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Mid-Town's Downtown

Connected • Entertainment • Living • Shopping • Parking

Concept by: Jeffrey Haviland


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Mid-Town Gainesville Connected • Entertainment • Living • Shopping The location for the parking garage would occupy the empty lot on University Ave across from Library West and redevelop the Florida Book Store and Student Baptist Center to house the existing purpose plus additional parking and Roof Top Restaurant and Premium Residential and or Meeting Space. They would be connected to make use of limited space and use one ramp. Closing NW 1st Ave in this location at nigh and pulling the pedestrians off of University Ave will not only make it a safer environment for all modes of transportation but enrich the experience for the local, student and alums with a vibrant safe entertainment region. With the redevelopment of the lot behind St Augustine and the new parking facilities would draws sports attendees back to the area after events and could leave via roads to the north reducing demand on University Ave.

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Major Roads

NW 1st Ave & 16th ST

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Transform NW 1st AVE from Emerson Hall to the Florida Book Store to a pedestrian friendly entertainment district.

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Airport

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Neighborhoods

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1. Apple Tree 2. Pinderidge 3. Black Acres 4. Ashton 5. Capri 6. Duckpond 7. Duval & Eagle Eyes Crime Watch Edgewood Hills 8. Edgewood Hills 9. Fifth Avenue 10. Gateway Park 11. Golfview 12. Grove Street 13. Hibiscus Park 14. Hidden Lake 15. Highland Court Manor 16. Kensington Park 17. Kirkwood 18. Libby Heights 19. Lincoln Estates 20. Madison Park 21. Reserved 22. Mill Pond 23. Reserved 24. North Lincoln Heights 25. Northeast Neighbors 26. Northwest Estates 27. Oakview 28. Azalea Trails 29. Pine Park 30. Pleasant Street 31. Porters Community 32. Rainbows East 33. Ridgeview 34. Ridgewood 35. Carol Estates South

36. Royal Gardens 37. Shadow Lawn Estates 38. Bivens North 39. Springhill 40. Springtree 41. Suburban Heights 42. Sugarfoot 43. Sugarhill 44. Sutter’s Landing 45. University Park 46. Reserved 47. Reserved 48. Ironwood 49. Turkey Creek Forest 50. Rainbow’s End 51. Landmark Woods 52. Debra Heights 53. Raintree 54. Stephen Foster 55. Cedar Grove II 56. Forest Ridge 57. Las Pampas 58. Greater Northeast Community 59. Creekwood 60. Hazel Heights 61. Lamplighter 62. Mason Manor 63. Phoenix 64. Pinebreeze 65. University Village 66. Southeast Evergreen Trails 67. Woodland Terrace 68. Kingswood Court 69. Northwood Urban Planning Studio | Spring 2016

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Site Context Larger Context to the Site Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of Gainesville in the 2013 US Census estimates was 127,488, a 2.4% growth from 2010. Gainesville is the largest city in the region of North Central Florida. In addition, it is also a component of the Gainesville-Lake City Combined Statistical Area, which had a 2013 population of 337,925. Gainesville is home to the University of Florida, the nation’s ninth largest university campus by enrollment, as well as to Santa Fe College ranked twice as one of the top ten in the country. The Gainesville MSA was ranked as the “No. 1” place to live in North America in the 2007 edition of Cities Ranked and Rated. Also in 2007, Gainesville was ranked as one of the “best places to live and play” in the United States by National Geographic Adventure.

Context Adjacent to Site Northern neighborhood of rental and resident housing adjacent Alachua County School, Alumni Hall and Two fraternities adjacent and three churches within a .5 mile. Historical and cultural importance of some buildings on campus and on adjacent properties on the northern side of University Ave. Traffic volume is high with on street parking on the north side of the road to the north access roads traveling north to 8th Ave used moderately and easily could be utilized more. 8

Adjacent to the University of Florida with: Total Number of Students Undergraduate Students Graduate/Professional Students Minority Enrollment International Students Ratio of Men to Women Undergrad Degree Programs - Majors Graduate Degree Programs Student Organizations Number of Varsity Sports Teams Number of Consecutive Years Ranked Among Nation’s 10 Best Athletic Programs

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Transit is facilitated via Regional Transit Systems Buses with two routes in the area. High pedestrian Traffic Night and Day. Sidewalks are utilitarian with inconsistent design and cohesive feeling of place. Street trees and microclimate on southern side is consistent for the majority of the site where the north is spotty and lacking. Street furniture and refuse containers are minimally placed and do not follow a unified design approach. Businesses are a mix of retail, restaurant/bars and services that are primarily focused of the Student Population. Large night time entertainment district which has dangerous pedestrian flow day and night until 3am. Crime stats for area are high for accidents with pedestrian and vehicular traffic and petty theft due to the nature of Midtown being an entertainment bar area.

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Lacking in other urban services such as grocery, and other market style amenities. This area has been in the College Park/University Heights Community Redevelopment Area. Rogers Development Corp and Trimark have been instrumental in pushing these areas forward with an inspired vision.

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New Development New major developments on University and 13th (The Standard) which is a primary intersection for Gainesville and on NW 1st Avenue (One College Park) project under construction.

One College Park Roger Development Group Gainesville, Florida Mixed-use project fronting the University of Florida, including student housing, retail center and parking garage, 423,000 square feet, 1.77 Acres, current to be completed in 2017

NW 1st Avenue One College Park • Completion 2017

The Standard at Gainesville Landmark Development Corp. 426 UNITS 1200 BEDS Under Construction and to be completed by Nov. 15, 2017 Landmark is also working on a deal to build at least two six-story apartment buildings with a total of 150 apartments, ground-floor retail and a six-deck parking garage a block north of the Standard along Northwest 13th Street. That project — with the working name Gator Crossing — would involve demolishing parts of three blocks from the ABC Fine Wine & Spirits to the FreeRide Surf & Skate Shop, including the old Shea’s Glass, Tropical Cleaners and some rental houses.

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UNIVERSITY AVE The Standard • Completion Nov. 2017

Publix Publix has submitted plans to the city to build a small-scale grocery store on the site of the McDonald’s at 201 NW 13th St., two blocks from the University of Florida campus. City planning officials confirmed to in June that representatives from Publix had met them on a couple occasions to talk about the idea. On Sept. 1, Publix submitted a development plan to demolish the McDonald’s, remove the existing pavement and build a grocery store and parking lot over three NW 13th Street lots — one containing Publix • Completion 2017 the restaurant and two vacant lots — totaling two acres.

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Plans show that the store would cover 28,000 square feet along Northwest 13th Street and Third Avenue, with a driveway on 13th Street to the south of the store and parking to the south and east with spaces for 69 cars, 30 bicycles and — in a nod to the UF community — 30 scooters or motorcycles. Store entrances would be on the south and west sides of the building, with a separate entrance for a liquor store on the south side. Architectural drawings also show a pharmacy, along with a bakery, deli and meat/seafood departments. McDonald’s plans to relocate around the corner to the vacant lot at 1206 W. University Ave. McDonald’s applied for a rezoning from urban mixed use-2 to planned development on July 7 because current zoning would not allow a drive-thru at that location, but proposed zoning rules that have not yet been adopted would. The City Plan Board is scheduled to take up the rezoning on Sept. 24.

Infusion Technology Center Trimark partnered with University of Florida Just a mile away is the Innovation Square area with UF, SFC and the City of Gainesville creating a world class innovation and entrepreneurial center. The Infusion Technology Center will be 150,000 square feet of customizable space with floor-plates up to 18,000 sqft and spaces ranging from 2,000 to 54,000 sqft. A world class energy-efficient design with on-site parking for employees and visitors and private business suites. The 9-story Class A building with state-of-the-art building design starting 1st floor will contain retail and restaurant space to support the businesses in the building and floors 2-8 will contain the flexible space for wet labs, dry labs, and office/technology with communications fiber to the suites. This will be added to the existing network of buildings with still more than 80 sites left to be developed.

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Existing Development Architectural Character The majority of the buildings lining the south side of University Avenue new and old follow the Collegiate Gothic style of architecture. Wikipedia describes Collegiate Gothic as an architectural style sub-genre of Gothic Revival architecture, popular in the late-19th and early-20th centuries for college and high school buildings in the United States and Canada, and to a certain extent Europe. A form of historicist architecture, it took its inspiration from English Tudor and Gothic buildings.

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Keene Flint Hall - 1910

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Historical Relevance for the City St Augustine Church May 28, 1923 Christmas Night, 1943 May 1944 March 1958 December 13, 1959

Crane Hall Catholic Student Housing dedicated First Mass in the wooden chapel Chapel dedicated by Bishop Hurley Buildings demolished for construction Dedicated new (existing) building

Episcopal Center

Episcopal Chapel of the Incarnation/ EpiscoGators Built in 1928

Swamp Restaurant

Serving the Gator Nation since 1994 in the new building from the old Chaucer’s Restaurant in the historic house which was destroyed by fire.

Hispanic Center (from the UF website)

In the summer of 1954, the University of Florida purchased two white frame buildings at 1510 and 1504 West University Avenue and turned them over to the Dept. of Housing to manage. 1504 Was first used as a fraternity space where 17 men lived in the house which was known as The King’s house. Then the house became the International Center that helped students with visa and adjusting to life in the U.S. as well as at UF. This space has also housed the UF English Department. In 1994, Hispanic and Latino students at UF, growing in numbers on campus petitioned for the space. Their vision was a place where Hispanic and Latino students could hang out, learn from one another and just have a space that was their own. This was a team effort of administrators, Hispanic faculty and staff and of course students. In May of 1994, the house was dedicated at the Institute for Hispanic-Latino Cultures. The space is also affectionately known as La Casita. La Casita was defaced in 2003 while then student Gil Sanchez ran for office within Student Government. The words “No Spic for President” were spray painted on the side of the house. This brought the Hispanic-Latino community together along with other racialized and marginalized groups on campus. These groups sought to combat racism and ignorance. The board on the second floor of La Casita holds all of the signatures gathered at this time in order to show unity against racism at UF. 16

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La Casita has a long standing history at UF. It has helped students feel connected with other students as well as academically. La Casita holds significance because it has served as a home-away-from-home for the last 20 years. Many student organizations have started in this space and have grown because of the support and connections students have made at La Casita. Moreover, it represents the University’s commitment to Hispanic and Latino/a students.

Institute of Black Culture (from the UF website)

In April of 1971, the Black Student Union (BSU) of the University of Florida submitted a list of demands to then president, Stephen O’Connell, calling for a number of programs and initiatives to improve the campus climate for Black students. The BSU leaders argued that many Black students were “excluded from meaningful social and cultural endeavors on this campus” and were in need of supportive resources. A Black Cultural Center was one of the student demands. When the University administration failed to act upon the student demands, a number of student protests and demonstrations were held, culminating in the occupation of the President’s office on April 15, 1971. On this date, dubbed “Black Thursday,” some 67 students would be arrested or suspended for occupying the UF President’s office. When amnesty requests for the suspended/arrested student protesters were denied, the BSU held a rally on April 27, 1971, after which several Black students and some sympathetic peers submitted University withdrawal slips in protest. Over the next few days, more than 100 Black students and their supporters withdrew from the University of Florida. The student protests motivated the University administration to act and in the fall of 1971, the Institute of Black Culture (IBC) was established. The IBC would be officially dedicated on February 11, 1972 and for more than 40 years the IBC has been a home away from home for numerous students moving through the University of Florida. The IBC continues to function as a resource for all members of the university community by providing educational, social, and cultural programming, cultivating student leadership, and building on its founding legacy of social justice.

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LEGEND Pedway Bridges

Street to be Closed to Vehicular Traffic at Night

New Parking Garage

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Design Concept: The University Planning does not have a cohesive connection to the fabric of Gainesville – the school and City have grown inside and around each other without much communication and cross development vision outside of Innovation Square. Not that the city of Gainesville has ever had much vision in planning other than through the CRA - Community redevelopment Agency. 18

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The target area spanning from Emerson Alumni Hall/NW 20th Terrace to The Corner of University Ave and 13th Street (West to East) with a limit to the North of NW 2 Avenue and to the South Union Road with a sports facility that can house over 85,000 for events and games. There is a large amount of development on both sides with UF and within the city and surrounding area. As the area and population density increases due to the completion of the Innovation Square, two additional hospitals for UF Health and thus the increased demand for housing not only from UF , but the employees and entrepreneurs. The design is to tie the fabric of the UF Campus to the urban fabric of the city in cohesive system that will allow for greater use for citizens, students, staff and visitors to the city for games and other activities. Creating a dynamic vibrant area that is safe and convenient to enjoy, live, work and be entertained. Urban Planning Studio | Spring 2016

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Strengths • Historical importance– churches on site and in context, other religious centers will be occupying new office space. • Prime location with walkable access from University and Stadium. • Existing retail locations ie. food, bars, and restaurants, book stores, bike shops, and clothing. • Student Staff and City Residents housing located within walkable distance.

Weaknesses • Heavy traffic • Run down retail and residential buildings- old materials, not aesthetically pleasing. • Narrow sidewalks with inadequate space for users and whom tend to flow into streets. • Unsafe conditions for bicycles and pedestrians no barrier between road and sidewalk. • Lacking other retail such grocery stores.

Objectives Connectivity

• Design safer pedestrian connection between both sides of University Ave by implementing a connective second floor pedestrian walkway from Library West to a new parking UF/City facility and Creating Design Guidelines and CRA funding grants for owners of buildings to create wraparound balances on the second floor between midtown buildings with connective breezeways. By using second floor pedestrian walkways to keep pedestrians safe from traffic below. • Improve roadway design in front of the site remove parking on University Ave and widen sidewalks with brick with increased planting of shade trees on northern side designed to slow traffic down. 20

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• Place additional street lighting with architectural character along University Avenue

Activate NW 1ST AVE • Enhance street-scape and roadways for a more functional connection behind midtown. • Repave with brick and raise to remove curbs for walk ability and aesthetics. • Add better lighting along back roadway to increase safety. • Put street trees along road to create enjoyable micro climate walkable during the day • Place larger sidewalks behind buildings for better functionality with a sidewalk on the left side of the road along the facade of buildings • Build attractive entrances and signage to buildings facing toward NW 1st Ave. • Bump multi-use building facades up to the new sidewalks and roadways to make the back side of the businesses with new facades.

Improved Design • Create a cohesive architecture style between buildings that relates to UF style. • Change the pieced together existing designs to a more cohesive deign style that takes similar design elements from UF campus buildings and mixing between modern and collegiate building types. • Use the existing parking lot in the middle of the site along NW 16 ST and place a parking garage to give both sides of the site more parking.

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Shopping and Dining on Uni. Ave. On-street Parking Removed Wider Walks & Bike lanes

Pedestrian Bridge Two Over University Ave

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New Parking Garage on University Blended styles fitting all Architectural Characters

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Planned Improvements Plaza of the Americas and Library Colonnade With the Florida Foundation making much needed and intensive improvements to pedestrian and bicycles access and the ne library collenade funded through library funds will increase traffic to and through the area. Union road will be raised and bricked connecting the University Auditorium lawn to the plaza making it feel like a cohesive space making the addition of the pedway from Library West to the New parking Garage a perfect addition to the Campus and the City of Gainesville. Urban Planning Studio | Spring 2016

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Appendices

Research Data for Synthesis and Concept

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2012 Median Household Income (Esri) More than $82,000 $68,001 to $82,000 $53,001 to $68,000 $39,001 to $53,000 (US median: $50,157) $24,001 to $39,000 $24,000 or less No households

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Block Groups 2012 Median Net Worth (Esri) More than $288,000 $219,001 to $288,000 $150,001 to $219,000 $83,001 to $150,000 $15,001 to $83,000 (US median: $66,311) $15,000 or less No households

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Block Groups 2012 Diversity Index (Esri) 82 to 100 (More Diverse) 56 to 81 (US Index: 61) 30 to 55 4 to 29 1 to 3 (Less Diverse) No population

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Block Groups 2012-2017 Population: Annual Growth Rate (Esri) 2.6% or more 1.3% to 2.5% 0.4% to 1.2% (US Avg: 0.68%) 0.1% to 0.3% 0% or negative No population

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2012 Median Home Value More than $348,000 $274,001 to $348,000 $200,001 to $274,000 $127,001 to $200,000 (US median: $167,749) $53,001 to $127,000 $53,000 or less No homes

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Block Groups 2012 % Owner Occupied Housing Units (Esri) 76% or more 64% to 75% 52% to 63% (US Avg: 56.5%) 40% to 51% 39% or less No data

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*The creeks, lakes and wetlands on this map represent the best available GIS data. Comprehensive regulations are specified in Section 30-301 to 304 of the City of Gainesville Land Development Code. Regulated creeks and lakes shall also include all other creeks and lakes that are "waters in the state" as defined in Section 373.019 (17), Florida Statutes. Regulated wetlands shall include all wetlands, as delineated pursuant to Rule 62-340.300, Florida Administrative Code.

Map Source: Wetlands & Lakes: SJRWMD digital files sjlu95.shp, wetlands=6000-6999, lakes=5200)

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Creeks: City of Gainesville, Public Works Department

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