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Riverside Overpass Master Planning. Riverside Elementary School West Contra Costa Unified School District. Presenters: Sally Swanson & Magdy Abdalla June 11, 2013. SALLY SWANSON ARCHITECTS, INC . 220 Sansome Street, Suite 1100, San Francisco CA 94104 | T: 415-445-3045 | www.swanarch.com.

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Riverside Overpass Master Planning

Riverside Elementary School

West Contra Costa Unified School District

Presenters: Sally Swanson & Magdy Abdalla

June 11, 2013

SALLY SWANSON ARCHITECTS, INC.

220 Sansome Street, Suite 1100, San Francisco CA 94104 | T: 415-445-3045 | www.swanarch.com

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Agenda

  • Existing School Site
  • Master Plan Objectives
  • Caltrans Proposed Solution
  • Alternative Locations
  • Desired District Outcomes
  • Conclusion
  • Questions and Answers
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Master Plan Objectives

The School’s Master Plan focuses on three elements

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Master Plan Objectives

  • Open Space
    • Designate open spaces and create policies to ensure preservation and maintenance
    • Identify safe areas and pleasant open spaces
    • Landscape elements
    • Incorporate accessibility
    • Design standards that will increase safety and comfort
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Master Plan Objectives

Transportation & Circulation

  • Minimal conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles
  • Increase parking facilities- visitor and disabled parking
  • Clearly identify entries into school- including signage and security

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Master Plan Objectives

  • Buildings
    • High quality architecture and open space
    • In harmony with immediate surroundings
    • Facilitate accessibility and pedestrian circulation
    • Environmentally sustainable landscape
    • Economically feasible and functional
    • Support green and sustainable techniques
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Caltrans Proposed Solution

at I-80 and San Pablo Dam Road

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Caltrans Proposed Solution

Parking Lots and Spaces

  • Design not to ADA codes:
    • Path of Travel
      • In vehicular way
      • No designated path
    • Location to Administrative Entrance – 380 feet
    • Accessible space not compliant
      • Not Van accessible
      • Aisle not on passenger side
  • Reconfiguration of parking necessary
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Caltrans Proposed Solution

Design Security Concerns

  • 4- story structure
  • Creates danger zone
  • Parking - Pedestrian movement in conflict
  • Location hides parking

Danger Zone

Fire Lane

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Caltrans Proposed Solution

Space Concerns

  • Four- story structure
    • reduces site square footage
  • Reduces available parking

The scale of the overpass is not compatible with the height and design of Riverside Elementary

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Caltrans Proposed Solution

Compromised Community

  • Cars, copper piping, & Computers
  • Disabled access in conflict with vehicular traffic
  • Lack of site control
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Caltrans Proposed Solution

Noise Concerns

  • Landscaping removed
  • Does not improve site acoustics
  • Overpass traffic on school site cannot be controlled
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Alternative Locations

Alternative #1: West side of Amador on Caltrans property

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Alternative Locations

Alternative #2: Corner property at Riverside Avenue

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Conclusion

  • Decision needs to be made due to cost constraints
  • Save Overpass Funding
  • Construct Overpass
  • Finalize Master Plan
  • Provide Best Development Outcomes
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QUESTIONS

AND

ANSWERS

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Alternate 3

Alternative #3: Acoustic barrier adjacent to Amador Street

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Alternate 4

Alternative #4: Acoustic barrier adjacent to Amador Street

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