Starting in Fall 2008, BRIDGE/BUILD and a design team led by the land planning and architecture firm Van Meter Williams Pollack engaged in an 18 month Community Design Process, culminating in a master plan that was presented to the community in February 2010. The overall goal of the master plan is to provide safety and security through a design that links a disconnected community to the greater neighborhood and encourages neighbors to look out for each other. A new “Main Street” (a continuation of 24th Street) will integrate retail, community facilities and a park at the heart of the community. An edible garden and community center will offer all residents access to resources for a healthy lifestyle.
The proposed master plan provides a development framework including street circulation, block layouts, building heights, open space amenities, and community facilities. Market rate and affordable blocks will be indistinguishable with the design of individual buildings guided by controls outlined in a Design for Development document. The project will be rebuilt in phases with the goal of minimizing displacement of existing residents. The exact phasing will be determined at a later date.
- 1,400-1,600 homes
- 606 public housing replacement units (including 50-100 units of senior housing)
- Up to 994 units of market rate housing and rental housing affordable to moderate income households (Click here to see allowable incomes)
- Minimum off-street (garage) parking ratio goal of .6:1
- Creation of 600-640 on-street parking spaces
- Building heights of 30′-65′
- 415 bicycle spaces and car sharing pods throughout site
- Approximately 3.5 acres of publicly accessible open space plus 3.5 acres of open space internal to buildings
- Community space of approximately 25,000 sq. ft. – 35,000 sq. ft. including day care and preschool
- Retail (flex) space of 10,000 sq. ft. – 20,000 sq. ft.
- Community garden on Texas Street
The redeveloped site will incorporate a variety of sustainable practices including environmentally sensitive demolition techniques, recycling of demolition and construction waste, orienting buildings to maximize natural light and heat, use of non-allergenic and recycled construction materials, installation of high-efficiency building systems and appliances, and use of renewable energy sources such as hot water heating. We are also investigating reuse and retention of storm water and onsite energy generation. The development will qualify for LEED Gold-ND.