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CORPUS CHRISTI DOWNTOWN V I S I O N P LAN

December 9, 9 2008


AGENDA • • • •

Downtown Planning History Downtown Vision Principles and Plan Precedents and Successes Implementation Recommendations

• Discussion


D O W N T O W N P LAN N I N G H I S T O R Y • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

1932 Water Street and Pleasure Pier 1941 Seawall & Marina improvements 1953 Harland & Bartholomew Master Plan 1960 Shoreline Drive 1966 Shoreline Drive, L-Head & T-Heads 1971 Shoreline Drive & T-Head 1978 R/UDAT 1982 Corpus Christi Bayfront Plan 1983 Shoreline Drive & L-head / Marina 1989 Vision – Waterfront Management District 1989 Vision – Waterfront Management District 2003 AIA Corpus Christi 2003 South Central Area Development Plan 2005 Bayfront Development Master Plan 2006 Downtown Redevelopment Committee (DRC) Report


D O W N T O W N P LAN N I N G H I S T O R Y 2006 Downtown Redevelopment Committee (DRC) Report • Vision – "Downtown Corpus Christi is a safe, clean, pedestrian friendly community comprised of a central business district, arts and culture, sports and entertainment areas. This unique, vibrant waterfront community will provide local residents, tourists, and families' opportunities to enjoy its fine restaurants, shops and residential facilities." • Strengths/Weakness/Opps/Threats g pp (SWOT) ( ) Analysis y – Weaknesses: lack of a real plan, lack of housing or retail, vacancies, underutilized parks, and visually unappealing – Threats: lack of marketing efforts, community perception, ineffective codes and regulations, regulations and brain drain • Successful downtown case studies – Mixed use, with entertainment as a driver – Public/ private investments – Strong residential – Walkable and well-connected


D O W N T O W N P LAN N I N G H I S T O R Y 2006 Downtown Redevelopment Report STRATEGY FOR DOWNTOWN 1. Designs and Plans – Connections – Residential neighborhoods 2. Infrastructure – Street/marina improvements – Signage & wayfinding – Chaparral two-way 3. Policies – Incentives – Special District – Design standards and enforcement


D O W N T O W N P LAN N I N G H I S T O R Y 2006 Downtown Redevelopment Report STRATEGY FOR DOWNTOWN 4. Business Development – Retail recruitment – Support existing businesses 5. Marketing – Visual identity – Events 6. Organizational Structure – Downtown Task Force – Funding Sources – Advocacy Observation: focus on infrastructure, policy and incentives


AGENDA • • • •

Downtown Planning History Downtown Vision Principles and Plan Precedents and Successes Implementation Recommendations

• Discussion


P LAN N I N G P R I N C I P LE S

Downtown Vision Plan Principles: 1.

Build on existing open space and locations of urban vitalityy

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Focus investments to achieve maximum successes

3.

Emphasize proximity to the waterfront

4.

Implement a realistic phasing strategy


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K D Key Downtown t St Streets t


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Office District

Historic Downtown Retail District

Office/Hotel District

Downtown D t Di Districts ti t Contributing Buildings in Historic Retail District


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Office District

Office/Hotel District

Downtown D t Di Districts ti t Contributing Buildings in Historic Retail District Building Edges on Key Streets


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Office District

Chaparral Link to SeaTown

Office/Hotel District

• Contributing C t ib ti

b buildings ildi iin Historic Retail District • Street edges • Opportunity sites and active ti street t t edges d


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La Retama Park

Artesian P k Park

Office/Hotel District

Bayfront Park

• Contributing C t ib ti

b buildings ildi • Street edges • Opportunity sites and active street edges • Parks P k


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La Retama Park

Artesian P k Park

Office/Hotel District

Bayfront Park

• Contributing C t ib ti

b buildings ildi • Street edges • Opportunity sites and active street edges • Parks P k •Connections


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La Retama Park

SEATown Artesian Park P k

Bayfront Park

• Contributing C t ib ti

b buildings ildi • Street edges • Opportunity sites and active street edges • Parks P k • Streetscape connections •Planting on the Bluff


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Peop ples

Broadway Bougainvillea

Metropolis Lofts Ritz Theater Water Street Market Nueces A t Apts.

Chaparral Street Mixed Use

• Contributing C t ib ti

Peoples Street T Head Park

b buildings ildi • Street edges • Opportunity sites and active street edges • Parks P k • Streetscape connections • Nodes of activity


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D Downtown t Vi Vision i Pl Plan: • Infill buildings • New development • Streetscape St t improvements i t


Artesian Park improvements

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Ritz Theater

Ritz Theater

Chaparral Street improvements Restaurant/Retail Mixed use above

Entertainment Mixed use above

Omni Hotel

Omni Hotel

•Urban Ub S Square: • Mixed use retail and residential development • Evening destination • Entertainment, E t t i t restaurant, t t and retail uses


Sttarr

Peop ples

Parking Retail

Hotel/residential

Peoples street improvements Restaurant at street level Restaurant in park managed by hotel

Bayfront Park Bayfront Park

•Waterfront W t f t hotel h t l development

Peoples Street T Head Park


Tay ylor

Peop ples

Water Street Market

Precedent: Winter Park, Orlando

Precedent: Larimer Square, Denver

•Active Active interior courtyard with retail/restaurant


Looking south down Chapparal | BEFORE

Existing Greyhound

Near Taylor street

Existing Ritz Theater


Looking south down Chapparal | BEFORE

Two Way Traffic

Parallel Parking

Curb Shifted


Looking south down Chapparal | AFTER

Mixed use infill development

Hotel reuse/ new retail/restaurant

Widened sidewalk/ new planting

Ritz Theater renovated

Infill development


Looking north down Chapparal | BEFORE

Peoples Street

Existing Hotel


Looking north down Chapparal | AFTER

Peoples Street

Mixed use infill development

Widened sidewalk/new planting

Mixed use infill development

Hotel renovated


ARTESIAN PARK


LA RETAMA PARK


D O W N T O W N V I S I O N P LAN Street Sections : East / West Streets DTown


AGENDA • • • •

Downtown Planning History Downtown Vision Principles and Plan Precedents and Successes Implementation Recommendations

• Discussion


S U C C E S S F U L S T R E ET S Greenville, South Carolina


S U C C E S S F U L S T R E ET S Larimer Square, Denver


S U C C E S S F U L S T R E ET S Downtown Baton Rouge Wayfinding / Signage

DOWNTOWN BATON ROUGE


CATALYST PR O J E CTS Hilton Hotel - Virginia Beach • • •

Public investment – parking garage, street improvements Private investment – hotel rooms, retail Catalyst for greater district investment

Laskin Gateway District

Hilton Hotel


CATALYST PR O J E CTS Power and Light District, Kansas City, MO

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Early visible results Coordinated efforts to build momentum Leverage public investment


AGENDA • • • •

Downtown Planning History Downtown Vision Principles and Plan Precedents and Successes Implementation Recommendations

• Discussion


PHASING PLAN

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PHASE 1 2008 Bond Issue

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PHASE 2a 2 Streetscape on Chaparral


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PHASE S 2 2b Streetscape connections to the waterfront


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PHASE S 3 Connect Chapparal to the north


D E V E L O P ME N T P R O G R A M Market and Economic Projections (CDS | Spillette, 9-2008) • • • •

Office –300,000 sf Class A in the long term Hotel – 200-300 rooms in 6-8 years Residential – 150 rental units and 50 condo units, or more with investment in public space improvements Retail – 12,000 sf/ year or more with investment in public space improvements

Vision Plan Program

Phase 1

Phase 2a

Phase 2b

Phase 3

Years 1-2

Years 3-8

Retail

5,600 gsf

71,000 gsf

9,000 gsf

46,000 gsf

Residential

156 units

125 units

Hotel

300 keys

Office

121,000

Notes: Program accounts only for new construction square footage. Proposed new retail in Phases 1 and 2a is approximately 9,600 square feet per year. Renovation of existing retail on Chaparral adds an additional 6,600 sf of retail to Phase 1, bringing the retail average per year to 10,400 sf. Dwelling units are assumed to average 1,250 sf.

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Phasing


Implementation Recommendations • Phasing of Infrastructure – Streetscape improvements – New Bayfront Park – Wayfinding and signage – Downtown park improvements • Policy Initiatives – Review R i O Ordinances di • Streamline and clarify approvals • Add design guidelines and building standards – Continue Focus on Downtown (management entity) • Strengthen Downtown District • Manage TIF District • Retail tenant strategy • Land Assembly • Parking Fund • Economic Development Initiatives – The Th M Master t Plan Pl Vi Vision i – TIF District – Public sector improvements as a catalyst



Bayfront Vision Plan 2008