own any vehicles 46% of all trips are taken by foot, bike or transit 51.5% of all commuting trips are taken by foot, bike or transit
    9. 9. Sustainable DC
    10. 10. DC is a Leader in Sustainability355+………LEED Certified Projects (+730 in the pipeline)266 ………………Energy Star-certified green buildings3…………Fold increase in the use of renewable energy since 20047,600… Acres of parks &open space. Most per capita of any city4%....Of city’s jobs in Green Goods and Services. 2 nd highest State58……....Miles of bike lanes + 100+ miles of additional bike routes
    11. 11. Sustainable DC Vision In just one generation— 20 years— the District of Columbia will be the HEALTHIEST, GREENEST, A ND MOST LIVABLE city in the United States.
    12. 12. Sustainable DC Goals for 2032Built Environment: Attract and retain 250,000 new and existing residents; newconstruction & existing big buildings are net zeroClimate & Environment: Cut citywide greenhouse gas emissions by 50%; plan forclimate change impactsEnergy: Cut citywide energy use by 50%; increase use of renewable energy to 50%Nature: Increase area of wetlands by 50%; Cover 40% of the District with a healthytree canopy; 100% of residents are within a 10-minute walk of a natural spaceTransportation: Make 75% of all trips by walking, biking, or transitWaste: Send ZERO solid waste to landfills; reduce total waste generation by 15%;reuse 20% of construction & demolition waste; increase waste diversion rate to 80%Water: Make 100% of District waterways fishable and swimmable; use 75% of ourlandscape to filter or capture rainwater for reuseHealth & Wellness: Cut citywide obesity rate by 50%; require ALL new housing tomeet “Healthy by Design” standardsJobs/Economy: 3x as many small businesses; 5x as many green goods & services jobs
    13. 13. Sustainable DC Budget Challenge $4.5 million for 12 District Govt projectsCool, Green, or Solar: Structural Waste Lifecycle AnalysisAssessment SurveySaving Gas and Money with Anti- Temporary Movable ParksIdling Devices on Police CarsSustainable Power Plant at Langston Compost Site Pilot ProjectsDwellingsMinimizing Food Deserts with an Tree Canopy Implementation PlansUrban Food Network for Park and School LandsLiving Building Challenge Green Purchasing ProgramClimate Adaptation Plan Study Implementing the Environmental Literacy Plan in DC Public Schools
    14. 14. Globally Competitive City/Region Challenges Aging & outmoded Solutions Infrastructure • Roads; water & sewer • “Green” infrastructure to systems manage stormwater • “Grey” methods to manage • Bike Lanes stormwater • Pavement transformed to pervious surfaces
    15. 15. DC Clean Rivers Project Overview  DC Clean Rivers Project: $ 2.6 Billion  Nitrogen Removal: $950 Million  Total: $ 3.5 Billion  20-year implementation (2005–2025)  96% reduction in CSOs
    16. 16. Green Infrastructure Initiative What are we proposing?Anacostia River Projects Potomac & Rock Creek Projects DC Water is There is time to Implementing Tunnels consider new approaches if weMost severely impacted move forward now by CSOs Green will provide Green Gray Hybridadditional CSO control
    17. 17. GI Initiative Complements Sustainable DCSupports Mayor Gray’s Vision for a Sustainable DC  Green Economy – more local jobs  Water – improve stormwater capture  Climate – heat island reduction  Nature – increased tree canopy  Energy – less reliance on pumps If fully implemented, GI would create over 3,500 jobs in the District over a 35-yr period (average of about 100 jobs per year) Source: “Economic Impacts and Benefits of Alternative CSO Control Strategies: evaluation of Green and Grey Infrastructure Approaches for the DC Clean Rivers Project” by Stratus Consulting, July 24, 2012
    18. 18. Washington, DC is Growing 2000 Census pop: 572,059 2010 Census pop: 601,723 July 2012 pop: 632,323• As much growth in the first two years as in the previous ten• More than 60% of growth is people under 35• In most educated region of country, people moving in are >>highly educated• In top 2 US markets for foreign investment• 3rd largest office market in the country – vacancy rates <5%
    19. 19. For more informationHarriet TregoningDirectorDistrict of Columbia Office of Planning1100 4th Street, SW, Suite E650Washington DC 20024202-442-7600harriet.tregoning@dc.govwww.planning.dc.govFacebook & Twitter @OPinDC