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Health Corridor Survey Results

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3-Day Design Charrette Summary

A three-day design visioning workshop was facilitated by HDR Design Firm along with public input, which resulted in the final draft concept shown below. Scroll through all the concepts below to see how the concepts progressed from Day 1 though Day 3.

DAY 3: Final Draft

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DAY 2: Tuesday, July 8 at NIC

Two revised plan concepts build upon the feedback received during the first day design charrette. Based on feedback from tonight’s presentation and discussion, a final draft scheme will be developed and posted tomorrow.

Option 1

Benefits:

Respect the basic neighborhood framework. Create new mixed use development areas at the north-central area of the corridor and to the east of hwy 95.,

  • Retain existing residential stability along the southern portion of the corridor
  • Create new mixed use development opportunities by reorganizing the central portion of the corridor
  • Increase traffic flow, safety and efficiency with a north overpass (over I-90), connecting Ironwood Driver eastward from the district area and adding two ‘right-in-right-out’ turns along hwy 95.
  • Add traffic calming elements (bump-outs and cross walks) along Emma.
  • Reorient a short segment of Ironwood drive for better traffic flow, clear wayfinding and more intuitive navigation within the corridor.
  • Create a parking structure, parks and greenways within the corridor for community benefit
  • Add a parking structure for the community and hospital
  • East of hyw 95, create a new north-south mainstreet with retail, hotel and commercial development opportunities. But align the road to accommodate the former Shopko building.
  • Create improved bike and ped connectivity through the corridor

Option 2

Benefits:

Option 2: Boldly shift roadway alignments within the corridor. Create a central neighborhood openspace surrounded by new mixed use development, and new development mainstreet east of hwy 90.

  • Retain existing residential stability south of Emma
  • Create two east-west roadways within the corridor to enhance a network of vehicular connectivity: Ironwood Drive and Seltice Way.
  • Increase traffic flow, safety and efficiency with a north overpass (over I-90), connecting Ironwood Driver eastward from the district area and adding two ‘right-in-right-out’ turns along hwy 95.
  • Create a central park surrounded by new mixed-use development
  • Add a parking structure for the community and hospital.
  • Add a ‘right in, right out’ vehicle access point on Hwy 95.
  • Create a new north-south mainstreet with retail, hotel and commercial development opportunities between Hwy 95 and Government Way
  • Create improved bike and ped connectivity through the corridor
  • Enhance connections between the central park, Ironwood and the southern residential area.

DAY 1: Monday, July 7 at NIC

Four possible plan concepts, with their key benefits, were discussed at Monday’s Workshop are featured below. Please plan to attend our Tuesday and Wednesday Open House to see the refined plans.

Enhanced Flow

Benefits:

  • Retain existing residential stability along the southern portion of the corridor
  • Create new mixed use development opportunities by reorganizing the central portion of the corridorC
  • Increase traffic flow, safety and efficiency with two roundaboutsV
  • Reorient Ironwood drive for better traffic flow, clear wayfinding and more intuitive navigation within the corridor.
  • Create a central park within the corridor for community benefit
  • Add a parking structure for the community and hospital
  • Increase traffic connections north across I-90 with an overpass
  • Add a ‘right in, right out’ vehicle access point on Hwy 95.
  • Create a new north-south mainstreet with retail, hotel and commercial development opportunities between Hwy 95 and Government Way
  • Create improved bike and ped connectivity through the corridor

Community Fabric

Benefits:

  • Retain existing residential stability south of Emma
  • Create a central park surrounded by new mixed-use development
  • Reorient Ironwood drive for better traffic flow, clear wayfinding and more intuitive navigation within the corridor.
  • Add a parking structure for the community and hospital
  • Add a ‘right in, right out’ vehicle access point on Hwy 95.
  • Create a new north-south mainstreet with retail, hotel and commercial development opportunities between Hwy 95 and Government Way
  • Create improved bike and ped connectivity through the corridor
  • Enhance connections between the central park, Ironwood and the southern residential area.

Green Spine

Benefits:

  • Retain existing residential stability south of Emma
  • Create new north-south streets to improve wayfinding, and traffic flow options within the center of the corridor
  • Create two linear greenspaces with adjacent opportunity for mixed-use development
  • Reorient Ironwood drive for better traffic flow, clear wayfinding and more intuitive navigation within the corridor.
  • Add a parking structure for the community and hospital
  • Increase traffic connections north across I-90 with an overpass or underpass
  • Add a ‘right in, right out’ vehicle access point on Hwy 95.
  • Create a roadway network east of Hwy 95 that includes greenspace to stimulate new mixed-use development in this area.
  • Create improved bike and ped connectivity through the corridor
  • Create passive park space areas within the existing evergreen tree groves along the north-western area of the site.
  • Enhance connections between the central park, Ironwood and the southern residential area.

Green Coeur

Benefits:

  • Retain existing residential stability south of Emma
  • Create new north-south streets and reorient Ironwood Drive to improve wayfinding, and traffic flow options through the corridor
  • Create a variety of greenspaces with adjacent opportunity for mixed-use development
  • Add a parking structure for the community and hospital.
  • Add a ‘right in, right out’ vehicle access point on Hwy 95.
  • Create a new north-south mainstreet with retail, hotel and commercial development opportunities between Hwy 95 and Government Way
  • Create improved bike and ped connectivity through the corridor