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URBAN RDEV Team 21185 Competition Submittal

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URBAN RDEV Team 21185 Competition Submittal

  1. 1. promenade
  2. 2. promenade 2009 lid design competition team 21185 urban re-development
  3. 3. promenade + 21185
  4. 4. promenade O n behalf of team 21185 , it gives us great pleasure to submit our “ideas” for the Houston LID Forum Design Competition. For us, this category has the greatest appeal. It allows every member of the team to participate in a meaningful way. You will see in this presentation that we look at the project in a different way , we see it as the “plus” factor - + . Our strategy is twofold; first, address the needs of the parameters of the competition; secondly, look at the bigger picture and create a vision that pushes the scope of the project . At the same time, provide an environmental balance and address the basic tenants of the competition, low impact development. The key to our involvement is that all of us, in today’s world, are incorporating lid principals into our work – we’re all using similar ingredients to make the same soup. We hope we are adding new ingredients that will spice it up a bit. The challenge for us has been how to communicate complicated formulas, calculations and math into simple terms that the entire team and everyone else can understand. One of our team members said it best, “we are working with a developed sites that need to act like an undeveloped sites”. project overview urban re-development
  5. 5. promenade <ul><li>develop new pedestrian promenade </li></ul><ul><li>centerpiece for new revitalization </li></ul><ul><li>6 blocks </li></ul><ul><li>anchors soccer stadium & sister city garden </li></ul><ul><li>central component to downtown </li></ul><ul><li>a pedestrian only venue </li></ul><ul><li>keep cross streets open </li></ul><ul><li>adjacent properties 4/6 story mixed-use </li></ul><ul><li>density, 120,000 sf/acre </li></ul><ul><li>adjacent properties to develop through TIRZ 15 </li></ul><ul><li>potential uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>outdoor dining </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cafes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>entertainment facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tailgate parties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>block parties </li></ul></ul>bastrop promenade design competition parameters urban re-development 21185
  6. 6. promenade <ul><li>low impact development design </li></ul><ul><li>design with city’s development regulations </li></ul><ul><li>green roofs/walls count as open space </li></ul><ul><li>stormwater ultimate runoff @ existing manholes </li></ul><ul><li>post development flows below pre-development </li></ul><ul><li>mechanical discharges “highly” discouraged </li></ul><ul><li>% reduction stormwater runoff, if any </li></ul><ul><li>discuss hydrologic model & why </li></ul><ul><li>design to 80% TSS removal for 1 st inch of rain </li></ul><ul><li>lid design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>lid features predominant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use accepted design criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>maintenance, marketability, public support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>economic evaluation </li></ul></ul>bastrop promenade design criteria urban re-development 21185
  7. 7. promenade <ul><li>lack of hotel space </li></ul><ul><li>need for retail to enliven east end </li></ul><ul><li>residential underserved </li></ul><ul><li>land costs not aligned with desired land use </li></ul><ul><li>highway 59 is a physical barrier </li></ul><ul><li>backside of convention center </li></ul><ul><li>future traffic volume </li></ul><ul><li>lack of 24/7 draw for outsiders </li></ul><ul><li>competition (pavilions, the tunnel) </li></ul><ul><li>infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>overhead power </li></ul>tirz 15 visioning constraints urban re-development 21185
  8. 8. promenade <ul><li>International zone </li></ul><ul><li>Dense commercial destination long Chartress </li></ul><ul><li>Walk-ability, pedestrian character </li></ul><ul><li>East-west connections to CBD </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch-time crowd </li></ul><ul><li>Pregame, postgame crowd </li></ul><ul><li>A cool neighborhood </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Bike and trail connections </li></ul><ul><li>Chartres/St Emanuel “super circle” </li></ul>tirz 15 visioning opportunities urban re-development 21185
  9. 9. promenade <ul><li>sustainable LID emphasis </li></ul><ul><li>zoom above competition borders </li></ul><ul><li>embrace TIRZ 15, EaDo, downtown, Houston </li></ul><ul><li>support existing anchors </li></ul><ul><li>challenge the conventional </li></ul><ul><li>create new “green infrastructure” </li></ul><ul><li>develop environmental balance </li></ul><ul><li>consider cultural, economic forces </li></ul><ul><li>promote creative culture </li></ul><ul><li>add catalysts </li></ul><ul><li>sustainable sites initiative </li></ul><ul><li>support public involvement </li></ul><ul><li>promote community agriculture </li></ul>our approach urban re-envision + 21185
  10. 10. promenade <ul><li>if the project is isolated or stands alone, it will fail </li></ul><ul><li>we have a responsibility to solve all problems </li></ul><ul><li>need a vision to push, broaden the scope </li></ul><ul><li>make the client competitive </li></ul><ul><li>account for practical requirements of the 21 st century </li></ul><ul><li>what will make this place better than any other </li></ul><ul><li>support pro-development capitalistic ideas </li></ul><ul><li>know impediments to success </li></ul><ul><li>help create a vision that becomes a rallying point </li></ul><ul><li>stir up the magic – this is the launching pad </li></ul><ul><li>we know value added, we wrote the book </li></ul><ul><li>we’re “in the game” </li></ul>our value system urban re-envision unprecedented sustainable visionary our promenade + 21185
  11. 11. A Strong visual connection with downtown B Cluster of dramatic “destinations”… a new skyline C Strong linkage D New Promenade Park… the heart of a new sustainable community E Strong green linkage to future neighborhoods F Major pedestrian linkage enhanced with continuous bosque of trees and amenities for walking, jogging and biking made possible by reducing one lane of traffic G Canopy street created by overhead water collection system that visually connects pedestrian passage under freeway H Light rail transit I Bike and jogging paths J Park connection to Buffalo Bayou K Mix of street level commercial activity… a “park edge district” L Neighborhood connection M Future development is encouraged N Important freeway arrival to the new park district                   <ul><li>” </li></ul>urban re -envision      + 21185
  12. 12.        2                 <ul><li>A Promenade Park </li></ul><ul><li>New heart of the community </li></ul><ul><li>B International Garden </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to cultural memory </li></ul><ul><li>C Convention Center </li></ul><ul><li>Revitalized with new rooftop amenities including a “green” garden, museum, café, banquet complex and observation terrace… all with spectacular views of the city </li></ul><ul><li>D Dramatic Bridging Platform </li></ul><ul><li>A dramatic new experience that connects the new observation terrace overlooking Discover Green… through the new green roof garden of the convention center… across the freeway and under the “Big Wheel”… to the new iconic high-rise office and hotel development… and cascading down to Promenade Park </li></ul><ul><li>E Office Tower </li></ul><ul><li>Includes major parking structure, green roof and street front shops </li></ul><ul><li>F Resort Spa Hotel </li></ul><ul><li>Includes major shared parking structure, green roof and street front shops </li></ul><ul><li>G Major Pedestrian Links </li></ul><ul><li>Existing major connecting streets enhanced with continuous bosque of trees and amenities for walking, jogging and biking made possible by reducing one lane of traffic </li></ul><ul><li>I Canopy Street </li></ul><ul><li>Collection of water system creates enhanced pedestrian connection under freeway </li></ul><ul><li>J Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Linear park that amenitizes the new residential neighborhood and connects Promenade Park with the outlying areas </li></ul><ul><li>Office Development Site </li></ul><ul><li>Includes major shared parking structure for stadiums and future uses </li></ul><ul><li>Residential Development Site </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-rise residential complex for seniors, apartments or condominiums </li></ul><ul><li>3 Campus Development Site </li></ul><ul><li>Medical or academic campus with mixed use village </li></ul><ul><li>4 New Commercial Development Districts </li></ul><ul><li>Freeway frontage creates value for anchor tenants that could kick-start development sooner </li></ul>    I  + “” 21185
  13. 13.  “”             “” +   21185
  14. 14. + everyone knows low impact development, but not everybody knows how to make it work beyond engineering, or the “calculations” 21185 <ul><li>we have developed a “kit of parts” – a typology of hydrological components that work independently, systematically or in a network, i.e. TIRZ 15, east downtown </li></ul><ul><li>but, beyond rainfall, other “parts” include: </li></ul><ul><li>social considerations </li></ul><ul><li>private and public economic factors </li></ul><ul><li>public involvement </li></ul><ul><li>education </li></ul><ul><li>land use planning </li></ul><ul><li>and, more important, how do we pay for it? </li></ul>our participation in this competition is just one expression of values and how a “kit of parts” comes together - knowing that an expression of parts is infinite
  15. 15. our team’s submittal includes the following engineering report executive summary engineering report + 21185 <ul><li>key concepts </li></ul><ul><li>short and long term land use plan </li></ul><ul><li>innovative stormwater plan </li></ul><ul><li>distributed controls vs traditional end-of-pipe centralized controls </li></ul><ul><li>flexible – fits unknown development pattern </li></ul><ul><li>respects historical structures </li></ul><ul><li>allows for phasing, incremental growth </li></ul>
  16. 16. + <ul><li>key components </li></ul><ul><li>“ roof trellis” vs roof garden </li></ul><ul><ul><li>use structural columns as water storage/supply </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cover AC units, reduce energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>harvest condensation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lighten structural load </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>public spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ canopy street” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>rainwater collection & distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>architectural and functional </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ rain tree” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>purple pipe “pressure plane” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hanging gardens/shade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ soil amendment” from local sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>rice hulls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>broken glass (beer bottles) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>coal ash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>compost </li></ul></ul>21185 lid engineering report
  17. 17. + 21185 how the “kit of parts” works in a larger network and within the context of a promenade
  18. 18. + hydrologic “kit of parts” The components of any system working together. a developed site working like an undeveloped site 50% kit of parts 21185
  19. 19. + hydrologic “kit of parts” The components of any system working together. a developed site working like an undeveloped site 75% kit of parts 21185
  20. 20. + hydrologic “kit of parts” No mater the scale, location, number of blocks or length/width of blocks, the kit of parts works together to form individual or linked systems in the larger network. 90% kit of parts 21185
  21. 21. + sustainable sites initiative “ ecosystem scoreboard” 21185 Maximum Points Current Conditions Proposed Conditions 1 Site Selection 21 11 16 2 Predesign Assessment 4 0 4 3 Site Design - Water 44 0 28 4 Site Design - Soil and Water 51 2 37 5 Site Design - Materials 36 10 21 6 Site Design - Human Health 32 9 28 7 Construction 21 2 15 8 O & M 23 4 16 9 Monitoring & Inundation 18 0 18 250 38 183
  22. 22. + catalysts add value <ul><li>higher education </li></ul><ul><li>new downtown gateway </li></ul><ul><li>rail/transit </li></ul><ul><li>health care/health sciences </li></ul><ul><li>major employer campuses/national headquarters </li></ul><ul><li>open spaces and parks/recreation </li></ul><ul><li>resort/hospitality/tourism/entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>cultural amenities </li></ul><ul><li>energy sustainability/climate </li></ul>21185
  23. 23. &quot;The people in Houston want a safer city, they want jobs, they want it to be easier to get around, they want amenities like parks and libraries, and they don't want to pay more than they have to in property taxes. These are goals we share in common. If somebody has a better way of approaching that goal, we ought to listen. . . “ Mayor Bill White + Thank you! Team 21185

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