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Acadia Park 2030 : a vibrant celebration of sustainable community supporting UBC's place and promise University of British Columbia. School of Community and Regional Planning Jul 1, 2012

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Acadia Park 2030  A vibrant celebration of sustainable community supporting UBC’s Place and Promise  3 visions of a community’s future | Urban Design Studio | UBC | April 2012  Acadia Park is one of UBC’s oldest, most vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods. It is home to students and student families from all over the world and is the epitome of walkability and human scale design. As with every other neighbourhood on the UBC campus, it faces pressures to accommodate a fair share of the university’s commitment to increasing opportunities for students, staff & faculty to live close to work and school. The challenge for the Acadia Park Neighbourhood is to develop a vision of growth that maintains its remarkable and unique community character and spectacular natural setting. Urban design students in the School of Community and Regional Planning, under the direction of professor Maged Senbel, took on this challenge and produced the three designs presented in these pages.  Graphic summary of the three design visions page 1 A socially vibrant community built on ecological values Niall McGarvey, Maysa Phares page 2 Connect with nature Tim Baird, Amanda Grochowich, Carlos Velasco page 9 A celebration of community and nature Thomas Daley, Jessica Stuart page 20  ACADIA PARK | A VIBRANT CELEBRATION OF SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY SUPPORTING UBC’S PLACE OF MIND Concept Diagram Acadia Park Today Land Use Designations Lower-density residential Moderate-density residential High-density residential Public green space Daycare and preschool Community center  Acadia Connect Sustainable Systems Living (Tim Baird, Amanda Grochowich and Carlos Velasco)  Acadia Town A Celebration of Community in Nature (Thomas Daley and Jessica Stewart)  AP 2.0 A Socially Vibrant Community built on Ecological Values (Niall McGarvey and Maysa Phares)  Figure Ground  Aerial View  Street View  Master Plan  Approximate Population  Approximate Net FSR  Student 2550 Non-Student 697 Total 3247  Student & Non-Student 2.2  Student 4900 Non-Student 5880 Total 10780  Student & Non-Student 4.2  Student 5257 Non-Student 7457 Total 12714  Student 3 Non-Student 3.5  Student 4332 Non-Student 4573 Total 8905  Student 2.8 Non-Student 3.3  Approximate CO2 Emissions Savings  31 Tonnes Saved by Proximity to Campus  31 + 73 Additional Tonnes  31 + 91 Additional Tonnes  31 + 55 Additional Tonnes  1  A socially vibrant community, built on ecological values  AP 2 . 0  ECOLOGY INTIMACY DISCOVERY  Niall McGarvey and Maysa Phares  2  DESIGN GOALS & STRATEGY I M PR OV ED C ON N EC TIVIT Y  ILLUS TRATIV E MAS TE R P LAN ACADIA RD  U R B A N DE S IG N CO N CE P T  A design inspired from natural processes and cycles  A diverse built environment that frames a variety of open spaces where formal and informal social interactions can happen  A spontaneous urban fabric that offers a sense of delight and discovery to visitors, residents, and children  C ON N EC T I ON S B ET W E E N S T U DE N T A N D N ON - ST UD EN T POPUL A T IO N S  AGRICULTURAL RD  ACADIA PARK LANE  W E I  OSOYOOS CRESCENT  AP 2 . 0 :  E V A  V R I  FA  3  AP 2 . 0 :  PUBLIC REALM STRATEGY  A CENTRAL PEDESTRIAN SPINE  A VARIETY OF OPEN SPACES  A COMBINATION OF PEDESTRIAN AND VEHICULAR STREETS  HI E R AR CHY O F STREETS  PEDEST R I A N ST R EET S WALKING TRAILS PR OPOSED C 22 R ER OU T I N G  H I E RAR C HY O F OPEN SPACES  VEH I C U L A R ST R EET S K EY PEDEST R I A N C R OSSI N GS T R A N SPOR T A T I ON H U B , C 22 B U S ST OP  4  AP 2 . 0 :  PUBLIC REALM DETAILS G R E E N S P A CE P L A Z A & CO M M U N IT Y G A R DE N S  1  C I VI C PL AZA & C OMMU NI T Y C ENT RE  2  T Y PI C AL C OU RT Y ARD & WOONERF  3  3 1  2  5  AP 2 . 0 :  PUBLIC REALM STREET ENVIRONMENT STREET VIEW A  STREET VIEW B  STREET SECTION (10m)  STREET SECTION (20m)  6  Rainwater infiltration planter network  AP 2 . 0 :  COMMUNITY ECOLOGY Rainwater collection  E COLOGICAL G OALS 1. Use rainwater as a resource  ROOFTOP ECOLOGY 50% of rooftop areas are set aside for rainwater collection and solar panels, remaining 50% are covered with living roof.  2. Creat network of vegitated habitats in urban fabric  Solar power  3. Minimize reliance on municipal energy grid 4. Connect people with natural ecosystems 5. Promote healthy lifestyles through encouraging activity  UBC district energy  ECOLOGICAL NETWORK A diversity of street tree types, retained existing vegitation, living roofs, infiltration planting beds, community gardens and cable lattice climbing vines form the basis for a healthy urban ecosystem  Wastewater treatment  Living roofs  7  AP 2 . 0 :  EAST/WEST MASSING SECTION  COMMUNITY DENSITY AND POPULATION  S ITE FSR’s B STUDENT VS. NON STUDENT HOUSING  POPULATION STATISTICS Non Student (2.6 people per unit): 1759 units, 4573 people  A  3.5 FSR  Student (3.6 people per unit): 1202 units, 4332 people  3.2 FSR  Non Student FSR: 3.3  2.8 FSR  Student FSR: 2.8  NON STUDENT STUDENT  1.5 FSR 8  ACADIA PARK  CONNECT WITH NATURE  Tim Baird / Amanda Grochowich / Carlos Velasco  9  ACADIA PARK  CONNECT WITH NATURE Water as Resource Food Production  Minimize Waste  Sustainable Building Materials  Carbon Neutral  Active Transport  Restorative  Transit Access Biodiversity  Local Jobs and Economy  Diversity and Heritage  Health Promotion  Living Lab  1 10  ACADIA PARK  CONNECT WITH NATURE Water as Resource Food Production  Minimize Waste  Sustainable Building Materials  Carbon Neutral  Active Transport  Restorative  Transit Access Biodiversity  Local Jobs and Economy  Diversity and Heritage  Health Promotion  Living Lab  2 11  ACADIA PARK  CONNECT WITH NATURE CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT  A grid orientation that transitions from the existing campus street grid to a north-south orientation, providing effective circulation as well as solar gain while creating an opportunity for a natural connection along the grid hinge.  Health and Wellness path provides a 2km route for jogging and cycling as well as connecting outdoor fitness equipment, allowing residents to enjoy a complete outdoor workout in their own neighbourhood. Neighbourhood retail in the plaza of the heart of Acadia Park will provide convenient and walkable access to businesses that enhance the diversity of amenities availability to the centre campus community, including cafes, restaurants, a salon, a boutique and neighbourhood market. Businesses in Acadia Park will add opportunities for student employment on campus. The Acadia Connect project will preserve and enhance the cultural diversity and intellectual atmosphere that characterizes Acadia Park today, while providing a home for thousands of additional members of the UBC community.  3 12  ACADIA PARK  CONNECT WITH NATURE CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT  A grid orientation that transitions from the existing campus street grid to a north-south orientation, providing effective circulation as well as solar gain while creating an opportunity for a natural connection along the grid hinge.  Health and Wellness path provides a 2km route for jogging and cycling as well as connecting outdoor fitness equipment, allowing residents to enjoy a complete outdoor workout in their own neighbourhood. Neighbourhood retail in the plaza of the heart of Acadia Park will provide convenient and walkable access to businesses that enhance the diversity of amenities availability to the centre campus community, including cafes, restaurants, a salon, a boutique and neighbourhood market. Businesses in Acadia Park will add opportunities for student employment on campus.  ACADIA PARK  The Acadia Connect project will preserve and enhance the cultural diversity and intellectual atmosphere that characterizes Acadia Park today, while providing a home for thousands of additional members of the UBC community.  4  MASTER PLAN  13  ACADIA PARK  CONNECT WITH NATURE MAIN PLAZA  Tree lined space, with a water feature that contains commercial space, including: a restaurant, a café, a hair salon and boutique.  Fostering a sense of community: public gathering space, with bike share and co-op programs as well as a community centre and recreation space with bookable rooftop space.  ACADIA PARK  MASTER PLAN  5 14  ACADIA PARK  CONNECT WITH NATURE NORTH BLOCK  ACADIA PARK  MASTER PLAN  SOUTHERN BLOCK  Mix of three-story ground-oriented rowhouse form and six-story apartment extension.  Blocks are oriented on a north-south orientation in order to minimize building energy use with passive design.  Health and wellness route passes through courtyard, providing community access to adult and youth play and exercise.  Hierarchy of public to semi-private courtyard spaces allows plentiful space for recreation, gardening and food production and enjoyment of nature.  Semi-public courtyards serve as combined site of recreation, food production and education.  Systems oriented culture will be encouraged and promoted through inhabitant education on sustainable features through collaboration with UBC programs.  Auto-free roads provide safe family orientated spaces as well as direct pedestrian and bicycle connections.  Community maintained gardens will provide opportunities for locally based food production, water and wastes.  6 15  ACADIA PARK  CONNECT WITH NATURE 3.1  Local  production  and  Imports  3.2  Processing,  packaging  and distribution    3.3  Preparation  and  consumption  3.4  Waste  Management Distribution &  transportation  4  Exports  Local  storage Imports Packaging  Local  production  Preparation  Processing  4  Comsumption  5  Landfills Incinirators Composting  Waste  1  Distribution &  transportation  3  Exports  Local  storage Imports Packaging  Local  production  ACADIA PARK  MASTER PLAN  Preparation  Processing  -­ Acadia  Park Resident Participation  Waste  +  Comsumption  Landfills Incinirators Composting  1. Edible landscaping 2. Food producing trees 3. Community gardens 4. Rooftop and vertical gardens 5. Indoor home gardening  2 FOOD PRODUCTION  7 16  ACADIA PARK  CONNECT WITH NATURE  ACADIA PARK  BUILDING LAND USE  CIRCULATION NETWORK  FSR 4.5 Population: 10,780 Student Population: 4,900 Non-Student Population: 5,880  Sustainable Transportation  Housing Types 3 story, ground orientated, row house 6 story apartment buildings Three 15-story towers  MASTER PLAN  8 17  ACADIA PARK  CONNECT WITH NATURE  PROJECT PHASING  Existing – Current conditions in Acadia Park  Phase I – Development of the southern neighbourhood, with the solar orientation.  Phase II – Further development of local community amenities and towers.  Phase III – Acadia Park built out to projected density and sustainability systems.  ACADIA PARK  MASTER PLAN  9 18  ACADIA PARK  CONNECT WITH NATURE NORTH EAST VIEW  SOUTH EAST VIEW  SOUTH WEST VIEW  10 19  a celebration of community and nature  JESSICA STUART + THOMAS DALEY  20  GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE  CONTEXT  UNIVERSITY ENDOWMENT LANDS  THUNDERBIRD BLVD.  ACADIA PARK  16TH AVE.  UBC Campus  UBC Area  Site Area 21  GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE  VISION  Inspiration  Vision  Concept  Acadia Park represents UBC’s most connected, green, and community-focused approach to campus housing to date. Density is introduced sensitively to the area through a mixture of building styles that offer a more urban living experience. Built form is balanced with a public realm that celebrates the pedestrian through a network of of lush greenways and community streets that offer opportunities for both quiet reflection and spontaneous play. With ample access to carshare, bike storage, and walkable streets, Acadia Park makes living a healthier lifestyle easy and accessible.  green + connect + celebrate 22  Master Plan  GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE  Circulation  Green + Open Space  Land Use  .  Thunderbird Blvd.  Agronomy Road  Toronto Road  iv  Un  ity  s er  vd Bl  Wesbrook Mall  Pedestrian  Public Plazas/Streets  Non-Student Housing  Cycling  Community Streets  Student Housing  Transit  Green Streets  Commercial  Open Green Space  Community  Neighbourhood Green  Green Space  23  Master Plan  GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE  Water Collection  District Energy  .  Wesbrook Mall  10m  50m  N  Thunderbird Blvd.  Agronomy Road  Toronto Road  iv  Un  ity  s er  vd Bl  Rain Water Runoff Collection  District Energy System  24  GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE  Development Performance Non- Student Community FSR: 3-3.5 Population: 7457 Units: 2867  Existing Figure Ground  5000  4000  3000  2000  1000  Student Community  Student  Existing  0  FSR: 2.5-3 Population: 5257 Units: 1459  Existing  Projected  Projected Student to Non-Student Population  Total Units - Present & Projected  Exisitng Total  15000  Population: 3247 Units: 768  12000  Non-Student  Proposed  Proposed Figure Ground  9000  6000  Total Population: 12714 Units: 4326  3000 Existing  0  Proposed Student  Non-Student  Total  Student Populaiton Present & Projected  25  Courtyard Area Aerial View - North Towards University Village  A  Community Courtyard - Landscape Typical Building Form - Six-Storey Mid Rise  Pedestrian Pathway Patio  2m  Pathway  4.5m  Channel  1m  Pathway  4.5m  Patio  2m  14m  10m  50m  N  GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE  Faculty and Resident Neighbourhood  Greenway Section - Facing South Low-Mid Rise Development  26  Urban Plaza  A  Plaza Facing & Community Centre Aerial - Urban Boulevard & Plaza Facing East  Shared Lane  Sidewalk  4.5m  On Street Parking  Shared Lane  Shared Lane  On Street Parking  Sidewalk  2.5m  3m  3m  2.5m  4.5m  20m 10m  50m  N  GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE  Urban Boulevard  Urban Boulevard - Facing East Typical Building Form Fifteen -Storey Tower w/ Podium  27  Neighbourhood Patios  A  Aerial - Facing Northwest  Community Courtyard Landscape Patio/Garden  Pathway  Patio/Garden  3m  4m  3m  Greenway - Forested Walk 10m  Greenway & Plaza  10m  50m  N  GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE  Student & Family Housing Neighbourhood  Neighbourhood Street - Facing East  Typical Building Form - Four-Storey Townhose Walk-Ups Personalized Community Space  28  GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE  Phase 1  Development Phasing  2012-14  Replace deteriorated student housing stock and maintain functioning development.  Phase 2  2015-20  Replace the remaining deteriorated student housing stock, densify new main street with market housing to generate revenue, introduce commercial uses and community services, and replace community centre.  Phase 3  2021-30  Build out non-student housing area to connect with the exisiting neighbourhood to the north of the community and rebuild day care facilities with residential above.  29  Patio  2m  Pathway  4.5m  Channel  1m  Pathway  4.5m  Patio  2m  14m  10m  50m  N  GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE  Master Plan  30  

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