We are not changing the existing curb locations. People look for certain shopping situations, what kind of shopping should Wayne focus on having? We are making changes within the curbs to make it a connecting asset to the downtown yet remaining residential in nature. There are more entrances to the park from different neighborhoods, as well as a more developed trail system throughout. Is there a possibility of taking parts of each scheme and putting them all together? The students presented to the city officials of Wayne the revised master plan that they have been working on since being back at Andrews.
A traffic circle is bigger, allows for changes in lanes while driving around the circle, as well as a direct entrance without reducing traveling speed. There are things about each scheme that could be useful in Wayne. Instead of repeating the "urban renewal" activities of the s, this plan will work around existing structures and needs in order to provide infill development and a pedestrian-friendly network of streets and blocks. Among other things, von Maur stressed that a meaningful planning strategy must provide regulations which direct growth towards a community vision — something which contemporary zoning does not accomplish.
We were all delighted with the great food and the hospitality of the hosts. We are looking at different possibilities on how to address Michigan Avenue, which includes on street parking, lane conditions, as well as the arguments that deal with traffic flow. Afterwards, Virginia Presson provided the team with some historical insight at the local historical museum. Meanwhile Prof.
Other comments included thoughts on existing truck routes, the library, the veterans memorial, and the lack of on-street parking. Second, the general goal of the project was identified: to meaningfully densify the downtown in order to make a true downtown.
See the aerial map below outlined in red to view the study area. We looked at the different proposed locations envisioning how the downtown would look once it was all developed. However there are a few issues that need to be considered like the accessibility of the area and the buildings that are now in the street thoroughfare. Yes, it is one of the few monuments in the city so therefore it must be considered in the de. The site for the train station has been moved from Washington Street to other locations like Wayne Road and back.
While urban de is not the entire solution, one sted towards achieving economic diversity is to provide a true diversity of dwelling types within the immediate neighborhood, which will encourage a diversity of citizens and consumers to support local retail and services. Question: How does one address a downtown which has only churches and bars? Von Maur recapped on what was discussed at the workshop the day. Negative, there are two reasons; first it will represent a safety issue since the cars will have to back up into the upcoming traffic.
Von Maur quickly ased the pertinent tasks, so the scheme could be taken to the next step of detail.
We need to continue working on creating a master plan that makes everything work better. All strategies preserved as many existing buildings as possible and considered different locations that are of importance to the citizens of Wayne. At pm the city of Wayne hosted an informal welcome reception at the wayne public library, where the charrette team members met their hosts.
Citizens were generally pleased with the charrette team's arrival and are looking forward to a fruitful process. Will the charrette team encourage the the demolition of historic structures? The towns in the surrounding areas have large shopping centers and malls. Some of the ificant topics discussed included the train station, residential needs, the preservation of old buildings, parking concerns among other things.
The new park scheme has changed a lot.
Two schemes were presented to the public. Would focusing retail development on the interior of the island divert business development from westbound Michigan Avenue and create the perception that Wayne is on the decline and not worth stopping in?
Von Maur, and the consultants went out for a walking tour to investigate the traffic conditions found on Michigan Avenue, Wayne Road, and the downtown center streets. Four proposals were pinned up for public discussion. By giving a variety of schemes the charrette team can find out what is possible for the downtown, as well as find out what the citizens of Wayne would like to see in their city.
A tour of uninhabited apple island on orchard lake, is a trip back in time
After dinner there was a meeting in which Prof. Some of the things they started focusing on were incorporating the present downtown with the proposed downtown, defining buildings types and density types, and implementing the suggestions from the Mid-Charrette Presentation. With the de of a pedestrian corridor and open spaces the train station is connected to Newberry street in a visual alignment that will make it a comfortable easy access for people to interact with when coming to and leaving Wayne.
It was decided that Washington Street was the best site for the train station since there is room already available for it, as well as it is a prime location for a connection between the center of town and the south side of Wayne.
Welcome to island living
Is the Veterans Memorial being taken into consideration in the de? Most importantly, von Maur emphasized that public participation in the planning process is essential to produce a useful and meaningful project. Yes, that is the point of these informal workshops. City planner Matthew Miller opened the evening, after which professor Andrew von Maur introduced the team, study area and project.
Since the master plan is trying to make Wayne more desirable to SEMCOG for a train stop, the plan needs to be deed with the stop in mind as well as a higher density of residences around the station to support it. We were warmly welcomed Wayne MI islands dating after the meal Prof. Second, the width of the street constrains the requirements for diagonal parking. How is the site of the train station connected to the proposed Newberry Street scheme? After the presentation, Mayor Haidous gave certificates to each member of the team.
Team members measured street conditions, took inventory of parks and parking, studied existing land use conditions, photographed the study area, etc. The presentation incorporated an explanation of roundabouts by DLZ representatives and a street de redevelopment strategy outlines by a representative from a Nederveld Associate. The charrette team invites all citizens of Wayne to participate in this collaborative project and hopes to see a large turn-out at Monday's presentation.
The master plan showed all the changes that were considered during the charrette as well as some de changes made since being back at Andrews, and acted as a final presentation to show all de possibilities. D stands for Transit Orientated Development. Having a round-about on eastbound Michigan Ave at Wayne Road would help alleviate awkward turn conditions. The charrette team understands that the few historic structures left in downtown are essential for a meaningful recovery of urban life.
What is a round-about, and what are the benefits in reference to Wayne? Professor Andrews von Maur and the 16 graduate architecture students are honored to be working on the project, and grateful for the generous support from the community.
As we had supper we got the opportunity to talk to the ladies who gave us great insights about Wayne and its potential.
Sunday, October 2 De Day Public De Review am — The charrette team got together after the recess rested and ready to work again. Issues discussed dealt with truck traffic, parking on both sides of Michigan Avenue, and the concerns of business owners about exposure of Michigan Avenue businesses after the downtown was developed. It works at all levels going so far as discussing the maintenance and policies of each community project separately and in the context of the local community while still keeping in mind the safety of pedestrians, and the flow of traffic.
Answer: No. The charrette team's intent is to preserve existing buildings, businesses and residences as much as possible. After briefly visiting downtown Detroit, the charrette team arrived at the Wayne fire station in the afternoon to set up the charrette studio. A round-about directs traffic in a way that is pedestrian friendly that doesn't stop the traffic from going through an intersection but slows it down to a more manageable speed.
Since you are trying to bring both commercial and residential density in the downtown how do you propose to control noise pollution? The team worked on establishing this street as the center of town while preserving key buildings to reinforce the history of Wayne.
Has the charrette team looked at making the Main Street a primary street? Andrew Von Maur spoke briefly about the process that is taking place at this stage of the de process.
Answer: While urban de is not the entire solution, one sted towards achieving economic diversity is to provide a true diversity of dwelling types within the immediate neighborhood, which will encourage a diversity of citizens and consumers to support local retail and services. How can we make commercial development viable on Wayne Road and Michigan Avenue given the current prediction that on-street parking will be difficult to fully implement?
Question: Will the charrette team encourage the the demolition of historic structures? The presentation helped the students figure out what would be the final proposed master plan for Wayne.
It would also free up land that could be used for development instead of public infrastructure. Since the city is required to provide public housing, new projects will be developed as has been proposed in the charrette scheme, to provide dignified locations for those who now live in the towers and will have to be relocated. Some students, Prof. The current des were presented to the various agencies and issues related to Michigan Ave. Nevertheless roundabouts and pedestrian related issues were the center of the discussion. The nature of this type is the timing factor, where the commercial occurs during the day and by late afternoon, depending on the retail type; the area becomes fairly quiet allowing the neighborhood to become ideal for the residents.
Sunday, September 25 Arrival in Wayne After briefly visiting downtown Detroit, the charrette team arrived at the Wayne fire station in the afternoon to set up the charrette studio. Yes, one of the strategies looked at making Main Street the center of downtown. After the presentations, citizens gathered by the presentation boards and spoke to individuals of the charrette team about their perspectives on the de schemes.