Charlottetown Waterfront Plan: Charette Week: Public Open House

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Charlottetown Waterfront Plan: Charette Week: Public Open House

Charlottetown Waterfront Plan:Charette Week: Public Open HouseSept 27, 2012Monday, 1 October, 12


Charlottetown Waterfront Plan• Consulting Team• Ekistics Planning & Design• Colliers International• Phil Wood & AssociatesMonday, 1 October, 12


Project Goal• Prepare a long-term plan for the waterfrontstudy area which will guide development andopen space over the next 20 years.Monday, 1 October, 12


Presentation Outline• Process to Date• Waterfront Principles• Waterfront Framework PlanPlanning Policy Considerations• Next Steps• FeedbackMonday, 1 October, 12


Charlottetown Waterfront Master PlanThe City of Charlottetown has initiated an exciting process to gather input fromthe community to develop a waterfront master plan. Engage in the consultationby attending any of following events:For more information please contact:Jill Robertson, Ekistics Planning & Design902.461.2525 ext. 103 jill@ekistics.netJennifer Gavin, City of Charlottetown902.629.4102 jgavin@charlottetown.ca9am – 12 pmDowntown CharlottetownINC WorkshopInvited stakeholder workshop for the Downtownand Waterfront business community.At Haviland ClubProduction CharlottetownDesign Drop-InThe Public is invited to drop in and visit withthe Design Production Team to discuss and reviewthe plans as they take shape.At Founders Hall7 - 9 pmPublic Open HouseThe Public invited to the open house to view theresults of the workshop and design forums.Meet at Lobster on the Wharf6 – 7 pmWaterfront WalkaboutThe Public invited to join the Steering Committeeand Design Team on a walking tour of theWaterfront.Meet at Culinary Institute7 - 9 pmPublic Visioning WorkshopThe Public is invited to participatein a Visioning Workshop.Meet at Lobster on the wharfMonday, 1 October, 12


Visioning Workshop• Questions:• What are the 5 key principles for theCharlottetown Waterfront? (3o minutes)• Using the maps provided, develop awaterfront plan that demonstrates yourgroup’s five key principles (30 minutes)Monday, 1 October, 12


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Community’s Waterfront PrinciplesMonday, 1 October, 12


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Principle #1: Balance• Need a mix of Open Space and the “right” kindof Development.• Waterfront should be designed for residentsfirst. Tourists will appreciate an authenticexperience.• Programmed vs non-programmed spaces• Balance uses throughout the season. Not justsingle season.• Find balance between compact developmentand sprawling development.Monday, 1 October, 12


Principle #1: Balance• There are a wide range of stakeholderinterests. The plan needs to find balancebetween competing objectives for the City’smost valuable resource.• The waterfront plan should integrate andbalance with other previous Charlottetownstudies.• Multiple uses over single usesMonday, 1 October, 12


Principle #2: Access• There must be continuouspublic space at the edge.• Even private developmentsshould be public (no fences)• Strong Connections todowntown & trails• Access for all ‘publics’• Strengthen links to thedowntownMonday, 1 October, 12


Principle #3: Outstanding Open Space• Create public spaces that are high quality,flexible in uses, seasonally useful and rich inpublic amenities.• Create a wide variety of public spaces atdifferent scales• Interpretation of natural and cultural history• Design spaces for specific programs not viceversa.• Develop a strong year-round waterfrontprogramMonday, 1 October, 12


Principle #3: Outstanding Open Space• Open Space design should be consistent,creative, dynamic, and purposeful• Ensure every street that ends at thewaterfront preserves views to the waterfront• Surface parking should be minimized whereverpossible in favour of underground parking. Thisfrees the surface for public open space aroundMonday, 1 October, 12


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Principle #4: Quality of Space• The waterfront is the jewel thatcannot be compromised• Every building must give back to thewaterfront without ‘taking away’• Groundfloors MUST be activecommercial. Mixed Use only.• Design controls are needed fordevelopment and open space.• Parking needs careful consideration.Monday, 1 October, 12


Principle #4: Quality of Space• Art and performance plays a vital role• Consider Form based code and design reviewcommittee to ensure success• Integrate public and private spacesMonday, 1 October, 12


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Principle #5: Sustainability• Protect the Port Lands but make certain areas more‘public’ compatible.• All development should provide public good• Green building practices• Enhance and diversify harbour and shoreline ecology• Incorporate sea level rise and prevailing windsMonday, 1 October, 12


Framework PlanMonday, 1 October, 12


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Next Steps• Follow up Interviews• Online Survey + Follow-up (Friday - onwards)• Framework Plan Presentation• Draft Plan Presentation• Final Report (Dec)Monday, 1 October, 12


Questions / Comments• jill@ekistics.net• 902.461.2525 ext 103• www.surveymonkey.com/s/Charlottetown_WaterfrontMonday, 1 October, 12

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