Route 529 Study<br />Presentation to Geneva City Council by:<br />	Pam Broviak, City Engineer <br />	Dick Untch, Community...
A Historty of the pace 529 route along randall rd<br />Extended to the Randall Road Corridor in Fall of 2005 <br />
Existing PACE Route 529 Service Along Randall Road<br />Hourly<br />79 min<br />9 miles<br />Monday<br />Friday<br />St. C...
Existing PACE Route 529 Service Along Randall Road<br />Weekly Boardings<br />May 2009 <br />
http://www.route529study.com/<br />
Purpose of the Study<br /><ul><li>evaluate passenger accessibility to bus services
develop general guidelines for land use and design
recommend strategies to improve ridership</li></li></ul><li>Purpose of the Study — Evaluate Passenger Accessibility<br />I...
Purpose of the Study — Land Use & Design Guidelines<br />Encourage Mixed-Use Development<br />Photo from:<br />http://www....
Purpose of the Study — Land Use & Design Guidelines<br />Connect  Residents to the Corridor<br />
Purpose of the Study — Land Use & Design Guidelines<br />Relate Buildings to Randall Road<br />Photo from: http://www.flic...
Purpose of the Study — Land Use & Design Guidelines<br />Create Public and Open Spaces<br />
Purpose of the Study — Land Use & Design Guidelines<br />Recreate the Parking Environment<br />
Purpose of the Study — Land Use & Design Guidelines<br />Designing for the Pedestrian Experience<br />
Purpose of the Study — Recommend Strategies<br />@Bricher:   Northbound—Add New Stop/Add sidewalks<br />	          Southbo...
Purpose of the Study — Recommend Strategies<br />@Commons:   Northbound—Add New Stop<br />		    Southbound—Relocate Stop <...
Purpose of the Study — Recommend Strategies<br />@Delnor:   Northbound—Relocate Stop<br />	         Southbound—New Stop <b...
Purpose of the Study — Recommend Strategies<br />@Fargo:   Northbound—New Stop/Add sidewalks<br />	       Southbound—New S...
Purpose of the Study — Recommend Strategies<br />@Christina:   Northbound—Add sidewalks<br />	       	  Southbound—Add sid...
Purpose of the Study — Recommend Strategies<br />@Gleneagle:   Northbound—Add sidewalks<br />	       	    Southbound—New S...
Purpose of the Study — Recommend Strategies<br />@Fabyan:   Northbound—New Stop/Add sidewalks<br />	          Southbound—N...
Purpose of the Study — Recommend Strategies<br />SHELTER CONSTRUCTION<br />2<br />1<br />@Delnore: NB & SB<br />@Christina...
Stakeholder Input<br />Geneva’s Input<br />
Geneva’s Input<br />Land Use Development Strategies/Design Guidelines for Future Development along the Randall Road Corrid...
Geneva’s Input<br />Encourage Mixed-Use Development<br />Populates and activates neighborhoods during both day and evening...
Encourage Mixed-Use Development <br />Geneva’s Input<br />Encourage Mixed-Use Development<br />Review comments:<br />Mixed...
Geneva’s Input<br />Encourage Mixed-Use Development<br />Review comments:<br />Mixed-use development alone along the Route...
Geneva’s Input<br />Connect Residences to the Corridor<br />Purpose and Intent:<br />Current residential uses physically t...
Geneva’s Input<br />Connect Residences to the Corridor<br />Standards and Guidelines:<br />Establish connections (streets,...
Geneva’s Input<br />Connect Residences to the Corridor<br />Review comments:<br />Orienting residential redevelopment at t...
Geneva’s Input<br />Relate Buildings to Randall Road<br />Purpose and Intent:<br />Building frontage should be oriented to...
Geneva’s Input<br />Relate Buildings to Randall Road<br />Shared driveways, parking areas, plazas and walkways<br />Loadin...
Geneva’s Input<br />Relate Buildings to Randall Road<br />Review comments:<br />Overall Standards and Guidelines are sound...
Geneva’s Input<br />Create Public and Open Spaces<br />Purpose and Intent:<br />Develop a comprehensive open space network...
Geneva’s Input<br />Create Public and Open Spaces <br />Provide seating areas with landscaping, lighting and views of foca...
Geneva’s Input<br />Recreate the Parking Environment<br />Purpose and Intent:<br />Large parking areas between stores and ...
Geneva’s Input<br />Recreate the Parking Environment<br />Maximum instead of Minimum parking requirements<br />Encourage s...
Geneva’s Input<br />Recreate the Parking Environment <br />Review comments:<br />Overall, Standards and Guidelines are sou...
Geneva’s Input<br />Designing for the Pedestrian Experience<br />Purpose and Intent:<br />Must provide and safe/pleasant w...
Geneva’s Input<br />Designing for the Pedestrian Experience<br />Provide attractive, well marked, safe pedestrian links<br...
Geneva’s Input<br />Designing for the Pedestrian Experience<br />Review comments:<br />Overall, Standards and Guidelines a...
Geneva’s Input<br />Final Comments<br />Application of the Recommended Standards and Guidelines can improve (re)developmen...
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Kane County 529 PACE Route Study Presentation 2010

  1. 1. Route 529 Study<br />Presentation to Geneva City Council by:<br /> Pam Broviak, City Engineer <br /> Dick Untch, Community Development Director<br />
  2. 2. A Historty of the pace 529 route along randall rd<br />Extended to the Randall Road Corridor in Fall of 2005 <br />
  3. 3. Existing PACE Route 529 Service Along Randall Road<br />Hourly<br />79 min<br />9 miles<br />Monday<br />Friday<br />St. Charles<br />Aurora<br />
  4. 4. Existing PACE Route 529 Service Along Randall Road<br />Weekly Boardings<br />May 2009 <br />
  5. 5. http://www.route529study.com/<br />
  6. 6. Purpose of the Study<br /><ul><li>evaluate passenger accessibility to bus services
  7. 7. develop general guidelines for land use and design
  8. 8. recommend strategies to improve ridership</li></li></ul><li>Purpose of the Study — Evaluate Passenger Accessibility<br />Inadequate Infrastructure<br />
  9. 9. Purpose of the Study — Land Use & Design Guidelines<br />Encourage Mixed-Use Development<br />Photo from:<br />http://www.flickr.com/people/aarongustafson/<br />
  10. 10. Purpose of the Study — Land Use & Design Guidelines<br />Connect Residents to the Corridor<br />
  11. 11. Purpose of the Study — Land Use & Design Guidelines<br />Relate Buildings to Randall Road<br />Photo from: http://www.flickr.com/people/masteryofmaps/<br />
  12. 12. Purpose of the Study — Land Use & Design Guidelines<br />Create Public and Open Spaces<br />
  13. 13. Purpose of the Study — Land Use & Design Guidelines<br />Recreate the Parking Environment<br />
  14. 14. Purpose of the Study — Land Use & Design Guidelines<br />Designing for the Pedestrian Experience<br />
  15. 15. Purpose of the Study — Recommend Strategies<br />@Bricher: Northbound—Add New Stop/Add sidewalks<br /> Southbound—Add New Stop/Add sidewalks<br />2<br />
  16. 16. Purpose of the Study — Recommend Strategies<br />@Commons: Northbound—Add New Stop<br /> Southbound—Relocate Stop <br />1<br />
  17. 17. Purpose of the Study — Recommend Strategies<br />@Delnor: Northbound—Relocate Stop<br /> Southbound—New Stop <br />1<br />
  18. 18. Purpose of the Study — Recommend Strategies<br />@Fargo: Northbound—New Stop/Add sidewalks<br /> Southbound—New Stop/Add sidewalks <br />2<br />
  19. 19. Purpose of the Study — Recommend Strategies<br />@Christina: Northbound—Add sidewalks<br /> Southbound—Add sidewalks <br />2<br />1<br />
  20. 20. Purpose of the Study — Recommend Strategies<br />@Gleneagle: Northbound—Add sidewalks<br /> Southbound—New Stop/Add sidewalks <br />2<br />1<br />
  21. 21. Purpose of the Study — Recommend Strategies<br />@Fabyan: Northbound—New Stop/Add sidewalks<br /> Southbound—New Stop/Add sidewalks <br />2<br />1<br />
  22. 22. Purpose of the Study — Recommend Strategies<br />SHELTER CONSTRUCTION<br />2<br />1<br />@Delnore: NB & SB<br />@Christina: NB & SB<br />@Gleneagle: NB & SB<br />@Bricher: NB & SB<br />@Fargo: NB & SB<br />@Fabyan: NB & SB<br />
  23. 23. Stakeholder Input<br />Geneva’s Input<br />
  24. 24. Geneva’s Input<br />Land Use Development Strategies/Design Guidelines for Future Development along the Randall Road Corridor<br />Encourage Mixed-Use Development<br />Purpose and Intent:<br />Broadens housing options<br />Reduces auto dependence<br />Provides transit supportive land use<br />Creates a local sense of place/vibrant destinations<br />
  25. 25. Geneva’s Input<br />Encourage Mixed-Use Development<br />Populates and activates neighborhoods during both day and evening hours<br />Convert single store retail development to mixed-use and new establish activity centers<br />Cluster redevelopment at key growth nodes and coordinate with transit station location<br />Standards and Guidelines:<br />Encourage infill development along the corridor and develop Form-Based Codes for growth nodes<br />Encourage adaptive reuse strategies and use of White Elephant Ordinances <br />
  26. 26. Encourage Mixed-Use Development <br />Geneva’s Input<br />Encourage Mixed-Use Development<br />Review comments:<br />Mixed-use development as a replacement for recently built single-use commercial development will take a very long time to achieve due to retailer uncertainty and other factors <br />Is there or will there be a market for higher density housing along Randall Road?<br />
  27. 27. Geneva’s Input<br />Encourage Mixed-Use Development<br />Review comments:<br />Mixed-use development alone along the Route 529 corridor will not ensure transit viability (lack of an area-wide transit network, existing low density housing, dispersed commercial and employment areas, and diversity of trip destinations also discourage transit use)<br />Does Geneva support mixed-use along the corridor as a desirable land use type? Form-Based Codes and White Elephant ordinances? Need for policy analysis and discussion! <br />
  28. 28. Geneva’s Input<br />Connect Residences to the Corridor<br />Purpose and Intent:<br />Current residential uses physically turn their back on the corridor<br />Offer few public connection points to and from commercial uses<br />Higher density housing and a range of housing options can provide greater opportunities for employees to live and work in the corridor<br />
  29. 29. Geneva’s Input<br />Connect Residences to the Corridor<br />Standards and Guidelines:<br />Establish connections (streets, walkways, and bikeways) that link residential and commercial uses<br />Local governments – create a 2,000 foot overlay zoning district for mixed-uses and 7 d.u./acre housing to support transit services<br />All new residential development – provide better pedestrian access to surrounding uses<br />
  30. 30. Geneva’s Input<br />Connect Residences to the Corridor<br />Review comments:<br />Orienting residential redevelopment at the edge of the commercial corridor toward commercial areas can be mutually compatible, but many detailed design issues must be dealt with (design expertise, and cooperative retailers and developers required).<br />A new Corridor Overlay Zoning District allowing mixed-use, 7 d.u./acre multi-family housing would be a major land use policy shift for Geneva. Requires further analysis. Compatibility with the rest of Geneva, traffic impacts, and fiscal impacts need to be understood.<br />Diminished value of existing development is assumed?<br />
  31. 31. Geneva’s Input<br />Relate Buildings to Randall Road<br />Purpose and Intent:<br />Building frontage should be oriented toward and located close to Randall Road<br />Developments should enhance access for existing residences along the corridor<br />Standards and Guidelines:<br />Locate buildings at setback line<br />Retail use entrances should face street<br />Avoid blank windowless walls<br />Develop street corners as public spaces<br />
  32. 32. Geneva’s Input<br />Relate Buildings to Randall Road<br />Shared driveways, parking areas, plazas and walkways<br />Loading/service areas away from public view <br />Service areas, garbage receptacles, meters, utility equipment screened from public view<br />Use rear or side access roads for service and loading areas <br />
  33. 33. Geneva’s Input<br />Relate Buildings to Randall Road<br />Review comments:<br />Overall Standards and Guidelines are sound<br />Bringing buildings close to the street and locating parking lots in back creates a more active streetscape and sense of vitality<br />However, retailers don’t like retail use entrances facing the street and located away from parking lots in rear (often results in confusing dual frontage buildings)<br />Will residents want to live in mixed-use buildings next to Randall Road?<br />Will “right-sizing” by retailers reduce opportunities for mixed-use development? <br />
  34. 34. Geneva’s Input<br />Create Public and Open Spaces<br />Purpose and Intent:<br />Develop a comprehensive open space network using plazas and other open space to connect users<br />Standards and Guidelines:<br />Minimum 10-20% of (re)development for public and open spaces<br />Develop plazas and courtyards with walkways and bikeways<br />Outdoors areas – make them visible from streets and trails and accessible from surrounding land uses and streets<br />
  35. 35. Geneva’s Input<br />Create Public and Open Spaces <br />Provide seating areas with landscaping, lighting and views of focal points<br />Review comments:<br />Overall, standards and guidelines are sound<br />However, large parking lots and associated access drive systems inherently conflict with walkability goals<br />Pedestrian access between commercial areas and abutting neighborhoods pose conflicts with commercial service/loading areas<br />Long-term pedestrian use of plazas and seating areas is dependent upon nearby retailer mix<br />
  36. 36. Geneva’s Input<br />Recreate the Parking Environment<br />Purpose and Intent:<br />Large parking areas between stores and transit stops discourage pedestrians, raises safety concerns and provide no clear way navigate areas<br />Reexamine parking requirements for the Randall Road Corridor<br />Standards and Guidelines:<br />Don’t put parking at property corners and don’t separate buildings with parking areas<br />Put parking at side and rear of buildings <br />
  37. 37. Geneva’s Input<br />Recreate the Parking Environment<br />Maximum instead of Minimum parking requirements<br />Encourage shared parking<br />Convert parking lots to infill development sites<br />Consider underground, structured and roof parking <br />Landscape/screen parking lot edges, apply stormwater BMP’s, and use native plantings and shade trees<br />Landscape interior of parking lots<br />Install sheltered bicycle racks and make bicycle rack areas clearly visible<br />
  38. 38. Geneva’s Input<br />Recreate the Parking Environment <br />Review comments:<br />Overall, Standards and Guidelines are sound<br />However, the pursuit of underground/structured/roof parking is tied to development intensity and market competition. Also, major land use policy issue<br />Parking at the side and rear of buildings is not always possible and marketable<br />
  39. 39. Geneva’s Input<br />Designing for the Pedestrian Experience<br />Purpose and Intent:<br />Must provide and safe/pleasant walking environment<br />A well-connected system of sidewalks and crosswalks should be required<br />Standards and Guidelines:<br />Connect transit stops and public sidewalks to the front door of each building<br />Provide signage to guide pedestrian to/from transit stops<br />
  40. 40. Geneva’s Input<br />Designing for the Pedestrian Experience<br />Provide attractive, well marked, safe pedestrian links<br />Clearly mark pedestrian drive crossings, and use different pavement materials<br />Introduce pedestrian amenities, and landscape elements to define pedestrian paths<br />Walls, landscaped and paved areas - well maintained<br />Signalized intersections should have well-defined pedestrian crossings, and use refuge islands/medians to minimize pedestrian exposure to traffic<br />
  41. 41. Geneva’s Input<br />Designing for the Pedestrian Experience<br />Review comments:<br />Overall, Standards and Guidelines are sound<br />Placing buildings close to Randall Road may not always be practical or marketable<br />Refuge islands/center medians along Randall Road are only marginally effective in minimizing pedestrian exposure to traffic (Randall Road intersections are often 10 lanes wide, and some will be 12 lanes wide in the future)<br />
  42. 42. Geneva’s Input<br />Final Comments<br />Application of the Recommended Standards and Guidelines can improve (re)development along Randall Road<br />However, the Randall Road environment is complex and many other factors are at work that impact land uses, and development planning/design like:<br /> -Residential and commercial markets<br /> -Desired building floor area of developers<br /> -Land, building, improvement costs<br />
  43. 43. Geneva’s Input<br />Final Comments<br /><ul><li>Retailer preferences on bldg design/orientation
  44. 44. Size of retail stores
  45. 45. Developer sophistication and financing capability
  46. 46. Randall Road traffic volume, speed, noise
  47. 47. KDOT access constraints and pursuit of optimum roadway levels of service on Randall Road </li></ul>- Municipal tax base needs and competition <br />

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