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NJ Redevelopment Forum 2020 - Bucci-Carter

  1. 1. Here for Life Planning Communities for All Ages MARYANN BUCCI-CARTER, PP, AICP
  2. 2. Smart Growth An approach to development that encourages: • Mix of building types • Mix of uses • Diverse housing • Transportation options • Development within existing neighborhoods • Community engagement.
  3. 3. Principles • Compact building design • Walkable Neighborhoods • Range of Housing opportunities • Foster Distinctive attractive communities • Strong sense of place • Preserve open space, natural beauty, farmland and environmental areas • Sustainability
  4. 4. Benefits • The opposite of urban sprawl • Focus on vibrant – competitive and livable cores • Reducing per capita consumption, infrastructure and transportation costs
  5. 5. Getting Development Right • create jobs and better livelihoods • increase economic growth • improve social inclusion • protect local and regional ecosystems • reduce both urban and rural poverty • involves residents in development decisions
  6. 6. What are some of our favorite places?
  7. 7. Historic Districts
  8. 8. Walkable Downtown • Neighborhoods that have homes near shops, offices, schools, houses of worship, parks, and other amenities, • Give the option of walking, bicycling, sitting, taking public transportation or driving.
  9. 9. Housing Variety • Provide for a range of housing types • Make it possible for senior citizens to stay in their neighborhoods as they age • Make it possible for young people to afford their first home • Allow for families at all stages in between to find a safe, attractive home they can afford
  10. 10. New Urbanism: Defined Planning and development approach based on the principles of how cities and towns had been built for the last several centuries: • Walkable blocks and streets, • Housing and shopping in close proximity, • Accessible public spaces. • Focus on human-scaled planning and design • Build places people love
  11. 11. New Urbanism – Form Based Code
  12. 12. Alternatives to Sprawl = Form Based Applicable to: • Rural main Streets • Suburban areas • Urban neighborhoods • City centers • Regions • Failing Shopping Centers • White Elephant Campuses • Former Industrial Centers
  13. 13. Bois-Franc: Montreal, Canada • Residential project has become an urban design example for sustainable development • Built on the site of a former airport • Creating the community parks, ponds, fountains and squares • A vast network of flourishing ecosystems
  14. 14. Liberty Harbor North
  15. 15. Form Based Code and Redevelopment Plan
  16. 16. KEY: Strong Grid
  17. 17. Intimate Neighborhood Street
  18. 18. Active ground floor and quality façade and street
  19. 19. Community Input
  20. 20. River Street
  21. 21. Regent Street
  22. 22. Liberty View Drive
  23. 23. Seamless Connection to the Existing City Fabric
  24. 24. Objective 1 Integrate With Existing Neighborhoods
  25. 25. Objective 2 Emphasis on Place Making and Walk ability Perceived Non-Residential Conditions
  26. 26. Grand Street Stoops
  27. 27. Objective 3 Integrate with existing Neighborhoods Inspiration
  28. 28. Objective 3 Enable Maximum Community Vitality Keep uses general and inclusive Residential Lodging Office Retail Civic  Prohibit specific uses that are not wanted Require restaurants and retail where wanted Permit everything everywhere
  29. 29. Objective 4 Create a Strong Predictable Public Realm
  30. 30. Objective 5 Activated street and high quality architecture Objective 6 - Key Make it look like it was not planned Follow the rules of prior centuries…
  31. 31. Form Based Code = Map = Standards 1. Street Network Plan and Thoroughfare Standards 2. Use Standards 3. Regulating Plan Frontage & Height 4. Community Facility Plan 5. Building Type Cross Sections 6. Park Designs
  32. 32. 1. Street Network Plan ST-60-30 ROW = 60 ft. Pavement = 30 ft. Cross-sections Thoroughfare Standards
  33. 33. 2. Residential Use: Defined Premises available for long-term human habitation by means of ownership and rental, but excluding short-term letting of less than a month's duration. Examples: houses, row houses, apartments, condominiums, Artisan Live/Work space, assisted living facilities, adult communities, etc.
  34. 34. 3. Regulating Plan Heights and Build-to-Lines
  35. 35. First Floor Retail Frontages: Required Locations
  36. 36. 4. Community Facilities Plan: Parks and Open Space
  37. 37. 225 Grand St
  38. 38. Gulls Cove
  39. 39. 18 Park
  40. 40. 333 Grand
  41. 41. High-rise Options at the Waterfront
  42. 42. 33 Park 33 Park
  43. 43. Street Scape
  44. 44. Form Based Code Benefits Maximizes • Use mix • Residential mix • Market flexibility • Creativity by design professionals • Allows for shared infrastructure costs Maintains • Sense of place • Vibrant livable neighborhoods • Neighborhood integration • Walkable friendly streets • Sociable by design • Certainty of outcome
  45. 45. Smart Growth Planning Communities For All Ages Use the tools and achieve the goals
  46. 46. Thank You

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