DUNWOODY VILLAGE STRENGTHENING THE HEART OF DUNWOODY

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Name Sarah Allen Rachel Dickey Stephanie Landry Nathan Lawrence Eric Stepowany Adam Boney Michael Bridgeman Felix Enriquez Degree BC Arch BC City & Reg. Planning Urban Design BC Civil Eng Civil Eng Civil Eng Year Masters Grad-grad 12/09 Masters Grad-2nd Year Masters Grad-2nd year -Completed Masters -Masters Grad-2nd year Masters Grad-2nd year Undergrad-3rd year Undergrad-5th year-grad 12/09 Undergrad-3rd year Where from Tremont, MS Houston, TX New Orleans, LA Marietta, GA Snellville, GA Scotland Folkston, GA Peachtree City, GA

DUNWOODY VILLAGE STRENGTHENING THE HEART OF DUNWOODY

A Vision for Dunwoody Village Redevelopment

Georgia Tech College of Architecture Sustainable Multi-Generational Communities Class 12/3/2009

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Envision an Ideal Day...
• • • • • What would it look like? Where would you go? How would you get there? What would you do? Who would it be with?

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The Ideal Day

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Dunwoody Village | Will Not Be
• • • • • • • Big Box Retail Reliant on Cars for Transportation Perimeter Mall or Perimeter Place Duplicate High-rise Buildings Single Use All Park Space Single-Family Detached Homes

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Dunwoody Village | Goals
• • • • • • • • • Promote Healthy Living Maintain History Support Lifelong Aging Connect to Surrounding Community Mix Uses Provide Public Space and City Hall Promote Walking Promote Sustainability Provide Transportation Alternatives

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Dunwoody Village | Vision
With historic characteristics, walkability, public spaces, and mixes of use, Dunwoody Village will strengthen the heart of Dunwoody, providing an authentic sense of place to foster a spirit of community wellness and healthy living through social interaction, service, sustainability, and safety.

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Health| Adult Obesity Trends

(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person

8 states over 10%

1985
No Data ≥30% <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29%
Source: Mokdad AH, et al. J Am Med Assoc 2001;286:10.

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Health| Adult Obesity Trends

(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person

1990
No Data ≥30% <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29%
Source: Mokdad AH, et al. J Am Med Assoc 2001;286:10.

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Health| Adult Obesity Trends

(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person

1995
No Data ≥30% <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29%
Source: Mokdad AH, et al. J Am Med Assoc 2001;286:10.

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Health| Adult Obesity Trends

(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person

2000
No Data ≥30% <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29%
Source: Mokdad AH, et al. J Am Med Assoc 2001;286:10.

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Health| Adult Obesity Trends

(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person

2005
No Data ≥30% <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29%
Source: Mokdad AH, et al. J Am Med Assoc 2001;286:10.

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Health| Adult Obesity Trends

(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person

Only
1 state under 20%
No Data ≥30% <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29%

2007

Source: Mokdad AH, et al. J Am Med Assoc 2001;286:10.

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Health| Adult Obesity Trends

(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person

Only
5 states over 10%

1985
No Data ≥30% <10% 10%–14% 15%–19%

1 state under 20%
20%–24%

2007
25%–29%

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Dunwoody Demographics

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Demographics| Population Total Population: 39,583
• 46.5% male • 53.5% female

Age Distribution
• • • • • 12% 27% 29% 6% 25% 65+ 45-64 25-44 18-24 Under 18

Ethnicity
• • • • • • • • • 81.8% White Non-Hispanic 4.6% Hispanic 4.4% Black 3.1% Asian Indian 1.6% Korean 1.5% Chinese 1.3% Two or more races 1.3% Other 0.5% Japanese

Data from: 2007 U.S. Census Bureau and CityData.com

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Demographics| Income / Education
• • • • • • $200k+ $150-199k $100-149k $75-99k $50-74k < $50K 14.2% 12.3% 19.2% 12.4% 13.9% 28.0% • Graduate/professional degree 26% • Bachelor’s degree 43% • Associate’s degree 4% • Some college 15% • High school diploma 9% • Less than HS 2%

Mean: $90k

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Demographics| Employment Status
• Professional • Educational, health care, social assistance 20% • Finance, insurance, real estate • Retail trade • Information • Manufacturing • Wholesale trade • Construction • Transportation, warehousing, utilities • Arts, entertainment, food services • Public administration • Other 23% 10% 9% 8% 6% 5% 4% 4% 3% 2% 4%

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Dunwoody | History
• • • • • • Pioneered in 1830’s by Major Charles Dunwody Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church Dunwoody Elementary Roswell Railroad Dunwoody Village in 1970’s Cheek-Spruill Farmhouse (The Dunwoody Farmhouse)  Originally featured house, barn, smokehouse, chicken house, cornfield,
pasture  Stephen Spruill plowed garden into mid 70’s with mule, Shorty, growing vegetables for nearby stand

• Incorporated December 1, 2008 Dunwoody Village is already the heart of Dunwoody.

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Dunwoody Village Today

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Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd.

Project Site

Mt. Vernon Rd.

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EXISTING CONDITIONS : SURROUNDINGS
• Auto dominance • Traffic congestion • Pedestrian unfriendly

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EXISTING CONDITIONS : OUT BUILDINGS
• Visually obstructing • No relationship • Multiple owners • Financially viable

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EXISTING CONDITIONS : OUT BUILDINGS
• Post office • Excessive parking • Environmentall y unsustainable

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EXISTING CONDITIONS : SPRUILL HOUSE
• Icon of Dunwoody • Loss of historical function • Loss of locational prominence

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EXISTING CONDITIONS : SITE BUILDINGS/BUSINESSES • Vacancy/occupan
cy • Decent aesthetic • Insular • Inflexible to change over time

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EXISTING CONDITIONS : COMMUNITY
• Healthy community • Evidence on every corner • Nowhere to coalesce • No physical structure to enhance

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SUMMARY:
•Visually & Physically Disconnected

RESULT:

•Declining community image •Rising vacancy •Economic and environmental unsustainability •Image of “Anywhere U.S.A.”

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The Redevelopment Plan

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OWNERSHIP SITUATION:
•30-acre parcel, Single owner •Surrounded by parcels with various owners and building ages

GOALS:
1.Create a connected, pedestrian-friendly environment. 2.Develop a viable, healthy town center at all stages. 3.Give Dunwoody a place to call home.

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MOVE 1:
Remove Building •Remove southern half of the existing building •Keep northern half, including The Fresh Market and Walgreens

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MOVE 2:
Create a logical system of rightof-ways •Establishes a public framework for development •Engages the surrounding street network

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MOVE 3:
Add first phase of buildings •Generates new income •Forms a visually coherent core

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MOVE 4:
Create a park •Creates a new place for community gathering •Increases the viability of surrounding development

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MOVE 5:
Remove remaining buildings •Creates the opportunity for future expansion

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MOVE 6:
Expand framework of right-of-ways •Extends the public framework

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MOVE 7:
Add second phase of buildings •Additional income for owner •Potential site for municipal use

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MOVE 8:
Construct City Hall •Fully frames the central public space •Places City Hall at its focus

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MOVE 9:
Develop the periphery •Framework provides flexibility over time •Allows increasing intensity of use •Accommodates office space more efficiently

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MOVE 10:
Restore the farm around the Spruill House •Restores the icon of Dunwoody •Creates a new gateway into the village center

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MOVE 11:
Expand right-ofways beyond village •Establishes public framework to guide future development •Achieves CONNECTIVITY

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Why Is Connectivity Important?

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IMPROVED WALKABILITY
• Ability to walk • Higher quality walking environments • Alternative routes for exercise

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WALKABILITY
•Existing 15-Minute Walkshed

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WALKABILITY
•New connections expand the 15minute walkshed

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DIRECT CONNECTION • Short, safe drive,
walk, or bicycle ride • Avoid regional traffic • Enjoy increased property values

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How Do We Get Connected?

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REGULATING PLAN:
•Developed along with the master plan of the village •Establishes a network of public access that frames future development •Does not = streets •Success of village will inform the content of right-ofway

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How Do We Design Safer Streets?

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CONVENTIONAL TRAFFIC CALMING

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ARTERIAL CALMING: Enhancing Pedestrian Safety
MEDIAN S CROSSING ISLANDS

VISIBLE CROSSWALKS

NARROW LANE WIDTHS

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STREET CALMING: Balancing User Needs
SHORT MEDIANS CROSSING MEDIANS

TRAFFIC CIRCLES

DYNAMIC GEOMETRY

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CITY CENTER: Establishing Pedestrian Prominence
RAISED CROSSINGS DIAGONAL PARKING

BULB OUTS

PARALLEL PARKING

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VISUAL & TEXTURAL CUES: Simple and Effective
IMPRINTED ASHPHALT PAIN T

ILLUSIO N

COBBLE STRIP

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Transportation Options

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Transportation | Walking
• Walking still a top priority, but provide alternatives to automobiles • Walker’s Guide with map of area for shopping, and civic areas

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Transportation | Strategy
• Allow neighboring residents of Dunwoody to get to Village without cars • Allow Dunwoody Village residents to leave Village without using a car

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Transportation | Arriving at Village

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Transportation | Connection to Outside Village: ZIP CARS
Car Sharing Membership Program • No extra cost for gas or insurance • Reserve cars by day or hour • Hold card to windshield and car unlocks for easy driving away • Occasional Driving Plan • Application Fee $25 / Annual Fee $50 • $7/hour or $66-$69/day

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Transportation | Connection to Outside Village: MASS TRANSIT PROBLEM
• MARTA Bus Lines 132 and 150 go through Dunwoody Village every 40 minutes SOLUTION • Trolleys to take people to destinations • Perimeter Mall, MARTA, Hospitals, and Churches

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Transportation | Connection to Outside Village: BIKE LANES Designated Bike Lanes
• Studies have shown to be safer • Requires more connection throughout city • Village could have retail center as bicycle hub

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Sustainable Design and Urban Agricuture

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Sustainable Design
Must Address: • Sustainable Site Design • Water Conservation and Quality • Energy and Environment • Indoor Environmental Quality • Conservation of Materials and Resources 

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Sustainable Design| Porous Paving
• Rainwater drains through, thereby recharging the groundwater table and reducing storm water runoff.

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Sustainable Design| Porous Paving

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Sustainable Design| Porous Paving
• Potential environmental benefits of implementing this technology in our urban centers are significant

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Sustainable Design| Tree Conservation

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Urban Agriculture | Restoring the History of Dunwoody

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Urban Agriculture | Restoring the History of Dunwoody
• The growing of plants and the raising of animals within and around cities • Integrated into the urban economic and ecological system

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Urban Agriculture | Restoring the History of Dunwoody
• Social benefits include better health and nutrition, increased income, employment, food security within the household, and community social life

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Urban Agriculture | Three Ways to Incorporate
1) Retrofit the “Big Box” post office building and surrounding parking lot 2) Incorporate agriculture in housing 3) Provide a public farming space (near Spruill House)

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Urban Agriculture | Locations

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Urban Agriculture | Retrofitting Post Office

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Urban Agriculture | Retrofitting Post Office
• Asphalt farming techniques • Layering of soil, compost in containers on top of asphalt • Post Office roof is partially replaced with a greenhouse roof • Reversal of parking lot light poles into solar trees that hold photovoltaics

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Urban Agriculture | Retrofitting Post Office

• Imagine pushing a shopping cart through this suburban farm • Picking your produce right from the vine • Option to bring your harvest to the restaurant chef for preparation • Eating your harvest on the spot

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Urban Agriculture | Housing
• Decreased reliance on transportation for agricultural products • Cuts down on unnecessary truck, train, and container ship journeys • Walk out onto your terrace, pick an apple, and then eat it

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Urban Agriculture | Housing
• For young families, the productive garden teaches volumes to the kids. • For retirees, it ensures plenty of healthy anti‐aging fresh food that is both affordable and blessedly chemical‐free.

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Urban Agriculture | Spruill House and Public Space

Before

After

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The Public Arena

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Existing Resources| Dunwoody Branch DeKalb County Public Library/ Spruill Center for the Arts Education Center

5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road
.2 mi from the Spruill House

• 0.2 mi from Spruill House

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Existing Resources| Recreational and Sports and Fitness Dunwoody Park
Fitness Center
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Indoor Track Junior Olympic Saline Pool LifeFitness Strength Training Equipment Free Weight Room Water & Land Group Fitness Classes Treadmills, Stairmasters, Recumbent & Upright Bicycles, Etc. Locker Rooms with Dry Sauna & Whirlpool Personal Training Massage Therapy Free Nutritional Consultations Dynamo Swimming Lessons Gymnastics Tae Kwando Youth Soccer/Baseball/Basketball Adult Basketball Golf Lessons/Golf Outings Tennis Lessons Summer Camps Cheerleading Church wide Family Events

Sports Center

Dunwoody Baptist Church

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Existing Resources| Spiritual

Marcus Jewish Community Center 5276 Tilly Mill Rd. 2.5 miles

Dunwoody United Methodist Church 1548 Mt. Vernon Rd. .1 mile Dunwoody Community Church 2250 Dunwoody Club Dr. 2.6 miles All Saints Catholic Church 2443 Mt. Vernon Rd. 2.3 miles

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Public Buildings | Park and City Hall Locations

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Public Buildings | Role in Defining a Community

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Public Buildings | City Hall
Example
• City of Duluth Population: 26K • City of Dunwoody Population: 39K

Dunwoody Village should be anchored by a City Hall that is a memorable iconic landmark.

Duluth City Hall

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Public Spaces | Outdoor Goals
• • • • Social interaction Recreational space Green space for inhabitants to relax Host public gatherings and festivals

Sidewalks should provide connectivity throughout the park

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Public Spaces | Hosting Community Festivals and Events
The Village streets should be easily cordoned off for street festivals.

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Public Spaces | Community Gazebo/Stage

Stage for Community Events

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Public Spaces | Community Center/ Amphitheater
• • • • Small venue, appropriate for parcel size Wide green terraces for seating and sunning Adjacent to Community center
– –

Pavilion stage for concerts, outdoor movies, performances.

Gathering spot for larger events and festivals Place for residents to meet, have classes, etc.

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Public Spaces | Other Areas/Features
• Fountains provide a focal point for town greens...

and anchor more intimate public spaces

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Public Spaces | Splash Pads
• FUN • A great place for all ages to mix and play

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Public Spaces | Other Areas: Rooftops
Include • Lush plantings • Swimming pools • Fire pits • Restaurants • GREAT SKYLINE VIEWS

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Public Spaces | Other Areas: Rooftops
• Great nightlife spots • Inject energy & street activity • Increase commercial viability • Attract residents to the village • Increase “green space” • Casual daytime retreats

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Retail

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Retail| Questions for Dunwoody Village • Who is going to shop here? • What are they shopping for? • What is it going to look like?

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Retail | Can Shopping Be Enjoyable?

http://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk

www.savageartstudios.com

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Retail | Healthy Choices

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Retail | Supply and Demand
• 3 mile radius

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Retail | Supply and Demand
• 1 mile radius

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Retail | Around the Village

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Retail | Shops, Plaza, Medical, and Banks
$
Health & Wellness Facility

Clinic

Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Dunwoody Plaza

$
Shops of Dunwoody
Dunwoody Pediatrics

$

$

$ $

$

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Retail | Surroundings = Housing

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Retail | Great Services Available

Pre-school / Daycare

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Retail | Surroundings Strengths
• Great Location • Large Population • High Traffic Count

Weaknesses
• • • • Not Walkable High Vacancy Rate Lack of Visibility Lack of Green space

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Retail | Locations

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Retail Concepts | Atlantic Station

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Retail Concepts | Neighborhood

www.socketsite.com

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Retail Concepts | Neighborhood

www.lloydconstruction.com

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Retail Concepts | Restaurants

www.pbase.com

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Retail Concepts | Neighborhood Renderings

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Retail Concepts | Perspective

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Retail | Corner Retail Space

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Retail Concepts | Corner Retail Space • Retail ideas to:
• • • • • Be pedestrian friendly Have healthier food options Increase density Increase visibility Have better access to medical

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Commercial Parcels | Office Over Retail & Live/Work
Businesses to Include
• • • • • • Health Care Providers Financial Services Professional Services Art Galleries Preschools Overflow City Offices

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Residential Aspects

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Housing | Existing Stock
Housing Occupancy • 95% Occupancy • 66% own, 33% rent • 5% Vacancy Housing Unit Types • 63% Single unit structures • 37% Multi-unit structures Household Size • 62% of owned and 80% of rented residences have household size of 1 or 2 people

Household Types • 55% Married-couple families • 31% People living alone • 9% Other families • 5% Other nonfamily households

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Housing | Home Ages and Values

• • • • •

$1 million: $500-999k: $300-499k: $200-299k: < 199k:

0% 21% 58% 16% 5%

Year Housing Built

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Housing | Locations

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Housing | Options

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Housing | Baby Boomers
• Born 1946-1964 (currently ages 45-63) • 25% of national population (75 million) • Significant impact on housing in long term • Retirement accounts have lost 18.3% of their value within last year, causing to work longer • Seeking multigenerational communities that promote convenience, social interaction, continued education, and active lifestyles • Low maintenance homes with close proximity to retail • Want to remain physically and mentally healthy

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Housing | Generation X
• Born 1965-1978 (currently ages 31-44) • 18% of national population (52 million) • Most are renting their first homes as couples, or owning while starting family • Will be credited with bringing in the majority of child population • Overall, want a safe and friendly community environment

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Housing | Generation Y
• Born 1979-1996 (currently ages 13-30) • 27% of national population (80 million) • Will be key demographic for multifamily and starter housing in next decade • Will pay for walkable, mixed-use community • Convenience, connectivity, and a healthy work-life balance to maintain relationships • More than ½ would trade lot size for proximity to shopping or work • Want diversity in housing types, styles, groups of people, and household composition • “Green” home designs play important role in purchase and rent decisions

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Housing | Diversity
• Want to create a live-work-play environment • Opportunities for people of different incomes to live near where they work and leisure for quality growth • Options of apartment buildings, townhomes, condominiums, residential above retail, and green homes

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Housing | Apartments stories 3-5
• Include workout/activity center
• Rooftop gardening

2-3 stories • Wrap around with
center public area

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Housing | Townhomes
• Design to encourage interaction with neighbors to meet • Front porches and balconies, garages in rear or on-street parking • Make sidewalks walkable

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Housing | Above Retail
• Excellent for land conservation • Design to have parking under residential units and behind retail spaces • Balconies important for neighbor interaction and community interface • Important to make walkable

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Aging

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Aging

U.S Census Bureau shows

• •

by 2025 90% increase in 65 and older from 2001 levels 450% increase in over 85 from 2001 levels

almost 28 million Americans will be 65 and older

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Aging | Wants
• The majority of older Americans report wanting to stay in the same homes and to age in place. • Dunwoody Village could help this dilemma by having housing geared specifically toward aging in place. • Dunwoody residents can move out of their homes if cannot maintain anymore but still stay in Dunwoody.

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Aging | Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities

NORC - A geographic area that identifies large concentrations of the neighborhood or community area with older adults. These are areas where older adults live and will likely continue to live and “age in place.” Lifelong Community - an opportunity to create a place where individuals can live throughout their lifetime with access to housing and transportation options, access to healthy living and access to information and services.  

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Aging | Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities

Potential NORCs in DeKalb as “Geographic Areas Concentrations of Citizens 55+
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DeKalb Citizens 55+
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0-24% 25% - 34% 35% - 44% 45% - 55%

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Aging | Elements of Service Delivery
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Aging | Healthy Living
• • An emphasis on physical health Walkable areas, and a wide range of potential physical activities Housing geared toward aging in place A involved community center will promote social, physical interaction of all ages.

DUNWOODY VILLAGE STRENGTHENING THE HEART OF DUNWOODY
Aging | Healthy Living

• Successful aging is dependent upon a person’s ability to balance all areas of wellness.

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Aging| Considerations
•Location of services to older adult populations •Permitting of future businesses for older adults and access to transportation •Developing service delivery strategies in areas with high concentrations of older adults

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Universal Design

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Universal Design
• What is it? • Why does it matter? • How can it be used?

DUNWOODY VILLAGE STRENGTHENING THE HEART OF DUNWOODY
Universal Design | What Is It? • Solve problems faced through the use of products, buildings and environments • Focus on functionality, ease of use and appearance • Products, buildings and environments accessible to all

DUNWOODY VILLAGE STRENGTHENING THE HEART OF DUNWOODY
Universal Design | What Is It?
Equitable Use

Simple & Intuitive

Perceptible Information

Universal Design Flexibility

Tolerance For Error

Appropriate Size and Space for Approach And Use

Low Physical Effort

DUNWOODY VILLAGE STRENGTHENING THE HEART OF DUNWOODY
Universal Design | Why Does it Matter?

Safety

Convenienc e
Equitable Use Simple & Intuitive Universal Design Perceptible Information

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Flexibility

Tolerance For Error

Appropriate Size and Low Physical Effort Space for Approach And Use

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Universal Design | Why Does it Matter?
• Many Universal Design solutions are inexpensive • Universal Design should be considered from the beginning • Universal Design creates satisfaction

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Universal Design | In Dunwoody Village
• Public spaces: wide sidewalks, dropped curbs, benches • Retail: accessible store fronts, space for outdoor seating

DUNWOODY VILLAGE STRENGTHENING THE HEART OF DUNWOODY
Universal Design | In Dunwoody Village
• Residential: aging in place; wider doors and hallways, accessible bath tubs and showers

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Site Design

DUNWOODY VILLAGE STRENGTHENING THE HEART OF DUNWOODY
GOALS:
1.Create a connected, pedestrian-friendly environment. 2.Develop a viable, healthy town center at all stages. 3.Give Dunwoody a place to call home.

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OWNERSHIP SITUATION:
•30-acre parcel, Single owner •Surrounded by parcels with various owners and building ages

DUNWOODY VILLAGE STRENGTHENING THE HEART OF DUNWOODY
MOVE 1:
Remove the southern portion of existing building

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MOVE 2:
Add a new framework of right-of ways

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MOVE 3:
Add new streets •Parallel and diagonal on-street parking •Tight turning radii •Wide shoulders for bicycles •Medians and traffic circles

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MOVE 4:
Add new sidewalks •Wide sidewalks for outdoor display/dining •Crossing bulb-outs •Textured crosswalks •Extensions across Chamblee Dunwoody & Mt. Vernon

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MOVE 5:
Add trees and landscaping • Visually soften • Provide shade • Calm vehicular traffic

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MOVE 6:
Add public park/plaza •Blends hardscape with soft •Accommodates active and passive recreation •Acts as a visual folly for buildings •Creates a center to gather, a place to relax.

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MOVE 7:
Add new buildings • Residential over retail • Parking in rear • Frame streets and central public space

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MOVE 8:
Remove remaining existing buildings

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MOVE 9:
Expand the village center • New buildings:
Small office/residential over retail • Apartment building • Structured parking with ground level retail

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MOVE 10:
Insert City Hall •Prominent location •Rear concealed •Clock tower on southeast corner •Creates civic identity

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MOVE 11:
Expand the village into the periphery • Creates consistent frontage along Dunwoody Village Parkway • Larger footprint office/residential • Additional retail

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MOVE 12:
Highlight the Spruill House •New farm restores history & culture •Provides visual draw from intersection •Physically projects presence of Village Center into Dunwoody

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CONCLUSION
The Proposed Plan: •Acknowledges ownership realities •Allows flexibility to maintain economic viability in an unforeseeable future •Creates a new community core for Dunwoody •Establishes a framework for the creation of a healthy community for people of every generation

DUNWOODY VILLAGE STRENGTHENING THE HEART OF DUNWOODY

THANK YOU

DUNWOODY VILLAGE STRENGTHENING THE HEART OF DUNWOODY

Special Thanks to Instructor Rick Duke and all of the guest lecturers we had this semester.

Happy Retirement Rick! December 4, 2009

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