PARK DISTRICT PROPOSAL

CITY OF EAST LANSING FEBRUARY 08, 2013
URBAN CULTURAL AND ARTS DISTRICT, LLC AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE: STUDIO [INTRIGUE] ARCHITECTS, LLC 1114 S. WASHINGTON LANSING, MI 48910

PROJECT DESCRIPTION GREEN BUILDING PRACTICES CHARETTE EXPERIENCE QUALITY DESIGN AND MATERIALS LOCATION MAP SITE PLAN ANALYSIS PRELIMINARY SITE SKETCH PRELIMINARY SITE PLAN BIRD’S-EYE SITE RENDERING INITIAL HIGHRISE ELEVATIONS FACING WEST PRELIMINARY MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND ELEVATIONS OF CONDO/APARTMENT HIGHRISE PRELIMINARY MATERIALS SELECTIONS AND PERSPECTIVE OF HOTEL HIGHRISE PRELIMINARY MATERIALS SELECTIONS AND ELEVATION OF APARTMENTS RENDERED PERSPECTIVE OF HIGHRISES FACING NORTHWEST RENDERED PERSPECTIVE FACING NORTHWEST RENDERED APARTMENT PERSPECTIVE FACING EAST RENDERED FARMERS’ MARKET PERSPECTIVE FACING NORTHWEST

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Vision Statement
The City of East Lansing has offered up a unique opportunity to re-imagine a very difficult ‘canvas’. The site, sandwiched between the city’s urban center and its Park District, has challenging topography, restrictive dimensions and infrastructure that is lacking capacity. How do you take this opportunity and deliver a successful project that benefits both the private and public sector? Success of a project in any community can be measured in many ways—overcoming areas of underutilization; achieving common goals of community and developer; re-enforcement of sense-of-place; increase tax base while providing opportunity for return-for-risk, and job creation (among many others). The vision of our proposed development addresses these many measures of success: 1. Overcoming underutilization. This project will transform an area that is clearly short of being used for its ‘highest and best use’, into a vibrant, mixed use center 2. Achieving common goals. This mixed use project will strengthen the neighborhood; provide housing opportunities for people of all ages; improve the quality and vitality of the City’s commercial/ downtown district; promote a growing economy, and will sustain greater density and integration of uses. 3. Reinforcement of ‘sense-of-place’. Home to the 8th largest public university in the country, East Lansing’s sense-of-place is a unique blend of comfort, opportunity and energy. Whether a long time resident or casual visitor, the city has a way of leaving a lasting impression. This project will reinforce the city’s sense-of-place. 4. Financial. This public/private partnership opportunity will increase the city’s tax base while providing a reasonable return-on-investment. 5. Job creation. The project will create several hundred short-term construction jobs while securing several dozen part and full time jobs.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
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GREEN BUILDING PRACTICES
The proposed development will incorporate many ‘green building practices’. Proposed features include: rporate practices’. Proposed features include: c ooe s u 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. In-building recycling systems ystems +/-45% increase in pervious area ervious High efficiency building envelopes g Storm water recycling system for use in flushing toilets toillets High efficiency LED street lights and façade lighting.. eet

The entity’s Architect has a long history of designing with ‘green building practices’ in mind.. Some notable ory practices’ mind Some notable t d projects: Lansing City Market 1. Significantly reduced natural gas demand (compared to previous facility) atural d 2. Lighting demand ‘beat’’ state energy code by 50% 3. The building was designed/positioned so that the Grand Market Hall can be fully lit by naturall gned/positioned Grand Market Hall can be fully lit by natura r a a a light, even on a grey, Michigan day 4. Specified highly reflective roofing materials and upper level wall panels to decrease cooling ive upper p panels to decrease cooling a s load 5. Installed an air circulation system to de-stratify the volume of the building.. This initiative,, in tion e f the building This initiative g h n v combination with item #4, decreased the cooling demand by an estimated 30% demand e estimated % s d 6. Abated large amounts of contaminated soil from the riverfront e riverfront f Old Towne Medical Arts Building (Lansing) 1. Rather than building a new building, an abandoned school was completely renovated to a new was completely renovated m v e new use 2. A storm water cistern was incorporated into the building to flush the toilets and urinals o the h d uriinals 3. Building was completed to LEED Gold standards d Lansing Board of Water and Light Headquarters (Lansing) - the Architect is one team (Lansing) L n Architect one team e member of several working diligently to complete this project projject 1. The building was designed to LEED Silver standards 2. Construction will be completed Summer 2013

GREEN BUILDING PRACTICES
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Charette Experience

The entity’s Architect has a long history of coordinating and leading project development discussion with groups at all levels—neighborhood, general public and faculty. Lansing City Market (Lansing) This project was a very controversial development effort. Deeply rooted passion on ‘both-sides-of-the table’ resulted in a process that had a very public ‘face’ to it. The Architect worked alongside the US Dept of Agriculture to listen and respond to concerns/desires of many. Attendees included city officials, vendors, angry nahsayers, anti-development subgroups, avid supporters, interested citizens, developers and designers. Several Charette meetings took place over a 4 month schematic design period and resulted in a design that many felt they ‘owned’ a piece of. Midtown Mixed-use Center (Lansing) This project is currently in the construction documents phase. Located on the site that once occupied the Silver Dollar Saloon, this project is highly complex project due to the 6’-0” deep, 100 year floodplain. At the request of City Officials, the Architect met with the residents of Friendship Manor to address concerns about lighting, connectivity, views, etc… The Charette was a productive exchange discussing: construction in a flood plain (most did not realize that their building was in a flood plain as well); ‘dark sky’ lighting systems; traffic; building management, and aesthetic appeal. Spine Center (East Lansing) The ultimate NIMBY project. A properly zoned use-by-right proposal, this project took over a year to earn its city council approval. The Architect’s office, alongside the City of East Lansing Planning Department, worked with adjacent residents to overcome concerns regarding buffering, aesthetics, operating hours, traffic, noise and lighting glare.

CHARETTE EXPERIENCE
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QUALITY DESIGN AND MATERIALS
Local projects include: 3515 N. Coolidge (in East Lansing’s Northern Tier)

The entity’s Architect has a proven history of implementing quality design and materials into projects.

The Residences

Lansing Board of Water and Light Headquarters (Architect designed ‘shell’ of building)

The Spine Center

QUALITY DESIGN AND MATERIALS
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LOCATION MAP
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SITE PLAN ANALYSIS
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PRELIMINARY SITE PLAN SKETCH
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PRELIMINARY SITE PLAN
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BIRD’S-EYE SITE RENDERING
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INITIAL HIGHRISE ELEVATIONS FACING WEST
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SOUTH ELEVATION

EAST ELEVATION

PRELIMINARY MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND ELEVATIONS OF CONDO/APARTMENT HIGHRISE
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PRELIMINARY MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND PERSPECTIVE OF HOTEL HIGHRISE
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PRELIMINARY MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND ELEVATION OF APARTMENTS
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RENDERED PERSPECTIVE OF HIGHRISES FACING NORTHWEST
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RENDERED PERSPECTIVE FACING NORTHWEST
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RENDERED APARTMENT PERSPECTIVE FACING EAST
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RENDERED FARMERS’ MARKET PERSPECTIVE FACING NORTHWEST
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