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SSC2011_Laura Carstens PPT

  1. 1. The Role of the Non-Governmental Sector & Public Private Partnerships<br />Case Study: Historic Millwork District<br />Laura Carstens<br />Planning Services Manager<br />City of Dubuque, Iowa<br />
  2. 2. Where is Dubuque, Iowa?<br />Where Iowa, Wisconsin & Illinois meet<br /> Population of 60,000<br /> On the Mississippi River<br />
  3. 3. Dubuque’s Historic Millwork District<br />A Vision of Sustainable Development<br />
  4. 4. PAST: History of the Millwork District<br />At turn of 20th Century, one of the largest millworking concentrations in US<br />Dozens of companies with 2,500 jobs<br />Most industries closed in the 1960s and 1970s<br />Area has sat mostly vacant since that time<br />
  5. 5. PRESENT: Conditions in the Historic Millwork District<br /><ul><li>17 blocks of historic brick warehouses
  6. 6. Over 1 million square feet of vacant space
  7. 7. Streets with historic pavers, gravel and tracks
  8. 8. Limited off-street parking or pervious area</li></li></ul><li>Historic Millwork District Partnerships<br />Sustainability<br />Master Plan <br />Redevelopment Financing<br />Street Reconstruction <br />Streetscape Improvements<br />
  9. 9. Master Plan Partnerships<br />Revitalization of the Historic Millwork District was selected in 2005 by nearly 15,000 tri-state citizens as one of 10 big ideas targeted for implementation by 2010. <br />
  10. 10. Historic Millwork District Master Plan<br />Planning process engaged City officials & staff, property owners, and the public<br />Planning documents:<br /><ul><li>Economic Feasibility & Market Study
  11. 11. Master Plan
  12. 12. Design Guidelines</li></li></ul><li>Urban Ecosystems: Infrastructure for a Model Sustainable District<br />Water<br />Energy<br />Development<br />Vegetation & Open Space<br />Arts & Culture<br />
  13. 13. Master Plan Partnerships<br />Implementation:<br /><ul><li>NTHP Preservation Green Lab pilot site
  14. 14. District Energy Feasibility Study
  15. 15. Redevelopment Financing
  16. 16. Design of Complete Streets, Utilities & Streetscape Improvements
  17. 17. One Way Street Conversion Study
  18. 18. Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning
  19. 19. Architectural Design Guidelines </li></li></ul><li>Sustainability Partnerships<br />“Creating livable communities will result in improved quality of life for all Americans and create a more efficient and more accessible transportation network that serves the needs of individual communities. Fostering the concept of livability in transportation projects and programs will help America’s neighborhoods become safer, healthier and more vibrant.”<br /> Ray LaHood, USDOT Secretary<br />National Sustainable Cities Tour, Dubuque, September 17, 2009: Secretary Ray LaHood, USEPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and HUD Secretary Shawn Donovan met with Governor Chet Culver and Mayor Roy Buol<br />
  20. 20. Sustainability Partnerships<br />
  21. 21. Redevelopment Financing Partnerships<br />It’s big…where to start?<br />It’s hard to get to. <br />It’s a warehouse district.<br />Its streets and its water and sewer lines are outdated. <br />How do you tie it all together?<br />
  22. 22. Reality Check: Economics Behind It All<br />2008 ERA Study had several key findings:<br />“Urban” housing is non-existent in Dubuque<br />250-500 DU’s urban housing demand pre-IBM<br />Housing will drive other uses<br />2009 IFA Study<br />550 rental units needed (and that’s conservative)<br />Most desirable units would be downtown<br />
  23. 23. Total Development Outcomes<br /><ul><li>732 Housing Units
  24. 24. 351,000 s.f. commercial/retail</li></ul>29 blocks of new streets<br />12 blocks of improved streets<br />3 acres of green space<br />
  25. 25. Funds Secured to Date<br />Private Developers $28,050,000<br />City of Dubuque $4,403,000<br />State Historic Tax Credits $20,500,000<br />Federal Historic Tax Credits $16,720,000<br />Iowa Great Places Grant $150,000<br />Main Street Iowa Grant $120,000<br />USDOT TIGER Grant $5,600,000<br />Total $75,543,000<br />
  26. 26. Street Reconstruction Partnerships<br />It’s hard to get to. <br />How do you connect it to other districts: Downtown, Port of Dubuque, and Washington Neighborhood?<br />How do you make it bike and pedestrian friendly?<br />
  27. 27.
  28. 28. Complete Streets Partnerships<br />Phased street improvements and streetscape enhancements<br />
  29. 29. Streetscape Design Partnerships<br />Use of local artisans: metal workers teamed up with sculptors to create custom street furnishings with district motifs and at lower cost<br />
  30. 30. Additional Information<br />Laura Carstens – City of Dubuque<br />lcarsten@cityofdubuque.org <br />563-589-4210<br />

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