Best, Robin Shane Thesis Preperation Research

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My Inventory & Analysis of the overall study area in preparation for Thesis. All material was provided to the entire studio at the commencement of the first term. This is a condensed version.

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Best, Robin Shane Thesis Preperation Research

  1. 1. STUDY AREA HISTORY COMMON VISION CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT URBAN FABRIC ZONING TRANSIT & TRAFFIC OPPORTUNITIES
  2. 2. KEY PERIODS OF INFLUENCE 1845 DONATION LAND CLAIMS & SUBDIVISION 1865 ALPHABET DISTRICT & URBAN FORM 1870 THE RAILROAD 1885 THE STREETCAR SYSTEM 1905 THE LOUIS & CLARK EXPOSITION RAILROAD & WAREHOUSE EXPANSION 1915 THE AUTOMOBILE & COMMERCIAL TRUCKING 1940 WWII & SUBURBANIZATION 1975 PLANNING POLICY PRESENT INFLUENCING FUTURE DEVELOPMENT
  3. 3. • REINFORCE & IMPROVE FINE GRAIN O URBAN N O C M O FINE-GRAIN OF CONTEXT: » SCALE » RHYTHM » CHARACTER » MAIN STREET VS SIDE STREET VS. • REINFORCE & IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN QUALITY • ENCOURAGE TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT • MAINTAIN & ENCOURAGE DIVERSITY: » SOCIAL » CULTURAL » COMMERCIAL » ECONOMIC • IMPROVE CONNECTIONS OF AREAS: » WITHIN THE DISTRICT » TO NEIGHBORING DISTRICTS »TO THE RIVERFRONT • IMPROVE TRANSITIONS BETWEEN DISSIMILAR DISTRICTS • ENCOURAGE PRESERVATION OF EXISTING ASSETS: » INDUSTRIAL, EMPLOYMENT, & RESIDENTIAL USES » HISTORIC BUILDINGS » NATURAL RESOURCES
  4. 4. SOLAR ORIENTATION ANNUAL WINDROSE
  5. 5. DESIRED CHARACTER / HEART OF NW DISTRICT
  6. 6. TRANSITION SUB AREA / CON WAY (CNF) PROPERTIES CON-WAY
  7. 7. LANDMARKS
  8. 8. LANDMARKS - CHURCHES
  9. 9. PARKS ICON BOUNDARIES

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