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City of Bath: Maine’s Cool Little City 
Design and Resiliency Team
Bath Design and Resiliency Team 
Wayne Feiden, FAICP 
Director of Planning and Sustainability, Northampton, MA 
Carl Spect...
Soul of the Community
Water 
Viewshed
Demographic Trends 
Year Population % change 
1940 10,235 
1950 10,644 +4.0% 
1960 10,717 +0.7% 
1970 9,679 -9.7% 
1980 10...
*or how I learned stop worrying and love the future 
(and keep our Aa3 bond rating & move toward Aa2) 
“I’ve been 
Resilie...
Downtown and Waterfront 
• Critical mass 
• Customer demands 
– Less retail, more evening life 
• Generational transition ...
What Bath Wants
Municipal climate adaptation 
1. Start with what you know. 
2. Take advantage of opportunities. 
3. Integrate. 
4. Expand ...
STUDY AREA 
SVR Design
WITH INUNDATION High Tide + 3’ SLR 
SVR Design
WITH INUNDATION HT + 2’ SLR + 100-Year Event 
SVR Design
RESILIENCY 
• Harden edge: 
Elevate buildings & armor edge for storm surge 
• Allow migration: 
Plan new wetland migration...
RESILIENCY 
• Build Greenways: 
Work with water – weave green/blue fingers into downtown 
• Allow migration: 
Plan new wet...
FRAMEWORK CONCEPT 
SVR Design
PHASE I Quicker Lighter Cheaper 
SVR Design
PHASE I IMPROVEMENTS 
SVR Design
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE Downtown 
• Mimic nature 
• Natural filtration close to the source of runoff 
• Decentralized, simple...
PHASE I: Green Infrastructure Demonstration Project 
SVR Design 
Front Street at Broad Street
PHASE I: Gateway 
SVR Design 
Front Street at Vine Street
LONG TERM VISION 
SVR Design
CELEBRATE WATER
Trees! 
SVR Design
Trees! 
SVR Design
Trees! 
SVR Design
CELEBRATE WATER 
Elm Street Cross-Section
GREEN STREETS
GREEN PARKING
CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS
SPINE 
WAYS TO THE WATER 
PASSAGEWAYS 
WATERFRONT “BRAID” 
NEW DESTINATIONS 
NETWORK
SPINE
SPINE
SPINE
WAYS to the WATER
at front street 
arch street 
waterfront park
ARCH ST OPPORTUNITY
ARCH ST CONNECTOR
from front + centre 
city hall parking 
edge of parking
AT CITY HALL OPPORTUNITY
AT CITY HALL BALCONY
passageway 
broad street 
waterfront
BROAD ST OPPORTUNITY
BROAD ST CONNECTOR
PASSAGEWAYS
old YMCA walk 
back of front 
alleys 
centre crosswalk 
centre alley
BAoCpKp OoFr tFuRnOiNtTy OPPORTUNITY
BACK OF FRONT PASSAGEWAY
CENTRE to HWY 1 OPPORTUNITY
CENTRE to HWY 1 PASSAGEWAY
WATERFRONT
DEFENSE STRATEGY 
MAX DIVERSITY + FLEXIBILITY
DEFENSE STRATEGY 
SHENZHEN, CHINA CHARLESTONE, SC 
MAX DIVERSITY + FLEXIBILITY 
HUDSON RIVER, NEW YORK, NY HUDSON RIVER, N...
BRIDGE OPPORTUNITY
BRIDGE OPPORTUNITY
BRIDGE OPPORTUNITY
SPINE 
WAYS TO THE WATER 
PASSAGEWAYS 
WATERFRONT “BRAID” 
NEW DESTINATIONS
Zoning 
Walkable=density 
C1 
C1/shoreline 
Downtown core 
C2 
R1 
I 
Shoreline Zone 
• Target development for 
• Priority...
Residential Abutting Downtown 
Community Minimum 
Lot Size 
Min. Area/ 
Dwelling 
Unit 
Comments 
Bath: R1 6,000 ft² 6,000...
Short Term Actions 
Revise Zoning to address recommendations 
Adopt Hazard Mitigation Plan or amend county plan to address...
Medium Term Actions 
Consider climate change as part of comprehensive plan 
Follow greenhouse gas reduction targets 
Desig...
Long Term Actions 
Build the Bath Highline 
Remove buildings in green infrastructure areas at the end of their useful life...
Slides and report: 
www.aia.org/liv_sdat
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project
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Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project

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An Interdisciplinary team from the AIA and New England Municipal Sustainability Network worked with the community of Bath, Maine to produce a strategy for the downtown and waterfront to address sea level rise and future development

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Bath, Maine Design And Resiliency Team (DART) Project

  1. 1. City of Bath: Maine’s Cool Little City Design and Resiliency Team
  2. 2. Bath Design and Resiliency Team Wayne Feiden, FAICP Director of Planning and Sustainability, Northampton, MA Carl Spector Director of Climate and Environmental Planning, Boston Jon Ford, PE Community design, Horsley Witten, Providence Alma Du Solier, Landscape architect, POPULOUS, San Francisco Mike Davis, FAIA, LEED AP Architect and Vice President, Bergmeyer Associates, Boston Joel Mills Director of Communities by Design, AIA, Washington DC Matt Welker Manager Strategic Alliances and Initiatives, AIA, Washington DC
  3. 3. Soul of the Community
  4. 4. Water Viewshed
  5. 5. Demographic Trends Year Population % change 1940 10,235 1950 10,644 +4.0% 1960 10,717 +0.7% 1970 9,679 -9.7% 1980 10,246 +5.9 1990 9,799 -4.4 2000 9,266 -5.4 2010 8,514 -8.1 Jurisdiction Median Age* Household size Portland 36.7 2.07 United States 37.2 2.58 Bath 41.0 2.14 Maine 42.7 2.32 Source: US Decennial Census Chart: Bath
  6. 6. *or how I learned stop worrying and love the future (and keep our Aa3 bond rating & move toward Aa2) “I’ve been Resiliency* dumping bodies for years, and it seems to me that the sea level is rising.”
  7. 7. Downtown and Waterfront • Critical mass • Customer demands – Less retail, more evening life • Generational transition • Opportunities – Coal Pocket – YMCA
  8. 8. What Bath Wants
  9. 9. Municipal climate adaptation 1. Start with what you know. 2. Take advantage of opportunities. 3. Integrate. 4. Expand responsibility. 5. Think about people, not buildings. 6. Work at all scales simultaneously. 7. Mitigate. 8. Be patient; get started.
  10. 10. STUDY AREA SVR Design
  11. 11. WITH INUNDATION High Tide + 3’ SLR SVR Design
  12. 12. WITH INUNDATION HT + 2’ SLR + 100-Year Event SVR Design
  13. 13. RESILIENCY • Harden edge: Elevate buildings & armor edge for storm surge • Allow migration: Plan new wetland migration zones for SLR, shoreline retreat • Build Greenways: Work with water – weave green/blue fingers into downtown • Treat runoff: Green Infrastructure to naturally filter runoff Image: Kevin Robert Perry
  14. 14. RESILIENCY • Build Greenways: Work with water – weave green/blue fingers into downtown • Allow migration: Plan new wetland migration zones for SLR, shoreline retreat • Treat runoff: Green Infrastructure to naturally filter runoff •Harden edge: Elevate buildings & armor edge for storm surge Image: Kevin Robert Perry
  15. 15. FRAMEWORK CONCEPT SVR Design
  16. 16. PHASE I Quicker Lighter Cheaper SVR Design
  17. 17. PHASE I IMPROVEMENTS SVR Design
  18. 18. GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE Downtown • Mimic nature • Natural filtration close to the source of runoff • Decentralized, simple “toolkit” • Simple, lovable infrastructure
  19. 19. PHASE I: Green Infrastructure Demonstration Project SVR Design Front Street at Broad Street
  20. 20. PHASE I: Gateway SVR Design Front Street at Vine Street
  21. 21. LONG TERM VISION SVR Design
  22. 22. CELEBRATE WATER
  23. 23. Trees! SVR Design
  24. 24. Trees! SVR Design
  25. 25. Trees! SVR Design
  26. 26. CELEBRATE WATER Elm Street Cross-Section
  27. 27. GREEN STREETS
  28. 28. GREEN PARKING
  29. 29. CONNECTIONS
  30. 30. CONNECTIONS
  31. 31. SPINE WAYS TO THE WATER PASSAGEWAYS WATERFRONT “BRAID” NEW DESTINATIONS NETWORK
  32. 32. SPINE
  33. 33. SPINE
  34. 34. SPINE
  35. 35. WAYS to the WATER
  36. 36. at front street arch street waterfront park
  37. 37. ARCH ST OPPORTUNITY
  38. 38. ARCH ST CONNECTOR
  39. 39. from front + centre city hall parking edge of parking
  40. 40. AT CITY HALL OPPORTUNITY
  41. 41. AT CITY HALL BALCONY
  42. 42. passageway broad street waterfront
  43. 43. BROAD ST OPPORTUNITY
  44. 44. BROAD ST CONNECTOR
  45. 45. PASSAGEWAYS
  46. 46. old YMCA walk back of front alleys centre crosswalk centre alley
  47. 47. BAoCpKp OoFr tFuRnOiNtTy OPPORTUNITY
  48. 48. BACK OF FRONT PASSAGEWAY
  49. 49. CENTRE to HWY 1 OPPORTUNITY
  50. 50. CENTRE to HWY 1 PASSAGEWAY
  51. 51. WATERFRONT
  52. 52. DEFENSE STRATEGY MAX DIVERSITY + FLEXIBILITY
  53. 53. DEFENSE STRATEGY SHENZHEN, CHINA CHARLESTONE, SC MAX DIVERSITY + FLEXIBILITY HUDSON RIVER, NEW YORK, NY HUDSON RIVER, NEW YORK, NY
  54. 54. BRIDGE OPPORTUNITY
  55. 55. BRIDGE OPPORTUNITY
  56. 56. BRIDGE OPPORTUNITY
  57. 57. SPINE WAYS TO THE WATER PASSAGEWAYS WATERFRONT “BRAID” NEW DESTINATIONS
  58. 58. Zoning Walkable=density C1 C1/shoreline Downtown core C2 R1 I Shoreline Zone • Target development for • Priority development sites •Water dependent uses • Decrease density/moratorium in other shoreline areas/uses • Performance Standards for industrial shoreline •Slash required lot area/per unit •Focus on exterior form
  59. 59. Residential Abutting Downtown Community Minimum Lot Size Min. Area/ Dwelling Unit Comments Bath: R1 6,000 ft² 6,000 ft² Design approval only in historic district Portland: R6 4,500 ft² 1,200 ft² Design standards Portsmouth: CD4-L GRC 3,000 ft² 3,500 ft² 3,000 ft² 3,500 ft² Form Based Code- strict design Other abutting districts lower density Northampton: URB/C 2,500 ft² 2,500 ft² Design standards Brunswick: TR1 10,000 ft² 4,356 ft² Other abutting districts lower density Design approaches • Design review- board approval using guidelines • Design standards- clear standards • Exempt internal use of existing buildings
  60. 60. Short Term Actions Revise Zoning to address recommendations Adopt Hazard Mitigation Plan or amend county plan to address climate change Strategic street restriping to add on-street parking and bicycle sharrows Consider climate change as part of site plan and subdivision review Review emergency preparedness plans Share information on sea level rise and climate change with property owners Expand regional discussions with local, regional, and state agencies Review vulnerability to other aspects of climate change (e.g., insect, food) Creative painted intersection treatments to increase safety and add character Install parklets for outdoor seating and traffic calming and to beautify the public realm Temporary Front Street closures for festivals and special events Playground at Library Park (City Park) Passageway art installation
  61. 61. Medium Term Actions Consider climate change as part of comprehensive plan Follow greenhouse gas reduction targets Design the Bath Highline Obtain hazard mitigation money to buy out flood insurance repetitive loss properties New development should provide its own green infrastructure Green infrastructure demonstration project at Front Street and Broad Street Gateway intersection improvements at Front Street and Vine Street Gateway intersection improvements at Washington Street and Vine Street Implement Back of Front improvements and encourage shared parking agreements at Water Street to increase efficiency Integrate green infrastructure into parking lots to naturally filter stormwater runoff and improve aesthetics Create a tree planting program for public and private downtown tree planting Ways to water connections (medium and long term) Advance development of catalytic and infill sites consistent with overall vision
  62. 62. Long Term Actions Build the Bath Highline Remove buildings in green infrastructure areas at the end of their useful life Remove obsolete infrastructure from green infrastructure areas Fill the gaps in waterfront public access and park system and complete waterfront piers Armor buildings and harden shoreline edge to resist storm surge Retreat shoreline edge to provide wetland migration zones and further resist storms Construct “green/blue fingers” aligned with Elm Street and Water Street inundation zones to accommodate SLR and weave water into the downtown fabric Reconstruct East-West connections from Front Street to water as “ways to the water” incorporating pedestrian movement and green infrastructure Extension of passageway (north and south)
  63. 63. Slides and report: www.aia.org/liv_sdat

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