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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 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


Riverside overpass master planning

Agenda

  • Existing School Site

  • Master Plan Objectives

  • Caltrans Proposed Solution

  • Alternative Locations

  • Desired District Outcomes

  • Conclusion

  • Questions and Answers



Riverside overpass master planning

Master Plan Objectives

The School’s Master Plan focuses on three elements


Riverside overpass master planning

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


Riverside overpass master planning

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

2


Riverside overpass master planning

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


Riverside overpass master planning



Riverside overpass master planning

Caltrans Proposed Solution

at I-80 and San Pablo Dam Road


Riverside overpass master planning

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


Riverside overpass master planning

Caltrans Proposed Solution

Design Security Concerns

  • 4- story structure

  • Creates danger zone

  • Parking - Pedestrian movement in conflict

  • Location hides parking

Danger Zone

Fire Lane


Riverside overpass master planning

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


Riverside overpass master planning

Caltrans Proposed Solution

Compromised Community

  • Cars, copper piping, & Computers

  • Disabled access in conflict with vehicular traffic

  • Lack of site control


Riverside overpass master planning

Caltrans Proposed Solution

Noise Concerns

  • Landscaping removed

  • Does not improve site acoustics

  • Overpass traffic on school site cannot be controlled




Riverside overpass master planning

Alternative Locations

Alternative #1: West side of Amador on Caltrans property



Riverside overpass master planning

Alternative Locations

Alternative #2: Corner property at Riverside Avenue




Riverside overpass master planning

Conclusion

  • Decision needs to be made due to cost constraints

  • Save Overpass Funding

  • Construct Overpass

  • Finalize Master Plan

  • Provide Best Development Outcomes


Riverside overpass master planning

QUESTIONS

AND

ANSWERS


Riverside overpass master planning

Alternate 3

Alternative #3: Acoustic barrier adjacent to Amador Street


Riverside overpass master planning

Alternate 4

Alternative #4: Acoustic barrier adjacent to Amador Street