Slabtown Minutes – 3/4/10
Slabtown Plan Committee
March 4, 2010
5:30 to 7:00 pm
Northrup Building, 2282 NW Northrup Ave.
Committee Members Attending: Ron Walters (co-chair), Don Genasci (co-chair), Wayne Clark, Mary Czarnecki, Steve Pinger
Committee Members Not Attending: Greg Aldrich, Peggy Anderson, Craig Boretz, John Bradley, Brian Bramlett, Patricia Gardner, Dan O’Brien, Dan Volkmer
Guests Attending: Fran Goldstein (neighbor, workshop moderator)
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The meeting was called to order at 5:40 pm.
Attendees reviewed and discussed the three masterplan concepts presented at Slabtown Workshop No. 3 for approximately a half hour. The three masterplans will be further refined for final review at Workshop No. 4 on March 18. Workshop No. 4 will be held from 6 to 8 pm in the downstairs room at NNCC, where Workshops No. 1 and 2 were held.
Workshop No. 4 will be organized similar to Workshop No. 3. After a short introduction, each design group will have 30 minutes to present their masterplan in the form of a slide presentation. Students will answer questions from the audience. The Workshop will conclude with a moderated open discussion of attendees’ questions, suggestions, preferences, and comments. Community members will be invited to make suggestions about the buildings that the student designers will design in Phase III of the Slabtown workplan.
The design groups will have significant leeway to present as they see fit. However, the student designers have been asked to address several key points that will facilitate understanding of the main differences between the plans:
1) Please relate defining elements of your masterplan to the community program of requirements and preferences survey. Describe focal points, iconic landmarks, historical considerations, parks and squares, mass transit, sustainability, bike and pedestrian friendly features, community center, etc.
2) Be explicit about overall development statistics such as estimated density (FAR), maximum building height, incremental parking spaces, additional construction square footage, amount and size of parks, etc.
3) Relate the masterplan design to the Northwest District Plan. Note where there is strict adherence to the plan and where their are significant departures from the District Plan.
The Committee discussed ways to improve outreach to increase community involvement and awareness of the Slabtown plan. It was agreed that it would be desirable to print posters for display in the neighborhood. The Committee expects to display the three masterplan concepts on boards in public locations on NW 21st and 23rd after Workshop No. 4.
Workshop No. 4 is the last workshop of phase II of the Slabtown workplan. Committee members will meet with students in early April to help develop a program of requirements for phase III of the workplan. During phase III, student designers, as part of the course work, are required to design a building in one of the masterplans.
Final presentations of the masterplan concepts and building designs will occur in early June. Date and location are TBD. It is expected that the community will have an opportunity to attend an interim design review in May. Date and location are TBD.
The meeting adjourned at 7:04 pm.