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Gold Line BRTOD Plans

Helmo Station Draft BRTOD Plan City Council Work Session March 27, 2018


Agenda 1. PRESENTATION  BRTOD Concept Refinement  Draft BRTOD Plan Elements 2. DISCUSSION  Your Response to Draft BRTOD Plan 3. NEXT STEPS

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BRTOD Project Objectives: 1. Establish a multi-modal corridor (walking, biking, transit & auto) 2. Increase potential ridership (transit access & new development) 3. Enable station areas to achieve their development potential (capture latent market demand & improve quality of life) 4. Identify infrastructure investments and policy changes (ensure funding priorities and policies encourage development)

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BRTOD Concept Refinements

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BRTOD Plans Schedule Helmo Station Process Phase 1-

Issues/Concerns Identification

August (2017)

Phase 2-

Preliminary Station Area BRTOD Land Use & Circulation Concepts

October (2017)

Phase 3-

Preferred Station Area BRTOD Land Use & Circulation Elements

January (2018)

Phase 4-

Review Draft BRTOD/Small Area Plan

March (2018)

Approve BRTOD Plan/Comprehensive Plan New Planned Unit Development

April (2018) May (2018)

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Helmo Station BRTOD Concept

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Replace Multi-Family with Open Space

Refinement (February 2018)

Land Use

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Require a 30’ building setback for greenway corridor landscaping 30’ Setback

30’ Setback

30’ Setback

Required 2-Story buildings fronting 4th Street. 3-Story buildings permitted with Council approval

Refinement (February 2018)

Land Use

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Medium Density Multi-Family Replaces High Density and Some Office Uses

Refinement (February 2018)

Land Use

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New ‘Flex’ Parcels Allow Multi-Family or Employment uses

Refinement (February 2018)

Land Use

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Expand parcel size with design standards to foster pedestrianoriented development

Refinement (February 2018)

Land Use

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Draft BRTOD Plan

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Helmo Station BRTOD Plan (Draft)

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Introduction

Vision Development Plan

Circulation Plan

Infrastructure Plan

Implementation Plan

Helmo Station BRTOD Plan (Draft)

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Vision

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Vision—Station Hub

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Neighborhood ‘Main Street’ (18-Hour Activity)

Station Hub

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Vision—Bus/Walk/Bike

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Multi-use Trail 12’ Minimum

Walking and Biking Trail

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Vision—Open Space Corridor

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Provides recreation amenity for adjacent multifamily uses

Neighborhood Central Park Example

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Photo Credit: City of Oakdale

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Powerline Park

New trails

Oak Marsh Golf Course

Photo Credit: City of Oakdale

Existing Parks, Open Space, and Trails

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Vision—Mixed-use Neighborhood

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Street-oriented with landscaped setback

Multi-Family Residential—High Density Residential Example

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Townhomes and Condominiums in proximity to amenities

Multi-Family Residential—Medium Density Example

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Vision—Street Grid

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Local street encourages walking and biking

Street Grid Example—Residential Adjacent Uses

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Introduction

Vision Development Plan

Circulation Plan

Infrastructure Plan

Implementation Plan

Helmo Station BRTOD Plan (Draft)

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Development Plan

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Open Space

Station Plaza

Park

Ponds/Park— 90,087 sf / 2.25acres Neighborhood Park— 84,000 sf / 2 acres Natural Area— 455,000 sf / 10.5 acres Station Plaza— 26,000 sf/ ½ acre

Land Use Framework

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Neighborhood Park

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Neighborhood Park

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Station Plaza

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Paved multi-purpose space

High Density Residential

High Density Residential

Station Plaza

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Market Analysis  Strong demand for housing up to 1,100 units  Medical office is part of a broader development trend across the Twin Cities and neighboring Woodbury and Lake Helmo – up to 75,000 square feet  Retail is limited to the station area and future drive-by traffic from the Helmo/Bielenberg Bridge – up to 30,000 square feet  Traditional office development is the weakest in the twin Cities and will not likely exceed 45,000 square feet 35


Multi-family Medium Density (Townhomes/Condos)

Multi-family Medium Density (Optional)

Development Target: Multi-family (Medium)— 70 units Multi-family (Optional)— 50 units Total: 120 units

Land Use Framework

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Multi-family High Density (Apartments)

Multi-family High Density (Optional)

Development Target: Multi-family (High)— 725 units Multi-family (Optional)— 110 units Total: 835 units

Land Use Framework

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Market Analysis  Strong demand for housing up to 1,100 units  Medical office development is trending across the Twin Cities and neighboring Woodbury and Lake Elmo – up to 75,000 square feet  Retail is limited to the station area and future drive-by traffic from the Helmo/Bielenberg Bridge – up to 30,000 square feet  Traditional office development is the weakest in the twin Cities and will not likely exceed 45,000 square feet 38


Professional Office

Development Target: Professional Office—

125,000 sf

Land Use Framework

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Market Analysis  Strong demand for housing up to 1,100 units  Medical office development is trending across the Twin Cities and neighboring Woodbury and Lake Elmo – up to 75,000 square feet  Traditional office development is the weakest in the region and will not likely exceed 45,000 square feet  Retail is limited to the station area and future drive-by traffic from the Helmo/Bielenberg Bridge – up to 30,000 square feet 40


Flex Office/Lt. Manufacturing, Research and Development)

Development Target: Flex Office—

194,000 sf

Land Use Framework

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Market Analysis  Strong demand for housing up to 1,100 units  Medical office development is trending across the Twin Cities and neighboring Woodbury and Lake Elmo – up to 75,000 square feet  Traditional office development is the weakest in the region and will not likely exceed 45,000 square feet  Retail is limited to the station area and future drive-by traffic from the Helmo/Bielenberg Bridge – up to 30,000 square feet 42


Retail and Commercial Storefronts

Development Target: Retail/Commercial— 30,000 sf

Land Use Framework

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Park and Ride w/ Potential Public Parking

Park and Ride— Public Parking—

100 spaces To be determined

Land Use Framework

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Introduction

Vision Development Plan

Circulation Plan

Infrastructure Plan

Implementation Plan

Helmo Station BRTOD Plan (Draft)

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BRT in mixed-traffic over existing I-694 bridge

Exclusive BRT guideway

Circulation Framework

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Neighborhood Access Route (Walk/Bike/Auto)

Primary Station Access (Walk/Bike/Auto)

Multi-modal Corridor (Walk/Bike Trail)

Circulation Framework

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Multi-modal Corridor (Walk/Bike Trail)

Circulation Framework

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Circulation Framework

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Before

After

Multi-modal Corridor—Helmo Avenue N. Looking North

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Curbside Parking

Multi-use Trail

Wide Sidewalks, Lighting and Landscaping

12’ Multi-use Trail

6’

Boulevard

11’-6” Southbound Travel Lane

11’- 6” 11’ Northbound Median/ Travel Lane Turn Lane 42’ curb to curb (Existing)

8’ Parking Lane

6’

Landscape/ Furniture

12’ Sidewalk

78’ right-of-way

Helmo Avenue Looking North (Proposed)

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Circulation Framework

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Before

After

Multi-modal Corridor— 4th Street N. Looking North

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3-Lane Roadway BRT Guideway

4’

Boulevard

12’ Multi-use Trail

13’ Eastbound Travel Lane

12’ Turn Lane

13’ Westbound Travel Lane

6’ Boulevard

12’ Multi-use Trail

38’ curb to curb (Proposed)

4th

Street Looking North (Proposed)

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Primary Station Access (Walk/Bike/Auto)

Circulation Framework

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Primary Station Access

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Curbside Parking

Two-Lane Roadway

Sidewalks, Lighting and Street Trees

Multi-use Trail

8’ 4’ Sidewalk Landscape/ Furniture

7’ Parking Lane

11’ 11’ Eastbound Westbound Travel Lane Travel Lane 36’ curb to curb

7’ Parking Lane

2’

Door Zone

10’ Multi-use Trail

8’ Landscape/ Sidewalk 4’

Furniture

72’ right-of-way

Hudson Boulevard Looking West (Proposed)

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Primary Station Access

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Before

After

Boulevard

Primary Station Access—Hudson Boulevard Looking West

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Boulevard

Hudson Boulevard Looking North (Proposed)

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Neighborhood Access Route (Walk/Bike/Auto)

Circulation Framework

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Neighborhood Access Route

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Before

After

Neighborhood Access Route—3rd Street Looking West (Proposed)

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Reduce wide travel lanes

Relocate/replace curb and add curbside parking (north side) Add multi-use trail and pedestrian lighting

5’ 7-6” Existing Existing Walk Boulevard

8’ 11’-6” 11’-6” Parking Westbound Eastbound Travel Lane Travel Lane Reduce 35’ curb to curb (Existing) to 31’

6’-6”

Boulevard

10’ Bikeway

60’ right-of-way

3rd Street Looking West (Proposed)

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New Streets

Neighborhood Access Route

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Two-Lane Roadway

Curbside Parking

Sidewalks, Lighting and Street Trees

6’ 6’ Sidewalk Boulevard

8’ Parking Lane

10’ Travel Lane

10’ Travel Lane 36’ curb to curb

8’ Parking Lane

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6’ Boulevard Sidewalk

60’ right-of-way

Neighborhood Access Route—New Streets

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Accessways

Circulation Framework

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Building Entries and Windows

Accessways

Shared Access (Walk/Bike/Car)

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Traffic Speed

4th Street N.

3rd Street N.

Traffic Control

I-94

Existing Traffic Conditions

Ideal Ave. N

Moratorium Boundary


Traffic Analysis The analysis evaluated existing conditions and horizon years 2028 and 2040.

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3 Signals and added turn lanes

Stop Sign

4th Street N. Moratorium Boundary

Ideal Ave. N

New Streets

Realigned Hudson Boulevard

New Streets

New Streets

New Streets

3rd Street N.

New Streets

New Bridge I-94

Future Traffic Conditions (2028)


Traffic Analysis The analysis evaluated existing conditions and horizon years 2028 and 2040 and recommends the following:  Signal and turn lanes at Helmo Avenue and 4th Street.

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4th Street N.

Existing roadway curb and shoulder

Traffic Analysis – Helmo Ave and 4th St Looking North (Existing)

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Add one lane

Existing Curb

Existing Curb

Widen Roadway

4th Street N.

Existing Shoulder

Existing Shoulder

Add two lanes Add two lanes

Traffic Analysis – Helmo Ave and 4th St (Proposed)

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4-lane road increases walk/bike crossing distance and safety concerns for bicycles with dedicated right-turns

MULTI_USE TRAIL Existing Curb

Widen Roadway

Existing Shoulder

Existing Curb

4th Street N. Existing Shoulder

Traffic Analysis – Helmo Ave and 4th St (Proposed)

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Existing Curb

MULTI_USE TRAIL Existing Curb

4th Street N. Existing Shoulder

Recommend no dedicated right- turn lane

Traffic Analysis— Helmo Ave and 4th St Recommendation

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Traffic Analysis The analysis evaluated existing conditions and horizon years 2028 and 2040 and recommends the following:  Signal and turn lanes at Helmo Avenue and 4th Street.  Signal and turn lanes at the realigned Hudson Boulevard and Helmo Avenue

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4-lane roadway discourages transit access and impacts pedestrian friendly retail environment

Additional dedicated right turn lanes eliminate on-street parking necessary to support retail

Traffic Analysis—Helmo Avenue and Husdon Boulevard (Proposed)

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Recommend 3-lane roadway with curbside parking

Recommend 3-Lane roadway with curbside parking

Traffic Analysis—Helmo Avenue and Hudson Boulevard (Recommendation) 79


Introduction

Vision Development Plan

Circulation Plan

Infrastructure Plan

Implementation Plan

Helmo Station BRTOD Plan (Draft)

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Open Space

Open Space Office/Limited Business

Park

Business Campus

Mixed-Use

Proposed Land Use

Current Land Use  Traditional Prof. Office and Dining  Office with Warehouse and Lt. Manuf.  Open Space

Mixed-Use

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Traditional Prof. Office and Dining Office with Warehouse and Lt. Manuf. Open Space Multi-family Housing New Park Limited retail and commercial

Regulatory Amendments—Comprehensive Plan

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Open Space

Open Space

Mixed-Use

Park

Mixed-Use

Park

Mixed-Use

Mixed-Use

Amended Comprehensive Plan

New PUD Ordinance based on BRTOD Plan    

Permitted mix of uses Building, parking and site requirements Maintenance & development standards Parks, trails and roadway standards

Regulatory Amendments—Planned Unit Development (PUD)

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PUD Standards Within ¼ mile of the Helmo Station, essential design standards ensure a safe and inviting station environment with activity and ‘eyes on the station and support the use and function of the neighborhood park and open spaces.

Design standards:  regulate the pedestrian realm,  create a sense of enclosure with buildings engaging the streets and public spaces  foster an active environment and promote safety

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Required Ground-Floor Uses

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Retail: the sale of goods, dining and entertainment uses

Commercial: the sale of services

Retail and Commercial Storefronts

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Ground-Floor Build to Lines

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Build to property line

Zero-setback

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Ground-Floor Build to Lines

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Setback provides separation with landscaping, stoops and porches facing the street

Property line

10’ Maximum Building Setback

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Ground-Floor Build to Lines

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30-foot greenway corridor landscape setback between the curb and buildings

4th

Street Frontage –30’ Landscape Setback

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Active Edges

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Large transparent windows and doors facing the street

70% Ground-floor Transparency

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Large transparent windows and doors facing the street

70% Ground-floor Transparency

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Active Edges

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Front doors and windows oriented to parks and open space

Buildings oriented to parks and open spaces

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Required 2-Story buildings fronting 4th Street. (3-Story buildings permitted with Council approval)

Maximum three floors

Maximum six floors

Building Heights

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Next Steps

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BRTOD Plans Schedule Helmo Station Process Phase 1-

Issues/Concerns Identification

August (2017)

Phase 2-

Preliminary Station Area BRTOD Land Use & Circulation Concepts

October (2017)

Phase 3-

Preferred Station Area BRTOD Land Use & Circulation Elements

January (2018)

Phase 4-

Review Draft BRTOD/Small Area Plan

March (2018)

Approve BRTOD Plan/Comprehensive Plan New Planned Unit Development

April (2018) May (2018)

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For Project Information: www.TheGatewayCorridor.com www.ci.oakdale.mn.us/459/Gateway-Corridor-Gold-Line-BRT

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Gold Line BRTOD Plans

Helmo Station Draft BRTOD Plan City Council Work Session March 27, 2018

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Realigned Hudson Boulevard

New Street

New Bridge 102


Retail Storefront Retail Storefront

Realigned Hudson Boulevard

Retail Storefront Retail Storefront

New Street

New Bridge 103

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