23rd and Main Street

Daniella, Kiri & Randy
21 October 2011

Site

Vacant lot on busy commercial street Middle of Riley Park, a community with backyard chickens & pilot food scrap program

Little Mountain Neighbourhood House block away
Already identified by local community as place for improvement Full sun N

23rd Street

Main Street

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SWOT Analysis
Site Analysis

Trade Winds

Storm Winds
Solar Aspect Heat Sink Traffic & Bar Noise

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Water

Sectoral Analysis
Site Analysis


Zone 1: n/a
Zone 2: Many people

walk by daily

Zone 3: Fewer people walk by or “hang out” area for fewer people Zone 4: Lowmaintenance, low traffic (area is fenced in and neglected)

• Zone 5: Left alone
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Zonal Analysis
Site Analysis

Design Goals

Family-friendly area Urban respite, place for reflection Multi-purpose space Ecological habitat Pollution abatement (noise, light, air particulates) Improved sensory experience

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Proposed Design
Post-Design Analysis

Proposed Design
Post-Design Analysis

The Design
1. Food forest 2. Sensory herb garden 3. Wild grass 4. Water system 5. Vertical garden 6. Trees buffer 7. Path & “stage” 8. Community board & bench

5 1 8 4 6 7

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2

8

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Trade Winds

Storm Winds
Solar Aspect Heat Sink Traffic & Bar Noise

N

Water

Sectoral Analysis
Post-Design Analysis

Park is Zone 2 or 3 for everyone!

•Family •Professional •Unemployed •Volunteer gardener N

Zonal Analysis
Post-Design Analysis

Sketch Up Activity

Timeline for Implementation

Actions for Implementation
Objective
Community awareness and buy in City awareness of activities and resource support Resilient design Community stewardship of site

Action to Achieve
Community outreach and collaboration during the pre-funding stages Meetings with city staff, funding applications Selection of suitable plants that can thrive in an urban environment Community outreach and collaboration during design/construction

Community celebration, programming in park, Organized, long-term management of site reports sent to funding agencies

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