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Site Design Vignette

Postby AlissaLauren1 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:14 am

Please review. 3 questions.
1. Should you only draw pedestrian access to the street if the program requires it? Is it an error to provide it if the program doesnt mention it?
2. Do you HAVE to place deciduous trees?
3. Program states that pedestrian plaza needs to get noonday sun - do the existing trees provide too much shade in this instance?

Program
Design an environmentally responsive site plan that meets all of
the client’s requirements given below.
A developer plans to build a 5-story, 60 ft high Office Tower; a 1-story, 20 ft high Restaurant; a Pedestrian Plaza; and parking to serve the new buildings.
1. The Office Tower and the Pond shall be no more than 125 ft apart. -The main entrance shall be visible from Bentley Avenue.
2. The Restaurant and the Office Tower shall be at least210 ft apart.
3. The Pedestrian Plaza is to be 8,000 ft². Locate the Pedestrian Plaza within the building limit lines so that the main entrance to the Office Tower opens
directly onto the Pedestrian Plaza.
4. The view of the service entrance on the Restaurant shallbe blocked from the Pedestrian Plaza. The view of the service entrance shall be blocked by
buildings and/or trees, as appropriate.
5. The Restaurant shall have a view of the Pond.
6. The Pedestrian Plaza shall receive the noonday summer sun. Assume a 45° solar altitude angle.
7. The Pedestrian Plaza shall be blocked from the prevailing winter winds. The wind shall be blocked by buildings and/or trees, as appropriate.
8. Draw a total of 33 parking spaces. 30 standard (9 ft x 18 ft) parking spaces are required. 3 universally accessible (12 ft x 18 ft) parking spaces are required.
Locate the universally accessible parking spaces within 100 ft of the main entrance of the Office Tower. All parking spaces shall be perpendicular to the traffic aisles.
No parallel parking is permitted.
9. Draw all traffic aisles and drives required to connect parking to the street.
- Drive-through circulation is required.
- Dead-end parking is prohibited.
- Parking along the service drive is prohibited.
- All drives and traffic aisles are automatically drawn at a width of 24 ft.
- The intersection of the access drive with the street must be perpendicular to the street for at least the first 20 ft of the drive.
10. Provide only one 24 ft wide curb cut located no closer than 120 ft from the intersection of the centerlines of the two existing public streets.
11. Draw vehicular circulation to access the parking and service entrance.
- A service drive shall attach to the service entrance of the Restaurant.
- A turnaround or drive-through circulation is not required for the service drive.
12. Connect the Pedestrian Plaza, the universally accessible parking spaces, and the main entrances of the two buildings to each other and to the existing public walk with a continuous walkway system.
-The Pedestrian Plaza may be considered part of the walkway system.
13. Adhere to the following general conditions:
- Paving on the site shall be minimized.
- Drives, traffic aisles, and parking spaces shall be no closer than 5 ft to a building.
- Buildings must be separated by a minimum of 20 ft.
- Provide a 30 ft setback from the Pond for all construction or built improvements.
- No more than 6 existing trees may be removed or disturbed.
- No construction or built improvements of any kind shall occur over any other existing site feature.
- No construction or built improvements of any kind shall occur outside the building limit line except for direct vehicular and pedestrian access.
- Buildings shall not overlap the Pedestrian Plaza or parking.
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Re: Site Design Vignette

Postby AlissaLauren1 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:17 am

Just recognized that it states to connect to the EXISTING public walk so I assume that means I am missing one.
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Re: Site Design Vignette

Postby Sparky83 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:51 am

AlissaLauren1 wrote:Please review. 3 questions.
1. Should you only draw pedestrian access to the street if the program requires it? Is it an error to provide it if the program doesnt mention it? Why would you add something that's not in the program?
2. Do you HAVE to place deciduous trees? That depends on the program.
3. Program states that pedestrian plaza needs to get noonday sun - do the existing trees provide too much shade in this instance? No, but it must be considered.


Inadequate building separation.
The new tree at the NW corner of the restaurant serves no purpose.
HCP parking should be entirely within 100' of the OT entry.
Walks fail to connect to the PP.
Forcing service vehicles through the parking area is poor design logic.
A walk is within the pond setback.
West end of the PP has no winter wind protection.
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