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7D - Valmont City Park Proposed Architectural GuidelinesCITY OI+ BOULDER PARKS AND RECR~ATION ADVISORY BOARD AGENDA ITEM MEETING DATE: (Agenda Item Preparation Date: May 18, 2004) AGENDA TITLE: Item for Information and Discussion: Valmont City Park Proposed Architectural Guidelines PRESENTERS: Jan Geden, CPRP, Director of Parks and Recreation Jeff Lakey, Superintendent of Conservation, Planning, and Development Kate Bernhardt, Associate Parks Planner Executive Summary: Staff is providing the Board with a copy of the proposed architectural gmdehnes for review and comment. These guidelines will be added to the existmg Valmont Crty Park Design Guidelines. Fiscal Impacts: Budgetary: None. Other impacts: None Board and Commission feedback. Staff reviewed the proposed architectural guidehnes wrth the Paiks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) New Parks and Facihttes subcommitlee. Subcommittee members expressed a desire that future development at the park mcorporate the values of environmental sustamability and reflect a connecdon to the natural, scenic, and histoiic features of the siCe. These inteiests are addressed m the Architectural Guidelmes Secrions; Style and Matenals and Environmental Sustamability Public feedback: This Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meetmg provides an opportunity for public input. Staff Recommendation: Staff iecommends that the proposed Architectural Guidelines, as shown m Attachment A, be NGENDA ITEM #~ I- D, PAGE I mcorporated mto the axisting Valmont Citv Park Design Guidelmes. Background and Analysis: Please see Attachment A, Valmont City Park Proposed Architectural Guidehnes Attachments• Attachment A: Valmont Crty Park Proposed Architectural Guidelines AGENDA ITEM # I I- p, PAGE ~ ATTACHMENT A V'almont City Park ~ Architectural Guidelines DRAFT May 19, 2004 Introduction Purpose Six building sites have been identified in the concepY plan for th~s 132-acre park~ three primary recreation facility sites, one secondary recreation facihty srte, and two non-recreation facilrty sites The park site organization scheme ~s v~sually open in terms of layout and placement of buildmgs, roads and parking, and actrve and passive use areas Smce the scheme is nerther campus (because there are so few buildmge) nor clearly park, (which would posses obvious "park-l~ke" openness), it may appear visually ambrvalent like the surrounding neighborhood Grven the long timeframe Yhat planrung park uses w~ll encompass, the diversity of possible building functions that must be provided and the wide spacmg between archrtectural site elements, the archIIectural design guidelmes have been prepared to emphasize the esaent~al qualities desired while allowing flexibility so that those who implement these guidehnes may succeed. The cohesrve development of the overall park is addressed by Yhe spec~fic guidelines ident~fied m the exisYing appioved Valmont City Park Desi~n Guidelines The community will conhnue to play an important part m the des~gn development of the park, recreation facihties, and bu~ldmgs, includmg representation through the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and d~rection of the City Counc~l. Assumptions Valmont Cety Park Archdteetural Guedeltnes AGENDA ITEM # V ~(-D , PAGE 3 Park Development Funding & Schedule. The Valmont City Park development will occur over an undeterrrvned period of t~me, based on fundmg availabihty. No fundmg has been identified for park development beyond Phase 1, completed m 2003, and a raw water infrastructure system scheduled for construction m 2004. Building Sites Identified on the Concept & Site Review Plans. (See Building Site Plan - Attachment A-1) • Three primary recreation facility sites (buildmg size 20,000 to 95,000 square feet) More than one buildmg may occur on a pnmary recreation fac~hty srte • One secondary recreation facil~ty site (buildmg size 1Q000 to 15,000 square feet). • One non-recreation building s~te• rrttxed-use commercial center • One non-recreation building site• Park Operations and Forestry compound. Existing Buildings. • Two small h~storic houses. Minor Park Structures. • Large group picnic shelters m one location. • Outdoor restrooms. • Small shade shelters. • Ballfield complex scorekeeper/concession buildmg. • Raw water mfrastructure pump house. • Bridges over Goose and Wonderland Creek channels • Service buildmgs Parksite Context. The park is roughly 5 mile m length and width If superimposed on downtown Boulder, the park would overlay a boundary (See Spatial Reference Map - Attachment B) defined by the mtersections of • Broadway and University Streets on the south • Pme and 15th Streets on the norlh • Arapahoe and 9th Streets on the wesC. • Arapahoe and 17th Streets on the easl The primary recreation bu~lding siYes are located at the far north and south properry ]mes, and mid-way between The non-recreational building sites are located m the central and south areas of the park. The buildmg sites will be separated by multi-use play fields, ]ighted ballfields, skateparks, large group picmc shelters, children's play area, community gatheruig locations, arter~al and local roads, and native and wildhfe enhancement areas Anticipated Building Functions. RecreaUon buildmgs may mclude. • Multi-function recreation center. • Gymnastics center • Swimmmg pool and facility. • RecreaCional and folk dancmg facility • Velodrome • Community event space. • Ice arena. • Indoor temiis courts. Valmont City Park Architectural Guidelines AGENQA ITEM # V 1 I-I~ , PAGE~ • Health and wellness clmic • Youth center~. • Pottery and cultural arts facility • Other Existing Valmont City Park Design Guidelines. The Valmont City Park Design Guidelmes were created in 2000 and mcorporated into the first phase of park development These guidelines are posted on the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Website under Valmont City Park. The Design Guidelmes will coordmate overall site development without ItmiCmg the potential for creative and appropriate design of Che primary recreation facflities. The specific developmenC options proposed in the guidelmes were selected to ho~or the prior naCure of the site m the process of providing active and passive recrearion uses The gwdelmes address. • Selection Criteria for Specific Site Improvements. • Park Identification Symbol. • Signage. • Streets • Sidewalks, Crosswalks and Other Hard Surfacing • Soft Surface Trails • Site Lightmg. • Underpass. • Retaining Walls. • Metal Railing. • Sue Furnrture. • Landscaping City of Boulder Planning and Development Services. The design guidelmes are not intended to duphcate design and development requu~ements already addressed through local codes, and adm~mstered by the Crty of Boulder Plamm~g and Development Services Department. These mclude streets, sidewalks, iight of way landscaping, parkmg lots, bicycle parking, parkmg lot landscapmg, building landscapmg, lighting, signage, trash screening, buildmg mass and height, building fit to zonmg, protection of mature plant mater~al, preservaYion of historic strucCUres, HVAC screenmg, accessibility, connectivity to public transit, storm drainage, env~ronmenYal sustamab~hty, buildmg Co landscape ratio, solar shadows, and other Valmont Cuy Park Architectural Guideltnes AGENDA ITEM # V I 1-D , pqGE S Architectural Criteria Massing Building Mass. • Break down mass of building, hoiizontally and vertically, mto a hierarchy of volumes • Consider stepping back the upper stories of buildings that are close to sidewallcs. Movement. • Locate and size buildings to accommodate convement pedestrian c~rculation to the faciLty and other destmaYions withm the park • Provide a break or passageway, open-air ar covered, as needed for pedestrian movement. • Design passageways to be v~s~ble from a d~stance, attract use, and feel safe. • When more than one building is developed within a primary or secondary buildmg area, provide access to all buildmgs &om shared parking areas Transitions. • Wherever possible, create a visual trans~tion to buildings adjacent to the park site • Create a visual connection and complimentary relationship between buildings wrthm a primary recreation buildmg site Views. • Wherever possible, preserve and feature views of the mountains to the west or Valmont Butte to the east • Feature views of the overall park, trail systems, spec~men plantmgs, bistaric features, and natural areas Interior & Exterior Relationship. • Provide opportumties for interior uses to extend mto the landscape. • Provide opportumties to bring exterior features mto the buildmg by openmg mterio~ spaces to the landscape and sunlight Facade Orientation & Entrances. Most of the buildmgs m Chis patk settmg will be highly visible from all sides. Destgn buildings for public view from all sides, mcludmg sufficient screening of utility areas. • Orient buildmgs to the mam entry drive and /or street • Provide secondary building entrances or direction to the mam entrance from the park bike and pedestrian trail system • People will visrt park facihCies by bus, greenways trail, park walks, and roads. Address both pedestnan and vehicular access to the park and the building in the "see-arrive" sequence for the buildmg. • Utilize the type face and signage system specified in the Valmont City Park Design Guidelines to provide idenrificaCion that fits witbin the park system • Emphas~ze Yhe bmidmg entranees with special architectural features Signage. Valmont City Park Archrtectural Guulelines AGENDA ITEM # ~'~ ~~ D , pAGE ~O • UCilize the type face, logo, and hierarchy of Che signage system specified elsewhere m the Valmont City Park Design Guidelmes. • Signage and Art The artist who created the srylized version of bicychsC and skier displayed wrthm the Valmont Underpass Ra~hng may be commissioned to design other symbols for use m signs, railmgs, walls, hard surfacing, and other. Refer to the Art Section of the Design Guidelmes Pagade Articulation. All sides of buildmgs in the park setting may be clearly visible to other park use areas. For visual interest, avoid exteneive blank wall surfaces by use of articulaYion Articulation may include • Vary building mass to reveal mterioi spaces. • Modulate the wall plane wiCh ihythm of three-dimensional forms. • Add vertical or borizontal architectural details. • Vary Che Cexture, materials, and colars. • Incorporate arCwork. • Utilize landscape forms and plant materials to create d~mension and shadow on the buildmg Pedestrian Interest & Connectivity to Other Park Uses. Offer interest to pedestriane as they walk near the ground level of the buildmg on the s~dewalks and paths. This might include. • Wmdows, entrances, architectural details, hghting, and landscaping. • Consider walking arcades to facilttate pedestrian access to the butldmg. The buildmg must relate to the overall park m function and provide interface wrth other park uses • Onent views, entrances, exits, walkways to accommodate access to and from the building to other park use areas. Style & Materials. The paik and proposed recreation facilities bring a new development inlention to this area of town. Surioundmg land uses are predommantly commercial, hght industrial, mumcipal and county services, and residential (multi-fairuly houses and mob~le homes). It is anhcipated that more contemporary designs would be most fittmg wrthm th~s park context, with possible exceptions for buildmgs that relate d~rectly to the existing historic structures To make th~s park a special place, umque bu~ldmgs and experimentation is encouraged. In designing the buildings, address commumty values ebat mclude • Appreciation for the natural features of this srte and its scenic location • Reference to site's historic context and uses. • Use of earth tone colors that reflect or compl~ment the natural environment Exteriar Materials. Each park building should be a distmct contribution to Boulder's buill env~ronment. Exterior mater~als should convey quality and permanence. • Provide exterior buildmg materials that feature a human scale such as brick, stone, and textured block Non-modular exterior materials, such as stucco or large modular concrete panels will require additional pedestrian-scale facade details or landscape treatment to place the buildmg appropriately wrthm the s~te • Provide glazmg with a maximum reflectance factor of 20 Avoid highly reflective glazmg • UYilize buildmg materials Chat are difficult to vandahze and readily repaired if vandahzed Valmont City Park Architectural Guedelanes AGENDA ITEM # ~V I" I>, PAGE ~ Visual Connectivity. For buildmgs withm the same primary recreation site or within the two non- recreation s~tes, provide: • Complimentary style, materials, fenestration, entrances, colors, or other design elements. Environmentally Sounrl Buildings. Use environmentally sound building design, construct~on techmques, and materials The buildings must meet the City of Boulder Building Codes. The City's codes aie currently being revised to confirm ahgnment with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Env~ronmental Design) standards Parking, Public Transit & Alternative Modes of Travel. AnticipaCe Yhat parking provisions required for a buildmg may also serve other park uses Likew~se, parkmg provided elsewhere in the park may serve the building at specific hmes • Coordinate parking design with overall park design to maximize use of existmg and anticipated parking provisions on site. • Consider structured parkmg to muuttvze surface parking. • Design bu~ldmg and site to ~upport easy access for people who will come to the eite by means of public lransit or b~ke and pedestiian paths. Service & Utility Service Areas. Service areas such as trash starage, loading areas and truck parking must be located to mmimize visibility from street/sidewalk, buildmg entrance, and other primary park uses. • Provide structural and landscape screemng of these bu~ldmg functions. • Share or co-locaCe these facilities with adjacent development if possible. Utility Equipment. • Coordmate design with utihty compames to locaCe uYiliCy boxee and meters m order Co mmirruze visual impact. • Screen ut~lriy boxes and meters as permrtted by the utility comparues. Heating, Ventilatio~ & Air Conditioning ~quipment. • Locate HVAC equipment away from building entrance or ad~acent to other park uses that might be affected by the noise. • Provide appropnate screevmg Art Indoor & Outdoor Art. Piovision of mdoor and outdoor art is encouraged to enrich the experience for those who use the park and recreation facility. The art may be free standing or mtegrated mto the building or landscape As part of a public park, review and selection of artistic proposals must mclude mput from subcommrttee members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Bouldei Arts Commission and receive support through a review process similar to the one identified m the Public Art Pro~ccts section of the Design Gmdelines. Minor Structures Large Group Picnic Shelters, Shade Shelters, Restroor~z Buildings, Service Buildings & Bridges. The existing Valmont City Park Design Guidelines will be used to ensure that the design of minor structures compliment existing site development Valmont Cuy Park ArehUectural Gu~dedenes AGENDA ITEM # i -D , PAGE ~ ~ ~ S1 LEGENp Active & Passive Oulduor Racrealion Aroas ! Park FeaWres ~'t~ NaNxalArs~~ Iti ~~Pa~ AYtNW . 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