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WATSON

UDBS/IOP for ACTION Housing Joseph Colarusso Henry Glennon Liam Lowe

TOP

Michael Lynes Dmitriy Yakubov

ACTION

UPTOWN

PROPOSAL


Index

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Governing Use Stipulations / Index

IN 1.00

Index

IN 1.01

Project Narrative Introduction

PN 1.00

Introduction

PN 1.01

Project Scope

IN1.00

GOVERNING USE STIPULATIONS

Demographics

PS 1.00

Crime Statistics

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Snowfall Data

PS 2.00

Rainfall Data

PS 2.01

Site Drainage Data

PS 2.02

Solar Data

PS 2.03

The Neighborhood

PS 3.00

The Site

PS 3.01

Zoning Map

PS 4.00

Zoning Overview

PS 4.01

Site Utilization

PS 5.00

Site Condition

PS 5.01

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Index

Project Scope

Adaptive Transformation

Land Use / Site Utilization Deviation

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Module Assembly

AT 4.00

Land Use / Site Utilization Deviation

PS 6.01

Module Section Details

AT 4.01

Street Elevations

PS 7.00

Sidewalk Assembly

AT 4.02

Street Elevations

PS 7.01

Sidewalk Section Details

AT 4.03

Existing Materials

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Sidewalk Access Ramp Assembly

AT 4.04

Proposed Materials

PS 8.01

Sidewalk Access Ramp Section Details

AT 4.05

Safety and Lighting

PS 9.00

Planter Assembly

AT 4.06

Lighting Diagram

PS 9.01

Planter Section Details

AT 4.07

Typology Precedent

PS 10.00

Wall Assembly

AT 4.08

Programming Precedent

PS 10.01

Wall Section Details

AT 4.09

Street Section A

AT 5.00

Street Section B

AT 5.01

Code Analysis Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter

CA 1.00

Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter

CA 1.01

Assembly Sequence

ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities CA 1.02

Comprehensive Assembly

AS 1.00

ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities CA 1.03

Comprehensive Assembly

AS 1.01

Site Context

Specifications

General Site Modification

SC 1.00

CSI Designations

SP 1.00

Specific Elements

SC 1.01

CSI Designations

SP 1.01

Vegetation Specifications

SP 1.02

Vegetation Specifications

SP 1.03

Selective Demolition Demolition Plan

SD 1.00

Site Preparation

SD 1.01

Adaptive Transformation Summer Panoramic View

AT 1.00

Summer Panoramic View

AT 1.01

Autumn Panoramic View

AT 1.02

Autumn Panoramic View

AT 1.03

Axonometric Diagrams S1-S2

AT 2.00

Axonometric Diagrams N1-N2

AT 2.01

Axonometric Diagrams S3-S4

AT 2.02

Axonometric Diagrams N3-N4

AT 2.03

Axonometric Diagrams S5-S6

AT 2.04

Axonometric Diagrams N5-N6

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Table Module

AT 3.00

Single Seat Module

AT 3.01

Double Seat Module

AT 3.02

Bench Module

AT 3.03

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Implementation Documentation Logistics

IMP 1.00

Logistics

IMP 1.01

Critical Path Analysis: Overview

IMP 2.00

Critical Path Analysis: Overview

IMP 2.01

Critical Path Analysis: Phase I-II

IMP 2.02

Critical Path Analysis: Phase III-IV

IMP 2.03

Critical Path Analysis: Phase V-VII

IMP 2.04

Critical Path Analysis: Financing

IMP 2.05

Hard Cost Analysis

IMP 3.00

Hard Cost Analysis

IMP 3.01

Recurring Soft Cost Analysis

IMP 4.00

Non-Recurring Soft Cost Analysis

IMP 4.01

TABLE OF CONTENTS

IN1.01


Project Narrative introduction

To empower people to build more secure and self-sufficient lives through the provision of decent, affordable housing, essential supportive services, asset building programs, and educational and employment opportunities. -- from ACTION-Housing, Inc Mission Statement

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introduction

Project Narrative

Revitalizing Streetscapes, Resolving Urban Issues To foster and develop the community of the Uptown neighborhood it is imperative to address not only the vacant lots and properties in the area but also the space in between the structures. It is important to resolve the multitude of challenges found along the Uptown alleyways such as Watson Street to build a safe, sustainable, and healthy urban community. Watson Street in particular is a space where members of the community interact on a daily basis and holds the potential to become an even more engaging place. In order to make sure that Watson Street is developed to its full potential, four key issues must be addressed: crime safety, community engagement, pedestrian safety, and stormwater and snow runoff management. Resolving these issues will improve safety, health, and overall quality of life of all residents along the alleyway and potentially in Uptown as a whole. Watson Street has an opportunity to become an engaging social space for the community. However, several site issues need to be addressed for this to become reality. These include litter control, replacing the sidewalks, introducing outdoor attractions, and establishing a social node. The first step towards transforming Watson Street is managing the overgrown vegetation on the fences and sidewalks. The density of the vines that cover the fences and spill onto the sidewalks contributes to the issue of littering along the street. Refuse and waste such as beer cans, cigarette butts, etc., simply gets tossed into the thick vegetation. Trimming back the plants will expose the waste and with the addition of several garbage cans along the alley it can address the issue of litter control. In addition to encouraging littering, the rampant vegetation is damaging the sidewalks. In several locations along the alley the sidewalk is completely overgrown and unusable. In other places the plants have worked their way through the cracks in the sidewalk and fractured it. Once the vegetation issue has been addressed, the sidewalks need to be replaced. The property owners are responsible for sidewalk maintenance in front of the property, but these responsibilities have been neglected for years and the sidewalks are in bad state of disrepair.

youth population. These low cost improvements to the alleyway have a great potential to not only improve the quality of the space but also expand the sense of community in the neighborhood. The overall volume of traffic going through Watson Street is low and is limited to residents of the neighborhood. Nonetheless, the issue of traffic and pedestrian safety will need to be addressed. Traffic-calming measures, both graphic and physical, can be introduced as well as designation of the alley as a “play street” completely closed to traffic during certain hours. Traffic-calming systems consist of graphic signs alerting motorists of children playing in the street and speed limits. The physical component can include a variety of measures including speed bumps, rumble strips, or textured pavement surfaces. An alternative to deploying extensive traffic calming measures is designating the street as a “play street” and making it off limits to traffic on certain days. This practice is widely employed in Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY to provide children in the city with a car-free environment. Roadblocks would be installed at either end of the alleyway and a schedule of when the street is closed to traffic would be made available to the residents of the neighborhood. The goal of Watson Top is to provide Uptown with a valuable public amenity: high-quality public gathering space. This will offer both new and current residents with a place to meet and expand investment in the neighborhood. Such an intervention acts as a pilot project and could be implemented further along Watson Street or on one of Uptown’s many tertiary streets. Quality street infrastructure in conjunction with other ACTION Uptown projects would serve to draw new development to Uptown, increasing residential density and bringing new life to this neighborhood.

A key step towards engaging the community on Watson Street will be the introduction of outdoor attractions such as street furniture. The alleyway only sees local traffic consisting primarily of residents parking their cars. The street can thus be engaged for the purpose of providing outdoor recreational space for the local Watson Top ACTION Uptown Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture 48_550

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Project Scope demographics Permanent Residents 2010 Census information lists the population of the Bluff at 6600 people. These numbers are skewed by the inclusion of Duquesne University students and the inmates of the Allegheny County Jail. These people account for almost three-quarters of the total population. The actual permanent population of Uptown is approximately 1690 people.

73.2% Students

1.2% Allegheny County Inmates

2.8% Group Home Residents

25.6% Permanent Residents

Employment and Income The population of Uptown is employed in a variety of sectors, but nearly half of the people 12% Wholesale and Retail Services with jobs are working in the education and 16% Financial Services healthcare sectors. Uptown is home to UPMC Mercy and is located in direct proximity to 6% Manufacturing and Construction UPMC facilities in Oakland. Employees of the UPMC system could provide a good new target population for the Bluff and Watson Street specifically. The median household income in 17% Arts and Entertainment Uptown is estimated at $12,200 with median male earning $9,508 and female earning 49% Health and Education $9,599. Bluff Neighborhood Demographics

Data from U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census

Watson St b/w Seneca St & Jumonville St Demographics

68% African American

Race and Ethnicity The racial breakdown of Uptown is dramatically different than that of the city of Pittsburgh as a whole. The racial makeup of the city is 68% Caucasian and 27% African American, where as in Uptown it is the opposite. However, it should be noted that these statistics of the neighborhood are skewed due to the inclusion of people residing in the Allegheny County Jail.

25.8% Caucasian

4.1% Hispanic 1% Native American 1.1% Other

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PROJECT SCOPE: BROAD DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

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crime statistics

Project Scope 67.3% Property Crime

42.0% Drug Violations

10.5% Drug Violations

19.4% Assault

2.8% Robbery

Allegheny County Crime Data

12.5% Assault 61.1% Property Crime

8.1% Drug Violations

13.6% Robbery 26.4% Assault

31.8% Property Crime 4.3% Robbery

Bluff Neighborhood Crime Data

Pittsburgh Crime Data

Crime Prevention The overall disinvested condition of the Uptown neighborhood (particularly the abundance of abandoned and vacant lots) facilitates an unsafe and crime-prone environment. The first challenge on the way to improving the quality of life along Watson Street and in Uptown in general is creating a crime-averse condition. The requirements for a safe environment include secure lighting, visual connections to the properties along the alleyway, and possibly the installation of surveillance cameras.

Lighting Sufficient street lighting has been known to greatly reduce the levels of night-time street crime. One key requirement for lighting systems in areas such as Watson Street will be physical security. While the current traditional street light network can potentially provide sufficient light levels, the street lamps can be easily disabled to plunge stretches of the street into darkness to cover illicit activities. The new system will have to be recessed and consist of a multitude of fixtures to deter attempts to tamper with the lighting.

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Surveillance

Eyes on the Street

A less desired though effective technique of crime deterrence is the installation of surveillance cameras. This method has been implemented around the 5th Avenue Lofts project. This method carries with its effectiveness a host of negative connotations, and could be seen by many as an invasion of their privacy. Overt video surveillance is therefore not recommended. If surveillance is deemed necessary for the purpose of investigating crime that does occur, the devices should be minimal and not obviously present to the residents.

A key aspect to deterring street crime is providing visual connection to the street from adjacent properties. Providing views of the street to the tenants as they sit on their porches or stoops keeps eyes on the street, deterring ill-wishers and miscreants. Beyond eliminating the fences and trimming down the overgrown vegetation, however, this element of crime prevention can only be suggested as a design guideline for other ACTION Uptown projects.

PROJECT SCOPE: BROAD DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

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Project Scope precipitation data

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Record Depth

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Average DEC Road Surface

Pittsburgh Snowfall Average and Record Depths

Data from erh.noaa.gov

SNOWFALL DATA Snowfall Data

PITTSBURGH AVERAGES AND RECORD DEPTH DATA FROM ERH.NOAA.GOV

The street pavement of the alleyway is in relatively good condition and replacing the road surface entirely is unreasonable at this time. Instead pervious pavement materials should be used on the sidewalks. When Watson Street does require re-pavement, textured road surfaces should be considered to help combat ice accumulation. These measures could also be combined with the traffic-calming measures described above, such as rumble strips or speed bumps.

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SNOWFALL DATA

PITTSBURGH AVERAGES BY MONTH Pittsburgh Snowfall Average by Month

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DATA FROM ERH.NOAA.GOV

PROJECT SCOPE: ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

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precipitation data

Pittsburgh Rainfall Average and Record Depths

Project Scope

Data from erh.noaa.gov

Rainfall Data In its present condition Watson Street presents a completely impervious surface. The site slopes down from the Hill District towards the southeast so stormwater runoff from Watson Street presents an issue to the properties located along the southern edge. In the winter snow accumulation also becomes an issue because the alleyway is classified as a tertiary street and receives little-to-no plowing. Both of these issues can be mitigated with a pervious road surface and sidewalk materials.

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RAINFALL DATA

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Pittsburgh Rainfall Average by Month

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Data from erh.noaa.gov

PROJECT SCOPE: ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

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Project Scope site drainage data

Parking lots

Seneca Street

Jumonville Street

Fifth Avenue

Ideal stormwater interception Existing storm drain

Forbes Avenue

Stormwater Runoff Like many industrial cities, Pittsburgh has a combined sewer system that is over 100 years old. This integrates stormwater overflow from high-volume rain events with municipal waste and causes a number of issues. The two contaminated sources mix, and stormwater flushes waste into the rivers as well as to already burdened treatment plants. In the absence of a complete and costly overhaul of the network, best practice is to limit the load on the municipal system and increase stormwater infiltration into the ground. Permeable surfaces (such as permeable paving or plantings) are ideal for this, and plants offer the added advantage of beginning to filter the contaminated stormwater in addition to their associated benefits. Watson Street offers a good opportunity for stormwater management due to its location and grade. This section of street slopes from a high point in the west to a low point in the east and cuts across the prevailing slope of Hill to the north. Stormwater from Fifth Avenue will flow onto our site from two large parking lots at the middle and east end of the block. Currently, our site has only one storm drain at the southeast corner of the street, not nearly enough to handle a sizable rain event. The proposal will utilize permeable unit pavers on the sidewalks as well as a series of planters on the south side of the street. These are constructed at street grade to allow stormwater to flow directly into them from the street. The planters will improve infiltration during average rain events but will be overwhelmed in more extreme storms. Thus, an overflow drain is provided to feed water into the combined sewer to prevent flooding of the street and adjacent properties.

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PROJECT SCOPE: ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

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solar data

Project Scope

Solar exposure: Winter Solstice

Solar exposure: 75% year-round exposure

Areas of Exposure

Solar exposure: Spring Equinox

By overlaying areas that receive direct sunlight for more than 75% of the time the sun is in the sky, the patterns of shadows across the site during the four seasons were identified. This helped to inform the decision regarding where to locate planters and seating. The darkest orange areas on the diagram receive sun for the largest amount of time throughout the year and therefore are most suitable for seating as well as vegetation.

Solar exposure: Summer Solstice

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PROJECT SCOPE: ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

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Project Scope the neighborhood

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Action Uptown/2000 Block

Watson Street

Seneca Street

Fifth Avenue

Jumonville Street

The area of focus for ACTION Uptown is the 2000 blocks of Fifth Avenue and Forbes Avenue between Jumonville Street and Seneca Street. The properties in this area have been largely consolidated and are characterized by more well-preserved historic facades. Seven sites have been identified for gut renovation or new construction projects as well as two streetscape projects, located on Watson Street and Tustin Street.

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The district of Uptown, also known as the Bluff, is located east of the Pittsburgh Point. The neighborhood is accessed primarily by Forbes Avenue and Fifth Avenue and a network of one-way and two-way streets. The Birmingham Bridge and the Liberty Bridge define the eastern and western boundaries of the neighborhood and connect it to the South Side across the Monongahela River.

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Data from www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/cp/maps

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PROJECT SCOPE: LOCATION

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the site

Project Scope

Watson Street

Seneca Street

Jumonville Street

Fifth Avenue

Forbes Avenue

Parking lots

ACTION Uptown project sites

Data from www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/cp/maps

Watson Street Watson Street is a one-way (West to East) tertiary street providing access to a few housing units as well as parking for units facing Fifth Avenue and Forbes Avenue. Residents of Watson Street treat it as a space shared by pedestrians and automobiles, gathering on either side to chat or allowing their children to play in the street. These social activities should be supported by providing more well-designed features and drawing visitors from the broader community. Currently there are few outdoor spaces in Uptown for people to meet and gather, a vital aspect of successful neighborhoods which encourages new residents to move to the area. Watson Street runs the full length of Uptown, maintaining its general character throughout. It is therefore proposed to extend the Watson Top intervention the full length of Watson Street making it the first shared street in Pittsburgh. The intervention between Seneca and Jumonville streets is intended to serve as a pilot for the larger scale project.

Pilot intervention

Proposed extents of Watson Top project

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PROJECT SCOPE: LOCATION

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Project Scope zoning map

Watson Street

Seneca Street

Jumonville Street

Fifth Avenue

Forbes Avenue

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PROJECT SCOPE: LAND USE AND ZONING

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zoning overview

Project Scope

Fifth Avenue as seen through the lot on the corner of Watson and Seneca streets.

Convergence Three zoning districts converge around Watson Street, remnants of Pittsburgh’s industrial past. The residential zone features many row houses while the industrial zone is beginning to fade into the other two categories, reinforcing the changing nature of Pittsburgh from manufacturing to service enterprises.

R1-A: Two Unit Residential Buildings Structures are limited to two-family houses, often in a multifloor row-house style of medium-low density construction.

LNC: Local Neighborhood Commercial Small businesses, a.k.a. “Mom and Pop” shops and specialty stores. Drive-throughs are allowed only by special permission with further stipulations. Any shop may feature a residence for a shop owner on the premises if half of the property is available for client parking. IND: Industrial Zone Suitable for warehouses, storage, manufacturing, and other uses. The commercial application of the code becomes apparent where the zone faces Forbes Avenue. There are no actual production complexes in the neighborhood despite the industrial zoning classification.

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Primary Streets: include all roads and streets that serve as the main distributing arteries for all traffic originating from within or outside of the area. These roads carry the greatest traffic volumes and provide the means by which most people see the visual image of the neighborhood. Secondary Streets: roadways generally provide traffic movement between primary and tertiary roads and typically connect primary roads with individual use areas. The smaller volumes of traffic carried by these roads permit slower design speeds to accommodate for stop-and-go traffic. Tertiary Streets: Tertiary roadways or residential roadways handle lower volumes of more localized traffic and on-street parking when necessary. Their main function is to provide vehicular access to individual facilities, parking areas, and service areas.

PROJECT SCOPE: LAND USE AND ZONING

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Project Scope site utilization

Seneca Street

Jumonville Street

Fifth Avenue

Watson Street

Forbes Avenue

Site Use The buildings adjacent to Watson Street encompass a variety of uses including residences and Womanspace East, a family support center. A significant number of the units are vacant including the majority of those facing Forbes Ave. In addition, two large parking lots sit uphill from Watson and will contribute stormwater runoff to the street.

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Single-Family Residential

Storage

Institutional

Vacant

Multi-Family Residential

Tax Delinquent (at least 1 year)

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site conditions

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Jumonville Street

Fifth Avenue

Forbes Avenue

Land Use Deviation Structures

Neglected Lawn Care

Paved Areas

Vacant Lot, Dumping

Sidewalk, Poor Condition

Sidewalk Damaged, Unusable

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Many backyards (some unmaintained) face onto Watson St, providing a surprisingly lush environment. However, this lack of maintenance has also left many of the sidewalks unsafe or inaccessible. The parking lot in the center of the block currently provides access to Fifth Ave, a characteristic which will be limited to increase pedestrian safety.

PROJECT SCOPE: SITE UTILIZATION

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Project Scope land use / site utilization deviation Paved Parking Area

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Recent commercial endeavors in Uptown have been to pave parcels of land for the purpose of parking and land banking should property values rise. While this could help the lack of parking in the city, the problems of open gaps in the urban fabric and the water runoff from precipitation only add to the issues at hand. The large parking lot at the center of the block provide a vehicular shortcut and contribute to an unsafe pedestrian environment on Watson Street. This proposal will limit access to the parking lot from Watson, improving pedestrian safety.

Vacant Infill Parcel

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Where buildings have been removed or were never built, lots are left to nature and fill with vegetation. Intended for structures, the overgrowth does not invite new development. The streetscape intervention will provide well maintained vegetation, integrating the improvements with their surroundings. The increased quality of public street infrastructure will help to bring development to the area, especially as ACTION Uptown projects bring new residents to the area. The proposal encourages future residential development on the street and leaves room for driveway construction on all parcels facing Watson Street.

Sidewalk, Settling/Erosion

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Sidewalks on the site have largely been left to decay and are unusable in many places. Overgrowth from unmaintained lots and erosion stemming from improper subsurface construction have created an unsafe pedestrian environment, forcing most users onto the street. The proposal will provide new pedestrian infrastructure in the form of a continuous accessible sidewalk on the north side of the street. Better construction and stormwater management will ensure the new construction remains stable and usable for years.

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PROJECT SCOPE: LAND USE / SITE UTILIZATION DEVIATION

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land use / site utilization deviation

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Project Scope

Vacant Lot, Litter & Trash Dumping Vacant lots are often recepticals for trash and general waste. Such dumping is indicative of a lack of investment in the urban landscape and decreases nearby property values. Simply introducing quality public space where residents can gather will reinvigorate people to improve their neighborhood. Vacant lots such as this one are potential sites for future residential development directly related to the new street infrastructure.

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Sidewalk, Untamed Vegetation Although the city has repaved portions of the road, the sidewalks have been left to be overrun by vegetation from vacant lots. This vegetation does provide a lush street experience, and a significant portion of the south side of the street will be maintained as planted. However, the existing fences and plants will be removed and replaced with more sustainable vegetation as well as street furniture, situating Watson Street as a public space for residents of Uptown.

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Commercial Garage in R1-A Zone Garages like this one are typically found in commercial and industrial zones but this is actually located in the R1-A Residential zoning district. It is unclear if the property was zoned differently at the time of construction but this garage offers an opportunity for some type of commercial space on Watson Street. The proposal will improve the experience of being on the street and potentially draw more people off Fifth and Forbes Avenues.

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PROJECT SCOPE: LAND USE / SITE UTILIZATION DEVIATION

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Project Scope street elevations

Social Environment Upon visiting the site we found a few neighborhood residents either passing through on foot or sitting outside their homes. After speaking with them it became clear that their families have lived in Uptown for years and were not happy about the new development that has been occurring in the area because they fear being forced out by rent increases. During all of our visits we found Watson Street being used as a pedestrian connection, especially through the parking lot at the center of the block. 0’

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Built Environment Currently, the site displays evidence of significant decay. The lots that are not vacant contain buildings that are slowly falling apart. There are several instances where a section of rowhouse has been removed to open up an area for parking or another building type. Numerous party walls remain exposed, leaving buildings exposed to the elements. Towards the west end of the street the condition and height of the buildings slowly begins to increase as well as the feeling of security. Near Jumonville Street there are two recently renovated and constructed buildings. On the corner is a recently repainted apartment complex. The second is a battered women’s shelter that was constructed only 3 years ago. The two buildings are connected to each other as well as another smaller apartment complex.

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PROJECT SCOPE: CONDITION

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street elevations

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Project Scope

PROJECT SCOPE: CONDITION

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Project Scope existing materials

Existing Material Palette The materials found in the buildings that line the alleyway are typically constructed of wood, brick, and concrete. Most of the buildings over 25 years old are constructed with brick, while the more recent constructions and additions are constructed with wood and utilize timber framing. The newest building along the alleyway, the 3 year old battered woman’s shelter, is constructed almost entirely out of brick and fits comfortably between to existing brick apartments. Plant life is an unintentional material found throughout the site. It seems that as the buildings decay and crumble, plant life has begun to reclaim the site. It can be found growing up the side of nearly every building and completely covering all the vacant lots that are not entirely covered with pavement for parking.

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PROJECT SCOPE: MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION

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proposed materials

Project Scope

Proposed Material Palette This intervention will utilize materials that will blend naturally into the existing site while simultaneously improving the spatial quality of the alleyway on the whole. Two of the methods that will be used to accomplish this are the use of unit paving and the introduction of numerous plant species. The introduction of new plant life to replace the weeds and overgrowth existing on the site will help unveil the potential beauty of the alleyway. Providing areas where people can sit and gather will help to get community members out onto the street.

Pedestrian Safety Measures including traffic calming and textured crosswalk approaches.

The innovative use of a small number of carefully placed materials can have a drastic impact on Watson Street. The materials used must maintain the integrity of the site, for example by reusing bricks from demolition related to other ACTION Uptown projects.

Vegetation to provide green spaces for the community.

Permeable Pavement to mitigate stormwater runoff.

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PROJECT SCOPE: MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION

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Project Scope safety and lighting

Surveillance Cameras Surveillance cameras on the 5th Avenue Lofts reflect a history of crime in the neighborhood.

Street Lighting Standard sodium street lamps provide ample lighting but can be easily disabled conceal illegal activities.

Drugs and Gangs Shoes hanging from telephone wires indicate presence of drug dealers, gangs, and related crime in the area.

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PROJECT SCOPE: SAFETY AND LIGHTING

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Light Placement The spacing of streetlights is far enough apart that if one light were to be disabled a significant portion of the street can be left in the dark. The sodium orange glow makes the place feel less safe at night than it does during the day. Implementation of new lighting would make the street seem more secure and certainly safer for pedestrians in view of traffic. A wider variety of lighting such as ambient lighting closer to grade would also make the street into an attractive gathering place in the evening.

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PROJECT SCOPE: SAFETY AND LIGHTING

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Project Scope typology precedent

Linden Living Alley San Francisco, CA Located in the Mission District of San Francisco, Linden was once an untended alley serving light industrial, office, and residential uses. To create the new public space, three parking spaces were removed and the roadway was narrowed and repaved to the level of the sidewalk, blurring the distinction between vehicular and pedestrian traffic zones. The former parking spaces were replaced with benches (made from recycled granite curbstones) and planted areas that simultaneously define new gathering spaces and act as safety barriers from street traffic. The space now fills the role of a small park as a social outlet and spillover space from Blue Bottle Coffee that opens onto the alley. The Linden Alley project reflects the way in which a small-scale streetscape intervention can improve other development opportunities in an improving neighborhood.

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programming precedent

Project Scope

Play Streets Various Cities A play street is one that is closed to car traffic and parking during business hours so that children can have a place to play. Children playing in the street has been a common aspect of city life throughout history, and codified play street systems have existed in New York City as early as 1914. Such systems are relatively common and have recently been successfully implemented in Philadelphia and Bristol (UK) among others. Play streets vary in quality and type of intervention; some are simply a closed street providing a place for ball or other games while some are managed and include portable equipment such as basketball hoops, volleyball nets, or table games. They are ideal in neighborhoods like Uptown without ready access to city parks or open space and provide communities with new places to gather without the cost of creating more expensive new parks.

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PROJECT SCOPE: PROGRSAM CASE STUDY AND PRECEDENT

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Code Analysis pittsburgh home rule charter

Compliance with Pittsburgh City Home Rule Charter In order for this intervention for ACTION Housing to perform as a shared space for the residents of Uptown there must be several changes to the classification of Watson Street. These signs each denote the conditions which will exist on Watson Street after ACTION has launched an appeal with the Director of Public Works in accordance with the Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter. The biggest change to the use of the street will be to prohibit through traffic during the day to allow residents, especially children, to play in the street without worrying about traffic. The one way system must remain unchanged to allow neighborhood traffic patterns to work during peak hours.

The effect of building regulation is somewhat limited given the scope of this project. The regulations which were important to this design directly affect the use of the street surfaces and seating units and were dictated at both a city and federal level. The City of Pittsburgh regulations which dictate the use and management of city streets are found in Title 5 Article 1 of the Home Rule Charter. Occupancy design was considered in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act provisions in Article 4, which described the maxima and minima measurements for sidewalks, curbs, and public furniture.

§ 413.01 - STREET BOND AND PERMIT REQUIRED PLAN APPROVAL. (a) No person shall construct, repair or lay any pavement on any public street or other public way without first filing a bond and obtaining a permit from the Department of Public Works. (b) All construction shall be in conformity with plans and specifications approved by the Department and subject to its inspection.

§ 483.06 - OPEN SPACE AROUND BASE.

The speed limit must be set at 15 MPH, to ensure the safety of pedestrians when the street is open to cars.

On-street parking should be made illegal during the day because of the safety risk to pedestrians, neighborhood security, and the limits of access to the street. To address the lack of onstreet parking, this proposal includes a driveway opening for each marked property.

Children at play signs must be placed at the ends of the street to warn vehicles that the area may be used by children.

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There shall be maintained about the base of the trunk of each tree in City rights of way thirty (30) square feet of open ground, with no one (1) dimension of that open space being less than three (3) feet. The Department of Public Works shall have the discretion to allow for an open space of less that thirty (30) square feet of open ground in instances where a sidewalk is less than seventy-four (74) inches wide and mitigating measures to assure the health of the tree, including but not limited to irrigation and pervious surfaces, are in place. Where any tree in or upon any public place is surrounded at the base of its trunk by ground which is not open, or by open ground of less quantity or measurement than required by this section, it shall be the duty of the Department of Public Works to notify the owner of the property on or in front of which any tree may be, to remove within a time fixed in the notice, so much of the cement, brick or other covering as may be necessary to give the space of open ground required herein. If the person notified fails to remove the covering by the time fixed, the Department may perform the work and charge the person notified for the work done.

§ 503.04 - TRAFFIC CONTROL (a) The Director is hereby authorized to have placed and maintained, in conformance with the most recent edition of the Manual Traffic Control Devices and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Regulations, official traffic control devices to regulate, warn, guide or control ––traffic. (b) All official traffic control devices except pavement markings shall bear the City insignia or an abbreviation thereof.

§ 503.09 - SAFETY ZONES (a) The Director is hereby authorized to establish safety zones of such kind and character and at places as he or she deems necessary for the safety of pedestrians.

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Code Analysis

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§ 541.01 - PROHIBITIONS IN SPECIFIED PLACES Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or to protect the safety of any person or vehicle or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device, no operator of a vehicle shall, and no owner of a vehicle shall allow the vehicle to: Stop, stand or park a vehicle: (1) On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street except that a pedalcycle may be parked as provided in Vehicle Code 3509(b) (2) On a sidewalk except that a pedalcycle may be parked as provided in Vehicle Code 3509(b) (3)Within an intersection. (4)On a crosswalk (5) Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb within thirty (30) feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by official traffic control devices.

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Code Analysis ADA accessibility guidelines for buildings and facilities

Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act for Buildings and Facilities 4.5 Ground and Floor Surfaces.

Site Condition 1: Street-side sidewalk access

4.5.1* General. Ground and floor surfaces along accessible routes and in accessible rooms and spaces including floors, walks, ramps, stairs, and curb ramps, shall be stable, firm, slip-resistant, and shall comply with 4.5. Appendix Note 4.5.2 Changes in Level. Changes in level up to 1/4 in (6 mm) may be vertical and without edge treatment (see Fig. 7(c) ). Changes in level between 1/4 in and 1/2 in (6 mm and 13 mm) shall be beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2 (seeFig. 7(d) ). Changes in level greater than 1/2 in (13 mm) shall be accomplished by means of a ramp that complies with 4.7 or 4.8.

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4.7.5 Sides of Curb Ramps. If a curb ramp is located where pedestrians must walk 4 8” 8” across the ramp, or where it is not protected 36” by handrails or4” guardrails, it shall have flared sides; the maximum slope of the flare shall be 1:10 (see Fig. 12(a)). Curb ramps with returned curbs may be used where pedestrians would not normally walk across the ramp ”

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ADA accessibility guidelines for buildings and facilities

Site Condition 3: Street-side sidewalk access at intersections with Seneca and Jumonville.

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4.7 Curb Ramps (CTD) 4.7.10 Diagonal Curb Ramps. If diagonal (or corner type) curb ramps have returned curbs or other well-defined edges, such edges shall be parallel to the direction of pedestrian flow. The bottom of diagonal curb ramps shall have 48 in (1220 mm) minimum clear space as shown in Fig. 15(c) and (d). If diagonal curb ramps are provided at marked crossings, the 48 in (1220 mm) clear space shall be within the markings (see Fig. 15(c) and (d)). If diagonal curb ramps have flared sides, they shall also have at least a 24 in (610 mm) long segment of straight curb located on each side of the curb ramp and within the marked crossing (see Fig. 15(c)).

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4.29.1 General 4.29.2* Detectable Warnings on Walking Surfaces. Detectable warnings shall consist of raised truncated domes with a diameter of nominal 0.9 in (23 mm), a height of nominal 0.2 in (5 mm) and a center-to-center spacing of nominal 2.35 in (60 mm) and shall contrast visually with adjoining surfaces, either light-ondark, or dark-on-light. Appendix Note The material used to provide contrast shall be an integral part of the walking surface. Detectable warnings used on interior surfaces shall differ from adjoining walking surfaces in resiliency or sound-on-cane contact.

4.32 Fixed or Built-in Seating and Tables. 4.32.1 Minimum Number. Fixed or built-in seating or tables required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with 4.32.2 through 4.32.4. 4.32.2 Seating. If seating spaces for people in wheelchairs are provided at fixed tables or counters, clear floor space complying with 4.2.4 shall be provided. Such clear floor space shall not overlap knee space by more than 19 in (485 mm) (seeFig. 45). 4.32.3 Knee Clearances. If seating for people in wheelchairs is provided at tables or counters, knee spaces at least 27 in (685 mm) high, 30 in (760 mm) wide, and 19 in (485 mm) deep shall be provided (see Fig. 45). 4.32.5 Children’s Fixed or Built-in Seating and Tables. Fixed or built-in seating or tables used primarily by children ages 12 and younger shall comply with 4.32.5 as permitted by 4.32.1.

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Site Context general site modifications Streetscape Interventions

Watson Top will provide new streetscape and stormwater management infrastructure on the 2000 block of Watson Street. This includes a continuous, accessible sidewalk on the north side of the street and a series of planters and seating on the south side of the street. A hierarchy of elements include the background conditions of surface treatments while more unique design elements augment these in creating a more attractive and pedestrian-friendly street environment. Surface treatments include a sidewalk built of unit pavers on the north side of the street. This pedestrian path utilizes unit pavers to allow for stormwater infiltration through the paved surface. Curb cuts are provided at every existing parcel on the site, so ADA accessible ramps are provided at these locations. These ramps are built at the specified slope and include textured warning surfaces. The sidewalks utilize a standard precast concrete curb element on their street edge. The south side of the street includes some similarly paved areas with seating as well as planters where possible. The planters are located at street grade to allow stormwater runoff to flow into them most efficiently. Planting includes City-approved street trees and shrub and grass varieties that are flood resistant. These planters provide the primary piece of stormwater infrastructure and the most efficient method of infiltrating surface runoff back into the ground. The surface area of these planters is enough to handle average rain events but an overflow drain is also provided for major storms. This overflow drain would tie into Pittsburgh’s combined sewer system at the end of the block but would rarely be necessary. Seating elements are provided on the south side of the street and are accessed via accessible ramps where driveway curb cuts occur. They are placed on typical sidewalks similar to those utilized on the north side of the street and adjacent to planters. Three seating types exist on the site: a table and small seat, a single seat, and a bench. These units are precast in a factory and are easily interchangeable for maintenance thanks to their construction and assembly methods. The seating elements also include recessed lights underneath to provide attractive ambient lighting on Watson Street. Finally, low walls serve to define the public realm of the street between curb cuts. These are constructed from face brick repurposed from demolition in other ACTION Uptown projects. This brick is dry stacked on a concrete footer and wrapped in a metal mesh to keep it in place and prevent its demolition. These walls serve to define and integrate the new streetscape infrastructure with properties on the site and invite new development. At only two feet tall, the walls do not block views from adjacent houses onto the street.

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Representation Grid Because the proposal comprises two long sidewalks, representing the project and its adjacent conditions at a reasonable scale is a challenge. For this reason, the street is broken down into a series of axonometric drawings indicated by the map above. These drawings (on following pages) illustrate the integration between the proposal and conditions on the site. The representation grid is not related to any module of construction and is simply a method of illustrating the project. Corresponding north and south sides of the street are shown on facing pages, and a small portion of the adjacent section is shown as well. Overall dimensions of new construction and annotations referencing typical construction methods are also on the drawings.

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SITE CONTEXT: SPECIFIC ELEMENTS

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Selective Demolition demolition plan

Some telephone poles are currently located on the curb and are too close to the roadway. These will need to be moved back towards property lines, and stabilized with guy lines during excavation. The majority of existing sidewalks and curbs have subsided into the ground and will need to be removed. The subsidence points to subsurface issues, a significant amount of earth will need to be excavated and replaced with gravel or engineered fill. The central parking lot on this block has a long curb cut, encouraging its use as a vehicular shortcut. This will be blocked during construction and afterwards by the intervention itself. Some portions of the sidewalk are currently impassable due to thick plants and vines growing on chain-link fences. The first step in demolition will be clearing these areas to provide access for laborers and machinery. Chain-link fences should be removed to improve aesthetics and visual connections from adjacent properties onto the street. A retaining wall of precast concrete units exists here. The wall should be replaced to improve soil stability and aesthetic quality. In addition, the sidewalk is extremely overgrown and will need to be cleared.

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SELECTIVE DEMOLITION

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site preparation

Selective Demolition

Adjacent unused parcels will likely need to be utilized during construction as support space for the storage of materials and equipment. Easements for access to these parcels should be acquired before any material arrives on site.

The primary aspect of site preparation will involve removing existing sidewalks as well as preparing the below grade condition for new infrastructure and to support new sidewalks and planters.

The primary combined sewer line runs down the center of the street. The stormwater planters will increase the amount of infiltration on site, but the new system will need to be tied into the municipal system at the east end of the street. These connections should be provided early in the process to maintain the road surface for construction access.

Because Watson St is so narrow, the amount of storage and staging area for construction is extremely limited. The street will need to be closed for the majority of construction, requiring planning to maintain access to residents’ propertys and traffic flow.

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SELECTIVE DEMOLITION

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Adaptive Transformation spring view

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Adaptive Tranformation

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ADAPTIVE TRANSFORMATION: PERSPECTIVE VIEW

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Adaptive Transformation autumn panoramic view

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ADAPTIVE TRANSFORMATION: PERSPECTIVE VIEW

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Adaptive Tranformation

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ADAPTIVE TRANSFORMATION: PERSPECTIVE VIEW

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Adaptive Transformation axonometric diagrams S1-S2

Table module. See AT 3.00 Single seat module. See AT 3.01

Amur maple. See SP 1.02

Wall section. See AT 4.08 Planter. See AT 4.06

Crosswalk Access. See CA 1.03

Clover; sweet pepper bush. See SP 1.02

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ADAPTIVE TRANSFORMATION: AXONOMETRICS

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Adaptive Transformation axonometric diagrams S3-S4

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Clover; sweet pepper bush. See SP 1.02

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Adaptive Transformation axonometric diagrams S5-S6

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Triple Bench Triple-seated bench anchored at two points. Implemented in combination with planter units parallel to street. Cost Per Unit: $462.25 Number of Units: 1 For a detailed breakdown of per unit cost see SP 1.00

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Seating Assembly The seating elements are made of reinforced concrete with performative elements cast into the units. Each seating and table unit is interchangeable because they are attached to their foundations by bolting to a steel pipe. This pipe also contains the electrical conduit providing power to the concealed underlighting below.

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Puck light, replaceable, screws into socket on underside of unit

No. 2 Rebar structure Mounting bolt Steel pipe, contains electrical conduit, and secures seating unit to foundation by bolts

Electrical conduit, supplies all module units with energy for underlighting

Module foundation, cast in place

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Adaptive Transformation sidewalk assembly Concrete Curb 3216-13.13 Wall Foundation 0182-13 Brick Pavers 0421-13

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3212-43 Asphalt

Scale: 1” = 1’ 2214-13 Drainage Pipe Gravel

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ADAPTIVE TRANSFORMATION: ASSEMBLY DETAILS

AT5.07


Adaptive Transformation wall assembly

Galvanized Welded Wire Fabric 0322-13

Brick Pavers 0421-13

Galvanized Reinforcement Steel Bars 0321-13

Brick Pavers 0421-13

AT4.09

Wall Foundation 0182-13

AT4.08

ADAPTIVE TRANSFORMATION: ASSEMBLY DETAILS

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wall section detail

Adaptive Tranformation

0322-13 Galvanized Welded Wire Fabric

0421-13 Brick Pavers

22.5”

0321-13 Galvanized Reinforcement Steel Bars

Ground 0182-13 Wall Foundation

2214-26.19 Drainage Pipe

3290-00 Topsoil

Scale: 1” = 1’

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AT4.09


Adaptive Transformation

street section A

Transverse Street Section A Section through table and planter modules

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ADAPTIVE TRANSFORMATION: STREET SECTIONS

0’

10’

20’

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street section B

Adaptive Tranformation

Transverse Street Section B Section through sidewalk and planter modules

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ADAPTIVE TRANSFORMATION: STREET SECTIONS

AT5.01


Assembly Sequence comprehensive assembly

1

Foundation Trench

Once the trench on either side of Watson Street is excavated the subsurface work is with the stormwater drain system and the conduits for the seating system lighting positioned into place. The foundations for the gabion wall are laid and help maintain the outside edges of the intervention.

6

4 Module Foundation

2

2

The foundation units for the seating modules and tables are laid into the ground next, making certain that the correct spacing is preserved between these elements and the wall within the unitized paving system.

3 3

Curb Installation

The curbs and planters are all precast and modularized concrete slabs which are mortared into place before paving and planting soil are added.

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ASSEMBLY SEQUENCE

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comprehensive assembly

4

Assembly Sequence

Sidewalk Paving

Once the foundation work is in place, the paving units can be laid into place. No mortar is used between unit pavers.

5

Planter Work

The topsoil for the planters is added inside the planters once all curbs and footers around the planter modules are ready.

6

5

Module Installation

The final step is securing the seating units and tables to their foundations by sliding down the exposed unit over its steel rod and securing with bolts.

1

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Specifications CSI Designations General Construction 00 62 33 00 62 34 00 62 39 00 62 73 00 62 76 00 62 79 00 62 83 00 62 86 00 62 89 00 65 16 00 65 19 01 52 00 01 52 13 01 52 16 01 52 19 01 55 00 01 55 13 01 55 16 01 55 19 01 55 23 01 55 26 01 55 29 01 56 00 01 56 13 01 56 16 01 56 19 01 56 23 01 56 26 01 56 29 01 56 33 01 56 36 01 56 39 01 58 00 01 58 13 01 58 16 02 40 00 02 41 00 02 41 13 02 41 13.13 02 41 13.23 02 41 16 02 41 19 02 42 00 02 42 13 02 42 13.13 02 42 91

Roadway 32 12 43 32 16 13.13 22 14 00 22 14 13 22 14 16 22 14 19 22 14 23 22 14 26 22 14 26.16 22 14 26.19 22 14 29.19 22 14 53

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Products Form Recycled Content of Materials Form Minority Business Enterprise Certification Form Schedule of Values Form Application for Payment Form Stored Material Form Construction Schedule Form Work Plan Schedule Form Construction Equipment Form Certificate of Substantial Completion Form Certificate of Completion Form Construction Facilities Field Offices and Sheds First Aid Facilities Sanitary Facilities Vehicular Access and Parking Temporary Access Roads Haul Routes Temporary Parking Areas Temporary Roads Traffic Control Staging Areas Temporary Barriers and Enclosures Temporary Air Barriers Temporary Dust Barriers Temporary Noise Barriers Temporary Barricades Temporary Fencing Temporary Protective Walkways Temporary Security Barriers Temporary Security Enclosures Temporary Tree and Plant Protection Project Identification Temporary Project Signage Temporary Interior Signage Demolition and Structure Moving Demolition Selective Site Demolition Paving Removal Utility Line Removal Structure Demolition Selective Demolition Removal and Salvage of Construction Materials Deconstruction of Structures Deconstruction of Buildings Removal and Salvage of Historic Construction Materials

Porous Flexible Paving Cast-In-Place Concrete Curbs and Gutters Facility Storm Drainage Facility Storm Drainage Piping Rainwater Leaders Sump Pump Discharge Piping Storm Drainage Piping Specialties Facility Storm Drains Facility Area Drains Facility Trench Drains Sump-Pump Basins and Pits Rainwater Storage Tanks

SPECIFICATIONS

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CSI Designations

Sidewalk 4 21 13

Gabion Wall 4 21 13 03 21 11 03 22 13 03 21 13 03 33 13 03 11 13 03 11 16 03 15 19 01 82 00 01 82 13

Specifications

Brick Masonry

Brick Masonry Plain Steel Reinforcement Bars Galvanized Welded Wire Fabric Reinforcing Galvanized Reinforcement Steel Bars Heavyweight Architectural Concrete Structural Cast-in-Place Concrete Forming Architectural Cast-in Place Concrete Forming Cast-In Concrete Anchors Facility Substructure Performance Requirements Foundation Performance Requirements

Seating Modules 01 82 13 03 31 23 03 21 11 26 05 19 26 05 19.23 26 05 26 26 05 33.13 26 05 33.16 26 05 73 26 05 83 26 06 50 03 11 13 03 11 16 03 15 19

Planting

32 90 00 32 91 00 32 91 13 32 91 13.16 32 91 13.19 32 91 13.26 32 91 16 32 91 16.13 32 91 19 32 91 19.13 32 92 00 32 92 13 32 92 23 32 93 00 32 93 13 32 93 23 32 93 33 32 93 43

Foundation Performance Requirements High-Performance Structural Concrete Plain Steel Reinforcement Bars Low-Voltage Electrical Power Conductors and Cables Manufactured Wiring Assemblies Grounding and Bonding for Electrical Systems Conduit for Electrical Systems Boxes for Electrical Systems Overcurrent Protective Device Coordination Study Wiring Connections Schedules for Lighting Structural Cast-in-Place Concrete Forming Architectural Cast-in Place Concrete Forming Cast-In Concrete Anchors

Planting Planting Preparation Soil Preparation Mulching Planting Soil Mixing Planting Beds Planting Soil Stabilization Blanket Planting Soil Stabilization Landscape Grading Topsoil Placement and Grading Turf and Grasses Hydro-Mulching Sodding Plants Ground Covers Plants and Bulbs Shrubs Trees

CSI Masterformat numbers from www.masterformat.com

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Specifications vegetation specifications Plant Selection and Maintenance

Tree Species

Trees The selection of trees will provide a wonderful display of foliage for residents during the autumn months and an equally impressive flowering in the spring while remaining suitable for Pittsburgh’s climate. The range of trees was limited by the code restriction concerning areas with power lines limiting trees to twentyfive feet tall and the intended seasonal visual factors. Shrubbery Swamp Azeleas are native to Pittsburgh and offer fragrant flowers and ample coverage. The Sweet Pepper Bush does the same but also attracts native bees and other insects in conjuction with the trees.

Amur Maple (Acer ginnala) Height: 15’ - 20’ Growing Conditions: Full sun, any soil

Grass Clover is the first choice for areas suspect of soil erosion, a tactic commonly used in transportation infrastructure. Ryegrass is intended for areas that need immediate coverage while Kentucky Blue Grass is reserved as the long-term coverage solution. A medium degree of maintenance is required, but the positive results will be long-lasting.

Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata) Height: 10’-20’ Growing Conditions: Full to partial sun, moist but well-drained soil

Crimson Cloud Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata) Height: 15’-25’ Growing Conditions: Full sun, any soil

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SPECIFICATIONS

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vegetation specifications

Specifications

Shrubbery Species

Grass Species

Swamp Azelea (Rhododendron viscosum) Height: 3’ Growing Conditions: Partial shade, moist soil

White Clover (Trifolium repens) Height: 3” Growing Conditions: Full sun, moist to dry soil

Sweet Pepper Bush (Clethra alnifolia) Height: 3’ Growing Conditions: Full to partial sun, moist but well-drained soil

Ryegrass (Lolium) Height: 3” Growing Conditions: Full sun, moist soil

Kentucky Blue Grass (Poa Pratensis) Height: 3” Growing Conditions: Full sun, any soil

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SPECIFICATIONS

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Implementation Documentation logistics

12-15 construction workers

2 excavators to remove existing material and move modules, concrete, and other materials into place.

1 dump truck to hold and transport new and removed materials to and from the site

2 portable toilet units

77 sections of 12’ long 12” diameter pipe.

64,000 cubic feet of earth and existing sidewalk rubble to be excavated from the site

6,536 building bricks to construct the gabion walls

8,589 brick pavers to construct the sidewalks

204 linear feet of 3’ wire mesh to construct the gabion walls

IMP1.00

IMPLEMENTATION DOCUMENTATION: LOGISTICS

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logistics

Implementation Documentation

1 Dump truck 2 Excavators 4 Palettes of brick sidewalk pavers 3 Sections of 12’ long 12� diameter pipe

1,500 Cubic feet of exisiting sidewalk 2 Palettes of brick gabion wall pavers

50 Linear feet of wire mesh 1 Portable toilet unit

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Material Delivery and Storage This diagram displays the set of materials that would exist on the site on an average day. It is provided to give a better sense of the total volume of materials and machinery that will be needed in order to complete this project.

IMPLEMENTATION DOCUMENTATION: LOGISTICS

IMP1.01


Implementation Documentation critical path analysis Agency Abbreviations and Contacts PHASE 2 City Planning 200 Ross St 4th Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15219 301 City-County Building 414 Grant St Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 255-8850

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ACTION Housing

PHASE 1

Department of Public Works (DPW) 301 City-County Building 414 Grant St Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 255-8850

Watson St. Residents

Uptown Community City Planning

D.P.W.

City of Pittsburgh

Permits Office 611 Second Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 255-2370 Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) 1200 Penn Ave Penn Liberty Plaza I Pittsburgh, PA 15222

PHASE 2

P.W.S.A A.C.H.D.

T.I.F.

B.B.I.

Allegheny County Redevelopment Authority

C.I.L.P.

Alternative Funding

IMP2.00

IMPLEMENTATION DOCUMENTATION: CRITICAL PATH ANALYSIS

C.I.T.F.

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critical path analysis

Implementation Documentation

Phasing and Sequence Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) 3333 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (412) 687-2243 Bureau of Building Inspection (BBI) 200 Ross St 3rd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 255-2175 PHASE 3 Allegheny County Redevelopment Authority 425 Sixth Avenue Suite 800 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 350-1000 Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Capital Infrastructure Loan Program (CILP) Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund (CITF)

PHASE 4 Construction

Proposing a revitalization of a street can be daunting when all parties expect a consensus at all stages of development. First, the design of the proposal has to be buildable before contacting the contractors and suppliers for quotes on the project. Then meetings with the client and the community must involve a presentation to illustrate and seek input on the proposed construction. If approved or changed to statisfaction one can apply for grants and loans from city, county, and state authorities to fund the project. City and County approval can be even more difficult as the various jurisdictions must agree to the same design iteration modified to their specifications. Consequently, this may affect the prior support from the community either through the delay or unanticipated modifications to the proposal. Securing funding should as early as possible in project development but without governmental approval it can be difficult to acquire funding. Once acquired, funding should be allocated swiftly before any expiration on the approval. Funding through grants is often on the stipulation that the project is approved by the community and town government having jurisdiction. Grants further stipulate that the money cannot be used to support commercial development (Loans can be assumed for commercial enterprises). At this point, all contracts should be finalized based on the quotes given. The CITF Grant requires the project to be given to the lowest contract bid. Once a contractor is selected construction can begin.

PHASE 3

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Implementation Documentation critical path analysis: analysis phase I-II

Phase I

Phase II

Event

Documents

Location

Approval of Design by Action Uptown and Community in Town Meeting with Residents.

What to prepare:

Where to go:

B212 Standard Form: Urban Planning (Prior to Proposal) Site Plan, Elevations, Perspectives, Landscaping, Stormwater Mangagement Plan, Usage Proposals.

425 6th Ave # 950 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 281-2102

Approval by City of Pittsburgh as a Project for Implementation via the City Planning Commission Meetings

What to prepare:

Where to go:

Development Review Application, Site Plan, Elevations, Landscaping, Stormwater Mangagement Plan

200 Ross St, 4th Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15219 301 City-County Building 414 Grant St Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 255-8850

UDBS/IOP for ACTION Housing Joseph Colarusso Henry Glennon Liam Lowe

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Michael Lynes Dmitriy Yakubov

ACTION

Allegheny County Health Department 3333 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (412) 687-2243

UPTOWN

PROPOSAL UDBS/IOP 2012

Bureau of Building Inspection 200 Ross St 3rd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 255-2175

WATSON

DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION AND REVIEW (ZONING)

City of Pittsburgh

Date Filed:

Office of the Zoning Administrator 200 ROSS STREETŠ THIRD FLOOR Š PITTSBURGH Š PENNSYLVANIA Š 15219

(Zoning Use Only)

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW APPLICATION The Development Review Application can be used for the following: • • •

New Construction of a Primary Use Structure larger than a 2-Family Dwelling. (Including new Non-Residential Primary Use Structures); Any project or development that requires a Land Operations Permit; Any other types of work not listed under the Walk-Through and Zoning Applications. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. Property Owner Name: Address:

Phone Number: ( City:

State:

City:

State:

2. Applicant/Company Name: Address:

) Zip Code:

Phone Number: (

) Zip Code:

Applicant/Contractor ID:(assigned by the City) 3. Development Name: 4. Development Location: 5. Development Address: 6. If applicant is proposing a change to the Zoning District, the following is required: (Attach Zone Change Petition) Proposed Zoning District: Present Use of Site: (Select from attached list) 7. If a Certificate of Occupancy exists, the following is required: Certificate of Occupancy#: 8. Estimated Construction:

Date Issued: Start Date:

/

/

Existing Use of Property: Occupancy Date:

/

/

Project Cost: $

Use the attached Worksheet to continue answering the questions. For additional reference in answering Items 9-12 go to http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/cp/html/land_use_control_and_zoning.html and select the link for the City Zoning Code maintained at the Municode.com website. 9. Proposed Use of Site (Select from attached list): 10. Select the Type of Work: … New Construction, New

… Renovation, Interior

… New Construction,

… Renovation, Exterior

… Change in Use Only

… Renovation, Change in Use

11. Describe the Development:

12. Is a Land Operations Permit needed?

… YES

Development Review Application

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Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority 1200 Penn Ave Penn Liberty Plaza I Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Proposal Documentation

Who approves the applications:

…NO

(See the Bureau of Building Inspection (BBI) website for activities requiring a Land Operations Permit, http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/bbi/)

VOUCHER #:

(Zoning Use Only)

Page DRA-1

MARCH 2007

Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County 425 Sixth Avenue Suite 800 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 350-1000

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IMPLEMENTATION DOCUMENTATION: CRITICAL PATH ANALYSIS

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critical path analysis: phase III-IV

Phase III

Implementation Documentation

Event

Documents

Location

CITF Grant Applications for funding up to $250,000 and related grants.

What to prepare:

Where to submit:

Personal Financial Statement CITF Grant Applicaton.

Manager, CITF Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County 425 Sixth Avenue, Suite 800 Pittsburgh PA 15219

ALLEGHENY COUNTY COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE & TOURISM FUND PERSONAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT Submitted To:

Allegheny County Department of Economic Development

SECTION 1 – Individual Information (type or print) Name Address

SECTION 2- Other Party Information Name Address

City, State & Zip Position or Occupation Business Name Business Address

City, State & Zip Position or Occupation Business Name Business Address

City, State, & Zip Res. Phone Bus. Phone

City, State, & Zip Res. Phone Bus. Phone

SECTION 3 – Statement of Financial Condition as of ______________________ Year___________ ASSETS In Dollars LIABILITIES (Omit cents) (Do Not include assets of doubtful value) Cash on hand and in this bank Notes payable to bank-SEE Schedule E Cash in other Banks Notes payable to other institution- SEE Schedule E U.S. Gov’t &marketable securities-SEE Schedule A Due to Brokers Non-Marketable Securities- SEE Schedule B Amounts payable to others-secured Securities held by broker in margin accounts Amounts payable to others-unsecured Restricted, control, or margin account stocks Accounts and bills due Real Estate equities- SEE Schedule C Unpaid income taxes and interest Accounts, Loans, and note receivable Real Estate mortgages payable-SEE Schedule C &E Automobiles Other debts (car loans, credit cards, etc.)- Itemize Other personal property Cash surrender value-life insurance- SEE Sch D Other assets-itemize-SEE Schedule F if applicable

In Dollars (Omit cents)

Total Liabilities Net Worth Total Liabilities & Net Worth

Total Assets SECTION 4- Annual Income For Year Ended ______ ____ Salary, bonuses, & commissions $______________ Dividends & Interest

Rich Fitzgerald County Executive

(type or print)

_____________

Annual Expenditures Mortgage Rent Payments

Contingent Liabilities

$____________

DO YOU HAVE ANY

Yes

No

Real Estate taxes & assessments

_____________

___

_____________

Contingent liabilities as endorser, Co-maker or guarantor?

___

Taxes- federal, state & local

___ ___

Real Estate Income

_____________

Insurance payments

Other Income

_____________

Other contract payments ____________ (Car payments, credit cards, etc.) ____________ Alimony, child support, Maintenance ____________

Other special debt or circumstances

Other expenses

If “yes” to any question(s) describe:

Herky Pollock Chairman, RAAC

Total Income $

Total Expenditures $

____________

Involvement in pending legal Actions?

____________

Estimated Amounts $ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________

Personal Finance Statement

COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE & TOURISM FUND GRANT APPLICATION

CITF Grant Application

PROPOSAL NO_________________________________

REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY

___ ___

Contested income tax liens?

___

___

Prior bankruptcy (10 years)

___

____

Total Contingent Liabilities $

COMPLETE ATTACHED SCHEDULES AND SIGN

Phase IV

Advertisement of Project through Pittsburgh D.P.W. Electronic Construction Management System (ECMS) listings for approved contractors only.

What to prepare:

What to Expect:

City of Pittsburgh Invitation to Bid Form, using their specific format, wording, and procedures for a standard invitation.

Electronic Bid Submissions, cataloged and only from approved contractors.

CITY OF PITTSBURGH

ADVERTISEMENT ACTION UPTOWN WATSON STREET TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT MPMS NO. XXXXX BTE PROJECT NO. XXXXX The City of Pittsburgh, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, will be accepting bids, through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Electronic Construction Management System (ECMS) for the construction of the Watson Street Traffic Improvement Project. This is in accordance with mandates for publicly funded improvement projects. The work will include debris removal, street resurfacing, sidewalk removal and paver installation, public seating, nonbearing walls, lighting, traffic signals, pavement markings and signage, and planting of trees and other vegetation. The prototype project ranges from Seneca Street to Jumonville Street. If successful, future invitations to bid will be offered to continue the project down the length of Watson Street. The construction plans and specifications can only be viewed on the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s ECMS website: www.dot14.state.pa.us/ecms, ECMS No. XXXX (set time and date). Only electronic bids will be accepted from ECMS prequalified contractors. All bidders on this project must be prequalified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for this type of work. The bid opening is scheduled (set time and date). Bidders may view the bid opening at the Department of Public Works, Room 301, City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Standard DPW Project Invitation

ECMS Website for Bidding Submissions

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INVITATION TO BIDDERS

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Robert W. Kaczorowski, Director Public Works Scott Kunka, Director Finance

IMPLEMENTATION DOCUMENTATION: CRITICAL PATH ANALYSIS

IMP2.03


Implementation Documentation critical path analysis: analysis phase V-VII

Event

Documents

Location

Phase V

Accepting minimum of three bids as required by state law for CITF funded projects. Bid withdrawl deadline sixty days prior to selection.

Prepared by the City Typically: A305 Prequalifications A310 Bid Security Bond A501 Recommended Guide A701 Bidding Instructions Bid Forms G804 Bid Log (maintained by the City)

https://www.dot14.state.pa.us/ECMS/

Phase VI

Determination of winning bid by virtue of lowest cost. Recommend by also reputation of said contractor.

1-5% of Advance Payment prior to A312 Performance Bond.

Who hosts the selection:

Contract between City of Pittsburgh and said Contractor. Contract between Contractor and Suppliers.

City Clerk of Council Issued Resolution Stating Provision of Contracts, such as the following:

Phase VII

Phase VIII

Department of Public Works City-County Building Room 301 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

A201 General Conditions B108 Standard Agreement Between Architect, City and Contractor for Federally Funded Work A401 Standard Form of Agreement between Contractor and SubContractor.

Construction Begins

IMP2.04

IMPLEMENTATION DOCUMENTATION: CRITICAL PATH ANALYSIS

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critical path analysis: financing

Implementation Documentation

CTIF Grant $250,000

Hard Costs $220,598

Soft Costs $6,903

Surplus $22,499

What is CITF?

When to Apply

Non-Profit Organizations are Eligible

$250,000.00

The Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund is designed to assist construction projects and sites. The idea is to provide economic growth to Allegheny County by helping projects materialize.

As a grant, it is intended for projects that improve the community and do not directly improve a business. Priority is given to projects that can increase property value or services.

Round 1: Projects must be submitted between September 4th and 28th. Round 2: The date for future project submissions has yet to be decided.

Maxium ammount given to any single development or project. If more than $30,000 is utilized, a formal public bidding of the project must occure to secure a fair contract and labor.

Reasons for Eligibility

Water runoff is addressed on site with appropriate drainage tactics. Road surface is improved. Streetscape is improved with modules, systems, and other factors that benefit the community.

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IMPLEMENTATION DOCUMENTATION: CRITICAL PATH ANALYSIS

IMP2.05


Implementation Documentation hard cost analysis

IMP3.00

IMPLEMENTATION DOCUMENTATION: HARD COST ANALYSIS

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hard cost analysis Description

Implementation Documentation

Unit Cost

Quantity UM

Total Cost

Sidewalk Demolition

$0.14

3600 sq ft

$504

Fence Demolition

$2.13

280 ln ft

$597

$28.37

900 cu yd

$25,533

$0.10

2500 sq ft

$250

$6.60

3200 sq ft

$21,120

$18.00

80 ln ft

$1,440

$9.00

5414 sq ft

$48,727

$340.00

1 bump

$340

$20.00

1909 sq ft

$38,180

Demolition

Sidewalk Excavation Plant Clearance Site Prep Subsurface Construction Utility Connections Construction Road Surface Road Modifications Sidewalk Construction ADA Ramps

$100.00

15 matts

$1,500

Gabion Walls

$772.09

51 sections (4’)

$39,377

varies

22 units

$8,030

$200.00

25 planters

$5,000

Seating Modules Landscaping (Planting)

$30,000

Contingency Total

$220,598 Demolition Sidewalk Excavation Subsurface Construction Road Surface Sidewalk Construction Gabion Walls Seating Modules Landscaping Contingency Other

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(includes utility connections, plant clearance, speed bump, and ADA ramps)

IMPLEMENTATION DOCUMENTATION: HARD COST ANALYSIS

IMP3.01


Implementation Documentation recurring soft cost analysis

Item

Cause

Quantity

Unit Cost

Total Cost

Street Sweeping

Sediment suction

2 per year

$20

$40

Module Replacement

Vandalism, failure

2 modules

$500

$1000

Wall Replacement

Damage, above grade

5 ft section

$720

$3600

Sidewalk Replacement

Weathering

30 sq ft

$20

$600

Topsoil Replacement

Water runoff

5 cu yd

$4

$20

Clogged Pipe

Sediment infiltration

3 ln ft

$200

$600

Annual Costs of Operation With any new construction certain services will undoubtedly require repairs against weathering, vandalism, and other factors as it adapts to the nature of the site.

Vandalism The concrete seating modules are designed to be easily replaced if broken or faulty to minimize overall maintenance costs.

Erosion In the event of a severe storm, there is a chance of loss of topsoil or gravel on the site. This can also affect drainage systems with clogs, severe overflow, and backup.

IMP4.00

Street Sweeping

Wall Replacement

Module Replacement

Sidewalk Replacement

Topsoil Replacement

Drainage Maintanance

IMPLEMENTATION DOCUMENTATION: SOFT COST ANALYSIS

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non-recurring soft cost analysis

Implementation Documentation

Item

Description

Cost

Demolition Permit

Sidewalk demolition

$122

Excavation Permit

Road work

Paving Permit

Road repaving

Transportation - Public Street

Construction vehicles on public street

Three Crew Survey

Site information

$80 $150 $88 $600

Permits Beyond initial construction permits, approval, fees, and estimates there is a permit for virtually every action of preparing the site and specialized construction.

Surveying For legal and technical purposes the site must be surveyed to the fullest accurate extent. Factors include slope of site and drainage.

Transportation

Demolition Permit

Transportation Permits

Excavation Permit

Three Crew Survey

The City of Pittsburgh requires permits for construction equipment that navigates on public streets and for the impediment to local traffic it may incur.

Paving Permit

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IMPLEMENTATION DOCUMENTATION: SOFT COST ANALYSIS

IMP4.01


WATSON TOP: ACTION UPTOWN PROPOSAL

UDBS/IOP 2012


Watson Top - ACTION Uptown Proposal