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CARRBORO POET LAUREATE GARY PHILLIPS READS "LIFE STORY" BY
Presentation and interviews with Design Team Respondents to Town Request for Qualifications
203 S. Greensboro Project
CRA and JSA Presentation Summary
I: Specifics for this site
Direct People to Downtown
Building consensus with community
II: Opportunity to Gather Create an opportunity to have a building that can house many uses.
Create a green space on site.
Pedestrian and Cyclist friendly streetscape.
III: Opportunity to Connect (Candidate for traffic calming/pedestrian/cyclist friendly streetscape.)
Multiple Vehicular Crossings
Connection to bike path
Proximity to Main St.
IV: Opportunity to Serve
Development of 203 S Greensboro allows Rec. and Park to consolidate their offices, programs, sand storage in one place.
Opportunity to build multi-purpose spaces
Consolidation of Rec. and Parks would relieve space in Century Ctr and Town Hall
The Police Dept. expands to fill most of Century Center, leaving Century Hall and support spaces as shared town space.
Town Hall utilizes space currently used as Rec. and Parks storage undergoes renovation.
EOC/Training room currently at Fire Station 1moves to large room in Town Hall or 203 S. Greensboro.
Fire Station 1 utilizes space that currently EOC/Training room, to expand and uplift bunkrooms and locker facilities.
Public Works undergoes general building renovations and sit improvements.
V: Issues to Solve
Scale and access
Addressing climate change
Planning for the future
VI: Community Consensus The success of this project will truly hinge on building consensus w/the community.
VII: Local Knowledge
Orange County Public Facilities plus Downtown Carrboro Infill Projects.
VIII: Forward Thinking
Integrating sustainable systems into our architectural projects at the earliest stages of the
Design process is crucial to their success.
IX: Strength in Collaboration
X: Team Organization
Design and Engineering
XI: Project Team
CRA Associates, Inc.
Jim Spenser Architects, PA
Swanson and Associates
RNM Consulting Engineers, Inc.
LHC Structural Engineers, Inc.
Theater Consultants Collaborative
XII: Team Expertise
Swanson and Associates, North Carolina Botanical Gardens
RNM Consulting Engineers, Chapel Hill Town Operations Center
LHC Structural Engineers, Progress Energy Center
Theater Consultants Collaborative, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
XIII: Vision and Opportunity
"There’s going to be design elements that honor and preserve historic area near South Greensboro.
“Comes down to really good planning and having great communication and follow
through,” referring to parking issue.
“We will be transparent to the board and to the public.”
PERKINS + WILL
Managing Principals and Library Planning
Iain Banks/Alyson Fletcher
Nelson/Nygaard Traffic and Parking Strategies
Engineered Designs, Inc.
Kimley + Horn Civil Engineering and Parking
Lynch Mykins Structural
Available Light –Lighting design
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN LEADERSHIP PROVIDES
I: Environmental Benefits
II: Economic Benefits
- Reduces the impacts of natural resource consumption.
III: Health and Safety Benefit
- Improves the bottom line.
IV: Community Benefits
- Enhances occupant comfort and health of occupants.
HEALTH AND RESILENCE:I:
- Minimizes strain on local infrastructures and improves quality of life.
2011- Precautionary List
2014-Perkins + Will #1 Architectural Firm by Us Green Building Council
2017-Resilience Action List and Credit Catalog With 390 LEED certified projects to date, over 60% of which are Gold or Platinum, we have the internal tools and formal processes to ensure certification every time. II: Morgan State University- Centre for The Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS)
III: University of British Columbia -Centre For The Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS) This building exceeds LEED Platinum status, and key features include:
- Multiple disciplines under one roof
- Learning lab for sustainable design and engineering
- Multiple solutions of each system to compare options
- Interactive atrium displays to monitor performances
- AIA Maryland Public Building of the Year
- AIA North Carolina Merit Award
- AIA Baltimore Sustainable Design Award
- LEED Gold Certified
IV: Sustainably Energy/Sustainable Mechanical and Electrical Systems
- Sustainable systems on display to educate public
- Planted solar shade and high performance building envelope
- Waste heat recover from adjacent building
- Integrated photovoltaic and geo-exchange system
- Rainwater collection for potable use
- On-site purification of wastewater through a solar aquatics bio-filtration system
V: Design Consideration for Sustainable Systems:
- Energy recovery systems
- Low-flow plumbing fixtures
- Rain water harvesting
- Gray water systems
- Solar thermal water heating
- Lighting Optimization
- Geothermal Heating and Cooling
- Photovoltaic Systems
- Radiant floor and ceiling systems
- Chilled Beams
- High-efficiency A/C and electrical equipment
VI: Solar/Photo-voltaic Design Consideration (NC Clean Path):
- Right-size system to lower energy consumption
- Energy Modeling
- Life Cycle Cost Analysis
Holistic Parking Solutions: Parking – at the Center of everythingTransportation planning, Urban planning, Traffic Engineering, and Urban Design I: Mobility/Planning- Developing networks that link people to placesII: Access/Place- integrating land use/place making with the transportation networkIII: Traffic Design- Ensuring efficient movement of peds, cyclists, transit, and motor vehicles though facility and design. IV: Urban Design
- Battery Storage
- Building Orientation
- Roof Space Availability
- System Cost/Options
Local Knowledge:I: Parking studies in Chapel Hill and Durham, NC
- Designing for access and making human-scaled destination for people.
II: Parking in Carrboro 1: Carrboro DT Parking Plan, 2017
- Comprehensive parking supply/utilization surveys
- In-dept mgmt., enforcement, and policy review.
- Innovative strategies recognizing emerging mobility trends
- Actionable recommendation with implementation strategies tailored to local context.
- Emphasis on livable, walkable town centers/downtown
2: Transform prior parking mgmt. recommendations into positive outcomes
- Town controls a small percentage( 16%) of existing parking
- Surplus parking exists under existing conditions and future scenarios.
III: Site Specific and System Wide Approach 1: Determine the necessary parking program (Parking study says Carrboro has a surplus of spots.)
- Price for demand to increase use of low -demand areas, increase high-demand turnover
- Streamline payment, enforcement, and rate structure
2: System wide approach
- Mixed of uses
- Assessment of need
3: Factor in innovative parking practices IV: PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE
- Park- Once
- Parking Districts
- Montgomery County, MC Enterprise Fund
- Ann Arbor, MI- DT Development
- Arlington CO., Va- Private Sector mgmt.
- Boulder, Co- Improvement District
- Boston, MA- Transportation Mgmt Association
- Emerging Mobility Trends
STAKEHOLDER ENGAEMENT I. Engagement/Visioning
- Car share
- TNC’s ( uber, lyft)
a. Time to think Big
b. Question Core Assumptions
c. Encourage ‘Interdependent”: thinking
d. Focus on Actions and outcomes
e. Step Outside the Library and Art Ctr Box
f. Feedback loop
g. What is Carrboro Culture?
h. Open Dialogue
j. Expectation Management
k. No surprises “on budget and on time.”
II: Engagement software and Data gatheringMuch attention is paid to crafting meaningful survey questions and targeting low participation groups (via geo-targeting) prior to public meetings being heldA project website can aggregate the following data:
- Case Study: Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
III: Engagement software – Data Analysis
- Web Surveys
- Text Surveys
- Paper Surveys
- In meeting participation
- Community event kiosks
- Emails received by the project team
- “Mayor Mode” view gives stakeholders high- level understanding of total participation
- Survey updates and improvement based on data analysis
Mixed Used /Hybrid Programs
I: How can we do more with less?
II: Library + Arts Ctr?
I: Destination to Pathway
II: Multiple Access Points
III: Porus Boundaries/Shared Amenities
IV: Scalable infrastructure
V: Power of Partnerships
“We manage expectations. We are proactive when communicating what to expect… that will help the impact on the public.”
“We have worked with multiple boards with multiple needs." One example Is The National African American Museum.
“We want to find out what is the real excessive parking story…. What really is accessible to the public?”
The Board then voted to go into a closed session.
The Board voted to open the closed session.
The Board voted to adjourn.
For more information please visit www.townofcarrboro.org to view the meeting minutes that will be posted after board approval.