CIVIC DESIGN ASSOCIATES

Design Presentation East End Master Plan and the Improvements to the Navigation, York, and Sampson Corridors
For The Greater East End Management District Houston, Texas 19 April 2011

Public Planning Process

‡ Thu. 9 Dec, Placemaking Workshop ‡ Fri. 10 Dec, Streets as Places Workshop ‡ Dec ² April, Stakeholder Meetings ‡ Wed. 9 Feb, 7:30 - Steering Committee Briefing ‡ Wed. 9 Feb, 2:00 ² 5:00 ² Design Concept Workshop ‡ Thu. 10 Feb, 4:00 ² 6:30 - Public Open House ‡ Follow-up Stakeholder Meetings ‡ Tue. 19 April, Design Briefing

The East End Vision
‡ The Greater East End will be a vibrant, mixed-use, multi-cultural, and sustainable model for the redevelopment of a historic and strategic Houston neighborhood. ‡ The vision is sustainable on several levels: as urban infill development, as a transit oriented community, and as a green community. ‡ Navigation Boulevard will serve as the East End·s ´Main Streetµ and will become an active, green, pedestrian-oriented and transit-friendly boulevard.

The Master Plan Concepts

The Master Plan Principles

‡ Navigation Boulevard should function as the East End·s Main Street. ‡ Doing this will require thinking of the neighborhood street network in a comprehensive fashion: Sampson, York, Bastrop, Jensen, Bastrop, Canal, and Commerce, among others. ‡ Street connectivity has to address vehicles as well as pedestrians, bicycles, and transit.

The Master Plan

Navigation Boulevard

Existing Conditions ² Navigation

‡ Wide ROW and median ‡ Some mature landscaping ‡ Vacant and available property ‡ Existing visitor draws ‡ Guadalupe Park

Primary Activity Nodes

‡ Guadalupe Park/western gateway ‡ Navigation Main Street restaurant row and esplanade ‡ York/Sampson Cultural/Arts quarter ‡ York transit station at Harrisburg

Navigation ´Main Streetµ Pedestrian Promenade

Navigation ´Main Streetµ Pedestrian Promenade

Navigation ´Main Streetµ Phasing

Navigation ´Main Streetµ Pedestrian Promenade

Block A - Merida

Navigation Boulevard Cross-Section

Santana Row, San Jose

Santana Row, San Jose

Navigation ´Main Streetµ Pedestrian Promenade

Blocks B & C ² Dona Maria/Ninfa·s

Navigation ´Main Streetµ Pedestrian Promenade

Block D ² Fire Station

Navigation ´Main Streetµ Pedestrian Promenade

Blocks E & F ² Villa Arcos

Navigation ´Main Streetµ Pedestrian Promenade

Guadalupe Church

Navigation ´Main Streetµ ² 4 Lane Option

Navigation ´Main Streetµ ² 4 Lane Option

York/Sampson Corridors

Existing Conditions ² Sampson and York

‡ Substandard or missing sidewalks ‡ Accessibility ‡ Lack of shade ‡ Overhead power

Concepts ² Sampson and York

‡ Need to function as primary north-south connectors for vehicles. ‡ Also have to be a primary pedestrian/bike route to connect to light rail on Harrisburg. ‡ Reduce pavement width to allow for a wider promenade on one side of the street.

York & Sampson Corridors

Sampson ² Champ Burger Block

York & Sampson Corridors

Landscape Concepts

York & Sampson Corridors

Landscape Concepts

East End Improvements

Signature Elements

East End Improvements

Signature Elements

East End Improvements

Solar Lighting

East End Improvements

Wayfinding Concepts

East End Improvements

Wayfinding Concepts

East End Improvements

Wayfinding Concepts

The East End Vision
Other Initiatives and Activities: ‡ Harrisburg Light Rail Corridor ‡ East End Mobility Study ‡ Museum Feasibility Study ‡ Trolley/circulator system study ‡ Wayfinding and Graphics ‡ Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone

The East End Vision
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