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Every Transit-oriented Development (TOD) is unique in its response to surrounding context and city-wide goals and needs. Planning TOD must consider designing inclusive communities that meet the needs of a range of age and income groups as socio-, cultural-, economic and ecological concerns are integrated with principles of sustainable planning and design. In this presentation, Marcelo shared his expertise and experience on designing previously successful transit-oriented developments in Edmonton while providing insightful direction and foresight on the working model for TOD in Edmonton, and how it can be successfully implemented and improved in the future.

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Tod appi conference 2011 & evds 2012

  1. 1. Pioneering Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in Edmonton Lessons Learned for Successful TOD Development Marcelo Figueira Associate, ParioPlan APPI Conference 2011 October 18, 2011 Red Deer, AB
  2. 2. Who Are We? ParioPlan Inc. award-winning consulting in design and development of urban infill sites
  3. 3. Interdisciplinary Efforts
  4. 4. Feature Projects  Feature Projects  Century Park  Station Pointe  Strathearn Heights  Glenora Skylights  Regency East  Lessons Learned
  5. 5. TOD Ready Designing walkable neighbourhoods around a community core with appropriate scale and density, while providing great places and quality public space, can meet several sustainability goals and assure a city’s future transit- readiness
  6. 6. Century Park – Unique Opportunity  To develop a higher density mixed use urban village adjacent to a LRT station
  7. 7. Century Park – Existing Conditions  Greyfield redevelopment of the Heritage Mall Site (17.41 ha)
  8. 8. Century Park – LRT Station and Transit Centre
  9. 9. Century Park – Complete Community Direct Control DC2(742) - February 2009 Area A - residential, commercial and office mixed use development including low, mid, and high rise apartments and row housing and an amenity centre Area B - row housing, low, mid, and high rise apartment buildings Area C - street-oriented, low scale commercial buildings
  10. 10. Century Park – Breaking the Grid
  11. 11. Century Park – Promoting Walkability
  12. 12. Century Park – Benefits  Public Art – developers commitment to contribute $0.60 a sq ft to public art  Mix of Land Uses – residential/commercial/ retail uses  High Quality Design – Slim towers allow for increased ground level open space, create visual interest and reduce bulk of buildings.  Streetscapes – active residential and commercial frontages.  Gridded Street Network – provides direct movement within the site.  Open Spaces – approximately half of the site (8.9 ha) will be maintained for open space.  Development uses existing infrastructure and developer pays for upgrades
  13. 13. Century Park
  14. 14. Station Pointe – Existing Conditions  The Plan area is located entirely within 400 to 800 metres (a 5 to 10 minute walking distance) of the Belvedere LRT Station, transforming an aging “brownfield” industrial area into a vibrant transit oriented, mixed use urban village. Urban Design Plan area Belvedere ARP Boundary Urban Design Plan, Amendment to the Belvedere ARP and seven Direct Control DC1 – September 2007
  15. 15. Station Pointe – Design Concept  Key design features defined by three prominent public areas: a village square, a revitalized Fort Road and a multi-use trail corridor
  16. 16. Station Pointe – Village Square A village square, located at the centre of the Urban Design Plan area, will serve as a focal point and landmark for residents and visitors
  17. 17. Station Pointe – Revitalized Fort Road
  18. 18. Station Pointe – Multi-use Trail Corridor  A series of small open spaces, grassed berms, ornamental planting beds, landscaped buffers and shrub beds were incorporated into a cohesive linear park system along the site’s eastern edge  A total of 1.27 hectares (3.14 acres) has been provided for parks and open space
  19. 19. Station Pointe – Multi-use Trail Corridor  A landscaped multi-use trail for walkers, joggers and cyclists will extend from 66 Street to the Belvedere LRT Station
  20. 20. Station Pointe – Design Features  A variety of building forms includes row houses, and low, mid and high-rise apartments  Residential and mixed-use buildings have been oriented to reinforce the street, parks and open spaces.  Shallow setbacks and active retail and residential frontages provide ‘eyes on the street’ to create a safe environment
  21. 21. Station Pointe – Benefits  Master planning and high quality architectural and public space design are vital for the Urban Design Plan area  Streetscape environment establishes a heightened sense of place.  Mid-block mews, plazas and small playground areas create opportunities for casual social interaction while promoting safety in the area  Commitment to public art - sculpture, murals, bas- reliefs and graphics
  22. 22. Strathearn Heights Strathearn Heights Redevelopment Site Edmonton Downtown North Saskatchewan River Silver LEED for Neighbourhood Development (LEED-ND) Stage 2 An Urban Village – a sustainable, open, and affordable community
  23. 23. Strathearn Heights – Existing Conditions
  24. 24. Strathearn Heights – Complete Community Direct Control DC2(716) - February 2008 Area A - row housing and stacked row housing Area B - row housing, mid and high rise apartment housing Area C - row housing and stacked row housing Area D - residential and commercial mixed-use development including row housing, stacked row housing, mid and high rise apartment housing, live/work units, and a clubhouse/ amenity centre  Maximum of 1,750 Dwelling units, where 5% (88 units) proposed to be sold to Habitat at 85% of market and 62 units to be sold at market value  Maximum 3.4 Floor Area Ratio for the entire site  Maximum of 3,716 square metres of complementary small-scale commercial development  1.25 ha of public parkland
  25. 25. Enhanced Open Space + Connectivity  Context
  26. 26. Garden Squares and Park Blocks garden squares park blocks
  27. 27. Public Art and Public Park Enhancements public art site art $500,000 art gallery of alberta $250,000 public parks garden squares $300,000 new neighbourhood park $450,000 $1,500,000
  28. 28. 2.5 – 3 storey edgeretail at grade live - work 4 – 6 – 8 storey mid-riseslim high-rise Building Form
  29. 29. Future Strathearn Southeast LRT Station
  30. 30. Future Strathearn Southeast LRT Station
  31. 31. Strathearn Heights - Benefits  Mixed-use, urban village concept  Variety of open spaces and site amenities  Pedestrian facilities and connections throughout the development  Variety of housing forms  Quality of design and architectural treatment  Underground parking  Location and scale of commercial uses;  Transition in scale between development on site and the surrounding properties  Retention of mature boulevard trees and the addition of other landscaping.
  32. 32. Urban Village - Space, Safety, Comfort, and Community
  33. 33. Meeting Housing Demand While Balancing Living Standards, Environmental Impacts and Market Conditions
  34. 34. Individuals, Families And Businesses Have Different Needs And Bring Different Aspirations To The Community
  35. 35. Glenora Skyline – Existing Conditions
  36. 36. Glenora Skyline – Sensitive Infill Development Direct Control DC2(715) - January 2008  Maximum 2.75 Floor Area Ratio for the site  Maximum of 270 Dwellings (169 dwelling units per hectare)  50 row house units with “doors on the street’ along the edges of 142 Street, 103 Avenue and 102 Avenue
  37. 37. Glenora Skyline - Single Harmonious Architectural Theme
  38. 38. Glenora Skyline – Design Concept  A comprehensive mixed-use redevelopment located on 4.1 acres at the corner of 142 Street and Stony Plain Road  Low, medium and high- rise residential uses are complimented by commercial and park / open space uses
  39. 39. Glenora Skyline - Sun-Shadow and Rooftop Design
  40. 40. Glenora Skyline – Design Features  Buildings designed with detail and articulation at street level. Retail and residential land uses will wrap around the building to create an attractive streetscape  Stepped-back podium provides a human-scaled environment along streets within, and around, the development  Thin towers with floor plates less than 500m2 at mid-tower zone to allow for increased ground level open space and narrower shadows  Sculpted tower tops create visual interest and reduce the bulk of the buildings where they are most noticeable
  41. 41. Future Glenora West LRT Station
  42. 42. Future Glenora West LRT Station
  43. 43. Glenora Skyline - Benefits  Pedestrian ”mews” and connections encourage walking to and from surrounding areas to access commercial services and transit  Extensive underground parking allows a portion of the site (0.4 ha) to be maintained for plazas and open space  $500,000 contribution for public art to be incorporated within the public spaces
  44. 44. Stadium (NE) LRT Station
  45. 45. Regency East – Opportunity  Opportunity to advance a transit- oriented development by taking advantage of its proximity to the Stadium LRT Station  A combination of increased residential densities, mixed use, design excellence, and improved connectivity create a self sustaining community will be catalyst to implement the Stadium Station TOD Plan
  46. 46.  Design excellence applied to building form enhances visual composition of streets and skyline  Human scale design applied to building frontages augment pedestrian experiences and provide passive surveillance.  Improve the public realm through strategically placed artwork and urban design features Regency East – TOD Principles
  47. 47. Regency East – Design Concept  slim high-rise towers set back on mid- and low-rise podiums  articulated architecture with active frontages  community art gallery  central plaza
  48. 48. Regency East – Design Concept Direct Control DC2(752) - September 2009  Floor Area Ratio: 8.0  Building Height: 29, 32, 35 storeys  Maximum of 1,000 Dwellings  Row housing, work/live, Low-, mid-, and high-rise apartments  850 m2 (9,149 ft2 ) of indoor communal amenity areas  1,250 m2 (13,455 ft2 ) of outdoor communal amenity areas  Underground parking  12,000 m2 (129,167 ft 2) of neighbourhood retail
  49. 49. Regency East – Flexible Site Plan  Towers can be relocated to adjust new roadway and walkway paths to, from and through the site  The central plaza and the gallery can be relocated, but their minimum size must be maintained  Parking can be reduced and redesigned, but the number of access and egress point must be maintained  Building footprint, articulation and location of active residential and commercial frontages can be redesigned and relocated to address new roadway and walkway patterns
  50. 50. Regency East – Active Frontages
  51. 51. Regency East – Community Gallery
  52. 52. Regency East – Mixed-use
  53. 53. Regency East – Central Plaza  The central plaza will provide a family-oriented amenity space, and the community art gallery and ground level active retail frontages will create a focal point for residents and the public
  54. 54. Regency East – Central Plaza How Often Do Cities Accommodate Children And Seniors When It Comes To Urban Design?
  55. 55. Regency East – Benefits  Public art provision will be implemented through two opportunities - $100,000 for purchased art and $815,000 towards structural art.  $681,000 will be allocated to off- site public amenities and infrastructure, which will support implementation of the Stadium Station TOD Plan  Public accessibility and pedestrian connections  Sustainable design strategies equivalent to a Silver LEED standard
  56. 56. Lessons Learned  Be visionary, challenge the status quo  Seize the opportunity to build a place, not a project  Think density, not crowd  Bundle and mix uses considering space, safety, comfort and community  Respect market-driven forces, but be flexible with unforeseen trends  Encourage active transportation  Build on local features to market the lifestyle  Be ready for implementation, yet be bold