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THE M TO I L THE L V ARIVER LE BOULEVARD MARKET DISTRIC T A NEW ORIENTATION FOR MILLVALE to revive inactive commerce


URBAN - FORM

Understanding the Urban Fabric is crucial to analyze any urban environment. The physical relationship between the built up spaces and the open spaces, the connection of the buildings to the street are some to name a few. This would help reinforce the sense of the built environement


Connecting to the community


With the idea of promoting local businesses and extending the streetscape along the road, retail spaces have been proposed along Grant Avenue, Lincoln Avenue, and our new proposed street


THIRD FLOOR PLAN

SECOND FLOOR PLAN

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

RESIDENTIAL UNITS FLOOR PLANS

The proposition of Townhouses is influenced by the existing urban form in Millvale. It presents an opportunity for people of different financial abilities to own a house


The new development takes into consideration the existing form of Millvale. The proposed facade strives to continue and reinforce the streetscape of the neighborhood. • • • • •

Integration of Grant’s Bar into the streetscape Shopfronts along Grant and Lincoln as well as the new street Proposed opening systems on the first floor allows water to pass through incase of a flooding Windows and openings proposed to visually connect the dwelling, retail and street Sidewalks with water retention


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Child Care Center’s facade proposed to blend into the residential development. Proposed Restplace at E. Ohio St and Lincoln Avenue : A place for pedestrians to sit and rest for awhile, presence of water fountain Planning proposes dwelling units accessible from street

Resthouse in Bhaktapur, Nepal used by community members even


Use of scrap art and vegetation to blend the outdoor and indoor environments


Connecting to the river


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The new boulevard strengthens the connection between Millvale’s new gateway and the Millvale Riverfront. It connects the proposed hotel development, our proposed parks, and the riverfront in one continuous path


The Millvale Trolley Park will introduce housing, retail, and a commemorative park to the corner of Grant Street and E Ohio Street. This will help to draw people closer to the river, and transform the bad image of “the curve�


Using the existing infrastructure of PA-28, we are proposing a new pedestrian ramp to the river that would create a more direct connection between the Millvale and the Riverfront Park


Using the existing infrastructure of I-28, we are proposing a new pedestrian ramp to the river that would create a more direct connection between the Millvale and the Riverfront Park


Connecting to nature


Community Park


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The first phase is centered around activating existing spaces and involves the acqusition of land by the new Millvale Land Trust. This land can then be used to stimulate the local economy through the creation of scrap art


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The second phase builds off of the success of the first, introducing the Millvale Trolley Park, and further strengthening the maker movement in Millvale


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The third phase further emphasizes connectivity through the creation of a new boulevard, the repurposing of the I-28 ramp, and more pedestrian friendly infrastructure along Grant Avenue and Lincoln Avenue


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The fourth phase involves re-thinking Girty’s Run to improve water management on the site. It integrates nature and art to create a unique park focused around the reuse of materials


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The fifth phase builds on the increased demand that will be created from the introduction of all of the new amenities, and introduces new mixed-use housing and retail for the site, further stimulating Millvale’s economy

Boulevard to the River | Urban Design Project for 2017 CMU MUD Studio 1 | Dec, 2017  

Team Members: Chase Kea & Jian-Xiao Ge & Sujan

Boulevard to the River | Urban Design Project for 2017 CMU MUD Studio 1 | Dec, 2017  

Team Members: Chase Kea & Jian-Xiao Ge & Sujan

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