Master Planning

Anoka Metropolitan Regional Treatment Center, Anoka, MN

Cambridge Community College Master Plan and Phase One Implementation, Cambridge, MN
The master plan develops the main campus at the edge of a plateau above the Rum River, and allows for future expansion. Around the perimeter walk, the grounds were restored to prairie with fields of wildflowers. Construction was closely monitored to preserve an existing grove of bur oaks. 1996.

City of St. Paul/St. Paul Riverfront Development Corporation, St. Paul on the Mississippi Development Framework, Saint Paul, MN
The long range development framework plan calls for the creation of “urban villages” in the downtown area providing concentrated neighborhoods, organized around small parks, where people can live, work and recreate.  The work focused on the preservation, restoration and enhancement of the river and its environs as well as studying approaches for the “greening” of the urban core and the streets which pass through it.  The team looked at how the city relates to the metropolitan region through an interconnected system of open spaces and recreational trails. They also coordinated with the ecologist on the team to develop a set of goals and objectives for development along the river’s edge.

Ha’il Edutainment District Master Plan, Ha’il, Saudi Arabia
A 164 hectare mixed use development master plan with 3.3 million GSF of museum, cultural, sports, recreation and entertainment facilities situated at the foothills of the spectacular Aja Mountains.

Hennepin Theatre Trust, Hennepin Avenue Streetscape, Minneapolis, MN
Landscape Architect consulting on transit for this proposed development of a major thoroughfare in the downtown.

Lake Elmo Old Village Master Plan, Lake Elmo, MN
This Master Plan provides an innovative blueprint for accommodating growth within a small village. The Landscape Architect-led team facilitated public workshops and stakeholder roundtables to develop a creative framework for new development. Owners of vacant land surrounding the village also participated. This unique public/private collaboration produced a development strategy that targets City goals, resident and business expectations and builder/ developer financial models.

Lake Street/Midtown Greenway Framework Plan, Minneapolis, MN
This greenway is of special significance because of its potential to catalyze neighborhood revitalization and also complete a vital link in the regional plan for multi-modal transit and transportation systems – with a strong focus on bike commuting. The Master Plan process involved extensive community participation from early concepts to completed projects. An abandoned rail corridor purchased by Hennepin County, the Midtown Greenway realizes a century-old vision to establish an east-west ‘green’ connection from the Chain of Lakes across the city to the Mississippi River. This Plan defined specific implementation strategies to spur economic development near the corridor and provided access for inner-city residents to the world renowned park, trail and open space network,  a signature of the Twin Cities. In addition, the team provided consultation and critique in the creation of the Public Art Master Plan – “A Resonant Journey” – promoting art as an essential element to increase public awareness, build value and articulate history, meaning and local character of the Greenway as an important Minneapolis resource.

Macalester College Master Plan Update, St. Paul, MN
The master plan reinforced the strong orientation of the buildings around a series of linked quadrangles, and made a recommendation to transform the softball diamond into a signature gathering space, as well as how to treat the campus perimeter, gateways, arrival sequences, parking and movement through the landscape in relation to livability and security. 2005.

Marina Triangle District Master Plan, White Bear Lake, MN
This was a master plan for the Marina/Triangle District, the only commercial area on White Bear Lake, one of the premier recreational lakes in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Working with an appointed Commission, the design team studied a series of scenarios for future development, settling on a plan that incorporated both the historic Johnson Boat Works and existing retail uses into a mixed-use “village” on the west shore of the lake. The plan forwards state-of-the-art concepts for redevelopment, transforming a 1960’s shopping mall into a compact, walkable community on a marina and waterfront promenade. Also included are a waterfront park, traffic-calmed streets in place of large surface parking lots, and the addition of for-sale and rental housing to the mix of land uses. Links to future regional transit are considered, and environmental concerns played a major role in the study as well, with rain gardens integrated into reclaimed green spaces throughout the site.

Minnesota Department of Health, Human Services and Agriculture Pre-Design Study, St. Paul, MN

Ramsey Town Center Master Plan, Ramsey, MN
This project was a master plan to capture the qualities of traditional communities yet also incorporates contemporary ideas. A new downtown will integrate with the surrounding city. It will have a mix of uses: civic, entertainment, shopping, and housing, with a range of types. A system of parks and open spaces will link people with their destinations, and connect to other city and regional resources. Stormwater will be handled with a variety of approaches that promote infiltration and cleansing. The Town Center master plan strives to achieve balance between the car and the rest of our lives, by bringing land uses close together, creating “density by design”.

University of Minnesota Master Plan and Master Plan Update, Twin Cities, MN
Principal responsible for the open space guidelines developed as part of the planning team led by Berridge Lewinberg Greenberg Dar Gabor. The multi-layered and complex plan seeks to make both campuses more livable within their urban context and acknowledges the importance of the Mississippi River in the design for the Minneapolis campus. It is intended that the master plan will guide and implement development to bring the university campuses into the 21st century.

West Bank Station Area Study, Minneapolis, MN
Principal for a master plan, which involving both Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis stakeholders – to envision the Cedar Riverside/Seven Corners Area as an example of transit oriented design, with the Central Corridor light rail line acting as an important catalyst for neighborhood redevelopment and revitalization. 2010.

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