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Western Avenue Final Presentation

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Western Avenue Final Presentation

  1. 1. WESTERN AVENUEA FRAMEWORK TO ENHANCE URBAN LIFEThe City of Oklahoma CityOU Institute for Quality Communities
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION
  3. 3. PROJECT OVERVIEW
  4. 4. PLACEMAKINGUsing buildings, public spaces, and streets tocreate a sense of place, identity, and communitybased on a locally shared vision while increasingeconomic potential.
  5. 5. COMMUNITY INPUT
  6. 6. INTERVIEWS & MEETINGSPARKINGTraffic noiseSafetyConstruction timingWalkable street of local shopping and diningRomantic street
  7. 7. PLACEMAKINGBLUEPRINT
  8. 8. WALKABILITY ANALYSIS
  9. 9. LOST SPACE
  10. 10. PARKING ANALYSISOff-Street Parking: 564On-Street Parking: 181Total Parking: 745
  11. 11. PARKING ANALYSIS
  12. 12. PARKING ANALYSIS
  13. 13. PARKING ANALYSIS
  14. 14. PARKING ANALYSIS
  15. 15. PARKING ANALYSIS
  16. 16. PARKING ANALYSIS
  17. 17. PARKING ANALYSIS
  18. 18. PARKING OPTIONSShared AgreementsPrivate ManagementTime Limit ParkingMetered Parking
  19. 19. PARKING OPTIONS
  20. 20. STREETSCAPE ASSESSMENTOn a tight budget, the current streetscape planachieves:Meets ADA Requirements (Along 2-mile corridor)Improves Pedestrian Crossings
  21. 21. STREETSCAPE ASSESSMENTThe streetscape plan does not achieve:Traffic calmingCohesive district identityEconomic value for businessesSpace for public life
  22. 22. STREETSCAPE GOALSCalm trafficMaximize sidewalk spaceIncrease on-street parkingDeliver accessibility solutions
  23. 23. STREETSCAPE PRINCIPLESEvery inch of right-of-way, every dollar contributes to:SafetyAccessibilityEconomic DevelopmentPlace Identity
  24. 24. STREETSCAPE
  25. 25. PLACEMAKING PRIORITYABC
  26. 26. URBAN DESIGNFRAMEWORK
  27. 27. EXISTING ZONINGREGULATORY ASSESSMENT
  28. 28. REGULATORY ASSESSMENTCurrent development regulations fall short:Allow inappropriate land uses by rightLimit development opportunityDiscourage urban characterExert minimal form and design control
  29. 29. REGULATORY ASSESSMENTC-4 “The activities conducted, and the traffic generated,make this district very much incompatible withresidential development.”C-3 “Individual sites with separate ingress, egress, andparking… Important to separate them as much aspossible, both visually and physically.”
  30. 30. COMMERCIAL-RESIDENTIAL EDGEParkingService and LoadingR-1 DistrictHeight Limitation
  31. 31. PRINCIPLES OF REGULATIONDevelopment regulations should:Provide predictabilityPromote development opportunityProtect public investments
  32. 32. FORM-BASED REGULATIONS
  33. 33. FORM-BASED REGULATIONSBuilding HeightBuilding Scale and MassingBuilding TypesBuild-To ZonesParking StrategyTransition Requirements
  34. 34. FORM-BASED REGULATIONSBuilding TypesBuilding Height
  35. 35. The City of OKC has the opportunityto expand economic potentialon Western Avenue.
  36. 36. Unite high quality publicspace with more effectivedevelopment codes.
  37. 37. WESTERN AVENUEA FRAMEWORK TO ENHANCE URBAN LIFEThe City of Oklahoma CityOU Institute for Quality Communities

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