Downtown Collingwood Revitalization by nyut545e2

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									                                             October 27, 2008




Downtown Collingwood
   Revitalization
“Making Collingwood a great place to
         shop, work and play”




                                       Downtown Collingwood
                        Presenters
•   Overview                                g
                                     Ed Houghton
•   Streetscape Design               David Wood
•   Parking & Road Design            Ted Prokopec
•   Schedule & Financial Info        Ed Houghton




                                              Downtown Collingwood
                       Agenda
• Overview
• Pedestrian      Streetscape Design
• Bicycle         Bike Lanes & Parking
• Mass Transit    Bus Routes & Transit Stops
  Vehicular
• V hi l          Parking R d D i
                  P ki & Road Design
• Schedule & Phasing
• Financial




                                               Downtown Collingwood
Presentation Objectives
1.   Seek Council’s endorsement on the design concept
2.   Seek pre-budget approval for Phase 1 construction
3.   Approve schedule
     Subject to Council’s direction, another presentation is
     proposed in late January 2009 for approval on:
     -G             d focal area designs
       Gateways, and f    l      d i
     - Tree preservation and removal strategies
     - Paver design and layout
     - Bike lanes


                                                           Overview
                                                      Downtown Collingwood
Background
• Hurontario Downtown Improvement
  constructed in 1979/80 as
  Town/BIA project & included:
   – Landscaping, interlocking stone
     sidewalks,
     sidewalks illumination & street
     furniture
   – Infrastructure improvements

• Result was one of the most
  beautiful streets in Downtown
  Ontario


                                            Overview
                                       Downtown Collingwood
Rationale
              Design i ti d d i       d f d ti g
            • D ig is tired and in need of updating
            • Ongoing maintenance required over the past
                           (trees,          corrections, poles
              25+ years (trees trip hazard corrections poles,
              signals, illumination & street furniture repairs)
            • Much of the surface infrastructure is past its
              service life and the costs of rehabilitation and
              repairs are inevitable




                                                        Overview
                                                   Downtown Collingwood
Rationale cont’d
• As an objective of the rehabilitation, opportunity exits to
  “enhance” the Downtown to reflect Town’s progressive
  i iti ti
  initiatives on:
   – Active Transportation
       • Pedestrian - Bicycle - Mass Transit - Vehicle
   – Complete Streets & Walkable Communities
   – Accessibility
     Heritage Protection
   – H it g P t ti

• Equitable investment in the downtown for healthier
           it lifestyles, d to        f
  community lif t l and t ensure safe access f thfor those
  without access to a car


                                                              Overview
                                                         Downtown Collingwood
Rationale cont’d
 • Total project cost for rehabilitation & pedestrian/ bicycle
     h           t i $10 300 000
   enhancements is $10,300,000

 • In recognition of the importance of a vibrant downtown,
   Downtown C lli
   D     t                d ill     it $1,000,000 towards th
               Collinwood will commit $1 000 000 t     d the
   improvements

 • Project fits well into the 2009-2011 “rolling” Public Works
   Budget




                                                          Overview
                                                     Downtown Collingwood
Objectives
• Revitalize downtown environment to
  enhance the heritage district
  architecture
• Enhance business opportunities and
  outdoor retail space throughout BIA
• Improve pedestrian environment for
  accessibility
• Improve bicycle access to downtown
• Strike a balance between parking/
  vehicular requirements and
  pedestrian improvements

                                           Pedestrian
                                        Downtown Collingwood
 Committee Process
• To best serve the interests of all
               ,
  stakeholders, a Committee was
  formed to assess alternatives,
  review finances, and participate in
      p p                p p
  the preparation of the proposed
  design
• Committee was formed in
  December 2007 and has generally
  met on a monthly basis
  Sub-Committees
• Sub Committees were also
  established to review specific
  design elements

                                             Overview
                                        Downtown Collingwood
Committee Process cont’d
                  cont d
• Committee membership included representatives from:

   – Council :Councillors Jeffery & Foley
                                     Nicholson,
   – Downtown Collingwood : Sue Nicholson Councillor
                                Jeffery, Michael Christie
   – Heritage Committee: Ed Christie, Ron Martin
   – Parking Committee: Michael Christie, Ed Houghton
   – Town Staff: Ed Houghton, Brian MacDonald, Peter
                 Dunbar, C th i D
                 D b Catherine Durrant       t
   – Consultants: David Wood, Eha Naylor, Ted Prokopec,
                              ,          g
                  Victor Ford, Jim Snelgrove
                                                        Overview
                                                   Downtown Collingwood
Committee Process cont’d
• Sub-Committees were also formed to review and select:
   – Street Furniture - Illumination

• Design concepts, budgets and schedule have been
  developed & recommended by the Committee

• On-street cycle lanes have been developed according to
  recommendations of the Town’s Active Transportation
  M      Pl
  Master Plan (currently being prepared by Victor Ford and Associates
  inc).

• Design initiatives in collaboration with Commercial Urban
  Design Guidelines (currently being prepared by Robert Voigt, Town
  Planning).


                                                                Overview
                                                           Downtown Collingwood
                       Agenda
• Overview
• Pedestrian      Streetscape Design
• Bicycle         Bike Lanes & Parking
• Mass Transit    Bus Routes & Transit Stops
  Vehicular
• V hi l          Parking/Road D i
                  P ki /R d Design
• Schedule & Phasing
• Financial




                                               Downtown Collingwood
Overall BIA Streetscape Renewal Plan




                                          Pedestrian
                                       Downtown Collingwood
Existing Retail / Pedestrian Challenges




Patio d t il displays
P ti and retail di l
encroach into pedestrian path


                                             Pedestrian
                                          Downtown Collingwood
Existing Retail / Pedestrian Challenges             cont’d




         Patios only possible where trees or site
         furnishings are absent
                                                         Pedestrian
                                                      Downtown Collingwood
    Existing Retail / Pedestrian Challenges   cont’d




1                   2                 3

                                    Patio/display & site
                                    furniture layout creates
                                    meandering and
                                    constricted pedestrian
                                        i        t h ll
                                    environment - challenge
                    5
4                                   for accessibility


                                                   Pedestrian
                                                Downtown Collingwood
Hurontario St. – Existing Streetscape




• 5.5m continuous sidewalk environment
• shared and undefined pedestrian, patio/retail space, & public amenity space



                                                                  Pedestrian
                                                               Downtown Collingwood
Hurontario St. – Proposed Streetscape




• 0.6m wide display area beside building (sandwich boards etc.);
• 2.5m wide (min.) unobstructed pedestrian path;
• 2.5m wide patio/ or retail display area along curb;
• 0.5m wide curb side buffer for vehicle over hang / snow storage.

                                                                     Pedestrian
                                                                 Downtown Collingwood
Hurontario St. – Precedents




                                 Pedestrian
                              Downtown Collingwood
Hurontario St. – Streetscape




                                  Pedestrian
                               Downtown Collingwood
Hurontario St. – Streetscape




                                  Pedestrian
                               Downtown Collingwood
Hurontario St. – Streetscape




                                  Pedestrian
                               Downtown Collingwood
Hurontario St. – Streetscape




                                  Pedestrian
                               Downtown Collingwood
Hurontario St. – Streetscape




                                  Pedestrian
                               Downtown Collingwood
Heritage Paving
       2.5m i t        t d
       2 5 uninterrupted
       pedestrian path with
       heritage paving




                              Hurontario St.
                                         S
       0.6m retail display
       area with distinct
       paving


       2.5m curbside
       patio / display
       zone with
       distinct paving
                p     g




       • Heritage paver to define walkway path
         Secondary paver to d fi patio/retail
       • S     d          t define ti / t il
         zones                                      Pedestrian
                                                 Downtown Collingwood
Heritage Paving




                            Hurontario St.
                                       S


• Urban Braille to define walkway and
  intersection approach for accessibility
• Inset street names at intersections

                                                Pedestrian
                                             Downtown Collingwood
Pine St. /Marie St. – Existing Streetscape




        • 1.5m concrete sidewalk
        • 1.0m combination asphalt and paver curbside edge
        • narrow bike lanes
        • no street trees due to space constraints           Pedestrian
                                                         Downtown Collingwood
Pine St. /Marie St. – Proposed Streetscape




        • maintain existing curb alignments
        • 1.5m wide sidewalk with 1.0m paver splash strip
        • widened bicycle lanes (1.5m)
        • street trees/feature planting areas at bump-outs      Pedestrian
                                                             Downtown Collingwood
Pine St. /Marie St. – Streetscape




                                       Pedestrian
                                    Downtown Collingwood
Pine St. /Marie St. – Streetscape




                                       Pedestrian
                                    Downtown Collingwood
East-West Streets – Existing Streetscape




       • 3.0m continuous sidewalk environment
       • no street trees due to space constraints


                                                       Pedestrian
                                                    Downtown Collingwood
East-West Streets – Proposed Streetscape




      • widen road 0.35m (south curb relocated)
      •1.5m bicycle lanes added
      •1.7m - 2.0m concrete sidewalk with 1.0m paver splash strip;
        t t trees/feature planting areas at b
      •street t   /f t      l ti g                 t
                                          t bump-outs
                                                            Pedestrian
                                                         Downtown Collingwood
Pine St. /Marie St. – Streetscape




                                       Pedestrian
                                    Downtown Collingwood
Pine St. /Marie St. – Streetscape




                                       Pedestrian
                                    Downtown Collingwood
Intersection Bump-outs
   Uninterrupted
   pedestrian path
                                                     Crosswalk queuing
   Curbside patio /                                  area
   display zone
                                                      Proposed bumpouts




                                                 .
                                     urontario St.
                                                     Shortened pedestrian
                                                     crossing (2 lanes)




                                    Hu
                                                       New street trees at
                                                       proposed bumpouts

            • Bump-outs provide opportunities for tree
               l ti g     Pi    St M i        dE t
              planting on Pine, Ste. Marie, and East
              West Streets                                   Pedestrian
                                                          Downtown Collingwood
Bump-outs Seasonal Displays
                              • Seasonal display
                                (X-mas trees,
                                pumpkins,
                                scarecrows, etc.)
                              • Public art
                                opportunities




                                        Pedestrian
                                     Downtown Collingwood
Intersection Existing Condition




                                                t.
                                    Hurontario St


        Pedestrian congestion at intersection crosswalks and
          ti / t il     fli t
        patio/retail conflicts
                                                               Pedestrian
                                                           Downtown Collingwood
Intersection Existing Condition cont’d


                                                 Crosswalk
                                                 misaligned with
                                                 sidewalk
          Patio
          interference
          with crosswalk
          queuing area

         Wide crosswalk                      S    dS
                                             Second St.
         (4 lanes wide)



                                        t.
                            Hurontario St




                                                    Pedestrian
                                                 Downtown Collingwood
Intersection Pedestrian Bump-Outs
       Uninterrupted
       pedestrian path


       Curbside patio /
                                                 Crosswalk queuing
       display zone with
                                                 area
       distinct paving
                                                 Proposed bumpouts

                                                 Crossings realigned
                Second St.                       with street paths
                                                            p
                                                 Shortened pedestrian
                                                 crossing (2 lanes)


       Embedded street
                             Hurontario St.
       names in path
                p                             New street trees at
                                      o       proposed bumpouts




                                                         Pedestrian
                                                      Downtown Collingwood
Intersection Pedestrian Bump-Outs cont’d
         Existing
         crosswalk

         Existing curb
         radius




              Second St.



                           Hurontario St.




                                               Pedestrian
                                            Downtown Collingwood
 Heritage District Gateways




Hurontario/ Hume Round About   Hurontario/ First St. Intersection

                                                           Pedestrian
                                                        Downtown Collingwood
Heritage District Focal Points


Additional Bump-out Added




                             Federal Building (Post Office)
                                re-aligned        bump-out
                             • re aligned traffic bump out
                                (both sides of street)

         Town Hall

                                                   Pedestrian
                                                Downtown Collingwood
Laneway Connection Improvements
                             P




                         P        P

Public Parking Lot   P
Town Owned




                                      Pedestrian
                                  Downtown Collingwood
Laneway Connection Improvements cont’d
                                       P




                                   P       P

Public Parking Lot   P
Town Owned
Privately Owned
• Partnerships with private land
  owners to permit public access

                                               Pedestrian
                                           Downtown Collingwood
Laneway Connection Improvements cont’d



                         • Named lanes with metal
                           gateway
                         • Safe, lit, pedestrian
                           connections between B.I.A
                           streets and rear parking
                           Lighting, murals
                         • Lighting murals, public art
                         • Kiosk, bicycle parking, etc.


                                               Pedestrian
                                            Downtown Collingwood
Street Trees
• Retain existing healthy trees
• Remove unsafe/hazard trees
• Replace trees with salt
  tolerant species with a “light
  canopy”
• Plant trees in “structural” soil
  growing medium
• Utilize tree grates to support
  paving above root zones




                                        Pedestrian
                                     Downtown Collingwood
Lighting and Furnishings Sub-Committee Goals
       • Complement & respect Downtown Heritage District
         architecture;
         Lighting, ig g      t t furnishings to i  ll     d
       • Lighti g signage & street f i hi g t visually read
         as a single family;
                             ,
       • Products are durable, made from sustainable
         materials, & consider energy conservation principles;
       • Standardize furniture & light assemblies
         (maintenance);
       • Easy access & are easily maintained (lights &
         trash/recycle receptacles);
       • Support established Canadian suppliers (when
         possible) - quality products (reliable technical
           pp ,            y     p
         support, warranty & repair service;  ;
       • Cost responsible                              Pedestrian
                                                    Downtown Collingwood
Street Lighting Evaluation
• Existing lighting is inadequate for
  the roadway
• New design needs to address
  impact of street tree canopy
• Need to consider both illumination
  and uniformity
• Avoid “hot spots” and dark zones
• Incorporate “dark sky” principles
  ( g                 ,     p)
  (light shines down, not up)
• Lighting to enhance business
  opportunities and public safety

                                           Pedestrian
                                        Downtown Collingwood
Street Lighting Selection
• Heritage style metal pole with pendant
  fixture and arm;
  Heavy pole with visual weight (20-25 ft
• H       l ith i      l ight (20 25 ft.
  high);
               g                g
• Pedestrian light fixtures along
  Hurontario St. and First St.;
• Pulse-start metal halide (white light);
• Dark sky compliant with cut off optics;
• Convenient access to optics for ease of
  maintenance;
• Removable aluminum base;


                                               Pedestrian
                                            Downtown Collingwood
Street lighting Selection cont’d
• Electrical receptacle at
  top of poles;
• Versatility for banners
  and hanging baskets;
  Shared use of light
• S             f
  poles with traffic lights
  and streets signs to
  reduce street clutter




                                      Pedestrian
                                   Downtown Collingwood
 Street Furnishings Selection
• Metal (galvanized steel
  or aluminum) with
  corrosion / protective
  coating
• Wood - South American
  IPE wood (farmed not
  harvested);




                                   Pedestrian
                                Downtown Collingwood
                       Agenda
• Overview
• Pedestrian      Streetscape Design
• Bicycle         Bike Lanes & Parking
• Mass Transit    Bus Routes & Transit Stops
  Vehicular
• V hi l          Parking/Road D i
                  P ki /R d Design
• Schedule & Phasing
• Financial




                                               Downtown Collingwood
Bicycle Connections - Existing
                                 P




                             P       P



Public Parking Lot    P
On-street bike lane


                                              Bicycle
                                     Downtown Collingwood
Bicycle Connections - Proposed
                                 P




                            P        P



Public Parking Lot    P
On-street bike lane


                                              Bicycle
                                     Downtown Collingwood
Bicycle Connections – Proposed cont’d
                                 P




                             P          P



Public Parking Lot     P
On-street bike lane
Off-street bike lane
Bike parking node
                                                 Bicycle
                                        Downtown Collingwood
Bicycle Connections – Private Partnerships
                                P




                            P          P



Public Parking Lot     P
On-street bike lane
Off-street bike lane
Bike parking node
                                                 Bicycle
                                        Downtown Collingwood
Bicycle Connections




                               Bicycle
                      Downtown Collingwood
                        Agenda
• Overview
• Pedestrian        Streetscape Design
• Bicycle           Bike Lanes & Parking
• Mass Transit      Bus Routes & Transit Stops
  Vehicular
• V hi l            Parking/Road D i
                    P ki /R d Design
• Schedule & Financial Info




                                             Downtown Collingwood
Bus Routes & Transit Stops




                             Mass Transit
                             Downtown Collingwood
                       Agenda
• Overview
• Pedestrian      Streetscape Design
• Bicycle         Bike Lanes & Parking
• Mass Transit    Bus Routes & Transit Stops
• Vehicular       Parking/Road Design
• Schedule & Phasing
• Financial




                                               Downtown Collingwood
                   Design Approach
                                   p                y      y
• Adhere to the Town’s Active Transportation Priority Policy
     1. Pedestrians
     2. Cyclists
     3. Transit
     4. Motor Vehicles
• Compatible with “Complete Streets” philosophy
• Enhance Pedestrian/Cyclist mobility
• Adopt Traffic Calming features where feasible
• Maximize on street parking


                                                         Vehicular
                                                    Downtown Collingwood
                 Design Challenges
• Hurontario St
     Wider id      lk    F        ki
   – Wid sidewalks = Fewer parking spaces
   – Road width does not permit bike lanes
• Ste Marie & Pine Streets
   – Boulevards are minimum width and many entrances
     exist which limits road/parking options
   – Narrow bike lanes
• East/West Streets
   – No marked bike lanes
   – Boulevards are tight, but may be adjusted slightly

                                                      Vehicular
                                                 Downtown Collingwood
               Road Design Summary
                             p    p
• Enhanced aesthetics & improved pedestrian mobilityy
• Standardized bike lanes, expanded bike routes & bike
  facilities
• Transit service to Library
• No net loss in Downtown on-street parking
• Traffic Calming measures incorporated into design
• Vehicular routes maintained




                                                  Downtown Collingwood
               Parking Space Comparison
Street                       Existing Spaces             Proposed Spaces

           St
Hurontario S                         202                          188

Ste Marie St                          54                           78

Pine St                               44                           46

Side Streets                          73                           67

Totals                               373                          379


          Note: Proposed spaces based on maximum possible space layout
                                                                          Vehicular
                                                                     Downtown Collingwood
Hurontario St.
Road & Parking
• Benefits:
    •Opportunities for
    improved pedestrian
    and retail areas with
    wider sidewalk
• Adjustments:
    •Fewer parking spaces




                                 Vehicular
                            Downtown Collingwood
 Pine Street & Ste. Marie Street
 Road & Parking
•Benefits:
    •Wider bike lanes
•Adjustments:
    •Additional parking
    spaces proposed on
    Ste Marie St
    •Narrower traffic
    lanes




                                        Vehicular
                                   Downtown Collingwood
East & West Streets
Road & Parking
•Benefits:
    •Retain parking
    •Marked bike lanes
•Adjustments:
    •Relocation of curbs
    •Minor cost
    •Narrower boulevard
     Narrower
    on one side only



                                Vehicular
                           Downtown Collingwood
                     Agenda
• Overview
• Pedestrian     Streetscape Design
• Bicycle        Bike Lanes & Parking
• Mass Transit   Bus Routes & Transit Stops
• Vehicular      Parking/Road Design
• Schedule & Phasing
• Financial




                                              Downtown Collingwood
                   Tentative Schedule
•           g    pp
    Pre-Budget Approvals       Immediate
•   2nd Council Presentation   late January 2009
•   Design Complete:           February 2009
•   Pre-order materials        February/March 2009
•   Tender:                    March 2009
•   Award:                     early April 2009
•   Phase 1 Construction:      Spring/Summer 2009
•   Phase 2 Construction:      Spring/Summer 2010



                                         Schedule & Phasing
                                              Downtown Collingwood
                     Schedule Notes
                                      gg
• Phase 1 construction schedule is aggressive
• Night work (7:00 am until 11:00 pm) will be required to
  minimize business disruption and block by block shut
  downs are contemplated
  d               t     l t d
• Pedestrian access will be maintained, but vehicular traffic
           est cted t block b oc s ut do s
  will be restricted with b oc by block shut downs
• Following slide depicts the proposed Phase 1 staging




                                               Schedule & Phasing
                                                     Downtown Collingwood
Phase 1 Construction Phasing




Stage 1
St




                               Schedule & Phasing
                                    Downtown Collingwood
Phase 1 Construction Phasing




Stage 1
St
Stage 2



                               Schedule & Phasing
                                    Downtown Collingwood
Phase 1 Construction Phasing




Stage 1
St
Stage 2
Stage 3

                               Schedule & Phasing
                                    Downtown Collingwood
Project Phasing




    • 2009 Downtown Construction:
       – Hurontario St (First St. to Fourth St.)
       – Second/Simcoe St. (Pine St. to Collingwood Library)

                                                     Schedule & Phasing
                                                               Downtown Collingwood
Project Phasing




     • Future Years
        – Remaining Downtown Revitalization


                                              Schedule & Phasing
                                                   Downtown Collingwood
                       Agenda
• Overview
• Pedestrian      Streetscape Design
• Bicycle         Bike Lanes & Parking
• Mass Transit    Bus Routes & Transit Stops
• Vehicular       Parking/Road Design
• Schedule & Phasing
  Financial
• Fi    i l



                                               Downtown Collingwood
                     Financial Info
• Phase 1 (2009) Cost Estimate: $6,200,000
  Phase 2 (2010) C t E ti t $4 100 000
• Ph             Cost Estimate: $4,100,000
                   Total      $10,300,000

• Downtown Collingwood to participate in project funding
  with $1,000,000 contribution. (Council endorsed)




                                                        Financial
                                                  Downtown Collingwood
                      Conclusions
1.
1         Council’s
     Seek Council s endorsement on the design concept?

2.   Seek pre-budget approval for Phase 1 construction?

3.   Approve schedule?




                                                   Downtown Collingwood
Questions?



             Downtown Collingwood

								
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