Area Plan Process
The next step for the East Bookend site is the creation of an Area Plan to provide more detailed guidance for future development of the site and surrounding area. The process will analyze and narrow down the potential uses that have been identified for the East Bookend to provide a preferred option for the future redevelopment of the area. The area planning process will be informed by community input, previous planning efforts, and detailed analysis of the site and its potential future uses.
The Area Plan process will take place from Spring 2018 through mid-2019, and will include a range of community engagement events to help shape the final plan.
Phase 1 - Conceptual Designs (May-Sep 2018)
Develop feasible urban design frameworks that address the project goals. These generally include urban form, public realm and parks, connectivity, and land use.
Phase 2 - Refined Designs (Oct-Dec 2018)
Develop conceptual alternatives that further assess the physical, economic and financial realities of each site. These include realistic building footprints, 3D sketch models, street sections and more specific types of uses.
Phase 3 - Preferred Design & Draft Plan (Jan-Jul 2019)
Select the preferred option and develop a draft of the area plan. The final area plan will be adopted at the end of Phase 3.
An area plan will answer questions like:
- What kinds of activities and land uses will be allowed or encouraged on the East Bookend site?
- How might uses change in the vicinity of the East Bookend site?
- What massing, scale, and intensity will be permitted?
- How will transportation work around, in and close to the site?
- How will parking function?
- Who will pay for development of the site and how will this funding be secured?
Existing Condition Report
As a first step in the Area Plan process, city staff has created the Civic Area East Bookend Existing Conditions Report to provide a comprehensive inventory and clear understanding of the existing status of the Civic Area East Bookend, while also documenting the prior planning, research, and analysis that has been done within the area. This report will serve as a foundation for the planning process by identifying key considerations that need to be addressed throughout the planning and implementation processes.