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  1. Putting the Main Back in Main Street Gary Demich, PE Jason Green, AICP

  2. Today’s Topics • The Case for Sustainability • Making Main Streets More Livable

  3. The Case for Sustainability • What it isn’t and what it is • Why we need it • Is it a passing fad?

  4. The Case for Sustainability • Sustainability is not: • A myth • A process to improve quality • Saving a few more trees or a few more fish

  5. The Case for Sustainability • What is it? The Brundtland Definition (1987) Sustainable Development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Environment Economy Society

  6. The Case for Sustainability • Why do we need it? Economy Environment Society

  7. The Case for Sustainability • Why do we need it? • Finite amounts of virgin non-renewable resources. • In 2008, the world economy consumed: Source: USGS

  8. The Case for Sustainability • Why do we need it? • Finite amounts of virgin non-renewable resources. • Increasing population Source: GeoHive

  9. The Case for Sustainability • Is it a passing fad? Population Demands for higher standards of living Virgin raw material supply

  10. Why Do We Need to Focus on Sustainability? We don’t know yet how to be 100% sustainable and we’re not going to be able to change that overnight. Sustainable Non-Sustainable Now The Future

  11. Why Do We Need to Focus on Sustainability? We don’t know yet how to be 100% sustainable and we’re not going to be able to change that overnight. Sustainable “Less Bad” Non-Sustainable Now The Future

  12. Why Do We Need to Focus on Sustainability? We don’t know yet how to be 100% sustainable and we’re not going to be able to change that overnight. Sustainable “A Lot Less Bad” “Less Bad” Non-Sustainable Now The Future

  13. Why Do We Need to Focus on Sustainability? We don’t know yet how to be 100% sustainable and we’re not going to be able to change that overnight. Sustainable “A Lot Less Bad” “Less Bad” Non-Sustainable Now The Future

  14. Highway Construction as Part of the Sustainability Solution • How do we do this? • Maximizing • Reuse existing materials • Recycling of existing materials • Minimizing • Use of virgin natural resources • Construction and demolition waste

  15. What Options are Available? • Designing for lowest life-cycle impacts • Minimizing construction & demolition waste • Recycling asphalt paving materials • Rehabilitating concrete roadways • Rubblizing existing concrete pavements in place as base • Recycling concrete as aggregate • Modifying Diamond Interchanges to Double Crossover Diamonds • Constructing bridges using recycled thermoplastic components • Maximizing infiltration • Specifying sustainable landscaping • Using roundabouts instead of signals • Using LED signals • Using LED pedestrian and street lighting • Generating clean energy on highway rights-of-way • Performing environmental cleanup • Reducing greenhouse gas generation • “Livable” Main Streets

  16. Why we care History – what in the world happened?! Current Trend City / Community Perspective Corridor Improvements

  17. Why we care History – what in the world happened?! Current Trend City / Community Perspective Corridor Improvements

  18. Top 10 Reasons Why We Care Main Street is a prominent employment center Main Street is a reflection of community Main Street is an ideal location for independent businesses The historic core of the community A historic commercial district is often a major tourist attraction A vital Main Street area reduces sprawl A healthy Main Street core protects property values Traditional commercial district that offers convenience The Main Street district is usually a government center Main Street provides an important civic forum www.popartmachine.com

  19. Why we care History – what in the world happened?! Current Trend City / Community Perspective Corridor Improvements www.itd.gov

  20. Before World War II • One Happening Place! • Not just commercial! • Important part of its social life; people thronged the streets on weekends for a variety of entertainment opportunities History – what in the world happened?!

  21. Industrialization • Zoning (I’m ashamed to admit it!) • GI Bill • Cars, cars and more cars • SPRAWL! flickr.com/photos/austin7nut/5432843059/ Pre WWII Post WWII utopianist.com History – what in the world happened?!

  22. Why we care History – what in the world happened?! Current Trend(s) City / Community Perspective Highway / Corridor Improvements www.metrojacksonville.com

  23. Today • Gas prices • Aging population • Realization that we cannot continue to sprawl like we have for the past 6 decades • Focus on revitalization/renewal – create/recreate a sense of place • Focus on multiple modes – pedestrian and cyclists included • Aesthetics www.savefranklintheater.org Current Trend(s)

  24. Why we care History – what in the world happened?! Current Trend(s) City / Community Perspective Corridor Improvements www.planning.org

  25. National Trust’s Main Street Center is helping more than 1,800 communities bring their Main Streets back to life.  • Main Street, National Trust for Historic Preservation • 4 Point Approach: • Organization • Promotion • Design • Economic Restructuring • Idaho currently has 4 participants: • Lewiston • Nampa • Pocatello • Idaho Falls City / Community Perspective

  26. Building Blocks for A Healthy Main Street • Mix of Land Uses and Densities (innovative zoning) • Continuous Sidewalks Wide Enough for Couples • Appropriate Buffering From Traffic • Street-Oriented Buildings • A Variety of Commercial Uses • Public Spaces • Limited Dead Space or Visible Parking Lots • Public Art, Areas to Sit, Outdoor Dining • Underground Utilities City / Community Perspective

  27. Why we care History – what in the world happened?! Current Trend(s) City / Community Perspective Corridor Improvements

  28. Trees Roundabout Appropriate Lighting Wide sidewalk & Park Strip Hamburg, NY Source: Complete Street Photo Stream www.flickr.com/photos/completestreets/4566182096/in/set-72157617261981677/ Colored Bike Lane Parking Corridor Improvements Bulb-out & Visible Crosswalk & ramp

  29. GATEWAY Bulb outs, crosswalks Parking Bike lanes Lighting Trees Sidewalks and Planting Strips www.flickr.com/photos/guitarhero4/5529032947/sizes/m/in/set-72157626081408811/ STREET FURNITURE Corridor Improvements

  30. 100’ Corridor 4 x 12’ Lanes 9’ Parallel Parking 14’ set back Corridor Improvements

  31. Plenty of Options (1) 100’ Corridor 4 x 12’ Lanes 14’ Median / Turn lane 9’ Parallel Parking 7.5’ Sidewalk Corridor Improvements

  32. Plenty of Options (2) 100’ Corridor 2’ lanes 12’ Median / Turn lane 18’ Parallel Parking 6’ Sidewalk 7.5 Sidewalk Corridor Improvements

  33. Plenty of Options (3) 100’ Corridor 2 x 11 foot lanes 13’ Median / Turn Lane 8’ Foot Parking 6’ Bike Lanes 5’ Park Strip 9’ Sidewalk Corridor Improvements

  34. IN CLOSING…. Striving to bring Main Street back The heart of our communities Environmental and social trends Land use and transportation are linked Not one-size-fits-all http://www.flickr.com/photos/jencavendish/2450772438/

  35. Thanks! QUESTIONS!?!? Jason Green, AICP - 801-415-5844 jason.green@hwlochner.com Gary Demich, PE - 360-280-2830 gdemich@hwlochner.com