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Creating Greenspace: Capping GA400 in Buckhead

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On May 26th, 2015, Monte Wilson of Jacobs Engineering Group and Mark Banta of Piedmont Park Conservancy presented to the board of directors of the Buckhead Community Improvement District a concept of capping the GA400 highway in the central core of Buckead to create a large park, similar to the Klyde Warren Park in Dallas.

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Creating Greenspace: Capping GA400 in Buckhead

  1. 1. KLYDE WARREN PARK Dallas Underutilized assets
  2. 2. Access to transitUnderutilized assets
  3. 3. KLYDE WARREN PARK Dallas Access to transit Public Open SpaceUnderutilized assets
  4. 4. KLYDE WARREN PARK Dallas Improving Quality of Life KLYDE WARREN PARK - Dallas
  5. 5. KLYDE WARREN PARK Dallas Improving Quality of Life KLYDE WARREN PARK - Dallas $2 Billion in investment within ¼ mile radius
  6. 6. KLYDE WARREN PARK Dallas 2 million $2 Billion Improving Quality of Life KLYDE WARREN PARK - Dallas in investment within ¼ mile radius visitors in two years
  7. 7. Increasing Value BRYANT PARK – New York City
  8. 8. Increasing Value BRYANT PARK – New York City Office rents at 3Xsurrounding submarket
  9. 9. Increasing Value BRYANT PARK – New York City Office rents at 3Xsurrounding submarket Home prices rose 30%
  10. 10. Creating Community MILLENNIUM PARK - Chicago
  11. 11. Creating Community 30% MILLENNIUM PARK - Chicago premium in residential sales
  12. 12. Creating Community 10% Overall crime dropped 30%premium in residential sales MILLENNIUM PARK - Chicago
  13. 13. KLYDE WARREN PARK DallasChanging Perceptions BELTLINE - Atlanta
  14. 14. KLYDE WARREN PARK DallasChanging Perceptions BELTLINE - Atlanta 13,369Residential units created
  15. 15. KLYDE WARREN PARK DallasChanging Perceptions BELTLINE - Atlanta 13,369Residential units created 1.9 Million Square feet of new development
  16. 16. KLYDE WARREN PARK Dallas
  17. 17. KLYDE WARREN PARK Dallas
  18. 18. KLYDE WARREN PARK Dallas
  19. 19. KLYDE WARREN PARK Dallas How do you achieve this vision?
  20. 20. Fatal Flaw Analysis Vision Plan Feasibility Study Design PARKIMPLEMENTATION Construction  Adequate clearance  No vertical obstructions  No air rights issues  Grades are manageable
  21. 21. Fatal Flaw Analysis Vision Plan Feasibility Study Design PARKIMPLEMENTATION Construction  Benchmarking (economics, operations & design)  Vision Plan  Renderings & Graphics  Define Next Steps
  22. 22.  Program  Engineering  Design  Community input  Cost / budget  Phasing Fatal Flaw Analysis Vision Plan Feasibility Study Design Funding Financing PARKIMPLEMENTATION CELEBRATION Construction $
  23. 23. Parti - A Parti - B Parti - C
  24. 24. FRONT LAWN GATEWAY GARDEN ROOMS GATEWAYURBAN PLAZA M M M M PERFORMANCE PLAZA CELEBRATION LAWN
  25. 25. FRONT LAWN GATEWAY GARDEN ROOMS GATEWAYURBAN PLAZA M M M M PERFORMANCE PLAZA CELEBRATION LAWN  Create lawn  Anchor gateway with restaurant
  26. 26.  Graphic identity element  Capture Peachtree crossing FRONT LAWN GATEWAY GARDEN ROOMS GATEWAYURBAN PLAZA M M M M PERFORMANCE PLAZA CELEBRATION LAWN  Create lawn  Anchor gateway with restaurant
  27. 27.  Draw pedestrians from Peachtree into park  Create new Marta entry  Active water elements, art, food market, seating and children’s play  Graphic identity element  Capture Peachtree crossing FRONT LAWN GATEWAY GARDEN ROOMS GATEWAYURBAN PLAZA M M M M PERFORMANCE PLAZA CELEBRATION LAWN  Create lawn  Anchor gateway with restaurant
  28. 28.  Lawn panels for small groups  Seating under bosque trees  Small café  Dog park  Draw pedestrians from Peachtree into park  Create new Marta entry  Active water elements, art, food market, seating and children’s play  Graphic identity element  Capture Peachtree crossing FRONT LAWN GATEWAY GARDEN ROOMS GATEWAYURBAN PLAZA M M M M PERFORMANCE PLAZA CELEBRATION LAWN  Create lawn  Anchor gateway with restaurant
  29. 29.  Lawn panels for small groups  Seating under bosque trees  Small café  Dog park  Draw pedestrians from Peachtree into park  Create new Marta entry  Active water elements, art, food market, seating and children’s play  Graphic identity element  Capture Peachtree crossing FRONT LAWN GATEWAY GARDEN ROOMS GATEWAYURBAN PLAZA M M M M CELEBRATION LAWN  Create lawn  Anchor gateway with restaurant  Access to Marta  Restaurant +valet service  Water feature  Active spaces PERFORMANCE PLAZA
  30. 30.  Lawn panels for small groups  Seating under bosque trees  Small café  Dog park  Draw pedestrians from Peachtree into park  Create new Marta entry  Active water elements, art, food market, seating and children’s play  Graphic identity element  Capture Peachtree crossing FRONT LAWN GATEWAY GARDEN ROOMS GATEWAYURBAN PLAZA M M M M CELEBRATION LAWN  Create lawn  Anchor gateway with restaurant  Access to Marta  Restaurant +valet service  Water feature  Active spaces PERFORMANCE PLAZA  Stage + lawn for performances and music  Lawn allows for informal play + relaxing  Raised areas over GA400 access ramps create ‘bowl’ environment
  31. 31.  Lawn panels for small groups  Seating under bosque trees  Small café  Dog park  Draw pedestrians from Peachtree into park  Create new Marta entry  Active water elements, art, food market, seating and children’s play  Graphic identity element  Capture Peachtree crossing FRONT LAWN GATEWAY GARDEN ROOMS GATEWAYURBAN PLAZA M M M M CELEBRATION LAWN  Create lawn  Anchor gateway with restaurant  Access to Marta  Restaurant +valet service  Water feature  Active spaces PERFORMANCE PLAZA  Stage + lawn for performances and music  Lawn allows for informal play + relaxing  Raised areas over GA400 access ramps create ‘bowl’ environment  Beacon visible from 400  Ped Bridge connecting trail  Connects to sidewalks
  32. 32. KLYDE WARREN PARK DallasPark Construction Klyde Warren Park 46% 54%Other SourcesPrivate Contributions $110 Million Millennium Park 45% 55%Other SourcesPrivate Contributions $490 Million Bryant Park 95% 5%Other Sources Private Contributions $18 Million *Renovation only
  33. 33. KLYDE WARREN PARK Dallas Klyde Warren Park The annual operating budget is approximately $3.5 million. More than half of that money comes from private donors, sponsors, and concessions. A small portion of public money comes from the City of Dallas for maintenance of the deck. The BID contributes just 25% of the budget, based on a 0.25 mil assessment. Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation operates the park on behalf of the City under a 50-year contract. Park Operations 75% 25%BID Contributions Other funding sources  Concessions  Sponsorships  Public  Other
  34. 34. KLYDE WARREN PARK Dallas

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