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Eastern Kentucky Campus Improvement Plan for the Lancaster /Bypass Intersection. GEO 325 Environment Land Use Planning, Spring 12 . :. Vision/Mission Statement.

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    1. Eastern Kentucky Campus Improvement Plan for the Lancaster/Bypass Intersection GEO 325 Environment Land Use Planning, Spring 12

    2. : Vision/Mission Statement Create a unifying gateway between EKU campus and the Richmond Community, while preserving historical and cultural aspects. This will be accomplished by creating a sense of environmental responsibility through the restoration and preservation of vegetation, wetlands and water sources, the establishment of safe and sustainable transportation methods, and the implementation of renewable technology.

    3. Attributed to Geo 325- GIS Team

    4. Formal Planning Process • “Envision & Inform Process”/Identify the Problem & Background Data Collection • “Frame/Focus”/Set Goals and Objectives & Develop Alternatives Smart Goals • Specific • Measureable • Attainable • Reasonable • Timely • “Stakeholder Input”/Weigh & Evaluate Alternatives • SWOT ANALYSIS • Strengths • Weaknesses • Opportunities • Threats

    5. Inspirations • Sustainable Sites Case Studies • Richmond Comprehensive Plan • Eastern Kentucky University Plan • College Campus’s around the Nation http://cplan.richmond.ky.us/Richmond_Comprehensive_Plan_Adopted_2011.pdf

    6. Sustainable Sites Initiative • Interdisciplinary effort • Voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks • Priorities: sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices http://www.sustainablesites.org/

    7. Sustainable Sites Initiative: Content groups • Goals and objectives for this project were designed to follow and address the different credits from the SSI for all content areas. • Content groups: • Soils & Vegetation • Transportation: Recreation & Aesthetics • Transportation: Safety & Aesthetics • Climate & Energy • Hydrology http://www.sustainablesites.org/

    8. Outside Consultants • Liz Piper from m2d Design -Design Charette • Michael Koslow- Civil Engineer -Complete Streets and Traffic Calming Solutions

    9. Soils & Vegetation http://gardening.bloginky.com/2011/06/22/say-hi-butterfly-kentucky-native-plant-garden-tour/

    10. Goals and Objectives Objective 4.4: Minimize soil disturbance in design & construction Goals: • Install a walking path in high pedestrian-traffic areas where turf and soil is currently being trampled because paths don’t exist by January 2015 • Install appropriate mulches against erosion and to improve soil quality around existing and new landscape features by May 2015 Photo By: Jamie Carter

    11. Goals and Objectives Objective 4.9: Restore plant communities native to the ecoregion Goals: • Identify plants appropriate to EKU’s Ecological Region 8.0 Temperate Forest and that are available from local growers by April 2012 • Install wildflower gardens with all native perennial species that are low care by March 2015 around the wetland area, on Gateway Hill, and around the New Science Building http://blog.americanmeadows.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/PerennialGarden-EchinaceaAgastacheFescue.jpg

    12. Goals and Objectives Objective 6.3: Promote sustainability and awareness to the public Goals: • Install identification signs detailing native flora incorporated in the landscape and their benefits, as well as conservation efforts utilized in the landscape within 6 months of component installation. http://cbs.avenue.org/id41.htm

    13. Source layer Google 2012, Overlay by K.Young

    14. Climate & Energy http://www.c2es.org/policy

    15. Goals and Objectives Objective 8.5: Use renewable sources for landscape electricity needs • Goal: Install human generators, solar panels and water turbines to convert free energy into mechanical energy used to power lighting in high pedestrian traffic areas, by January of 2014. http://kykernel.com/2009/03/01/refueling-the-johnson-center-new-technology-uses-man-power-to-put-energy-back-in-generators/ “Many concentrated solar power plants could be built within the next several years. And a single plant can generate 250 megawatts or more, which is enough to power about 90,000 homes. That's a lot of electricity to meet America's power needs.” http://hxsunshine.en.made-in-china.com/product/XbHQoIWAEqVs/China-Solar-Powered-Street-Lights.html http://www.epa.gov/heatisld/mitigation/greenroofs.htm

    16. Goals and Objectives Objective 4.10: Use vegetation to minimize building heating requirementsObjective 4.11: Use vegetation to minimize building cooling requirements Goal:Create green roofs to maintain building structure’s core temperature on major building structures on EKU campus whose roofs meet building requirements, by March 2015 http://www.epa.gov/heatisld/mitigation/greenroofs.htm

    17. Objective 6.7: Provide views of vegetation and quiet outdoor spaces for mental restoration Objective 6.8: Provide outdoor spaces for social interaction Goals and Objectives Goal:Create restorative gardens next to existing water structures on EKU campus for mental restoration, and social interaction, by January 2015. https://learn.eku.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_tab_group_id=_398_1&url=%2Fwebapps%2Fblackboard%2Fexecute%2Flauncher%3Ftype%3DCourse%26id%3D_109508_1%26url%3D

    18. Source layer Google 2012, Overlay by K.Young

    19. Hydrology http://www.ess.uci.edu/~hydrogroup/ipublications.html

    20. Goals and Objectives • Objective 3.5 Manage storm water on site • Integrate the EKU stormwater management plan with the City of Richmond Plan http://andoverma.gov/stormwater/

    21. Goals and Objectives • Objective 3.6 Protect and enhance on-site water resources and receiving water quality • Goals: Within rainwater and run-off collection system, create a natural chemical free treatment process prior to discharge into storm sewer or drainage system to reduce water processing costs for the city of Richmond, designed by April 2013, implementable by 2015. http://www.conewagoinitiative.net/?page_id=60

    22. Goals and Objectives • Objective 3.7Design rainwater/storm water features to provide a landscape amenity • Goal: Design a rain water collection system thatcleanses and conserves water, reducing the usage of potable water to maintain site and help manage storm water on site, by April 2013, implementable by 2015. http://www.sustainablesites.org/cases/show.php?id=19

    23. GIS Storm DrainageMap Attributed map by John McIntosh- Richmond GIS

    24. Source layer Google 2012, Overlay by K.Young

    25. Transportation: Recreation & Aesthetic http://www.saveafewthousand.com/blog/enjoying-outdoor-arlington-va.html

    26. Goals and Objectives Objective 6.4: Protect and maintain unique cultural and historical places. Goal: • I.D. building and sites on campus with historical significance on the site and visible from the proposed site. All this should be done within the next six months encompass.eku.edu

    27. Goals and Objectives Objective 6.5: Provide for optimum site accessibility, safety, and way finding. Goals: • Improve welcome signs at the proposed site and also improve navigation signs on campus with better marked building and streets by January 2013. • Create a walking trail/bike path that goes around the wetland area and connects it to EKU's main campus by January of 2015. http://www.city-data.com/picfilesc/picc53550.php

    28. Goals and Objectives Objective 6.5: Provide for optimum site accessibility, safety, and way finding. Goals: • Repaint all road surfaces to improve way finding and safety of pedestrians and bike riders on campus. January 2013. • Add Vegetation to the medians on the Eastern Bypass for traffic calming. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl http://www.halfmoonbaychamber.org/images/ medians/median2_after.jpg

    29. Goals and Objectives Objective 6.7: Provide views of vegetation and quiet outdoor spaces for mental restoration. Goals: • Create various garden sites around campus with low maintenance native vegetation from the area to provide for mental restoration areas. That can be viewed from many locations around campus. By the fall of 2013. http://www.garden-makeovers.com/listpage.asp?Category=Healing~Gardens&Cat=Category

    30. Transportation: Safety and Aesthetics http://innovaconstruction.net/useruploads/images/safety_first.jpg

    31. Goals and Objectives Objective 6.5 : Provide for optimum site accessibility, safety and way finding. Goal: • Build a kiosk at site that will display EKU Map and Richmond area by March 2013. http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRhcRSQu_DSG5lgyOqgNc1WmgUjh9v-Y3GtsKmk50v_ckGOEFDd http://www.tellerlinks.com/welcome/images/pagemaster/FlorissantVisitorKiosk.jpg http://www.visitidaho.org/assets/photos/detail/KooskiaKiosk.1915.6.jpg

    32. Goals and Objectives Objective 6.6 : Provide opportunities for outdoor physical activity. Goal: • Create an arboretum at site with low maintenance native plants, clearly marked paths that provide access to the pond, waste bins, benches, and distance markets to encourage physical activity by Summer 2018. http://greensboropowersearch.com/files/2012/02/Gboro-arboretum-31.jpg

    33. Source layer Google 2012, Overlay by K.Young

    34. Source layer Google 2012, Overlay by K.Young

    35. Survey Results Travelling Locally: Survey of Pedestrian and Cycling Experiences for Richmond and Campus Residents • 90% never use public transportation to get to school • 53% felt unsafe biking to off campus locations • 43% of those who biked to off campus locationssaid the trip was not easy

    36. Survey Results • Model School Survey • 70% of students never walked or biked to school • 50% would if proper lanes were available to them • Major Problem: Long pickup times • Solutions: • Staggering release times • Add a traffic light • Better biking/walking lanes • Widen the road Drawn by Model School Student

    37. Stakeholder Input • Richmond Planning and Zoning/Transportation/GIS/Storm Water Management meeting • Kevin Causey(Planning & Zoning Inspector) • Jason Hart(Planning & Zoning Director) • Jason McCoy(Stormwater Enforcement Officer) • John Mclntosh(GIS Director) • Phillip Williams(Safety & Risk Management Coordinator) • EKU Assoc. Dir. Of Facilities Services Administration meeting • David Williams • Orange Leaf meeting • EKU students, faculty and staff survey • Model School survey

    38. Stakeholder Meeting Responses • Richmond planning and zoning/Transportation/GIS/Storm Water Management Meeting: • Pro: They like the idea of the kiosk and traffic calming vegetation in the medians on and surrounding campus. • Con: EKU is it’s own entity and does not work with the city of Richmond planning. • EKU Assoc. Dir. Of Facilities Services Administration meeting • Pro: Solar panels are easy, but EKU would just have to come up with the money. • Con: DavidWilliams indicated that green roofs leak.

    39. Extra Thoughts • Create identifiable and functional campus districts & Enhance the sense of place and campus edges. Our site includes a part of campus that is lacking in way finding and identifiable campus markers.  Our goal supports this objective of the EKU Plan. • Encourage interaction among users This goal in the EKU Plan is supportive of our mission to support outdoor physical activity.

    40. Sources Hydrology: http://www.sidwell.edu/about_sfs/envstewardship.aspxhttp://www.natsys-inc.com/portfolio/schools/sidwell-friends-middle-school/http://kierantimberlake.com/pdf_news/sidwell-friends-school.pdfhttp://www.oregon.gov/LCD/docs/publications/wqgbchapter5.PDF?ga=t http://www.epa.gov/owow/NPS/ http://www.terrene.org/index.htm Soils and Vegetation: http://cplan.richmond.ky.us/Richmond_Comprehensive_Plan_Adopted_2011.pdf • http://cen.orcg.au/old-site/pdf-files/sust_campus_report_final.pdfhttp://www.b.edu/offices/sustainability/campus-initiatives/nature.html http://www.louisvilleky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/69C2F0F7-B4D9-4F90-A301-D408CC029675/0/Chapter4NativePlants.pdfWildflower.org/collections/collection.php?collection=KYwww.uky.eduwww.naturalareas.eku.eduwww.knps.com www.naturepreserves.ky.gov/pubs/publications/county…/Larue.pdf.www.fws.gov/endangered/species www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/unitedstates/ky.shtml www.sci.sdsu.edu/SERG/techniques.htmlwww.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/soilswww.soils.usda.gov

    41. Sources Continued Sources for Human Use – Transportation http://www.sustainablesites.org/cases/show.php?id=27http://www.sustainablesites.org/cases/show.php?id=15http://www.sustainablesites.org/cases/show.php?id=20http://geo325sustainablesites.wikispaces.com/file/view/traffic+calming+details.pdf Sources for Human Use – Recreation http://cplan.richmond.ky.us/Richmond_Comprehensive_Plan_Adopted_2011.pdf https://learn.eku.edu/courses/1/GEO325_23179_S12/content/_4557123_1/EKUMasterPlan.zip http://www.sustainablesites.org/cases/ Sources for Climate and Energy: http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/landscaping/index.cfm/mytopic=11910 http://www.epa.gov/greenkit/landscap.htm http://www.epa.gov/heatisld/resources/pdf/TreesandVegCompendium.pdf http://www.sustland.umn.edu/design/energysaving.html http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/landscaping/index.cfm/mytopic=11940 http://www.nrel.gov/ http://www.builditsolar.com/ http://solarreport.net/ http://www.awea.org/