Veterans Plaza - A Dynamic Cultural District

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Veterans Plaza - A Dynamic Cultural District

  1. 1. “When public spaces are successful […] they will increase opportunities to participate in communal activity.” -Carr, Francis, Rivlin and Stone, 1993, p. 344 VETERANS PLAZA A DYNAMIC CULTURAL DISTRICT Silver Spring, MD
  2. 2. Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission M-NCPPC Development and Economic Recommendations: •  •  •  •  •  •  Development should be market-oriented. (CBD, Pg. 15) Should be an active place with mixed uses attracting people at all times. (CBD, Pg. 15) Commercial uses will combine…housing and civic uses. (CBD, Pg. 18) County investment is essential to make the downtown a center of community. (CBD, Pg. 21) It includes new housing types to provide variety and opportunity. (CBD, Pg. 27) Flexibility in building design and uses…to respond to market changes. (CBD, Pg. 29) Silver Springs Central Business District and Vicinity Sector Plan - Adopted March 2000
  3. 3. Demographic Trends Source: Nielsen, My Best Segments. u  u  u  u  u  Small Household Composition Urban dwellers. Gen X and Millennials are the largest population. Active Lifestyle Urban Recreational Amenities
  4. 4. Proposed CBD Pedestrian Sheds
  5. 5. Silver Spring Cultural District
  6. 6. Silver Spring Cultural District Land Uses
  7. 7. CBD-1-Optional Method Images CBD-1 Zone: Optional Method of Development Building Footprint and Public Use Space within CBD The CBD Zones provide a well-functioning, compact urban environment near transit centers and foster a variety of land uses designed at a pedestrian scale. The CBD-1 Zone is positioned inside the edge of urban districts at locations not appropriate for high density and promotes businesses and living accommodations in lowto medium-scale building arrangements that complement the more dense core of the district. Add’l building footprint for mixed use (3.0 FAR) Max. building footprint for 5-story non-residential (2.0 FAR) Requirements Minimum lot size 1 Density Max residential units/acre Max FAR for non-residential Max FAR for mixed 2 Max Building Height 3 Open Space/Green Area Minimum public use space 4 18,000 sf 125 2.0 3.0 60 feet 20% minimum public use space CBD-1 Optional Method Typical Build-Out Plan Pattern and Form 20% of lot Front Street Notes Max. Building Height May be less when recommended in master or sector plan 2 Non-residential FAR may not exceed 2.0 3 Planning Board can approve up to 90 feet and up to 143 feet to accomodate workforce housing 4 • • • 60 yields 5 floors Planning Board Approval 1 90 yields 8 floors Side Sec on of Structure The Planning Board may authorize a payment instead of all or some of the required public use space and ammenities Max 90’ Max 60’ Setbacks are established during site plan review Refer to complete regulations in Montgomery County Zoning Code The optional method of development allows greater density in return for providing public use space and amenities. It is offered as an alternative to the standard method of development. Existing development in the CBD-1 Optional Method zone Maximum Building Height and Floors
  8. 8. CBD-2-Optional Method Images CBD-2 Zone: Optional Method of Development Building Footprint and Public Use Space within CBD The CBD Zones provide a well-functioning, compact urban environment near transit centers and foster a variety of land uses designed at a pedestrian scale. The CBD-2 Zone is positioned inside or near the core of the urban district and provides a transition to the less dense periphery. The CBD-2 Zone offers incentives for development that includes housing that can serve those employed in the area or who commute by public transportation. Add’l building footprint for mixed use (5.0 FAR) Max. building footprint for 5-story non-residential (4.0 FAR) Requirements Minimum lot size 1 Density: Max. residential units/acre Max. FAR for non-residential Max. FAR for mixed-use 2 Max. Building Height 3 Open Space/Green Area Minimum public use space 4 18,000 sf 200 4.0 5.0 20% minimum public use space CBD-2 Optional Method Typical Build-Out Plan Pattern and Form 143 feet Front Street 20% of lot Max. Building Height 143 yields 12 floors Planning Board Approval Notes 200 yields 17 floors 1 May be less when recommended in master or sector plan 2 Non-residential FAR may not exceed 3.0 3 Planning Board can approve up to 200 feet 4 The Planning Board may authorize a payment instead of all or some of the required public use space and ammenities • • • Side Sec on of Structure Max 200’ Max 143’ Setbacks are established during site plan review Refer to complete regulations in Montgomery County Zoning Code The optional method of development allows greater density in return for providing public use space and amenities. It is offered as an alternative to the standard method of development. Existing development in the CBD-2 Optional Method zone Maximum Building Height and Floors
  9. 9. A Mixed-Use Dynamic landscape
  10. 10. Development and Economic Opportunities Mixed Use Housing & Restaurants (300 DU) Die t Incubators Ro ad Removable Colored Chairs & Table Urban Playground Urban Chess Context Sensitive Apartments 250 DU
  11. 11. Incubators Space
  12. 12. Permanent Incubators (Food Trucks)
  13. 13. Re-Purposing Open Space
  14. 14. Movable Dining and Chairs Area
  15. 15. Car-Centric Urban Landscape
  16. 16. Human-Centric Urban Landscape
  17. 17. Open Spaces for Permanent Activities
  18. 18. Urban Play Ground
  19. 19. Inactive Space
  20. 20. Civic Interactions
  21. 21. Montgomery County Ike Leggett, Executive Executive Office Building 101 Monroe Street 2nd Floor Rockville, MD 20850 240.777.2500 Silver Spring Regional Center Reemberto Rodriguez, Director One Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910 240.777.5301/5300 “A city is not an accident but the result of coherent visions and aims.” -Leon Krier, The Architecture Community Questions?

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