Focus Team: Urban Design/Infrastructure Meeting: Infrastructure + Urban Design & Non-Residential Use
Date and Location: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 – Community Center
Estimated Attendance: 29
- What are the most important non-residential uses and spaces to have at Brown Ranch to build community? What’s missing that Brown Ranch could provide Steamboat?
- What types of Commercial, Civic, and Community spaces should be included at Brown Ranch? • What integrated Infrastructure & Urban Design Principles are most important?
- What role do these play in: Health Equity? Sustainability? Project Economics?
Key Technical Information Shared:
Ryan Spaustat, technical consultant, presented the Infrastructure Team’s work to date and draft principles. See attached slides. He also shared this key point: if we build non-residential amenities at Brown Ranch serve not just people who live there (like high school that serves entire community) it will stress the community infrastructure.
Kristen Belt, technical consultant and project manager, presented on examples of non-residential spaces that could exist at Brown Ranch to provide necessary services, build community, and reduce need for vehicle trips across town. She asked the following questions to stimulate conversation: • What daily needs do we want on site to reduce vehicle miles traveled?
- What types of space help build community?
- What spaces facilitate health equity and increase opportunity?
- How do non-residential spaces contribute to overall character of community? • What opportunities exist to fill gaps that don’t currently exist in Steamboat? • How will they be paid for?