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Mount Dennis Mobility Hub Update and Station Design Review

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Metrolinx invites you to view an updated presentation for the Mount Dennis Mobility Hub Workshop. The purpose for the presentation is to present a preliminary station design concept and a series of more refined concepts for how the lands around the station could develop over time. Have your say at thecrosstown.ca.

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Mount Dennis Mobility Hub Update and Station Design Review

  1. 1. Mount Dennis Mobility Hub Update + Station Design Directions Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit 1 April 10, 2013
  2. 2. Meeting Objectives• Present what we heard at the public meeting on December 12, 2012• Present and get feedback on • More refined concepts for the areas surrounding the new station that will form the basis of the Mobility Hub Plan • Suggested station design directions (to inform tender documents) 2
  3. 3. was created in 2006 for thepurpose of providing residents andbusinesses in the Greater Torontoand Hamilton Area (GTHA) atransportation system that ismodern, efficient and integrated. 3
  4. 4. Metrolinx LRT Projects in Toronto 4
  5. 5. Eglinton Crosstown• Project $4.9 B (2010$), funded by the Province of Ontario• 19 kilometres east-west LRT from Kennedy to Mt. Dennis, including 10 kilometres of tunnel• New Transit Connections to Yonge, University-Spadina Subway, Scarborough RT and GO Stouffville and planning for a GO Kitchener connection• Up to 25 stops and stations 5
  6. 6. Project Schedule• Delivered using a Public Private Partnership (PPP) approach, also known as Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) 6
  7. 7. EGLINTION CROSSTOWN TIMELINE 7
  8. 8. Project ScheduleEGLINTION CROSSTOWN TIMELINE 8
  9. 9. Project ScheduleEGLINTION CROSSTOWN TIMELINE 9
  10. 10. Project ScheduleEGLINTION CROSSTOWN TIMELINE 10
  11. 11. Project ScheduleEGLINTION CROSSTOWN TIMELINE 11
  12. 12. What is a Mobility Hub? Mobility hubs are major transit station areas within the GTHA that are particularly significant given the level of transit service planned for them and the development potential around them. 51 mobility hubs identified in The Big Move 12
  13. 13. Terminal station of Phase 1 of the new Eglinton Crosstown LRT lineMount Dennis 13 a hub in the growing regional transit system is
  14. 14. Future GO Transit connectionMount Dennis 14 a hub in the growing regional transit system is
  15. 15. New and existing bus routes connecting through Mount DennisMount Dennis 15 a hub in the growing regional transit system is
  16. 16. Mt. Dennis Mobility Hub Study Objectives• A fully integrated transit station to facilitate transfers between rail and bus services, and the surrounding area• Re-purposing the Kodak building• Improvements to the public realm including streetscaping• Enhanced pedestrian/cyclist connectivity• Potential uses of lands adjacent to Metrolinx property for transit oriented development• Phasing of implementation of the mobility hub components 16
  17. 17. How will the Mobility Hub Study beImplemented?• Metrolinx will: • Incorporate recommendations into the concepts for LRT facilities and stations • Work with the City of Toronto to support Official Plan and Zoning By-law updates that reflect the study recommendations • Work with the City of Toronto to prioritize recommended infrastructure and public realm improvements 17
  18. 18. What is being planned 18
  19. 19. A New LRT Station With Two Entrances• Western Terminus of Phase 1 of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT• Located beneath the Rail Corridor on North side of Eglinton Ave.• Entrance addressing Weston Road• Entrance east of the Rail Corridor LRT Station 19
  20. 20. A New Transit Overpass• Span Black Creek Drive• Descend towards Weston Road to travel beneath the rail corridor Transit Overpass 20
  21. 21. A 15-Bay Bus Terminal• Required to accommodate the substantial number of bus routes accessing the station• Intended to be reduced in size following the extension of the LRT west Bus Terminal 21
  22. 22. A Future GO Transit Station• Design of station is being coordinated with LRT facilities GO Station 22
  23. 23. A Passenger Pick-Up and Drop Off• Designed to accommodate “kiss n’ ride” traffic for GO and LRT passengers• Will include parking for future uses in the Kodak Building Passenger Pick-up and Drop-off 23
  24. 24. A Maintenance and Storage Facility Maintenance and Storage Facility• Designed to serve the Eglinton Crosstown LRT on opening day and over the long term once the line is extended west to the airport• Required to accommodate 168 vehicles with facilities to service and maintain them• Plans to comply with the Toronto Green Building Standard (LEED Silver equivalent) 24
  25. 25. The Mobility Hub Study focuses on five areas 25
  26. 26. 5. Black Creek Business Area 1. Kodak Lands 4. Black Creek Triangle 26
  27. 27. Lands Metrolinx has control over Metrolinx Lands (In White) 27
  28. 28. Why are we looking at lands outsideMetrolinx’s ownership?• A Mobility Hub is not just a transit station, but the lands around the station that support use of public transit (within a 10 minute walk)• Recommendations for lands outside the immediate station area should support broader community objectives• It provides guidance to the City so that they can: • Proactively update their zoning and policy framework prior to completion of the station • Prioritize investments in new infrastructure • Respond to development proposals with concrete recommendations that support a wider vision for the station area 28
  29. 29. What kind of development can we expect?• A weak market in comparison to other parts of the city makes it difficult to attract investment of any kind• Over time, improved transit access (LRT) and relatively low housing prices may lead to a gradual increase in existing housing demand and values• Improved housing demand will help to improve the viability of retail on Weston Road which in turn will make it possible for higher density forms of residential development• Office development may occur in the long term, however it will need to be economical to construct and require a supporting urban environment (streets, housing, retail) 29
  30. 30. 5. Black Creek Business Area 1. Kodak Lands 4. Black Creek Triangle 30
  31. 31. 1 Kodak LandsWhat We Heard1. Maintain and repurpose Kodak Building No. 92. Design the station as a connection3. Provide for a future road connection4. Design the MSF to face the street and preserve for new development5. Explore other alignments so that development can address Eglinton 31
  32. 32. 1 Kodak Lands Key Moves 32
  33. 33. 1 Kodak Lands Create an MSF to Service and Store LRT Vehicles Key Moves 33
  34. 34. 1 Kodak Lands Create a 15 Bay Bus Terminal Key Moves 34
  35. 35. 1 Kodak Lands Build a new GO Train Station Key Moves 35
  36. 36. 1 Kodak Lands Create A Passenger Pickup and Drop Off Key Moves 36
  37. 37. 1 Kodak Lands Repurpose the Kodak Building as the Heart of The Station Key Moves 37
  38. 38. 1 Kodak Lands Key Moves Passenger Pick Kodak Building Bus Terminal Up & Drop OffKodak Parking Secondary Entrance Primary Entrance GO Station 38
  39. 39. 1 Kodak Lands Key Moves Illustrative Section 39
  40. 40. 1 Kodak Lands Key Moves Illustrative Section 40
  41. 41. 1 Kodak Lands Key Moves 41 Opening Day
  42. 42. 1 Kodak Lands Key Moves 42 Opening Day
  43. 43. 1 Kodak Lands Key Moves Low-rise development using just the station lands 43
  44. 44. 2 Eglinton Corridor What We Heard 1. Design the station as a destination 2. Improve the underpass 3. Improve the parks on either end 4. Extend the multi-use path 5. Improve the streetscape 6. Minimize traffic impacts 44
  45. 45. 2 Eglinton Corridor Key Moves Key Plan 45
  46. 46. 2 Eglinton Corridor Key Moves Key Plan Create a Feature of the Station Wall 46
  47. 47. 2A Eglinton Corridor Green Wall Key Moves Key Plan 47
  48. 48. A Transparent Structure 48
  49. 49. An Art Wall 49
  50. 50. 2 Eglinton Corridor Key Moves Key PlanCreate a Light and Airy LRT Overpass 50
  51. 51. 2 Eglinton Corridor Key Moves Key Plan Renaturalise Black Creek Valley 51
  52. 52. 2 Eglinton Corridor Key Moves Key Plan Create An Accessible Secondary Entrance 52
  53. 53. 2 Eglinton Corridor Key Moves Key PlanCreate an Eglinton Greenway 53
  54. 54. 2 Eglinton Corridor Eglinton Avenue today Key Plan 54
  55. 55. 2 Eglinton Corridor Eglinton Avenue on opening day 55
  56. 56. 2 Eglinton Corridor Eglinton Avenue over the longer term Key Plan 56
  57. 57. 2 Eglinton Corridor Eglinton Avenue over the longer term Key Plan 57
  58. 58. 2 Eglinton Corridor Eglinton Avenue over the longer term Key Plan 58
  59. 59. 2 Eglinton Corridor Eglinton Avenue Today 59
  60. 60. 2 Eglinton Corridor Eglinton Avenue Following Completion of the Station 60
  61. 61. 2 Eglinton Corridor Eglinton Avenue over the longer term 61
  62. 62. 2 Eglinton Corridor Key Moves Key Plan Extend the Eglinton Multi-use Path 62
  63. 63. 2 Eglinton Corridor Traveling along the Eglinton Greenway Key Plan 63
  64. 64. 2 Eglinton Corridor Traveling along the Eglinton Greenway Key PlanFrom the existing multi-use path 64
  65. 65. 2 Eglinton Corridor Traveling along the Eglinton Greenway Key PlanAcross a dedicated bike crossing 65
  66. 66. 2 Eglinton Corridor Traveling along the Eglinton Greenway Key PlanAlong the north side of Eglinton 66
  67. 67. 2 Eglinton Corridor Traveling along the Eglinton Greenway Key PlanThrough Pearen Park 67
  68. 68. 2 Eglinton Corridor Traveling along the Eglinton Greenway Key Plan Along a reclaimed merging lane 68
  69. 69. 2 Eglinton Corridor Traveling along the Eglinton Greenway Key PlanWeston Road Station Entrance 69
  70. 70. 2 Eglinton Corridor Traveling along the Eglinton Greenway Key PlanSecondary Station Entrance 70
  71. 71. 2 Eglinton Corridor Traveling along the Eglinton Greenway Key PlanAlong The Eglinton Promenade 71
  72. 72. 2 Eglinton Corridor Traveling along the Eglinton Greenway Key PlanAlong The North Side of Eglinton 72
  73. 73. 3 Weston Road What We Heard 1. Preserve Weston’s main street function 2. Enhance the public realm 3. Design the station park as a destination 4. Enhance pedestrian crossings 5. Incorporate lighting into the station to improve safety 6. Explore opportunities to preserve the Scotia building 73
  74. 74. 3 Weston Road Key Moves Create a New Mount Dennis Transit Park 74
  75. 75. 3 Weston Road Key Moves Anchor the Station With New Development 75
  76. 76. Low-rise development using just the station lands 76
  77. 77. 77 Mid-rise development
  78. 78. High-rise development integrated with the station78
  79. 79. 3 Weston Road Key MovesPreserve for New Retail Uses on Weston 79
  80. 80. 3 Weston Road Key Moves Encourage Mid-rise Development 80
  81. 81. 3 Weston Road Key Moves Improve Streetscaping and Sidewalks 81
  82. 82. 3 Weston Road Key Moves 82
  83. 83. 3 Weston Road Key Moves 83
  84. 84. 3 Weston Road Key Moves 84
  85. 85. 3 Weston Road Key Moves Create a Series of Small Open Spaces 85
  86. 86. 3 Weston Road Transform the Southern Entrance to the Community Key Moves 86
  87. 87. 4 Black Creek Drive TriangleWhat We Heard1. Provide safe pedestrian connections2. Encourage new mixed use development3. Improve the crossing to the new Community Centre4. Provide a mix of housing types5. Ensure new buildings address the street6. Protect for a grocery store in this area in the future7. Do not impact existing retail on Weston Road8. Create new streets and a new open space 87
  88. 88. 4 Black Creek Drive Triangle Primarily Retail Apartments Apartments Retail Apartments Parking Retail Apartments Existing No Frills Parking 88
  89. 89. 4 Black Creek Drive Triangle Mix of Residential and Some Retail Development Apartments Apartments Apartments Retail Retail Apartments Town Houses Apartments 89
  90. 90. 4 Black Creek Drive Triangle Higher Density Residential Development Apartments Apartments Retail Apartments Apartments Apartments 90
  91. 91. 4 Black Creek Drive Triangle Higher Density Residential DevelopmentNew Street and Block Pattern 91
  92. 92. 4 Black Creek Drive Triangle Higher Density Residential Development A Neighbourhood Open Space 92
  93. 93. 4 Black Creek Drive Triangle Key MovesBuildings That Address The Street 93
  94. 94. 4 Black Creek Drive Triangle Key MovesBuildings That Address The Street 94
  95. 95. 4 Black Creek Drive Triangle Key MovesBelow Grade or Structured Parking 95
  96. 96. 4 Black Creek Drive Triangle Key MovesMinimize Impacts of Convenience Parking 96
  97. 97. 4 Black Creek Drive Triangle Key Moves Preserve for a Secondary GO Transit Entrance 97
  98. 98. 98
  99. 99. 5 Black Creek Business AreaWhat We Heard1. Maintain existing employment uses2. Provide shops and cafés for employees3. Add bike lanes to protect cyclists4. Add sidewalks and improve the streetscape5. Development should face the street6. Animate the area through new uses 99
  100. 100. 5 Black Creek Business Area Key Moves 10 0
  101. 101. 5 Black Creek Business Area Key Moves Ensure New Buildings Address the Street 10 1
  102. 102. 5 Black Creek Business Area Key Moves Secure A New Open Space for Area Employees 10 2
  103. 103. 5 Black Creek Business Area Key MovesProvide Infrastructure to Support Cyclists 10 3
  104. 104. 5 Black Creek Business Area Key Moves Encourage Amenities for Area Employees 10 4
  105. 105. 5 Black Creek Business Area Key MovesProvide New and Enhanced Sidewalks 10 5
  106. 106. The Long Term VisionBringing It All Together – Today 10 6
  107. 107. Bringing It All Together – Opening Day Bus Terminal MSF Relocated Retaining Wall With Special Treatment Kodak Building Passenger Pick Up Rebuilt Intersection & Drop Off & With Improved Kodak Parking Crossings Primary EntranceRebuilt Streetscape(Multi-use path Weston toBlack Creek) New Photography Drive Bridge GO Station Secondary Entrance Station Park 10 7
  108. 108. The Long Term VisionBringing It All Together – Opening DayDesigning the MSF and station facility to bea true mobility hub with seamless transitconnections, a re-purposed Kodak Buildingand the preservation for long-termdevelopment 10 8
  109. 109. The Long Term VisionBringing It All Together – Over Time Transforming Eglinton into a “greenway” connecting the two valleys and extending the Humber trail network east to the new community centre and beyond 10 9
  110. 110. The Long Term VisionBringing It All Together – Over TimeEncouraging the revitalization of Weston Roadas the principal community and retail spine,centred upon a new station and green plazaspace and supported by new development 11 0
  111. 111. The Long Term VisionBringing It All Together – Over TimeEncouraging new mixed-use developmenton Black Creek Triangle which relatespositively to Keelesdale Park and theStation and preserves for a new GOentrance and connection between WestonRoad and the community centre 11 1
  112. 112. The Long Term VisionBringing It All Together – Over Time Enhancing the image of the Black Creek Business Area and improving access for pedestrians, cyclists and transit users 11 2
  113. 113. The Long Term VisionBringing It All Together – Long Term Vision 11 3
  114. 114. How does the long term vision get realized?• Metrolinx will be implementing transit-related infrastructure + public realm improvements• Transit investment alone is unlikely to result in significantly more private real estate development in the neighbourhood• Achieving the Mobility Hub vision will require investment and coordination from a range of stakeholders to improve public realm and attract development Metrolinx Community Groups / Private Members Development Businesses / BIAs City of Toronto, Metrolinx, and other public agencies 11 4
  115. 115. Next StepsSpring / Summer 2013 • Completion of Draft Mobility Hub Plan • Finalize Mobility Hub Plan • Community Economic Development meetings (City of Toronto)Late 2014 Successful project bidder selected2014 / 2015 Final public consultation2020 Opening Day 11 5
  116. 116. Thank you! 11 6

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