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Gateway Mall Master Plan -- Part 8 of 9 Details

Gateway Mall Master Plan -- Part 8 of 9 Details

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6.0 Detail Design Elements
In addition to the guiding framework established by the Master Plan, direction is provided on more detailed elements of design.

St. Louis Gateway Mall Master Plan

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Sustainable Strategies
A goal of the master plan is to foster an environment that is “sustainable,” both within the Gateway as well as the surrounding environment. Experience elsewhere shows that well designed, secure and programmed open spaces do attract higher densities of both residents and office wo
6.0 Detail Design Elements
In addition to the guiding framework established by the Master Plan, direction is provided on more detailed elements of design.

St. Louis Gateway Mall Master Plan

51

Sustainable Strategies
A goal of the master plan is to foster an environment that is “sustainable,” both within the Gateway as well as the surrounding environment. Experience elsewhere shows that well designed, secure and programmed open spaces do attract higher densities of both residents and office wo

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6.0 Detail Design Elements
In addition to the guiding framework established by the Master Plan, direction is provided on more detailedelements of design.
St. Louis Gateway Mall Master Plan
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Sustainable Strategies
A goal of the master plan is to foster anenvironment that is “sustainable,” both within theGateway as well as the surrounding environment.Experience elsewhere shows that well designed,secure and programmed open spaces do attract
higher densities of both residents and officeworkers. Higher densities increase the efficiencies
of the urban environment.
By definition, “sustainability” is divided into three
categories:
• fiscal• social• environmental
This large urban open space can become a modelfor creating amenities that either minimize energyconsumption / impact on the environment, or infact improve the existing conditions in terms of impacts such as on storm water runoff.From the materials used in building the park, tooperations practices, the emphasis will be onminimizing environmental impacts. Any item madeof steel, for example, requires more units of energy to create versus the same item made out of plastic
or wood, the most energy efficient.
Sustainable strategies for the Mall include:
green roofs on structures;solar panels to operate lights;storm water retention & filtering;reusing existing materials;permeable surfaces;minimizing maintenance needs; andplanting native species.
Storm water retention gardenUse of native plants
 
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Creating amenities along the Mall geared to adjacent property users will help reduceautomobile use to reach these new destinations.Locating the dog run near the growing residentialarea means more people can walk to the space,
while the Citygarden adjacent to the office districtwill draw pedestrians from the large office worker
population during lunch hours.The following of summary recommendationsshould be adopted in order to realize a trulysustainable Gateway:
1. A sustainable urban park, fiscally, socially and
economically, is a priority for the Master Plan.This park should set the standard for other cityparks to follow.2. A comprehensive “sustainability scorecard” that will govern construction, operations andmaintenance practices should be developedand be adopted by the park managementstructure.
 Facilitate alternative transportationGreen roof technology in Forest ParkUse of solar energy

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