Elizabeth Decker Portfolio

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Contact Elizabeth Decker   

Education 

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  

References                    


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Hot Spot 

Backes Residence 

Nicodemus 

First Moves 

Gerald D Hines ULI Competition 

Steam Punk 

Artwork 


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An Extension of Downtown St. Louis       

                          

Process Sketches to Final Plan

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Nicodemus 2012 National Park Service (NPS) Competition    

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• Provide a permanent medical doctor and pharmacy on-site

• Offer a visiting medical doctor and pharmacy on-site

• Add a general store, gas station, food (extend visitor’s stay)

• Rebuild and expand for larger use (Homecoming, tourist lodging)

• Rebuild structures for use (camps, reenactments)

National Recreation Areas 18 National Battlefields 11

• Rebuild shelters for display • Install smoke art

• Reinvigorate “Nicodemus West” as a community redevelopment agent • Partner with The Council for incubators

• Stimulate stronger connection between community and NPS • Establish a land trust and credit union • Nominate or select representative from each family for governing body • Initiate The Council with NPS as mentor

• Transfer land to National Park Service

National Seashores 10

• Operate cart or small restaurant a few times a year

• Focus on self-serve attractions (picnic area, gazebo, concession stand)

• Start a farmers market with local foods

• Form a Farm Co-op • Provide tours • Enable hands-on experiences • Institute a community garden for use and education

• Utilize existing farming • Add tours and tractor rides

National Rivers 5

Memory 201

National Parkways 4

• Remove trailers • Renovate existing structures to accessible tourist sites

• Introduce other forms of energy (wind, solar…) • Implement an interactive hologram into every display

• Create QR codes for interactive tours and activities • Use virtual tours to promote Nicodemus

• Include Facebook and foursquare tours • Implement technology into signage

• Place a data base in the community interpretive center

Scenic 138

National Reserves 2 National Battlefield Site 1 International Historic Site 1

Heritage 52 Protected Village 6

Cultural 58

Technology

• Establish a small exhibit in existing visitor center

• Replace trailers to Time Share housing • Implement green technology • Remodel Saint Fransis Hotel to a bed and breakfast

• Launch a larger exhibit

Housing

• Create an interactive exhibit • Remodel homes on Kansas register

• Build more housing in historic residential zone

National Lakeshores 4

National Scenic Trails 3

Genealogy

National Battlefield Parks 4

Farming

• Include exhibit • Sustain community garden, farmers market, cooking classes, education center, Table in the Field, Meals on Wheels

National Military Parks 9

Ernestine’s

Other Designations 11 National Wild and Scenic Rivers & Riverways 10

Economic Necessities

• Establish a small grove of trees, symbolizing “The Grove” • Clean up existing baseball site • Erect a small exhibit or display

Dug Outs

• Reduce the number of entrances • Increase signage along Highway 24 and I-70

• Assemble an amphitheater, community interpretive center, and outdoor arena • Resume a jazz festival • Establish Gospel Festival • Connect with Shooting Clubs • Develop a training center for NPS • Revitalize existing baseball field for use • Design an interactive outdoor exhibit

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• Triple the amount of signage to the site • Reduce number of entrances but Improve quality experience

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Synergy Increase

• Expand Ernestine’s building • Include exhibit • Sustain community garden, farmers market, cooking classes, education center, Table in the Field, Meals on Wheels • Reestablish “The Grove” by enabling tourists to plant a tree/ Utilize donations to purchase trees • Consult Cooperative Extension and sponsoring businesses • Establish a connection to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum/ Hold baseball appreciation events • Increase the number of fields by “The Grove”

Activities

National Parks 58 National Historical Parks 46

Close-Up of National Parks List Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Acadia Adams African Burial Ground Agate Fossil Beds Alagnak Wild River Alibates Flint Quarries Allegheny Portage Railroad Amistad Andersonville Andrew Johnson Aniakchak Aniakchak Antietam Apostle Islands Appalachian National Scenic Trail Appomattox Court House Arches Arkansas Post Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial Assateague Island Aztec Ruins

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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Acadia Adams African Burial Ground Agate Fossil Beds Alagnak Wild River Alibates Flint Quarries Allegheny Portage Railroad Amistad Andersonville Andrew Johnson Aniakchak Aniakchak Antietam Apostle Islands Appalachian National Scenic Trail Appomattox Court House Arches Arkansas Post Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial Assateague Island Aztec Ruins Badlands Bandelier Bent's Old Fort Bering Land Bridge Big Bend Big Cypress Big Hole Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Big Thicket Bighorn Canyon Biscayne Black Canyon of the Gunnison Blue Ridge Parkway Bluestone National Scenic River Booker T. Washington Boston Boston African American Boston Harbor Islands Brices Cross Roads Brown v. Board of Education Bryce Canyon Buck Island Reef Buffalo National River Cabrillo Canaveral Cane River Creole NHP and Heritage Area Canyon de Chelly Canyonlands Cape Cod Cape Hatteras Cape Krusenstern Cape Lookout Capitol Reef Capulin Volcano Carl Sandburg Home Carlsbad Caverns Carter G. Woodson Home Casa Grande Ruins Castillo de San Marcos Castle Clinton Catoctin Mountain Park Cedar Breaks Cedar Creek & Belle Grove Chaco Culture Chamizal Channel Islands Charles Pinckney Chattahoochee River Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Chickamauga and Chattanooga Chickasaw Chiricahua Christiansted City of Rocks Clara Barton Colonial Colorado Congaree Constitution Gardens Coronado Cowpens Crater Lake Craters of the Moon Craters of the Moon, Cumberland Gap Cumberland Island Curecanti Cuyahoga Valley Dayton Aviation Heritage De Soto Death Valley Delaware National Scenic River Delaware Water Gap Denali Denali Devils Postpile Devils Tower Dinosaur Dry Tortugas Ebey's Landing NH Reserve Edgar Allan Poe Effigy Mounds Eisenhower El Malpais El Morro Eleanor Roosevelt Eugene O'Neill Everglades Federal Hall Fire Island First Ladies, Canton Flight 93 Florissant Fossil Beds Ford's Theatre Fort Bowie Fort Caroline Fort Davis Fort Donelson Fort Frederica Fort Laramie Fort Larned Fort Matanzas Fort McHenry NM and Historic Shrine Fort Monroe Fort Necessity Fort Point Fort Pulaski Fort Raleigh Fort Scott Fort Smith Fort Stanwix Fort Sumter Fort Union Fort Union Trading Post Fort Vancouver Fort Washington Park Fossil Butte Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Frederick Douglass Frederick Law Olmsted Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial Friendship Hill Gates of the Arctic Gates of the Arctic Gateway Gauley River General Grant George Rogers Clark George Washington Birthplace George Washington Carver George Washington Memorial Parkway Gettysburg Gila Cliff Dwellings Glacier Glacier Bay Glacier Bay Glen Canyon Golden Gate Golden Spike Governors Island, Governors Island Grand Canyon Grand Portage Grand Teton Grant-Kohrs Ranch Great Basin Great Egg Harbor National Scenic and Recreational River Great Sand Dunes Great Sand Dunes NP & Preserve Great Smoky Mountains Greenbelt Park Guadalupe Mountains Guilford Courthouse Gulf Islands Hagerman Fossil Beds Haleakala Hamilton Grange Hampton Harpers Ferry Harry S Truman Hawai‘i Volcanoes Herbert Hoover Hohokam Pima Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt Homestead NM of America Hopewell Culture Hopewell Furnace Horseshoe Bend Hot Springs Hovenweep Hubbell Trading Post Independence Indiana Dunes Isle Royale James A. Garfield Jean Lafitte NHP and Preserve Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Jewel Cave Jimmy Carter John D. Rockefeller Jr., Memorial Parkway John Day Fossil Beds John Fitzgerald Kennedy John Muir Johnstown Flood Joshua Tree Kalaupapa Kaloko-Honokohau Katmai Katmai Kenai Fjords Kennesaw Mountain Keweenaw Kings Canyon Kings Mountain Klondike Gold Rush Knife River Indian Villages Kobuk Valley Korean War Veterans Lake Chelan Lake Clark Lake Clark Lake Mead Lake Meredith Lake Roosevelt (formerly Coulee Dam) Lassen Volcanic Lava Beds Lewis & Clark, Oregon Lincoln Boyhood Lincoln Home Lincoln Memorial Little Bighorn Battlefield Little River Canyon Little Rock Central High School Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters Lowell Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac Maggie L. Walker Mammoth Cave Manassas Manzanar Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Martin Van Buren Mary McLeod Bethune Council House Mesa Verde Minidoka, S. Central Minute Man Minuteman Missile Mississippi National River and Recreation Areas Missouri National Recreational River Mojave Monocacy Montezuma Castle Moores Creek Morristown Mount Rainier Mount Rushmore Muir Woods Natchez Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail Natchez Trace Parkway National Capital Parks National Mall National Park of American Samoa Natural Bridges Navajo New Bedford Whaling New Orleans Jazz New River Gorge National River Nez Perce Nicodemus Ninety Six Niobrara National Scenic River Noatak North Cascades Obed Wild and Scenic River Ocmulgee Olympic Oregon Caves Organ Pipe Cactus Ozark National Scenic Riverways Padre Island Palo Alto Battlefield Paterson Great Falls Pea Ridge Pecos Pennsylvania Avenue Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Petersburg Petrified Forest Petroglyph Pictured Rocks Pinelands National Reserve Pinnacles Pipe Spring Pipestone Piscataway Park Point Reyes Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail Poverty Point President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home Prince William Forest Park Pu'uhonua o Honaunau Puukohola Heiau Rainbow Bridge Redwood Richmond Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River River Raisin Rock Creek Park Rocky Mountain Roger Williams Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front Ross Lake Russell Cave Sagamore Hill Saguaro Saint Croix Island Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway Saint Paul's Church Saint-Gaudens Salem Maritime Salinas Pueblo Missions Salt River Bay NHP & Ecological Preserve San Antonio Missions San Francisco Maritime San Juan San Juan Island Sand Creek Massacre Santa Monica Mountains Saratoga Saugus Iron Works Scotts Bluff Sequoia Shenandoah Shiloh Sitka Sleeping Bear Dunes Springfield Armory Statue of Liberty Steamtown Stones River Sunset Crater Volcano Tallgrass Prairie Thaddeus Kosciuszko Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Theodore Roosevelt Island Thomas Edison Thomas Jefferson Memorial Thomas Stone Timpanogos Cave Timucuan Ecological and Historic Tonto Tumacacori Tupelo Tuskegee Airmen Tuskegee Institute Tuzigoot Ulysses S. Grant Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreation River Valley Forge Vanderbilt Mansion, New York Vicksburg Vietnam Veterans Memorial Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Coral Reef Voyageurs Walnut Canyon War in the Pacific Washington Monument Washita Battlefield Weir Farm Whiskeytown Unit, Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity White House White Sands Whitman Mission William Howard Taft Wilson's Creek Wind Cave Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Women's Rights World War II Memorial World War II Valor in the Pacific World War II Valor in the Pacific World War II Valor in the Pacific Wrangell-St. Elias Wrangell-St. Elias Wright Brothers Wupatki Yellowstone Yosemite Yucca House Yukon-Charley Rivers Zion


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ANNUAL PRECIPITATION

AVERAGE PRECIPITATION IN INCHES

Total Annual Precipitation: 22.05 inches AUGUST

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MARCH

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92.4 Max.

JULY

AP RIL

March - May

WINTER 66% March - May

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June - August

AUTUMN 56%

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SUMMER 57%

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March - May

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SPRING 52%

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AVERAGE HUMIDITY

5% 25% 8% 4% 22% 5% 1% 31%

Drizzle Light Rain Moderate Rain Heavy Rain Light Snow Moderate Snow Heavy Snow Thunderstorms

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TYPES OF PRECIPITATION

ANNUAL TEMPERATURE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE PER MONTH

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Highest Temperature: July 92.3 F Lowest Temperature: January 13.4 F

AVERAGE WIND SPEED AVERAGE WIND SPEED IN MPH

ANNUAL WIND DIRECTION North Northeast East Southeast South Southwest West Northwest

13% 7% 9% 8% 14% 7% 9% 9%

CLIMATE HILL CITY, KANSAS PROXIMITY: 12.6 Miles

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National Historic Sites 78 National Monuments 75 National Parks 58 National Historical Parks 46 National Memorials 29 National Preserves 18 National Recreation Areas 18 National Battlefields 11 Other Designations 11 National Wild and Scenic Rivers & Riverways 10 National Seashores 10 National Military Parks 9 National Rivers 5 National Battlefield Parks 4 National Lakeshores 4 National Parkways 4 National Scenic Trails 3 National Reserves 2 National Battlefield Site 1 International Historic Site 1


National Historic Sites 78

Synergy Decrease

National Monuments 75

• Reduce the number of entrances • Increase signage along Highway 24 and I-70

• Assemble an amphitheater, community interpretive center, and outdoor arena • Resume a jazz festival • Establish Gospel Festival • Connect with Shooting Clubs • Develop a training center for NPS • Revitalize existing baseball field for use • Design an interactive outdoor exhibit

• Establish a small grove of trees, symbolizing “The Grove” • Clean up existing baseball site • Erect a small exhibit or display

• Offer a visiting medical doctor and pharmacy on-site

• Add a general store, gas station, food (extend visitor’s stay)

Other Designations 11

• Rebuild shelters for display • Install smoke art

• Transfer land to National Park Service

• Include exhibit • Sustain community garden, farmers market, cooking classes, education center, Table in the Field, Meals on Wheels

• Operate cart or small restaurant a few times a year

National Wild and Scenic Rivers & Riverways 10 National Seashores 10

• Build more housing in historic residential zone

• Replace trailers to Time Share housing • Implement green technology • Remodel Saint Fransis Hotel to a bed and breakfast

• Remove trailers • Renovate existing structures to accessible tourist sites

• Introduce other forms of energy (wind, solar…) • Implement an interactive hologram into every display

• Create QR codes for interactive tours and activities • Use virtual tours to promote Nicodemus

• Include Facebook and foursquare tours • Implement technology into signage

• Place a data base in the community interpretive center

National Lakeshores 4 National Parkways 4 National Scenic Trails 3

Scenic 138

National Reserves 2 National Battlefield Site 1 International Historic Site 1

Heritage 52

Cultural 58

Technology

• Utilize existing farming • Add tours and tractor rides

• Establish a small exhibit in existing visitor center

Housing

• Form a Farm Co-op • Provide tours • Enable hands-on experiences • Institute a community garden for use and education

• Create an interactive exhibit • Remodel homes on Kansas register

Genealogy

National Battlefield Parks 4

Memory 201

Farming

National Rivers 5

• Focus on self-serve attractions (picnic area, gazebo, concession stand)

• Start a farmers market with local foods

• Launch a larger exhibit

National Military Parks 9

Ernestine’s

• Rebuild structures for use (camps, reenactments)

• Stimulate stronger connection between community and NPS • Establish a land trust and credit union • Nominate or select representative from each family for governing body • Initiate The Council with NPS as mentor

Economic Necessities

National Battlefields 11

Dug Outs

• Rebuild and expand for larger use (Homecoming, tourist lodging)

• Reinvigorate “Nicodemus West” as a community redevelopment agent • Partner with The Council for incubators

National Preserves 18 National Recreation Areas 18

Community Necessities

National Memorials 29

Major Synergy Increase

• Triple the amount of signage to the site • Reduce number of entrances but Improve quality experience

• Provide a permanent medical doctor and pharmacy on-site

National Historical Parks 46

Synergy Increase

• Expand Ernestine’s building • Include exhibit • Sustain community garden, farmers market, cooking classes, education center, Table in the Field, Meals on Wheels • Reestablish “The Grove” by enabling tourists to plant a tree/ Utilize donations to purchase trees • Consult Cooperative Extension and sponsoring businesses • Establish a connection to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum/ Hold baseball appreciation events • Increase the number of fields by “The Grove”

Activities

National Parks 58

Accessibility

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Acadia Adams African Burial Ground Agate Fossil Beds Alagnak Wild River Alibates Flint Quarries Allegheny Portage Railroad Amistad Andersonville Andrew Johnson Aniakchak Aniakchak Antietam Apostle Islands Appalachian National Scenic Trail Appomattox Court House Arches Arkansas Post Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial Assateague Island Aztec Ruins Badlands Bandelier Bent's Old Fort Bering Land Bridge Big Bend Big Cypress Big Hole Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Big Thicket Bighorn Canyon Biscayne Black Canyon of the Gunnison Blue Ridge Parkway Bluestone National Scenic River Booker T. Washington Boston Boston African American Boston Harbor Islands Brices Cross Roads Brown v. Board of Education Bryce Canyon Buck Island Reef Buffalo National River Cabrillo Canaveral Cane River Creole NHP and Heritage Area Canyon de Chelly Canyonlands Cape Cod Cape Hatteras Cape Krusenstern Cape Lookout Capitol Reef Capulin Volcano Carl Sandburg Home Carlsbad Caverns Carter G. Woodson Home Casa Grande Ruins Castillo de San Marcos Castle Clinton Catoctin Mountain Park Cedar Breaks Cedar Creek & Belle Grove Chaco Culture Chamizal Channel Islands Charles Pinckney Chattahoochee River Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Chickamauga and Chattanooga Chickasaw Chiricahua Christiansted City of Rocks Clara Barton Colonial Colorado Congaree Constitution Gardens Coronado Cowpens Crater Lake Craters of the Moon Craters of the Moon, Cumberland Gap Cumberland Island Curecanti Cuyahoga Valley Dayton Aviation Heritage De Soto Death Valley Delaware National Scenic River Delaware Water Gap Denali Denali Devils Postpile Devils Tower Dinosaur Dry Tortugas Ebey's Landing NH Reserve Edgar Allan Poe Effigy Mounds Eisenhower El Malpais El Morro Eleanor Roosevelt Eugene O'Neill Everglades Federal Hall Fire Island First Ladies, Canton Flight 93 Florissant Fossil Beds Ford's Theatre Fort Bowie Fort Caroline Fort Davis Fort Donelson Fort Frederica Fort Laramie Fort Larned Fort Matanzas Fort McHenry NM and Historic Shrine Fort Monroe Fort Necessity Fort Point Fort Pulaski Fort Raleigh Fort Scott Fort Smith Fort Stanwix Fort Sumter Fort Union Fort Union Trading Post Fort Vancouver Fort Washington Park Fossil Butte Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Frederick Douglass Frederick Law Olmsted Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial Friendship Hill Gates of the Arctic Gates of the Arctic Gateway Gauley River General Grant George Rogers Clark George Washington Birthplace George Washington Carver George Washington Memorial Parkway Gettysburg Gila Cliff Dwellings Glacier Glacier Bay Glacier Bay Glen Canyon Golden Gate Golden Spike Governors Island, Governors Island Grand Canyon Grand Portage Grand Teton Grant-Kohrs Ranch Great Basin Great Egg Harbor National Scenic and Recreational River Great Sand Dunes Great Sand Dunes NP & Preserve Great Smoky Mountains Greenbelt Park Guadalupe Mountains Guilford Courthouse Gulf Islands Hagerman Fossil Beds Haleakala Hamilton Grange Hampton Harpers Ferry Harry S Truman Hawai‘i Volcanoes Herbert Hoover Hohokam Pima Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt Homestead NM of America Hopewell Culture Hopewell Furnace Horseshoe Bend Hot Springs Hovenweep Hubbell Trading Post Independence Indiana Dunes Isle Royale James A. Garfield Jean Lafitte NHP and Preserve Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Jewel Cave Jimmy Carter John D. Rockefeller Jr., Memorial Parkway John Day Fossil Beds John Fitzgerald Kennedy John Muir Johnstown Flood Joshua Tree Kalaupapa Kaloko-Honokohau Katmai Katmai Kenai Fjords Kennesaw Mountain Keweenaw Kings Canyon Kings Mountain Klondike Gold Rush Knife River Indian Villages Kobuk Valley Korean War Veterans Lake Chelan Lake Clark Lake Clark Lake Mead Lake Meredith Lake Roosevelt (formerly Coulee Dam) Lassen Volcanic Lava Beds Lewis & Clark, Oregon Lincoln Boyhood Lincoln Home Lincoln Memorial Little Bighorn Battlefield Little River Canyon Little Rock Central High School Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters Lowell Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac Maggie L. Walker Mammoth Cave Manassas Manzanar Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Martin Van Buren Mary McLeod Bethune Council House Mesa Verde Minidoka, S. Central Minute Man Minuteman Missile Mississippi National River and Recreation Areas Missouri National Recreational River Mojave Monocacy Montezuma Castle Moores Creek Morristown Mount Rainier Mount Rushmore Muir Woods Natchez Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail Natchez Trace Parkway National Capital Parks National Mall National Park of American Samoa Natural Bridges Navajo New Bedford Whaling New Orleans Jazz New River Gorge National River Nez Perce Nicodemus Ninety Six Niobrara National Scenic River Noatak North Cascades Obed Wild and Scenic River Ocmulgee Olympic Oregon Caves Organ Pipe Cactus Ozark National Scenic Riverways Padre Island Palo Alto Battlefield Paterson Great Falls Pea Ridge Pecos Pennsylvania Avenue Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Petersburg Petrified Forest Petroglyph Pictured Rocks Pinelands National Reserve Pinnacles Pipe Spring Pipestone Piscataway Park Point Reyes Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail Poverty Point President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home Prince William Forest Park Pu'uhonua o Honaunau Puukohola Heiau Rainbow Bridge Redwood Richmond Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River River Raisin Rock Creek Park Rocky Mountain Roger Williams Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front Ross Lake Russell Cave Sagamore Hill Saguaro Saint Croix Island Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway Saint Paul's Church Saint-Gaudens Salem Maritime Salinas Pueblo Missions Salt River Bay NHP & Ecological Preserve San Antonio Missions San Francisco Maritime San Juan San Juan Island Sand Creek Massacre Santa Monica Mountains Saratoga Saugus Iron Works Scotts Bluff Sequoia Shenandoah Shiloh Sitka Sleeping Bear Dunes Springfield Armory Statue of Liberty Steamtown Stones River Sunset Crater Volcano Tallgrass Prairie Thaddeus Kosciuszko Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Theodore Roosevelt Island Thomas Edison Thomas Jefferson Memorial Thomas Stone Timpanogos Cave Timucuan Ecological and Historic Tonto Tumacacori Tupelo Tuskegee Airmen Tuskegee Institute Tuzigoot Ulysses S. Grant Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreation River Valley Forge Vanderbilt Mansion, New York Vicksburg Vietnam Veterans Memorial Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Coral Reef Voyageurs Walnut Canyon War in the Pacific Washington Monument Washita Battlefield Weir Farm Whiskeytown Unit, Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity White House White Sands Whitman Mission William Howard Taft Wilson's Creek Wind Cave Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Women's Rights World War II Memorial World War II Valor in the Pacific World War II Valor in the Pacific World War II Valor in the Pacific Wrangell-St. Elias Wrangell-St. Elias Wright Brothers Wupatki Yellowstone Yosemite Yucca House Yukon-Charley Rivers Zion

Protected Village 6

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Memory 201 Scenic 138 Heritage 52

Cultural 58

Protected Village 6

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National Historic Sites 78

Synergy Decrease • Expand Ernestine’s building • Include exhibit • Sustain community garden, farmers market, cooking classes, education center, Table in the Field, Meals on Wheels

National Monuments 75

National Battlefields 11

• Rebuild structures for use (camps, reenactments)

• Rebuild shelters for display • Install smoke art

• Stimulate stronger connection between community and NPS • Establish a land trust and credit union • Nominate or select representative from each family for governing body • Initiate The Council with NPS as mentor

• Transfer land to National Park Service

• Include exhibit • Sustain community garden, farmers market, cooking classes, education center, Table in the Field, Meals on Wheels

• Operate cart or small restaurant a few times a year

National Seashores 10

National Parkways 4

Scenic 138 Heritage 52

Cultural 58

• Replace trailers to Time Share housing • Implement green technology • Remodel Saint Fransis Hotel to a bed and breakfast

• Remove trailers • Renovate existing structures to accessible tourist sites

• Introduce other forms of energy (wind, solar…) • Implement an interactive hologram into every display

• Create QR codes for interactive tours and activities • Use virtual tours to promote Nicodemus

Protected Village 6

• Include Facebook and foursquare tours • Implement technology into signage

Memory 201 Scenic 138 Heritage 52 Protected Village 6

Cultural 58

Technology

• Build more housing in historic residential zone

National Lakeshores 4

National Scenic Trails 3 National Reserves 2 National Battlefield Site 1 International Historic Site 1

Housing

• Utilize existing farming • Add tours and tractor rides

• Establish a small exhibit in existing visitor center

Genealogy

• Form a Farm Co-op • Provide tours • Enable hands-on experiences • Institute a community garden for use and education

• Create an interactive exhibit • Remodel homes on Kansas register

• Place a data base in the community interpretive center

Farming

Memory 201

National Rivers 5

• Focus on self-serve attractions (picnic area, gazebo, concession stand)

• Start a farmers market with local foods

• Launch a larger exhibit

National Military Parks 9

National Battlefield Parks 4

Ernestine’s

Other Designations 11

Economic Necessities

• Rebuild and expand for larger use (Homecoming, tourist lodging)

• Reinvigorate “Nicodemus West” as a community redevelopment agent • Partner with The Council for incubators

National Preserves 18 National Recreation Areas 18

National Wild and Scenic Rivers & Riverways 10

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• Establish a small grove of trees, symbolizing “The Grove” • Clean up existing baseball site • Erect a small exhibit or display

• Add a general store, gas station, food (extend visitor’s stay)

Dug Outs

National Memorials 29

Major Synergy Increase • Reduce the number of entrances • Increase signage along Highway 24 and I-70

• Assemble an amphitheater, community interpretive center, and outdoor arena • Resume a jazz festival • Establish Gospel Festival • Connect with Shooting Clubs • Develop a training center for NPS • Revitalize existing baseball field for use • Design an interactive outdoor exhibit

• Offer a visiting medical doctor and pharmacy on-site

Community Necessities

National Historical Parks 46

Synergy Increase • Triple the amount of signage to the site • Reduce number of entrances but Improve quality experience

• Reestablish “The Grove” by enabling tourists to plant a tree/ Utilize donations to purchase trees • Consult Cooperative Extension and sponsoring businesses • Establish a connection to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum/ Hold baseball appreciation events • Increase the number of fields by “The Grove” • Provide a permanent medical doctor and pharmacy on-site

Activities

National Parks 58

Accessibility

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Acadia Adams African Burial Ground Agate Fossil Beds Alagnak Wild River Alibates Flint Quarries Allegheny Portage Railroad Amistad Andersonville Andrew Johnson Aniakchak Aniakchak Antietam Apostle Islands Appalachian National Scenic Trail Appomattox Court House Arches Arkansas Post Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial Assateague Island Aztec Ruins Badlands Bandelier Bent's Old Fort Bering Land Bridge Big Bend Big Cypress Big Hole Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Big Thicket Bighorn Canyon Biscayne Black Canyon of the Gunnison Blue Ridge Parkway Bluestone National Scenic River Booker T. Washington Boston Boston African American Boston Harbor Islands Brices Cross Roads Brown v. Board of Education Bryce Canyon Buck Island Reef Buffalo National River Cabrillo Canaveral Cane River Creole NHP and Heritage Area Canyon de Chelly Canyonlands Cape Cod Cape Hatteras Cape Krusenstern Cape Lookout Capitol Reef Capulin Volcano Carl Sandburg Home Carlsbad Caverns Carter G. Woodson Home Casa Grande Ruins Castillo de San Marcos Castle Clinton Catoctin Mountain Park Cedar Breaks Cedar Creek & Belle Grove Chaco Culture Chamizal Channel Islands Charles Pinckney Chattahoochee River Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Chickamauga and Chattanooga Chickasaw Chiricahua Christiansted City of Rocks Clara Barton Colonial Colorado Congaree Constitution Gardens Coronado Cowpens Crater Lake Craters of the Moon Craters of the Moon, Cumberland Gap Cumberland Island Curecanti Cuyahoga Valley Dayton Aviation Heritage De Soto Death Valley Delaware National Scenic River Delaware Water Gap Denali Denali Devils Postpile Devils Tower Dinosaur Dry Tortugas Ebey's Landing NH Reserve Edgar Allan Poe Effigy Mounds Eisenhower El Malpais El Morro Eleanor Roosevelt Eugene O'Neill Everglades Federal Hall Fire Island First Ladies, Canton Flight 93 Florissant Fossil Beds Ford's Theatre Fort Bowie Fort Caroline Fort Davis Fort Donelson Fort Frederica Fort Laramie Fort Larned Fort Matanzas Fort McHenry NM and Historic Shrine Fort Monroe Fort Necessity Fort Point Fort Pulaski Fort Raleigh Fort Scott Fort Smith Fort Stanwix Fort Sumter Fort Union Fort Union Trading Post Fort Vancouver Fort Washington Park Fossil Butte Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Frederick Douglass Frederick Law Olmsted Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial Friendship Hill Gates of the Arctic Gates of the Arctic Gateway Gauley River General Grant George Rogers Clark George Washington Birthplace George Washington Carver George Washington Memorial Parkway Gettysburg Gila Cliff Dwellings Glacier Glacier Bay Glacier Bay Glen Canyon Golden Gate Golden Spike Governors Island, Governors Island Grand Canyon Grand Portage Grand Teton Grant-Kohrs Ranch Great Basin Great Egg Harbor National Scenic and Recreational River Great Sand Dunes Great Sand Dunes NP & Preserve Great Smoky Mountains Greenbelt Park Guadalupe Mountains Guilford Courthouse Gulf Islands Hagerman Fossil Beds Haleakala Hamilton Grange Hampton Harpers Ferry Harry S Truman Hawai‘i Volcanoes Herbert Hoover Hohokam Pima Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt Homestead NM of America Hopewell Culture Hopewell Furnace Horseshoe Bend Hot Springs Hovenweep Hubbell Trading Post Independence Indiana Dunes Isle Royale James A. Garfield Jean Lafitte NHP and Preserve Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Jewel Cave Jimmy Carter John D. Rockefeller Jr., Memorial Parkway John Day Fossil Beds John Fitzgerald Kennedy John Muir Johnstown Flood Joshua Tree Kalaupapa Kaloko-Honokohau Katmai Katmai Kenai Fjords Kennesaw Mountain Keweenaw Kings Canyon Kings Mountain Klondike Gold Rush Knife River Indian Villages Kobuk Valley Korean War Veterans Lake Chelan Lake Clark Lake Clark Lake Mead Lake Meredith Lake Roosevelt (formerly Coulee Dam) Lassen Volcanic Lava Beds Lewis & Clark, Oregon Lincoln Boyhood Lincoln Home Lincoln Memorial Little Bighorn Battlefield Little River Canyon Little Rock Central High School Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters Lowell Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac Maggie L. Walker Mammoth Cave Manassas Manzanar Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Martin Van Buren Mary McLeod Bethune Council House Mesa Verde Minidoka, S. Central Minute Man Minuteman Missile Mississippi National River and Recreation Areas Missouri National Recreational River Mojave Monocacy Montezuma Castle Moores Creek Morristown Mount Rainier Mount Rushmore Muir Woods Natchez Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail Natchez Trace Parkway National Capital Parks National Mall National Park of American Samoa Natural Bridges Navajo New Bedford Whaling New Orleans Jazz New River Gorge National River Nez Perce Nicodemus Ninety Six Niobrara National Scenic River Noatak North Cascades Obed Wild and Scenic River Ocmulgee Olympic Oregon Caves Organ Pipe Cactus Ozark National Scenic Riverways Padre Island Palo Alto Battlefield Paterson Great Falls Pea Ridge Pecos Pennsylvania Avenue Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Petersburg Petrified Forest Petroglyph Pictured Rocks Pinelands National Reserve Pinnacles Pipe Spring Pipestone Piscataway Park Point Reyes Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail Poverty Point President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home Prince William Forest Park Pu'uhonua o Honaunau Puukohola Heiau Rainbow Bridge Redwood Richmond Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River River Raisin Rock Creek Park Rocky Mountain Roger Williams Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front Ross Lake Russell Cave Sagamore Hill Saguaro Saint Croix Island Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway Saint Paul's Church Saint-Gaudens Salem Maritime Salinas Pueblo Missions Salt River Bay NHP & Ecological Preserve San Antonio Missions San Francisco Maritime San Juan San Juan Island Sand Creek Massacre Santa Monica Mountains Saratoga Saugus Iron Works Scotts Bluff Sequoia Shenandoah Shiloh Sitka Sleeping Bear Dunes Springfield Armory Statue of Liberty Steamtown Stones River Sunset Crater Volcano Tallgrass Prairie Thaddeus Kosciuszko Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Theodore Roosevelt Island Thomas Edison Thomas Jefferson Memorial Thomas Stone Timpanogos Cave Timucuan Ecological and Historic Tonto Tumacacori Tupelo Tuskegee Airmen Tuskegee Institute Tuzigoot Ulysses S. Grant Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreation River Valley Forge Vanderbilt Mansion, New York Vicksburg Vietnam Veterans Memorial Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Coral Reef Voyageurs Walnut Canyon War in the Pacific Washington Monument Washita Battlefield Weir Farm Whiskeytown Unit, Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity White House White Sands Whitman Mission William Howard Taft Wilson's Creek Wind Cave Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Women's Rights World War II Memorial World War II Valor in the Pacific World War II Valor in the Pacific World War II Valor in the Pacific Wrangell-St. Elias Wrangell-St. Elias Wright Brothers Wupatki Yellowstone Yosemite Yucca House Yukon-Charley Rivers Zion


 Synergy Decrease

Synergy Increase

Major Synergy Increase

• Rebuild structures for use (camps, reenactments)

• Rebuild shelters for display • Install smoke art

• Reinvigorate “Nicodemus West” as a community redevelopment agent • Partner with The Council for incubators

• Stimulate stronger connection between community and NPS • Establish a land trust and credit union • Nominate or select representative from each family for governing body • Initiate The Council with NPS as mentor

• Transfer land to National Park Service

• Include exhibit • Sustain community garden, farmers market, cooking classes, education center, Table in the Field, Meals on Wheels

• Operate cart or small restaurant a few times a year

• Focus on self-serve attractions (picnic area, gazebo, concession stand)

• Start a farmers market with local foods

• Form a Farm Co-op • Provide tours • Enable hands-on experiences • Institute a community garden for use and education

• Utilize existing farming • Add tours and tractor rides

• Launch a larger exhibit

• Create an interactive exhibit • Remodel homes on Kansas register

• Establish a small exhibit in existing visitor center

• Build more housing in historic residential zone

• Replace trailers to Time Share housing • Implement green technology • Remodel Saint Fransis Hotel to a bed and breakfast

• Remove trailers • Renovate existing structures to accessible tourist sites

• Introduce other forms of energy (wind, solar…) • Implement an interactive hologram into every display

• Create QR codes for interactive tours and activities • Use virtual tours to promote Nicodemus

• Include Facebook and foursquare tours • Implement technology into signage

• Place a data base in the community interpretive center

Technology

• Rebuild and expand for larger use (Homecoming, tourist lodging)

Housing

• Add a general store, gas station, food (extend visitor’s stay)

Genealogy

• Offer a visiting medical doctor and pharmacy on-site

Farming

• Provide a permanent medical doctor and pharmacy on-site

Ernestine’s

• Establish a small grove of trees, symbolizing “The Grove” • Clean up existing baseball site • Erect a small exhibit or display

Economic Necessities

• Assemble an amphitheater, community interpretive center, and outdoor arena • Resume a jazz festival • Establish Gospel Festival • Connect with Shooting Clubs • Develop a training center for NPS • Revitalize existing baseball field for use • Design an interactive outdoor exhibit

Dug Outs

• Reestablish “The Grove” by enabling tourists to plant a tree/ Utilize donations to purchase trees • Consult Cooperative Extension and sponsoring businesses • Establish a connection to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum/ Hold baseball appreciation events • Increase the number of fields by “The Grove”

Community Necessities

• Reduce the number of entrances • Increase signage along Highway 24 and I-70

Activities

• Triple the amount of signage to the site • Reduce number of entrances but Improve quality experience

Accessibility

• Expand Ernestine’s building • Include exhibit • Sustain community garden, farmers market, cooking classes, education center, Table in the Field, Meals on Wheels

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First Moves Retrofit 40               

Proposed US 40 Corridor Districts 





Process           


Conceptual Cultural Identity 

 



30

60

100

100’

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Animation District Opportunities Map 

    

Revitalized Laugh-O-Gram Studio Street Life 

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30

60

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Troost Ave

100’

Existing Conditions  

31st Street

  

Proposed Programs 31st Street

 

Forest Ave

  

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From Strip Mall to Recreational Lifestyle 

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Cycles District Opportunities Map     

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100 100

100’ 00’

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Gerald D. Hines ULI Competition

The Lower Dell: Nashville in Balance    

Teamwork

         



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Game Day on Third Avenue




The Wetland Nightlife





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Final Phase Master Plan   

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

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

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 

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Phasing: Balancing Water and Development 

Open Space Structured Parking

171,000 226,950

Medical Office

189,440

Residential

108,000

Hotel

109,620

Retail

312,435

Office

799,582

 Open Space

0

Structured Parking

Medical Office

114,740 0

Residential Hotel

38,4704 0 431,931

Retail Office

54,650

Open Space Structured Parking Medical Office Residential Hotel Retail Office

171,000 341,690 189,440 492,704 109,620 744,366 854,232

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The Lower Dell Wetland

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Steam Punk K-State Steam Power Plant   

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     



 

    

Existing Pipe and Bicycle Bridge 

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Artwork A Compilatioon of Media                      

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                                   

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                    

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         