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Do you have ideas to share for the urban design principles that will inform the SEADIP Specific Plan?

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Which of these aspects is important for ground floors of new development? Select the principles you feel should apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Most of the ground floor should be active and transparent (glass with views into appropriate activities like shops, lobbies, restaurants, public spaces) 77.8% 7
Should include higher grade materials, not just stucco (stone, tile, special treatments) 77.8% 7
Public plazas and accessible open space should be included 88.9% 8
Walkways should provide more choices for where to walk 55.6% 5
Landscaping should be sustainable, drought-tolerant 77.8% 7
Lighting should be integrated with the architecture 66.7% 6

Which of the following ways seem appropriate for integrating parking into new projects? Select as many that you feel should apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Surface lots screened behind new buildings on PCH 44.4% 4
Parking structures screened or hidden, but have easy-to-find entrances 55.6% 5
Parking structures with active ground floors (shops, eateries with parking above) 22.2% 2
Parking structure internalized and “wrapped with development” 22.2% 2
Parking that has clear and safe paths for pedestrians to access it 77.8% 7
Underground to the greatest extent possible 33.3% 3

If increased height is to be accommodated within the mixed use areas of SEADIP, where should it be placed on a site?

Response Percent Response Count
Building height should be focused on PCH (grand boulevard) 12.5% 1
Building height should be focused in the center of the site (nestled) 87.5% 7
Building height should be focused on major corners and gateways (landmark) 25.0% 2

Regardless of height, how should buildings be designed if new construction occurs? (Think of buildings along PCH)

Response Percent Response Count
Stepbacks: Building face steps back at upper floor(s) 28.6% 2
Uniform height in some locations & stepbacks in others (Ex: Uniform height might be ok on PCH, but you prefer buildings to stepback at water or wetlands) 71.4% 5

What other architecture topics (not listed above) should be addressed?

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April 4, 2015, 3:32 PM
  • Which of these aspects is important for ground floors of new development? Select the principles you feel should apply.
    • Most of the ground floor should be active and transparent (glass with views into appropriate activities like shops, lobbies, restaurants, public spaces)
    • Should include higher grade materials, not just stucco (stone, tile, special treatments)
    • Public plazas and accessible open space should be included
    • Walkways should provide more choices for where to walk
    • Landscaping should be sustainable, drought-tolerant
    • Lighting should be integrated with the architecture
  • Which of the following ways seem appropriate for integrating parking into new projects? Select as many that you feel should apply.
    • Parking structures screened or hidden, but have easy-to-find entrances
    • Parking structure internalized and “wrapped with development”
    • Parking that has clear and safe paths for pedestrians to access it
  • If increased height is to be accommodated within the mixed use areas of SEADIP, where should it be placed on a site?
    • Building height should be focused in the center of the site (nestled)
  • Regardless of height, how should buildings be designed if new construction occurs? (Think of buildings along PCH)
    • Uniform height in some locations & stepbacks in others (Ex: Uniform height might be ok on PCH, but you prefer buildings to stepback at water or wetlands)
  • What other architecture topics (not listed above) should be addressed?
    Most of those attending the meetings said that they DIDN'T want any structors higher than 3 stories high!!!!!
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