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MIKE ZONE'S


SW COMMUNITY



RESOURCE CENTER


A NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION CATALYST



JASON AGRONT
SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECT
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, COLLEGE OF DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND PLANNING
AN UNDERGRADUATE THESIS IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
FACULTY ADVISOR: LES LINSCOTT
SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE DEGREE BACHELOR IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
SPRING 201 1










ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


TO THE MOST SUPPORTIVE AND ENCOURAGING WOMAN I KNOW, MY WIFE, SOPHIE. IF IT WERE NOT FOR
YOU, I WOULD HAVE NEVER DREAMED OF RETURNING TO SCHOOL TO FINISH MY EDUCATION. YOU AND
THE BOYS ARE ALL MY REASONS WHY AND IF I COULD, THE DIPLOMA WOULD READ, MR. & MRS.
JASON AsRONT & FAMILY. LOVING YOU MORE AND MORE EACH DAY, HOUR, MINUTE AND SECOND.


To JONAS & JAXSON. ALWAYS BELIEVE WHAT IS IN YOUR HEART AND NEVER LET ANYONE TELL YOU,
YOU CANNOT ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING. JUST LOOK TO DADDY. I LOVE YOU, SONS.


TO EVERY PROFESSOR I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF BEING IN THEIR CLASS DURING MY TIME AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA. I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR CHANGING MY LIFE AND I AM FOR
FOREVER GRATEFUL.


To MY CAPSTONE ADVISOR, PROFESSOR LES LINSCOTT, YOU HAVE THE PATIENCE OF A SAINT AND THE
DEVIL AS AN ADVOCATE. THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME THINK.


To MY SUMMER INTERNSHIP ADVISOR (A.S.), THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME OUT OF YOUR BUSY
SCHEDULE TO EXPLAIN TO ME THE VALUE IN CREATING SMALLER SPACES. MORE IMPORTANTLY,
CLIENTS KNOW WHAT THEY WANT; THEY JUST DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO PUT IT.


TO DOROTHY BENSON, FOUNDER & CHAIR OF SWAG, KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK YOU AND THE
OTHER MEMBERS ARE DOING. I WISH THERE WAS MORE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WITH YOUR DEDICATION
AND DETERMINATION TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL. THANK YOU.


To KATHY FIELDS, ACSO AND SWAG, YOU ARE THE SOUL OF THIS PROJECT AND I COULD NOT THANK
YOU ENOUGH FOR PROVIDING ME WITH THE PROTECTION, THE INFORMATION AND KEEPING ME IN THE
LOOP. KEEP UP YOUR FIGHT FOR A BETTER COMMUNITY. YOU TOO ARE AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL.
THANK YOU.


TO DR. RICHARD SCHNEIDER, WHEN I CAME TO YOU IN THE FALL (2010) ABOUT AN IDEA FOR MY
CAPSTONE PROJECT AND YOU THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD BE TOO MUCH, THANK YOU FOR NOT FINDING
THE FILE, IT WAS JUST ENOUGH TIME FOR FAITH TO BRING KATHY FIELDS INTO YOUR OFFICE THAT DAY.

























"BE THE CHANGE

YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD"



-MAHATMA GANDHI


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1. PROJECT INTRODUCTION 1


CHAPTER 2. SOUTH WEST ADVOCACY GROUP (SWAG) 9


CHAPTER 3. LOCAL CONTEXT & LAND USE 17
ALACHUA COUNTY & CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
GENERAL OVERVIEW
COMMUNITY OVERVIEW
NEIGHBORHOOD OVERVIEW


CHAPTER 4. ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS 43
PROJECT SITES FOCUS
EXISTING CONDITIONS
MAJESTIC OAKS APARTMENT HOMES
SW 6 1TH STREET CORRIDOR
HIDDEN OAKS MHP
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
SW COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER/ADJACENT LOT
CASE STUDIES & RESEARCH
GOALS & OBJECTIVES


CHAPTER 5.WHAT IF... 75
PROPOSED CONCEPTUAL ENHANCEMENTS
MAJESTIC OAKS APARTMENT HOMES
SW 61 TH STREET CORRIDOR
HIDDEN OAKS MHP
SW COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
MIKE ZONE MASTER PLAN STAGES


IN THE END... 1 06


WORK CITED


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1. PROJECT INTRODUCTION


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THE FOCUS OF THIS PROJECT
IS THE REVITALIZATION OF .4
COMMUNITY IN ALACHUA
COUNTY, FLORIDA. THE
ALACHUA COUNTY SHERIFF'S
DEPARTMENT DIVIDES
ALACHUA COUNTY INTO
PATROL DISTRICTS, EACH WITH
ITS OWN DESIGNATED ALPHA
REFERENCE. THE M ZONE.
ALSO KNOWN AS MIKE ZONE.
IN 2009 HAD ONE OF THE
HIGHEST NUMBER OF
REPORTED CRIME INCIDENCES
IN THE COUNTY. THESE CRIM-ES
INCLUDE DOMESTIC
DISTURBANCES, BURGLARIES,
ASSAULTS, BATTERIES
(DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL),
STOLEN VEHICLES, ROBBERIES
AND HOMICIDES.


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PATROL DISTRICTS


FIELDS, 20 1 0.


MIKE ZONE AREA OF FOCUS


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S --'COLLEGE OF MEDICINE,
THROUGH HER ANALYSIS,
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0 ZONE) AS AN AREA OF
N INCREDIBLE NEED AND
Z| \326"C0 LACKING IN RESOURCES. THE
En MOST CRITICAL HEALTH

I I 606 ISSUES ARE THE HIGH
O NUMBER OF MEDICAID
O I BIRTHS, HIGH RATES OF
S- I UNHEALTHY PRE-PREGNANCY
S-32669 .641
3266 -3641 BODY MASS INDEX AND LOW
BIRTH WEIGHT BABIES.
--- -- OTHER AGENCIES HAVE ALSO
608 / IDENTIFY 32607 (MIKE
32640
/ZONE) AS AN IMPORTANT
3 \I AREA TO FOCUS ON.
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1. PROJECT INTRODUCTION


GENERAL OVERVIEW


HARBOR
0 COVE


PINE
MEADOW


THE AREA OF CONCERN IS
CONSIDERED THE SMALLEST
ZONE IN UNINCORPORATED
ALACHUA COUNTY AND IS JUST
OVER ONE SQUARE MILE,
LOCATED WEST OF THE CITY OF
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA AND
INTERSTATE 75.


THE ALACHUA COUNTY
SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS
IDENTIFIED THESE
NEIGHBORHOODS AS HAVING
THE GREATEST NEED FOR
RESOURCES.


HIDDEN
O AKS MHP


HOLLY
HEIGHTS/ S
GORDON
MANOR


LINTON

a OAKS







MAJESTIC
OAKS


FIELDS, 2010.


TOWER
OAKS"






NORTH
NORTH


NEIGHBORHOODS IN NEED OF RESOURCES


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AREAS OF FOCUS


SW

COMMUNITY

RESOURCE

CENTER





SSW 61TH

STREET





MAJESTIC

OAKS


THE INTENT OF THIS PROJECT IS
TO PROVIDE DESIGN
ENHANCEMENTS TO MAJESTIC
OAKS APARTMENT HOMES, THE
COMPLEX WITH THE HIGHEST
NUMBER OF SHERIFF CALLS FOR
SERVICE IN MIKE ZONE. IN
ADDITION, PROVIDE IDEAS TO
IMPROVE THE EXPERIENCE AND
CONNECTIVITY OF THE ENTIRE
NEIGHBORHOOD. FINALLY,
PROVIDE CONCEPTUAL
ENHANCEMENT
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE
RESOURCE CENTER AND THE
ADJACENT LOT.


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1. PROJECT INTRODUCTION


RETAIL oE FOOTBALrmL, N SPOUTS
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UxbutI Novenmber 2010


S-crime c d


Poice step up patrols and work
to build trust whk residents
orm an a ocacy gToup.
By Cd SwIskA
staff writer
The handwritten do-aot-disturb sign
on Kathy Cater's doori not mean for
regions proelytizers or neighbors
wanting tborrw some sugar.
It's meanfor people lookingto buy
drugs.
.My neighbor has this thing going on
-she sells (drugs) and her customers
are knockigon my door alltime ofthe
night. don't haveti for tht Carter
said. *That goes on a lot out there The
managers know it. I've complained
enoughthe knocking on the door and
stuff, but it doesn't get anywhere. That's


w 1ha I hat a sign on my door I get
tired oft. Ibad"
Carter ves in Majestic Oaks, an
apartment complex on Southwest 20th
Avenue, Like other complexesin the
Tower Road corridor, Majest report-
edly is a place at which drug dealing is
common. gangs are tive, income is
low and crime is high,
The two urdecases that left thee
people dead this month were in the
soiutwestThtree victims and two
suspects livthere Police sayrobbey
and drugs were the motives
Alachua Countysheriffs officials say
"Mike Zde?- the name for the
geographical area that includes many of
the poorest neighborhoods has the
mos crime in unincorporated Alchua
County.
'The issues in Mike Zone Majesc
1E1 on Page 9A


Neighborhoods wiin the "Me
Zon hi accouts for the most
caller sa ie and te most rime


1) Pine Meadow M "0
2) Habor Cam S2ve i
3) Comnnae "HyOi
Moie Home Pa
4) Holly Heigtson Manor
5) Unton ks
) Majesic Oaks
7)TowerOakes
"M MoKAU swaIm *


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Bomb-plot


suspect aimed


for arnage at


tree ligtng


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A WEEK AFTER SUBMITTING THE PROPOSAL FOR THIS PROJECT THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE LOCAL PAPER.










CrME Commuity-oriented policing started in neighborhoods

(atitpJ1from LA


Oaks, rTtI- OtkS Union Oaks.
Hicly fletghterdwn Manor,
Cornersktrn I rkhr Cl
- 1h6r Ui atgh inacienei to
thP arr.us fall kinds ofcrime
INmestw violvlr, nMara131
vIolatK4io, burplare4, rbAberies
- h4ngs fthat aumr" said
AkO1 BilluBhr1aLnL r.'You
wil wave o If *a erthin
kind ocrie. Those people wll
e| arreted and hicarcrnated,
and you will hav therpple
sp up and & fIhe sm hing.'
Yet buse of tae affluent
commutnilnrssfoi which the
corridor L known autl
ntably lalle Pntatm resi-
di.e1 Nsy e problems havv
largely gone unnoficedby the
gCnemI public
But remLets arie now gea ring
pHop 0to pay utrirtPon. Thy
frnmed Ihte &Su Ihwr Advucacy
Group o iSWAG and havw
rBlimted ur aIm-twiLsteNd thelp
ofIMwcil rvice aWnci.s_, the
hriff s Office and County
Coummissin I he result ha
1t1n aIted pai rols, the
pu rchaseo par tments for a
future (mrnua0 % cenfler mnd

B1z;ard o1eerees a commu0

COPS tea I t knew and
W tis hands IfuLill


Aachua County Sheri Deputy Cris Gr-isec patrols the Majestic Oaks nolborhiood on Wednrsay


TWIRKO, LINDY. "N1-GH-URIME CORRIDOR ATTRACTING ATTENTION."
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Trouble history
WS data frm1 21m9 0hw tIhat
a liog t of krinkrwa 4Icurred
more frnquentiyn Mike Zone
than aiy uther zone tnthe
nmency T w crt=J cude
domeNsc I urban. burglary

batirry, alwwg. murders and
attrmpDtd murder
Not Irnclu4d Ate a her r roud .
bivd *w;brbood ta l
C4r r dor tut autide of Mike
Zo-e, -uich A tIt At redondo


Reidernt. xay that. In mnui
cases, jus a handful oI peupk
Svm ig Iheit can cau Erinr iihe
hf 4 whr compkx
Richard HIlton has Ived in the
fror1 of UnMtI Oaks fr smaraI
ypars Hi, ulait I elssatfr
t rmi dnnhgt In the bck
rt ar t ighlxwh
Sofv what he d rto a*
A crimTinal 6munt there
Carter mianwhik. said th
ev1tiona family from on
Matis Oaks iapartmewnt
.minati d the kaders of a youIh
anng, drug dalFt who wout d buIother i Their
credit n relatiVly r on-tr i
mangk w in th i b Cans. but
addi therr are %Iill emough


' uI dmn' fto with Ihemr I htr
bwotlevk and m t i feyvI a re

ise to b i yku rewa l t n
wak m the, br4eewav because
op-44 -T-w rude Ibry
,Aokin, I trve our of your way


ACiIU Uoiy 5MfrTi Dputy Low oF the Bmi PreVetion Unit patrols the Holy ghts
rnmebtod near Tow Road on Tuoassday.


YouV 1tildftf mie whowant to
do i.bu h know thaI (nman-
mag-mern) will do sotwhIr
about at We feel --ar bemw
dtsrlipect-d ,'

Proaetw h wners
(iwsa Adams "mAed to Unton
Oaks a neighmborhxl of
itdun uly owrwnd apartments
Ihal ar prinardyr rented ou
e yr l go Al iste sa
she 4tnI knw ts hlghcrtime
rq tatio Eventually. Adamsx
andta f w athiars who sin thy


hNxti tughl snae units and
became landIrkds.
Adamsi sad propry owniers
arr partly to ame for the
pr iIms b ti t "being espectal
ly vrl Iir tirritK their
apartmnts
"tCrinw wouklalImost diap
pear if I e landhlvd did a police
check of who they put in their
units Mnd knomwto are n their
untl. 'fY Can pt P e per ton n
the unit and then there are 10
peoplIrng there- Ak9fl of it


Iardlords don t care, as a Ang as
they ii tIhir reit check
Adams uid, "Wr w- r Ti-errt
and wantedto nmakea twi rrr So
a grfK ius go( togeth ra nd
put up wm roneiy We havc 14
refal ungt ht kr u. hr. but
0t alo akes us reaZe that we
hao a %y i how the neighbor
hood turrw around."


ASO this year starvrd comru-

Zoor, which mwans, thr amL


a!Td deptop theik tr"j%
On thr l aw oem
BUlzwrd ulud, thu tam does sur
veillance. nararcotk-q dmai and

Lputis iliao aast with
community iostcs Las wuk
thy jo*wed with SWAG mumrrv
hers to dilribt hanksgving
froodi ask to rei s. They
akklyovin in neIghiorthixd
ckeanups, asIsTI tfoeKhsrT (room
Therw illir Fhkmieintary with
tuitoring ra t invtw county
code enforcrenti ofiefrs with
hIuiang m atter
Crimr n1 downl countyIe.
lIhazard 4AOti addinrgsh, can't
utomarafeftllr p decliarm i n
Mikr/Zonrn thetocusedASO
etont But ir ri% Msa factor,
Bh ardadded
'W do a o (t worka nid put
r heari and soul Ito tbh
revntauarium of t hM cnmmunmy
Sowe W want to twhe1w that our
d etsn wr wyt, t can he Ad
toi lot offac tr N.,"IvId ,a A
-At firsm 1hink pIoJ "rru nt
L to ui going out n foit and
gon up to them and asking
them htew ithy are 1oa thow
thny fe*e ab thir nigA
hood.x At firsi here wasprothaihIly
a thiI" rif cautionon because
thore was a lacrk f trusT uL 1
think in, w've made really
I Id contacts w khIn the
commjnits %tht is ar gotti nI
a lot Iore ty m. in

C(oot4P Otnly Swirko or
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SWAdvocacUy Croup
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THE SOUTH WEST ADVOCACY GROUP (SWAG)
IS A GROUP OF CONCERNED RESIDENTS,
ADVOCATES AND LOCAL AGENCY PROVIDERS
WHO HAS RECOGNIZED A LACK OF RESOURCES
WITHIN MIKE ZONE.



SWAG CONCLUDED,
"...THE COMBINATION OF DENSE LOW-INCOME
HOUSING AND A LACK OF RESOURCES LIKELY
CONTRIBUTE TO THE CRIME PRESENT IN MIKE
ZONE."


SWAG HAS ACQUIRED A NEW RESOURCE
CENTER SITE WHICH IS LOCATED IN MIKE ZONE.



THIS CENTER INTENDS ON ADDRESSING CRIME
AND GANG PROBLEMS, LIMITED HOUSING
OPTIONS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD
MALTREATMENT ISSUES, LIMITED PUBLIC
TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS, LIMITED ACCESS
TO RESOURCES AND HEALTH AND EDUCATION
DISPARITIES.


"SWAG'S GOAL IS TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY BY

CONNECTING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES TO

SERVICES AND RESOURCES THROUGH

ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT."






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INITIATIVES


MEETINGS
*AGENCIES & SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE INVITED
TO GIVE PRESENTATIONS & MEET WITH
RESIDENTS ABOUT THEIR CONCERNS
*PROVIDES A FORUM FOR DISCUSSING ISSUES
*CONNECTS THE COMMUNITY TO RESOURCES
* DISCUSS WAYS TO CREATE PRIDE AND
OWNERSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY


NEEDS ASSESSMENT
*ADMINISTER DOOR TO DOOR SURVEYS
*ADVOCATING FOR A COMMUNITY RESOURCE
CENTER


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA MOBILE OUTREACH
CLINIC
*IN MIKE ZONE NEIGHBORHOODS TWICE A WEEK,
WITH MAJESTIC OAKS BEING THE CLINIC'S MOST
UTILIZED LOCATION IN THE COUNTY


FIELDS, 2010.


IN COOPERATION WITH THE
ALACHUA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
COPS TEAM
*SPECIAL DETAILS
*INCREASING CRIME WATCH PARTICIPATION
*COMMUNITY EVENTS
*AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS


IN COOPERATION WITH
ALACHUA COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT
*HOLDING MANAGEMENT & LANDLORDS
ACCOUNTABLE


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"Takivg a hAnds OV approach to ovr coivtvviAlt !"


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2. DEMONSTRATING THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY

ON JUNE 5, 201 0 FIFTEEN SWAG MEMBERS CANVASSED MAJESTIC OAKS AND LINTON OAKS
DOOR-TO-DOOR, THE RESIDENTS WERE ASKED,


I lm! .19p, 1 km- ME M- YOU MOVED TO THIS NEIGHBORHOOD BECAUSE...


LINTON OAKS
*AFFORDABILITY
*CONVENIENCE
*FAMILY LIVES IN THE AREA
*BETTER THAN PREVIOUS
NEIGHBORHOOD
*OTHER


MAJESTIC OAKS
*AFFORDABILITY
*AVAILABILITY
*CLOSE TO JOB
*NO OTHER CHOICE
*FROM THE AREA
*INDEPENDENCE
*OTHER


WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?


LINTON OAKS
* UIET
*AFFORDABLE
"NOTHING
*NEIGHBORS
CONVENIENCE
PEOPLE
*OTHER





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MAJESTIC OAKS
*NOTHING
*AFFORDABILITY
*FRIENDLY PEOPLE
*THE POOL
* UIET
*I DON'T KNOW
*A ROOF OVER MY HEAD
*OTHER


SWAdvocaclUy roup

"TRinvg aC ha Aos ov approach to ovr coitmuviltu !"


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DEMONSTRATING THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY




WHAT IS THE WORST THING ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD? bImlRiL.dk MlrEilaar.I,


LINTON OAKS
*CRIME
*NOT CLEAN
*NOTHING FOR KIDS TO DO
*DRUGS
*NOISY
*VIOLENCE
*POLICE OPERATIONS
*TRAFFIC ON SW 20TH AVENUE
*OTHER


MAJESTIC OAKS
*CRIME/GANGS/NOT SAFE
*FIGHTING/ARGUING/HATRED
*DRUGS
*SHOOTINGS/GUN CRIMES
*PEOPLE
*NOTHING FOR KIDS TO DO
*THE DRAMA
*CONDITION OF
COM PLEX/APARTM ENTS
*DISRESPECT FOR THE AREA
*LACK OF TRANSPORTATION
*OTHER


WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO MOVE?


LINTON OAKS
*FOR A BETTER
NEIGHBORHOOD
*WANT TO OWN A HOME
*OTHER


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MAJESTIC OAKS
*CRIME/NOT A GOOD
ENVIRONMENT
*FOR A BETTER NEIGHBORHOOD
*OTHER


:, CENTER


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LINTON OAKS
*ADD MORE ACTIVITIES FOR
CHILDREN
*CREATE A COMMUNITY CENTER
*ADD RECREATION
*STOP CRIME
*MAKE IT CLEANER
*HAVE MORE LAW ENFORCEMENT
*REMOVE DRUG PROBLEM
*OTHER


MAJESTIC OAKS
*RTS FREQUENCY & BUS
SCHEDULES
*ADD MORE ACTIVITIES FOR
CHILDREN
*MAKE IT SAFER
*MANAGEMENT
*MAKE IT CLEANER/HEALTHIER
*IMPROVE COMPLEX/APARTMENT
MAINTENANCE
*HAVE MORE LAW ENFORCEMENT
*EVERYTHING
*OTHER


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IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR

I I.r.. NEIGHBORHOOD, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?


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www.gailnesville.com


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Group works to improve life in troubled neighborhoods


By Cindy Swirko

In a sant t yars. a group of
r.stdents from rich and poor
rower Road nighborihoxs has
made some potentially sgnifi-
nt inroads in improving the
quality of life in housing
nclaves rife with crime, poor
health and other socwil issues.
The Southwest Advocacy
groupp SWAG for short -con-
vinced the Alachua County
Con mission to buy two apart-
ment units for a community
center arnd health clinic, has
cajlvd civic organwatons to
donate money for renovatons
and programs. and is working
with t he Alachua County
Sheriff Office on anitiaives to
reduce crime
And it's not sopping there.
We're a nonprofit, and we are
working to get grants and
funding. said Dorothy iBenon.
a SWAG founder. ""I'hts is a


model for grass-roots, commu-
nity-based improvement of an
area."
Ben,,on lives Halle Planta
tion. a notabiv Tower Road
subdivision. Also living in Itail
is SWAG founder Alison Law
who has long tried to convince
the County Commission to
provide more rvices to the
'wer Road corridor. Law said
she t)liives the proliferation of
higher-end subdivisions in the
lower Road area has masked
the fact that low-insco hong
awns are l-oaled throughout the
area. which alo is called the
lower Iriangle.
Those neighborhoods havt the
higlhel ratte of crime in
unincorporated Alachua
County, according to Sheriff's
Office data
Meanwhile, a study by Dr.
Nancy I ardt. a University of
For id prefer of rpathotogy
and I-gyn. showed the highest


"Tiis is a model for grass-roots, con1mmunlity-based
improvement ofa area."
M a U"vyweler


number of Medicaid births and
the highest concentration of low
birth weight babies are in the
lower Triangle. Obesity rate
also are high.
Elementary students are zoned
either to Terwilliger or Chies.
Data show that 80 percent of
Terwilligr's and 56 t rcnt of
Chiles' Twer Triang l students
receive free or reduced lunch.
High school students attend
Buchholz. where 73 percent of
the black students are below
grade el in reading compared
with 25 percent of the white
students. In math, 57 percent of
blacks are below lel compared
with 10 percent of whites.
The closing due to foreclosure
of aouth program run by th1


Sheriff's Offict out of a Linton
Oaks apartment was the
catalyst for the formation of
SWAG, Law said.
Linton parents and the former
director of the program contact-
ed Law ubcatu of her previous
efforts to bring services to the
Tower Road corridor. Law.
Uinon nsi anmd Bhnson
began contacing I he county
and social service agencies.
Mo re idvnts got involved
and began neing regularly
with ASO and represenativs of
social service agencies.
SWAG is now a nonprofit
trying to raise money
A primary initial mission is to
renovate the Linton apartments
that were bought by the county


this year. SWAG officials say
they hope to offer a range o
services for children and adults.
EvVntually n Alachua County
Health Departmnt clinic will
et located in one, said director
Jean Munden.
In the nmantime. th IItHealth
Doartment will staff a UF
mobile clinic in the neighbor-
hood two and a half days a
week. Munden said. When the
regular clinic opens, it will have
greatly expanded hours.
.We would do full service, fie
days a week We would do
primary care. adults, children.
immunizations EIvrythingwe
do here we would do there,"
Munden said. "It's very exciting.
Their rally want health care
and ot her services over there.
and we would be delighted to be
on that side of town.
Contact Cindy Swarko at
37415024,


A WEEK AFTER SUBMITTING THE PROPOSAL FOR THIS PROJECT THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE LOCAL PAPER.






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SWAdvocarcy Croup

"TakiAcg a hAnds ov0 approach to oLr c1oi ui iAlt !"







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3. LOCAL CONTEXT & LAND USE

GENERAL OVERVIEW
ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA







3. LOCAL CONTEXT & LAND USE

GENERAL AERIAL

ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA





THE MIKE ZONE
NEIGHBORHOOD IS
SITUATED WEST OF
DOWNTOWN
GAINESVILLE, THE
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
& SHANDS HOSPITAL.


TO THE NORTH IS
NORTH FLORIDA
HOSPITAL AND OAKS
MALL, ONE OF THE
AREA'S LARGEST
COMMERCIAL RETAIL
SITES.


To THE SOUTH ARE
BUTLER PLAZA,
ANOTHER ONE OF THE
AREA'S LARGEST
COMMERCIAL RETAIL
SITES, TOWER PLAZA,
A SMALLER COMMERCIAL
SITE AND KANAPAHA
PARK, ALACHUA
COUNTY'S PUBLIC
RECREATIONAL PARK.






NORTH


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MAJOR & MINOR VEHICULAR ROADS

ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA



NORTH FLORIDA





L INTERSTATE 75
BORDERS THE MIKE
UNIVERSITY OF f ZONE
SFLORIDA /HAN NEIGHBORHOOD TO
ZOE HOSPITAL THE EAST. THE
O 04 V ONLY ACCESS TO
O THIS SECTION OF
z MIKE ZONE IS SW
o 20TH AVENUE/SW
SUTLR 24 AVENUE.
.P ZA FURTHER SOUTH IS
KA APAHA SW ARCHER RD
SAR AND SW 75TH
STREET /TOWER
ROAD TO THE WEST
AND FINALLY,
NEWBERRY ROAD
If- TO THE NORTH.






3. LOCAL CONTEXT & LAND USE

NATURAL LAND USE WETLAND & WATER

ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FL









THIS MAP
SHOWS THE WJNIVR
LOCATION OF A
MAJOR WATER
AND WETLAND K
AREA WHICH
CIRCLES AROUND
THE AREA OF c
FOCUS, FROM
THE EAST TO SW THAV r
THE SOUTH.
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Major Roads

Major Local Roads

Minor Roads

City of Gainesville

Wetlands

Water


Ii I IMiles
0 0.25 0.5 1 1.5 2


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NATURAL LAND USE OPEN LAND

ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA






ST NoWER RD
STHE MAJORITY OF
[ THE SITE AND WEST
O-- F INTERSTATE 75
i b |IS COMPOSED OF
UPLAND FOREST,
WHILE AGRICULTURE
o0 A AND OPEN LANDS
0 -L ARE SCATTERED,
\z SOUTH OF THE SITE.

SW24TH AV M

(J 175

0 Major Roads

2 Major Local Roads
Minor Roads
City of Gainesville

Upland Forests
r7 Rangeland
Barren Land
A, g Open Land
Agrnoulture


1F------1- Miles
0 0.25 0.5 1 1.5 2







3. LOCAL CONTEXT & LAND USE

URBAN LAND USES

ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


THE MAPS ARE
INDICATING THE AREAS
OF HIGH-RESIDENTIAL
DENSITY ARE AROUND
THE BUTLER PLAZA
AND MIKE ZONE AREAS
FOR THIS SECTION OF
ALACHUA COUNTY AND
CITY OF GAINESVILLE,
FLORIDA. ON THE
OUTSIDE OF THESE
HIGH DENSITY AREAS
ARE THE MEDIUM-
RESIDENTIAL AREAS
FOLLOWED BY FEW,
LOW-DENSITY AREAS.
THE BUILDING DENSITY
MAP CLOSELY MATCHES
THE RESIDENTIAL
DENSITY AND CREATES
INTERESTING
PATTERNS.


NORTH


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-- Major Roads

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Minor Roads

City of Gainesville

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High


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S2 Miles
0 0.25 0.5 1 1.5 2


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URBAN LAND USES

ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


Commercial

175

- Major Roads

- Major Local Roads

SMinor Roads

City of Gainesville

SInstitutional

Industrial

Recreational

Parks


THESE MAPS CONFIRM
THE COMMERCIAL
LIFELINE OF THIS AREA
ARE LOCATED AT TWO
0
IMPORTANT NODES,
THE OAKS MALL,
LOCATED AT
E INTERSTATE 75 AND

r NEWBERRY RD AND
E BUTLER PLAZA,
LOCATED AT
Z
M) INTERSTATE 75 AND
ARCHER, FOLLOW BY
THE DOWNTOWN
GAINESVILLE AREA.
THE COMMERCIAL
AREAS ARE RELATED
TO ALL MAJOR
ARTERIALS IN AND OUT
OF THIS AREA.
THE UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA, AS INDICTED
O BY YELLOW IN THE
-I
I OTHER DENSITIES MAP,
SIS THE MAJOR HUB FOR
S INSTITUTIONS IN THIS
M AREA, FOLLOWED BY
Z
z USABLE AND
UNUSABLE PARKS AND
m SOME AREAS OF
CD
SCATTERED
INDUSTRIAL AREAS.

NORTH
NORTH


11 Miles
0 0.25 0.5 1 1.5 2


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3. LOCAL CONTEXT & LAND USE

LAND USE SUMMARY

ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA







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- 175

- Major Roads
- Major Local Roads
Minor Roads

City of Gainesville


Upland Forests

I] Rangeland
Barren Land
SOpen Land
Agriculture


Commercial
Institutional
- industrial
J Recreational
Parks


Residential, Low Density
Residential, Medium Density
Residential, High Density
Wetlands
Water
0 0.25 0.5


NORTH


I Miles
1 1.5 2


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3. LOCAL CONTEXT & LAND USE

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


ROUTE


S175

Major Roads
- Major Local Roads

Minor Roads

City of Gainesville


THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM PROVIDES A ROUTE, WHICH
SERVICES THE RESIDENTS OF MIKE ZONE. A COMPLETE ROUTE RUNS
FROM BUTLER PLAZA PASS TOWER PLAZA AND KANAPAHA PARK,
NORTH
INTO THE MIKE ZONE AREA AND FINISHES AT OAKS MALL WHERE
THE BUS TURNS AROUND AND RETURNS FOLLOWING A SLIGHTLY lJLJ I I 1 IMiles
0 0.25 0.5 1 1.5 2
DIFFERENT ROUTE.


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POINTS OF INTEREST, FACILITIES & SCHOOLS

ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


Points Of Interest 175
Critical Facilities Major Roads
Alachua County Public Schools Major Local Roads
Minor Roads


rL IMiles
0 0.25 0.5 1 1.5 2


THE MAJORITY OF THE CRITICAL FACILITIES SEEM TO BE
LOCATED IN THE DOWNTOWN GAINESVILLE & UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA AREA, WHILE THE POINTS OF INTEREST ARE SPREAD
THROUGHOUT, FOLLOWED BY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.


C~y of Gainesville 27


NORTH
NORTH


City of Gainesville


27






3. LOCAL CONTEXT & LAND USE

AVERAGE CLIMATE

ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


TEMPERATURE


THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE HIGHS
FOR THE AREA OCCUR
DURING THE SUMMER
MONTHS, WHILE THE
AVERAGE LOWS ARE
USUALLY DURING THE
WINTER MONTHS. THE
PRECIPITATION IS ALSO
RELATED TO THE
TEMPERATURE, WHILE
THE AREA SEEMS TO
EXPERIENCE MORE
RAIN DURING THE
SUMMER AND LESS
RAIN DURING FALL
AND WINTER SEASONS.


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AVERAGE PREVAILING WIND DIRECTION

ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


WINTER









THE PREVAILING WIND
FOR THIS AREA IS
COLDER AIR ENTERING
FROM THE NORTH
DURING THE WINTER
r
r MONTHS. DURING THE
1 SUMMER, FALL AND
1 SPRING THE
PREVAILING WIND
q COMES FROM AN
EASTERLY AND
1 SOUTHERN DIRECTION
AND TYPICALLY BRINGS
Z
g WARM, HUMID AIR
FROM THE SOUTH.
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NORTH


SUMMER


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3. LOCAL CONTEXT & LAND USE

COMMUNITY OVERVIEW
ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


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3. LOCAL CONTEXT & LAND USE

COMMUNITY AERIAL & LAND USE

ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA






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Upland Forests
1 Rangeland


Commercial
Institutional


- Major Local Roads Barren Land Industrial
SMinor Roads Open Land Recreational
City of Gainesville Agriculture Parks

l- I IMiles
0 0.15 0.3 0.6 0.9 1.2


Wetlands
_ Water
Residential, Low Density
Residential, Medium Density
Residential, High Density


NORTH
NORTH


- 175
-- Major Roads


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COMMUNITY VEHICULAR ROAD CIRCULATION

ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


ARTERIAL: WEST
NEWBERRY ROAD IS
THREE TO TWO
LANES IN THE EAST
& WEST DIRECTION,
WITH ACCESS TO
INTERSTATE 75.







COLLECTOR: SW
75TH STREET/
TOWER ROAD IS
ONE LANE IN THE
NORTH & SOUTH
DIRECTION.








ARTERIAL: SW
ARCHER ROAD IS
TWO LANES IN THE
EAST & WEST
DIRECTION, WITH
ACCESS TO
INTERSTATE 75.




FL 125.2 Miles
0 0.1250.25 0.5 0.75 1


ARTERIAL: SW 34TH
STREET IS THREE LANES
IN THE NORTH & SOUTH
DIRECTION, BETWEEN SW
ARCHER AND NEWBERRY
ROAD.






COLLECTOR: SW
24TH/SW 20TH AVENUE
IS ONE LANE IN THE
EAST & WEST DIRECTION,
THERE IS NO ACCESS TO
INTERSTATE 75.






FREEWAY/EXPRESSWAY:
INTERSTATE 75 IS THREE
LANES IN THE NORTH &
SOUTH DIRECTION,
TRAVELLING AT HIGH
RATES OF SPEED.





NORTH
NORTH


33







3. LOCAL CONTEXT & LAND USE

COMMUNITY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


RD


vS 24THAL'


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00.1250.25 0.5 0.75 1 N
NORTH

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION,
BUS ROUTE NUMBER 75, SERVES THE MIKE ZONE
COMMUNITY.


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COMMUNITY PARKS & RECREATION

ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


GAINESVILLE COUNTY
DAY SCHOOL


















KANAPAHA PARK







THE GAINESVILLE GOLF
PRACTICE CENTER


I' 300 SWIM & TENNIS
CLUB



S' WESTSIDE RECREATION
CENTER




UNIVERSITY GOLF
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KANAPAHA PARK IS THE
ONLY PUBLIC
RECREATIONAL FACILITY
IN THE AREA. IT IS
ji OVER TWO MILES FROM
MAJESTIC OAKS AND IS
ACCESSIBLE BY PUBLIC
"! TRANSPORTATION.


F0J 1 0 0Miles
0 0.1250.25 0.5 0.75 1


NORTH
NORTH


NORTH 35


35









3. LOCAL CONTEXT & LAND USE

NEIGHBORHOOD OVERVIEW
ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


-,


1 37






3. LOCAL CONTEXT & LAND USE

NEIGHBORHOOD AERIAL, LAND USE & PROJECT SITES

ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


SW
COMMUNITY
RESOURCE
CENTER






SW 61TH
STREET 4



MAJESTIC
.0 OAKS


- 175
- Major Roads
- Major Local Roads
Minor Roads
City of Gainesville


Upland Forests
Rangeland
Barren Land
Open Land
Agriculture


Commercial
Institutional
I Industrial
Recreational
Parks


-0 -- 3 Miles
0 00501 02 03 04


Wetlands
SWater
Residential, Low Density
Residential, Medium Density
SResidential, High Density


NORTH


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NEIGHBORHOOD PARCELS & BUILDING DENSITY

ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


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0 0.050.1 0.2 0.3 0.4


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NORTH
NORTH


39


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3. LOCAL CONTEXT & LAND USE

NEIGHBORHOOD NATURAL LAND USE
ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


RANGELAND & UPLAND FOREST
"~~:__ "S I


SPine Flarwood
Hardwood Conifer Mixed
Mixed Rangeland
Herbaceous (Dry Prairie)
40 Upland Shrub & Brushland


WETLAND & WATER
\ WEST NEVBEPFJ RC


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THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAS SOME PATCHES OF HARDWOOD CONIFER
AND PINE FLATWOODS, HOWEVER THE LARGEST PATCHES OF
HARDWOOD CONIFERS IS ACROSS THE STREET, WHICH IS ALSO
THE AREA'S WETLAND SITE.


I Water

A
NORTH
01 0 03 Mile
0 00501 02 03 04


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NEIGHBORHOOD NATURAL LAND USE
ALACHUA COUNTY AND CITY OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


SOILS CONTOURS (FIVE FOOT)
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ACCORDING TO THE SOILS MAP, THE AREAS OF FOCUS ARE COMPOSED OF TAVARES
SAND. IT IS CONSIDERED MODERATELY WELL DRAINED, NOT PRIMED FOR FARMLAND
AND HAS A ZERO TO FIVE PERCENT SLOPE. WHILE THE CONTOURS MAP INDICATES,
THERE ARE NO ISSUES WITH ELEVATIONS OR STEEPNESS.


0 050 02 03 04
0 0.050.1 0.2 0.3 0.4


NORTH
NORTH


41 1







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4. ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS


PROJECT SITES FocUS
EXISTING CONDITIONS


1 43






4. ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS

NEIGHBORHOODS & PROJECT SITES REVIEW


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MEADOW






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MANOR




LINTON
OAKS


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COMMUNITY

RESOURCE

CENTER




.,SW 61 TH

STREET


MAJESTIC

SDOAKS




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NORTH


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PROJECT SITES FOCUS


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COMMUNITY
RESOURCE
CENTER







SW 61TH
r STREET








MAJESTIC
OAKS









NORTH
NORTH


45






4. ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS

MAJESTIC OAKS APARTMENT HOMES

EXISTING CONDITIONS


DEMOGRAPHICS (AUGUST 2008)


*ALL OF THE UNITS (1 72) ARE INCOME BASED SECTION 8.



"THE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM (SECTION B) IS
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S MAJOR PROGRAM FOR ASSISTING
VERY LOW-INCOME FAMILIES, THE ELDERLY, AND THE DISABLED
TO AFFORD DECENT, SAFE, AND SANITARY HOUSING IN THE
PRIVATE MARKET."
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*OF THE 41 4 RESIDENTS, THERE ARE 287 FEMALES &
1 27 MALES, OF THOSE THERE ARE 220 CHILDREN.


*ALMOST 53% OF THE RESIDENTS ARE UNDER THE AGE OF
18


*APPROXIMATELY 75% OF THE RESIDENTS ARE 25 YEARS
OF AGE OR YOUNGER.


JUNE 2008, THE ALACHUA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
CONDUCTED A DOOR-TO-DOOR QUESTIONNAIRE AND THE
TOP FIVE ISSUES IDENTIFIED BY THE RESIDENTS ARE:


*DRUGs
*TRASH AND LITTERING
LOITERING AND LOUD MUSIC
*A LACK OF COMMUNAL PLACES FOR CHILDREN AND
FAMILIES
*HOUSING QUALITY A 0DBLE EARTH,201 1

ASCO. 2010. NORTH
46









MAJESTIC OAKS APARTMENT HOMES

EXISTING CONDITIONS


LOCATED AT 5800 SW 20TH AVENUE,
S- MAJESTIC OAKS APARTMENT HOMES IS
~ SITUATED ON JUST OVER TWELVE ACRES.
.. THERE ARE FIFTEEN STRUCTURES, WITH
ONE BEING A DEDICATED OFFICE. THE
OTHER FOURTEEN BUILDINGS ARE TWO AND
THREE STORIES WITH EIGHT TO TWELVE
k UNITS PER BUILDING. THERE IS A
PLAYGROUND AND A POOL AND THE REST
OF THE PROPERTY IS FOR VEHICULAR
PARKING.


DURING MY SITE VISIT, I WAS ASKED BY
THE MANAGER TO LEAVE THE PROPERTY
BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT INTERESTED IN
HAVING A CRIME PREVENTION EVALUATION,

4 THEREFORE IWAS ONLY ABLE TO INSPECT
THE WEST AND NORTH PARTS OF THE
PROPERTY.






















D00DBLE EARTH,201 1
NORTH


47





4. ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS
MAJESTIC OAKS APARTMENT HOMES
EXISTING CONDITIONS







MAJESTIC OAKS APARTMENT HOMES
EXISTING CONDITIONS


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OBSERVATIONS
*NO PEDESTRIAN DESIGNATED ENTRANCE OR
EXIT
*THE PROPERTY IS COMPLETELY BORDERED IN
ON THE WEST BY WOODLAND VILLAS, ON THE
NORTH BY LINTON OAKS AND ON THE EAST
BY INTERSTATE 75.
*THERE IS HEAVY TREE CANOPY, THROUGHOUT
SITE, ESPECIALLY ALONG THE PROPERTY LINE
AND BETWEEN THE STRUCTURES.
*OF THE 1 4 LIVABLE STRUCTURES, ONLY
FOUR STRUCTURES HAVE WINDOWS THAT FACE
THE PARKING LOT, FOR VIEWS SEE BLUE
ARROWS.
*THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO ALL THE
STRUCTURES ARE CONNECTED TO THE
PARKING LOT (SEE RED DOTS)
*THE BUILDING FACADES ARE UNATTRACTIVE
AND LACKING IN ARCHITECTURAL CHARACTER.
*THERE IS BARELY ANY PLAYGROUND AREA.
*CHILDREN ARE PLAYING IN THE PARKING LOT.
*THE PARKING LOT IS MOSTLY EMPTY.






4. ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS

MAJESTIC OAKS APARTMENT HOMES TO SW 6 1 TH STREET

EXISTING CONDITIONS


NORTH ON SW61TH
.


VEHICULAR ENTRANCE


OBSERVATION
THERE IS NO SAFE
DESIGNATED PEDESTRIAN
WALKWAY FROM MAJESTIC
OAKS TO SW 6 1 TH STREET,
WHERE THE BUS STOP IS
LOCATED.


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NORTH
NORTH








SW COMMUNITY RESOURCE
CENTER SITE


SW 6 1 TH STREET
EXISTING CONDITIONS


I1


OVER A HALF MIllLE IN LENGTH,
SW6 1 TH STREET IS PERPENDICULAR
TO SW20TH STREET AND ENDS AT
HIDDEN OAKS MHP. THERE ARE
TWO LANES, ONE IN EACH DIRECTION
AND THERE ARE NO DESIGNATED
PEDESTRIAN SIDEWALKS OR BICYCLE
LANES.


INUH I M W I- I


4/,


NORTHWEST


EAST


NORTH
NORTH


No RTH 51


51


NORTH







4. ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS


SW COMMUNITY RESOURCE
CENTER SITE


SW 6 1 TH CORRIDOR

EXISTING CONDITIONS


OBSERVATIONS
*OF THE SIXTEEN
PROPERTIES ON THE WEST
SIDE OF THE STREET,
ONLY THREE HAVE AN
ENTRANCE ON &
ORIENTED TOWARDS SW
61TH STREET
*THE MAJORITY OF THE
RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES
ARE NOT ORIENTED
TOWARDS SW 6 1 STREET.
*THE MAJORITY OF THE
PROPERTIES HAVE SOME
SORT OF FENCING
SURROUNDING THE
PROPERTY.


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NORTH
NORTH


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SW COMMUNITY RESOURCE
CENTER SITE


SW 6 1 TH STREET

EXISTING CONDITIONS



i n~a-A"


/


OBSERVATIONS
*OF THE THIRTEEN
PROPERTIES, ON THE
EAST SIDE OF THE
STREET, ONLY FOUR
HAVE AN ENTRANCE
ON & ORIENTED
TOWARDS SW6 1 TH
STREET.
*THE MAJORITY OF
THE RESIDENTIAL
STRUCTURES ARE NOT
ORIENTED TOWARDS
SW 6 1 STREET.
*THE MAJORITY OF
THE PROPERTIES
HAVE SOME SORT OF
FENCING
SURROUNDING THE
PROPERTY.


NORTH
NORTH


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4. ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS


SW COMMUNITY RESOURCE


SW 6 1 TH STREET

EXISTING CONDITIONS


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OBSERVATIONS
*THE NEIGHBORHOOD
STORMWATER DRAINAGE
APPEARS TO DRAIN TO
THE NORTH AND SOUTH
AS INDICATED BY THE
ARROWS.
*IN SOME AREAS, THE
DRAINAGE IS CLOSE TO
THE VEHICULAR ROAD.
*IN SOME AREAS, HEAVY
MAINTENANCE AND
REPAIR ARE REQ UIRED.


NORTH
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EXISTING CONDITIONS


MAP CD COLLECTION, 2
MAP CD COLLECTION, 2010


THE ONLY ACCESS TO THESE
NEIGHBORHOODS IS ALONG SW
6 1 TH STREET, WHICH DEAD
ENDS AT THE HIDDEN OAKS
MHP.


NORTH
NORTH


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4. ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS

HIDDEN OAKS MHP

EXISTING CONDITIONS


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EXISTING CONDITIONS


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THE FOLLOWING
DIAGRAM IS INTENDED
TO DEMONSTRATE THE
POTENTIAL PEDESTRIAN
AND VEHICULAR ROUTE
IF THE DESTINATION
WAS THE SW
COMMUNITY RESOURCE
CENTER.


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SW COMMUNITY

RESOURCE

CENTER





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TOWER OAKS

TOWER OAKS GLEN
TOWER OAKS GLEN


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HIDDEN OAKS MHP

EXISTING CONDITIONS


ENHANCEMENT OF
HANDOUT. HIGHLIGHTED
IS TOURED AREA.


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DISTRIBUTED TO DR.
SCHNEIDER'S CPTED FALL
2010 CLASS.


DURING A TOUR WITH

DR. RICHARD

SCHNEIDER, FALL
2010 CPTED CLASS, I
WAS PART OF A GROUP
WHICH INSPECTED THE
CENTER OF HIDDEN
OAKS M HP. THE
CURRENT MANAGER,

WHO WAS INTERVIEWED,
SUGGESTED AND/OR
IMPLIED THE MAJOR
ISSUE WITH HIDDEN

OAKS MHP WAS
TRESPASSING. THIS
ISSUE HAS CAUSED A
SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF
COSTLY DAMAGE TO THE

PERIMETER FENCE.


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EXISTING CONDITION


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BEST GUESS OF WHERE THE
ROAD MAY HAVE BEEN
BEFORE THE CLOSURES
WHERE IMPLEMENTED.






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NORTH


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4. ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS

HIDDEN OAKS MHP AND SW RTH STREET

EXISTING CONDITIONS






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THE NORTH SIDE OF
SW 8TH STREET HAS
THE ONLY EXISTING
SIDEWALK IN THE
AERIAL OF EXISTING SIDEWALK SIDEWALK IN THE
ALONG SW BT- STREET 0 NEIGHBORHOOD,
WHICH CONNECTS TO
o ;f".l. SW 75TH STREET.
THERE IS NO
DESIGNATED ACCESS
Lu TO SW BTH STREET

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HIDDEN OAKS MHP.














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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

EXISTING CONDITIONS


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THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ROUTE,
CAUSING THE BUSES TO DOUBLE
BACK OVER ALREADY TRAVELLED
AREAS, RESULTING IN LONGER WAITS.
INTERESTING, THE BUS DOES NOT
STOP AT HIDDEN OAKS MHP ON THE
SOUTHBOUND ROUTE AND THEY ARE
USING THE RESIDENTIAL STREETS TO
TURNAROUND ON SW 8TH AND SW
6 1 TH STREET. IN ADDITION, THE
HOURS OF OPERATION, END NO
LATER THAN 7:30PM MONDAY THRU
FRIDAY, ON SATURDAY IT IS A
NINETY-MINUTE WAIT AND THE
SERVICE ENDS NO LATER THAN
6:00PM AND ON SUNDAY, THERE IS
NO SERVICE.


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STREET, THE SITE IS SURROUNDED BY
MULTIFAMILY APARTMENTS. HIDDEN OAKS MHP
IS LOCATED WEST, WHILE A CHILDREN'S DAYCARE
CENTER IS DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET. THIS
BLOCK ACTS AS ONE OF THE PUBLIC
TRANSPORTATION TURNAROUND, AS INDICATED BY
THE BASHED RED LINES. THE NEIGHBORHOOD'S
MAILBOX IS LOCATED IN FRONT OF THE SITE.


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SLIGHTLY OVER A QUARTER ACRE AND FORMERLY A
FOUR UNIT RESIDENTIAL APARTMENT, THE SITE HAS
PARKING ACCOMMODATIONS DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF
THE UNITS AND THERE ARE SEVERAL LARGE PINE
TREES SURROUNDING THE STRUCTURE.


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4. ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS


SW COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER/ADJACENT SITE

EXISTING CONDITIONS


CENTER OF SITE
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SITE IS A
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AND
COMPLETELY
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FACING NORTH


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4. ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS

CASE STUDIES & RESEARCH





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4. ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS

HUNTS POINT RIVERSIDE PARK BRONX, NY
CASE STUDY




ONE DAY, WHILE OUT JOGGING IN 2000, MAJOR CARTER'S DOG XENA DRAGGED HER
INTO AN ILLEGAL GARBAGE DUMPING AREA THAT LED TO THE BRONX RIVER.


HTTP://EN.WIKIPEDIA.OPRB/WIKI/HUNTS POINT RIVERSIDE PARK


"WITH ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATES OF DIABETES AND ASTHMA IN NEW YORK CITY COUPLED
WITH ONE OF THE LOWEST RATIOS OF PARKS TO PEOPLE, HUNTS POINT'S WAS IN DESPERATE
NEED OF PARKLAND AND OPEN SPACES."



INSPIRED, SHE WROTE A $1 OK SEED GRANT TO FUND WHAT WOULD BECOME
THE HUNTS POINT RIVERSIDE PARK.


6 66 HTTP://WWW.MAJORACARTER1BROUP.COM/SERVICES/CASE-HISTORIES/HUNTS-POINT-RIVERSIDE-PARK/









HUNTS POINT RIVERSIDE PARK- BRONX, NY

CASE STUDY


C WHAT Is HUNTS POINT RIVERSIDE PARK?
S"*A PARK BUILT IN A DEGRADED INDUSTRIAL SECTION OF A
w- RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE BRONX.
>

Z *THE PARK PROVIDES A NATURAL RETREAT, PASSIVE RECREATION

SA fr ND ACCESS TO THE BRONX RIVER.


*A PLACE FOR COMMUNITY GATHERINGS AND YOUTH PROGRAMS.
SSCHEMATIC PLAN
HUNTS POINT RIVERSIDE PARK *THE FIRST PUBLIC RECREATIONAL ACCESS TO THE HUNTS POINT

SECTION OF THE BRONX RIVER IN OVER 60 YEARS...

I
z *THE FIRST STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE BRONX RIVER
GREENWAY (BRGW), CONNECTING COMMUNITIES TO EACH OTHER
SAND THE WATER WAY. THE BREW WILL EVENTUALLY PROVIDE
z
3
o BIKE CONNECTIONS TO MANHATTAN, OTHER BOROUGHS,
L WESTCHESTER COUNTY AND THE ENTIRE EAST COAST
z
3 GREENWAY SYSTEM. HUNTS POINT RIVERSIDE PARK INSPIRED
]m THE SOUTH BRONX GREENWAY, WHICH WILL CONNECT PATHS
AND FACILITIES ALONG THE BRGW TO STREETS AND
NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE SOUTH BRONX.
F-
F-
I "2009 RUDY BRULINDER AWARD: SILVER MEDAL WINNER."
HTTP://WWW. BRUNERFO ULIN DATIO N.O RG


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4. ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS

GRAFFITI HALL OF FAME NY, NY. A.K.A. EL BARRIO (SPANISH HARLEM),NY

CASE STUDY


FEWER THAN HALF OF NEW YORK CITY'S PUBLIC
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS HAVE USABLE PLAYGROUND FOR
THE 628,000 STUDENTS THEY SERVE. MANY SCHOOLS
HAVE LITTLE MORE THAN BARREN ASPHALT LOTS FOR
PLAY AREAS. CURRENTLY, MORE THAN 90 PERCENT OF
NYC NEIGHBORHOODS FAIL TO MEET COMMONLY
ACCEPTED STANDARD OF 2.5 ACRES OF PARKLAND PER
1 ,000 RESIDENTS. THE NEED FOR PLAYGROUNDS AND
PARKS IS MOST ACUTE IN LOW-INCOME, HIGH DENSITY
NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE CHILDREN HAVE FEW
RECREATIONAL ALTERNATIVES. THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC
LAND'S (TPL) PARKS FOR PEOPLE PROGRAM WAS
CREATED TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM IN ORDER TO
ENSURE THAT EVERYONE IN PARTICULAR, EVERY CHILD
HAS ACCESS TO A PARK, PLAYGROUND OR NATURAL
AREA CLOSE TO THEIR HOMES.


CREDIT SUISSE PARTNERED WITH THE TRUST FOR
PUBLIC LAND (TPL) FOR THE 2007 HOLIDAY CHARITY
INITIATIVE, TO BRING MUCH NEEDED COMMUNITY
PLAYGROUNDS TO UNDERSERVED AREAS OF NEW YORK
AERIAL OF GRAFFITI HALL OF FAME
CITY. THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND IS WORKING TO
NORTH
PROVIDE SAFE PLACES TO PLAY WITHIN A TEN-MINUTE
WALK OF EVERY CHILD IN NEW YORK CITY BY
TRANSFORMING VACANT LOTS INTO VIBRANT
PLAYGROUNDS AND COMMUNITY PARKS. THE EFFORT IS
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF NEW YORK AS PART
OF MAYOR BLOOMBERG'S PLANYC 2030.

"A PLACE TO PLAY FOR NEW YORK KIDS."
HTTPS ://RESPONSIBILITY.CREDITS LISSE.CO M/APP/ARTICLE/INDEX.CFM

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GRAFFITI HALL OF FAME NY, NY. A.K.A. EL BARRIO (SPANISH HARLEM), NY

CASE STUDY


THE GRAFFITI HALL OF FAME WAS FOUNDED BY NY COMMUNITY
ACTIVIST RAY RODRIGUEZ (AKA "STING RAY") IN CIRCA 1 980. STING
RAY LAUNCHED THE GRAFFITI HALL OF FAME TO PROVIDE STREET
ARTISTS WITH A POSITIVE MEDIUM TO DISPLAY THEIR SKILLS.


THE GRAFFITI HALL OF FAME IS LOCATED AT 1 06TH STREET AND
PARK AVENUE (JACKIE ROBINSON EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX) IN "EL
BARRIO" SPANISH HARLEM, NEW YORK CITY. AT ONE TIME OR
ANOTHER, THE WALLS HERE HAVE BEEN THE CANVAS OF SOME OF
THE GREATEST HIP-HOP GRAFFITI ARTISTS OF ALL TIME

HTTP://WWW. BROWNPRI DE.CO M/ARTICLES/ARTICLE.ASP?A=423


MY MOTHER AND FATHER WERE RAISED IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD WHEN THEY
WERE CHILDREN. MY GRANDMOTHER "ABUELA," (I LOVE AND MISS YOU,
VERY MUCH) LIVED ACROSS THE STREET. THEREFORE, AS A CHILD, I SPENT
SOME TIME IN THIS PARK AND THIS WAS THE TYPICAL NYC PARK, IN THOSE
DAYS. IN FACT, MY FATHER AND AUNT STILL LIVE WITHIN A FEW BLOCKS OF
THIS PARK, AND WHEN I WAS HOME IN 2008, WAS I GIVEN A SURPRISE OF MY
LIFE...


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4. ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS

GRAFFITI HALL OF FAME NY, NY. A.K.A. EL BARRIO (SPANISH HARLEM), NY
CASE STUDY
THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, NOW.







GRAFFITI HALL OF FAME NY, NY. A.K.A. EL BARRIO (SPANISH HARLEM), NY
CASE STUDY







4. ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS

OSCAR NEWMAN'S DEFENSIBLE SPACE

RESEARCH


THE BACKBONE FOR ALL THE CONCEPTUAL
ENHANCEMENTS IN THIS PROJECT AND THE
ESSENCE OF DEFENSIBLE SPACE AS DEFINED BY
OSCAR NEWMAN IS...





"... A TERM USED TO DESCRIBE A

RESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENT WHOSE

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS BUILDING

LAYOUT AND SITE PLAN FUNCTION TO

ALLOW INHABITANTS THEMSELVES TO

BECOME THE KEY AGENTS IN ENSURING

THEIR OWN SECURITY." PB 4


NEWMAN,


OSCAR. DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR


CREATING DEFENSIBLE SPACE. NATIONAL
INSTITUTE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT & CRIMINAL
JUSTICE, WASH. DC. 1 976.


HTTP://WWW.AMAZON.COM


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OSCAR NEWMAN'S DEFENSIBLE SPACE

RESEARCH






PG 6. ...DESIGN MECHANISMS, ACTING BOTH SEPARATELY AND IN COMBINATION,

CONTRIBUTE TO THE CREATION OF DEFENSIBLE ENVIRONMENTS.


* THE ASSIGNMENT TO DIFFERENT RESIDENT GROUPS THE SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENTS THEY ARE
BEST ABLE TO UTILIZE AND CONTROL, AS DETERMINED BY THEIR AGES, LIFE-STYLES,
SOCIALIZING PROCLIVITIES, BACKGROUNDS, INCOMES & FAMILY STRUCTURES.


*THE TERRITORIAL DEFINITION OF SPACE IN RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS TO REFLECT THE
ZONES OF INFLUENCE OF SPECIFIC INHABITANTS. RESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENTS SHOULD BE
SUBDIVIDED INTO ZONES TOWARD WHICH ADJACENT RESIDENTS CAN EASILY ADOPT
PROPRIETARY ATTITUDES.


*THE JUXTAPOSITION OF DWELLING INTERIORS WITH EXTERIOR SPACES AND THE PLACEMENT
OF WINDOWS TO ALLOW RESIDENTS TO NATURALLY SURVEY THE EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
PUBLIC AREAS OF THEIR LIVING ENVIRONMENTS AND THE AREAS ASSIGNED FOR THEIR USE.


*THE JUXTAPOSITION OF DWELLING THEIR ENTRIES AND AMENITIES WITH CITY STREETS SO
AS TO INCORPORATE THE STREETS WITHIN THE SPHERE OF INFLUENCE OF THE RESIDENTIAL
ENVIRONMENT.


*THE ADOPTION OF BUILDING FORMS AND IDIOMS THAT AVOID THE STIGMA OF PECULIARITY
THAT ALLOWS OTHERS TO PERCEIVE THE VULNERABILITY AND ISOLATION OF A PARTICULAR
GROUP OF INHABITANTS.


NEWMAN, OSCAR. DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR CREATING DEFENSIBLE SPACE.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT & CRIMINAL JUSTICE, WASH. DC. 1 976


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4. ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS


GOALS & OBJECTIVES


PROVIDE
*

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IMPROVE





ROVI
*

*



PROVIDE


CONCEPTUAL DESIGN ENHANCEMENTS TO MAJESTIC OAKS APARTMENTS

CREATE A SAFER & HEALTHIER OUTDOOR LIVING ENVIRONMENT

IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE & SENSE OF PLACE

INCORPORATE DEFENSIBLE SPACE THEORIES


CONCEPTUALLY THE WALKABILITY & CONNECTIVITY OF THE COMMUNITY

SEEK OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT AND OPEN VEHICULAR/PEDESTRIAN CONNECTIONS

IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY

STUDY THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ROUTES

INCORPORATE DEFENSIBLE SPACE THEORIES


CONCEPTUAL ENHANCEMENTS TO THE RESOURCE CENTER/ADJACENT LOT

INCORPORATE THE CLIENT'S REQUESTS

CREATE A SPECIAL AND UNIQUE NEIGHBORHOOD DESTINATION PLACE

INCORPORATE DEFENSIBLE SPACE THEORIES


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5. WHAT IF...

MAJESTIC OAKS APARTMENT HOMES
PROPOSED CONCEPTUAL ENHANCEMENTS


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5. WHAT IF...


MAJESTIC OAKS APARTMENT HOMES

PROPOSED CONCEPTUAL ENHANCEMENTS


...THERE WAS A
WAY TO
INCREASE THE
SURVEILLANCE
OF THE SITE
AND CREATE A
MORE
ATTRACTIVE
BUILDING
FACADE USING
ARCHITECTURAL
ELEMENTS?


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MAJESTIC OAKS APARTMENT HOMES

PROPOSED CONCEPTUAL ENHANCEMENTS



BY INSTALLING WINDOWS IN ALL THE
FRONT UNITS, IT WOULD INCREASE THE
SURVEILLANCE ONTO THE SITE AND
INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF SUNLIGHT
INTO THE TENANT'S APARTMENTS.





BY ADDING ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES
TO THE FACADE OF THE STRUCTURE, IT
WOULD CREATE A SENSE OF PLACE,
ENTRY & CHANGE THE EXISTING IMAGE.







BY MAKING THE BUILDING IDENTIFIERS
MORE VISIBLE AND DESIGNATE
DIFFERENT EXTERIOR COLORS TO EACH
BUILDING, IT WOULD CREATE A SENSE OF
UNIQUENESS FOR EACH OF THE
I STRUCTURES.




BY PLANTING SMALL FLORIDA NATIVE
Si SHRUBS, WITH A MAX GROWTH OF 2-3',
NOT TO EXCEED 2' FROM BOTTOM OF
WINDOW FRAME, IT WOULD FURTHER
ENHANCE THE FEELING OF ARRIVAL.


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5. WHAT IF...


MAJESTIC OAKS APARTMENT HOMES

PROPOSED CONCEPTUAL ENHANCEMENTS


...WITH MORE SURVEILLANCE INTO THE PARKING
LOTS, THE FOCUS IS TURNED TO THE PARKING
LOTS. WITH OVER 41 0 SPACES, INCLUDING
HANDICAP SPACES, IF EACH OF THE 1 72 UNITS
HAD TWO CARS IT WOULD ONLY ACCOUNT FOR
344 SPACES. MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE
MAJORITY OF THE STRUCTURES SURROUND EACH
PARKING LOT, THEREFORE MAKING IT THE MOST
VISIBLE AREAS ON THE ENTIRE SITE.


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PROPOSED CONCEPTUAL ENHANCEMENTS

SO, WHY NOT TRANSFORM THESE SPACES INTO USEABLE AREAS...


PLAY AREA:
CREATE A PLAYGROUND, WITH TWO
SEPARATE AREAS FOR THE
EQUIPMENT, ADDRESSING THE
NEEDS OF TWO AGE GROUPS WITH
THE REMAINING SURFACE SPACE TO
BE LEFT OPEN FOR SAFE CREATIVE
IMAGINATION PLAY.


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TRANSPARENT FENCING:
BY INSTALLING THIS TYPE OF
FENCING, AROUND THE
PERIMETER OF THE
PLAYGROUND, SURVEILLANCE
IS MAINTAINED IN EVERY
DIRECTION AND IT CREATES A
SAFE BOUNDARY BETWEEN
SPACES.


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ENTRANCE/EXIT


THE FOUR-SIDED TABLES AND BENCHES ARE INTENDED TO
CREATE AREAS FOR ADULT ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS GRILLING OR
SOCIALIZING WITH THE NEIGHBORS, WHILE MAINTAINING
SURVEILLANCE INTO THE PLAYGROUND AND SURROUNDING
AREAS. FINALLY, BY CHOOSING TO DESIGN THE AREAS IN
IDENTICAL FASHION WAS AN ATTEMPT AT ELIMINATING
COMPETITION BETWEEN THE TENANTS ABOUT WHO HAS THE
BETTER PLAYGROUND.


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5. WHAT IF...

MAJESTIC OAKS APARTMENT HOMES

PROPOSED CONCEPTUAL ENHANCEMENTS























*...THE EXISTING PLAYGROUND, WHICH IS
LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST SECTION OF THE
SITE, WAS CONVERTED TO A RECREATIONAL
PARK? THIS PART OF THE PROPERTY IS THE
FIRST AND LAST AMENITY A PERSON SEES
WHEN THEY ARE COMING AND GOING FROM
MAJESTIC OAKS. JUST NORTH OF THE
PLAYGROUND IS ONE OF THE BUILDINGS WITH
THE WINDOWS THAT FACE DIRECTLY INTO THE
PLAYGROUND. UNFORTUNATELY, THIS AREA
IS COMPLETELY OUT OF VISIBLE RANGE FROM
MOST OF THE UNITS IN THE NORTHERN PART
OF THE PROPERTY. BEFORE I WAS ASKED TO
LEAVE, I COULD NOT HELP BUT NOTICE HOW :., .
E:NT E CREATIVE THE RESIDENTS WERE BY HANGING -
a A BASKETBALL HOOP FROM THE SECOND

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EXISTING CHAIN
LINKED FENCE


MAJESTIC OAKS APARTMENT HOMES

PROPOSED CONCEPTUAL ENHANCEMENTS



MAJESTIC OAKS'S NEW
RECREATIONAL PARK HAS FOUR-
SIDED TABLES, JUST OUTSIDE OF
THE COURTS, INTENDED TO BE
USED BY YOUNG ADULTS
SOCIALIZING AND WATCHING
ACTIVITIES IN THE PLAY AREA. IT
IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP THIS AREA
WITHIN VISIBLE RANGE OF THE
BUILDINGS TO MAINTAIN
SURVEILLANCE.


THE BASKETBALL COURTS WERE
SPLIT INTO HALF COURTS TO
ELIMINATE A GROUP FROM

r I MONOPOLIZING THE ENTIRE
COURT. ALTHOUGH THE PLAY
REGULATION
AREA WAS SHORTEN, ALL THE
LINES INSIDE THE THREE-POINT
AREA ARE TO REGULATION.




THE FOOTBALL FIELD IS
CERTAINLY NOT TO REGULATION.
HOWEVER, THE INTENT WAS TO
PROVIDE AN OPEN SPACE WHERE
INDIVIDUAL CREATIVITY CAN
TAKE OVER WITH A SPORT FIELD
MOST PEOPLE ARE FAMILIAR
WITH.


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5. WHAT IF...

MAJESTIC OAKS APARTMENT HOMES

PROPOSED CONCEPTUAL ENHANCEMENTS













...THE EXISTING WALKWAY
WAS EXTENDED PASS THE
NEW RECREATIONAL PARK, IN
AN EFFORT TO GENERATE
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY,
SURVEILLANCE AND A SAFE
CONNECTION TO SW 20TH
AVENUE? IT WOULD
PROVIDE THE RESIDENTS,
WHO DO NOT OWN VEHICLES
A SAFE WAY TO MOVE FROM
THE PRIVACY OF THEIR
APARTMENTS TO THE PUBLIC
SIDEWALKS WITH EASE.


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5. WHAT IF...

SW6 1 TH STREET CORRIDOR
PROPOSED CONCEPTUAL ENHANCEMENTS


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5. WHAT IF...


SW6 1 TH STREET CORRIDOR

PROPOSED CONCEPTUAL ENHANCEMENTS


SIDEWALKS ARE IMPORTANT FOR A MULTITUDE OF REASONS
*SIDEWALKS PROVIDE A SAFE AND LEVEL WALKWAY, ESPECIALLY

DURING WET WEATHER AND FOR PEOPLE USING WHEELCHAIRS,

THE ELDERLY, OR PEOPLE PUSHING A CART OR STROLLER. FOR

THESE PEOPLE, IT IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT THAT SIDEWALKS
HAVE WELL-DESIGNED CURB RAMPS AND LEVEL DRIVEWAY

CROSSINGS.


*SIDEWALKS PROVIDE SAFE PLACES FOR CHILDREN TO WALK,

RUN, SKATE, RIDE THEIR BIKES, AND PLAY.


*SIDEWALKS SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE PEDESTRIAN COLLISIONS

WITH MOTOR VEHICLES: FOR INSTANCE, ONE STUDY FOUND THAT

IN RESIDENTIAL AND MIXED RESIDENTIAL AREAS, PEDESTRIAN
CRASHES WERE MORE THAN TWO TIMES AS LIKELY TO OCCUR AT

LOCATIONS WITHOUT SIDEWALKS THAN WOULD BE EXPECTED ON

THE BASIS OF EXPOSURE.


*SIDEWALKS IMPROVE THE ABILITY FOR PEOPLE TO GET AROUND

BY PROVIDING WAYS FOR THEM TO GET WHEREVER THEY NEED TO

GO: WORK, PARKS, SCHOOLS, SHOPPING AREAS, TRANSIT STOPS,
AND HOME.


*SIDEWALKS ENHANCE THE APPEARANCE OF INDIVIDUAL

PROPERTIES, NEIGHBORHOODS, AND THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY.


* SIDEWALKS HELP PROTECT PROPERTY FRONTAGE FROM DAMAGE
DUE TO EROSION AND PARKING.


CHARACTERISTICS OF BLOOD SIDEWALKS INCLUDE:
*THEY ARE CONTINUOUS-THERE ARE NO GAPS IN

THE SIDEWALK NETWORK.


*THEY ARE INSTALLED ON BOTH SIDES OF A STREET;
WHILE A SIDEWALK ON ONE SIDE OF THE STREET IS

CERTAINLY BETTER THAN NO SIDEWALK AT ALL, THIS
DOES NOT MEAN THAT A SIDEWALK SHOULD NOT

EXIST ON BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET.


*THEY ARE SEPARATED FROM MOVING TRAFFIC. A

PLANTING STRIP IS A COMMON BUFFER, AND IF WIDE
ENOUGH CAN INCLUDE STREET TREES. PARKED

CARS OR ON-STREET BIKE LANES ALSO PROVIDE

SEPARATION OF PEDESTRIANS FROM TRAFFIC.


*THEY ARE WIDE ENOUGH TO COMFORTABLY

ACCOMMODATE AT LEAST TWO ADULTS WALKING SIDE

BY SIDE, AND ARE CLEAR OF OBSTRUCTIONS BOTH

HORIZONTALLY AND VERTICALLY; THIS INCLUDES

OVERGROWTH, PARKED VEHICLES, AND GARBAGE OR
RECYCLE CONTAINERS.


*THEY ARE WELL MAINTAINED AND FREE OF CRACKS

OR LIFTED SECTIONS THAT COULD BECOME TRIPPING


*HAZARDS AND BARRIERS TO PEOPLE IN
WHEELCHAIRS.


*SIDEWALKS PROVIDE SEPARATION BETWEEN MOTOR VEHICLES

AND PEDESTRIANS.

"THERE ARE NO SIDEWALKS; EXISTING SIDEWALKS ARE BLOCKED OR IN POOR REPAIR."
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A NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION CATALYST Jason Agront Senior Capstone Project University of Florida, College of Design, Construction and Planning An Undergraduate Thesis in Landscape Architecture Faculty Advisor: Les Linscott Submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree Bachelor in Landscape Architecture Spring 2011

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS To the most supportive and encouraging woman I know, my wife, Sophie If it were not for you, I would have never dreamed of returning to school to finish my education You and the boys are all my reasons why and if I could, the diploma would read, Mr & Mrs Jason Agront & Family Loving you more and more each day, hour, minute and second. To Jonas & Jaxson Always believe what is in your heart and never let anyone tell you, you cannot accomplish something Just look to Daddy I love you, sons To every professor I have had the pleasure of being in their class during my time at the University of Florida I cannot thank you enough for changing my life and I am for forever grateful To my capstone advisor, Professor Les Linscott you have the patience of a saint and the devil as an advocate Thank you for making me think To my summer internship advisor (A S ), thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to explain to me the value in creating smaller spaces More importantly, clients know what they want ; they just do not know where to put it To Dorothy Benson, Founder & Chair of SWAG, keep up the amazing work you and the other members are doing I wish there was more people in the world with your dedication and determination to make a difference You are an inspiration to us all. Thank you To Kathy Fields, ACSO and SWAG, You are the soul of this project and I could not thank you enough for providing me with the protection, the information and keeping me in the loop. Keep up your fight for a better community You too are an inspiration to us all. Thank You To Dr Richard Schneider, when I came to you in the Fall (2010) about an idea for my capstone project and you thought that it would be too much, thank you for not finding the file, it was just enough time for faith to bring Kathy Fields into your office that day .

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BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD Mahatma Gandhi

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1. Project introduction 1 Chapter 2. South West Advocacy Group (SWAG) 9 Chapter 3. Local context & land use 17 Alachua County & City of Gainesville, Florida General Overview Community Overview Neighborhood Overview Chapter 4. Analysis & Synthesis 43 Project Sites Focus Existing Conditions Majestic Oaks Apartment Homes SW 61th Street Corridor Hidden Oaks MHP Public Transportation SW Community Resource Center/Adjacent Lot Case Studies & Research Goals & Objectives Chapter 5.What If 75 Proposed Conceptual Enhancements Majestic Oaks Apartment Homes SW 61th Street Corridor Hidden Oaks MHP SW Community Resource Center Public Transportation Mike Zone Master Plan Stages In the End 106 Work Cited

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1. PROJECT INTRODUCTION 1

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2 1. PROJECT INTRODUCTION The focus of this project is the revitalization of a community in Alachua County, Florida The Alachua County Sheriffs Department divides Alachua County into patrol districts, each with its own designated alpha reference The M zone, also known as Mike Zone, in 2009 had one of the highest number of reported crime incidences in the county These crimes include domestic disturbances, burglaries, assaults, batteries (domestic and sexual), stolen vehicles, robberies and homicides http://www.alachuasheriff.org Mike Zone Area of Focus Alachua County Sheriffs Patrol Districts Fields, 2010. http://rescalc.com/jurisdiction.htm

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Dr Hardt from the University of Florida College of Medicine, through her analysis, identified 32607 (Mike Zone) as an area of incredible need and lacking in resources The most critical health issues are the high number of Medicaid births, high rates of unhealthy pre -pregnancy body mass index and low birth weight babies Other agencies have also identify 32607 (Mike Zone) as an important area to focus on.3Map CD Collection, 2010.Fields, 2010. Alachua County Zip Code Map City of Gainesville, Florida Boundary

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4 1. PROJECT INTRODUCTION Google Earth, 2010 neighborhoods in need of resources General Overview Tower Oaks Hidden Oaks MHP Linton Oaks Majestic Oaks Holly Heights/ Gordon Manor Harbor Cove Pine Meadow The area of concern is considered the smallest zone in unincorporated Alachua County and is just over one square mile, located west of the City of Gainesville, Florida and Interstate 75. the Alachua County Sheriffs Office has identified these neighborhoods as having the greatest need for resources Fields, 2010.

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5 The intent of this project is to provide design enhancements to Majestic Oaks apartment homes, the complex with the highest number of sheriff calls for service in Mike Zone. In addition, provide ideas to improve the experience and connectivity of the entire neighborhood Finally, provide conceptual enhancement recommendations for the Resource Center and the adjacent lot .Google Earth,2010 project sites Tower Oaks Hidden Oaks MHP Linton Oaks Holly Heights/ Gordon Manor Harbor Cove Pine Meadow Areas of Focus Majestic Oaks SW Community Resource Center SW 61th street

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6 1. PROJECT INTRODUCTION A week after submitting the proposal for this project this article appeared in the local paper.

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7 Swirko Cindy. High Crime Corridor Attracting Attention. The Gainesville Sun. 28 November 2010. Full Page Highlighted Section Enlarged

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8 Swirko Cindy. High Crime Corridor Attracting Attention. The Gainesville Sun. 28 November 2010. Full Page Highlighted Section Enlarged

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Taking a hands on approach to our community! 2. 9

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Taking a hands on approach to our community! 2. 10The South West Advocacy Group (SWAG) is a group of concerned residents, advocates and local agency providers who has recognized a lack of resources within Mike Zone SWAG concluded, the combination of dense low income housing and a lack of resources likely contribute to the crime present in Mike Zone SWAG has acquired a new Resource Center site which is located in Mike Zone This center intends on addressing crime and gang problems, limited housing options, domestic violence and child maltreatment issues, limited public transportation problems, limited access to resources and health and education disparities SWAGs goal is to address the needs of the community by connecting individuals and families to services and resources through advocacy and support. Fields, 2010

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Taking a hands on approach to our community! 2. 11 INITIATIVES Meetings Agencies & Service providers are invited to give presentations & meet with residents about their concerns provides a forum for discussing issues connects the community to resources discuss ways to create pride and ownership in the community Needs Assessment Administer door to door surveys Advocating for a community resource center University of Florida Mobile Outreach Clinic In Mike Zone neighborhoods twice a week, with Majestic Oaks being the clinics most utilized location in the county In cooperation with the Alachua County sheriffs office COPS Team Special Details Increasing Crime Watch Participation Community Events After School Programs In cooperation with Alachua County Code Enforcement Holding Management & Landlords AccountableFields, 2010.

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Taking a hands on approach to our community! 2. DEMONSTRATING THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY 12 On June 5, 2010 fifteen SWAG members canvassed Majestic Oaks and Linton Oaks door to door, the residents were asked, You moved to this neighborhood because Linton Oaks Affordability Convenience Family Lives in the Area Better than Previous Neighborhood Other Majestic Oaks Affordability Availability Close to Job No Other Choice From the Area Independence Other What is the best thing about your neighborhood? Linton Oaks Quiet Affordable Nothing Neighbors Convenience People Other Majestic Oaks Nothing Affordability Friendly People The Pool Quiet I Dont Know A Roof Over My Head Other Fields, 2010Google Earth, 2010 SW Community Resource Center Site

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Taking a hands on approach to our community! 13 what is the worst thing about your neighborhood? Linton Oaks Crime Not Clean Nothing for Kids to Do Drugs Noisy Violence Police Operations Traffic on SW 20thAvenue Other Majestic Oaks Crime/Gangs/Not Safe Fighting/Arguing/Hatred Drugs Shootings/Gun Crimes People Nothing for kids to do The Drama Condition of Complex/Apartments Disrespect for the area Lack of transportation Other Why would you want to move? Linton Oaks For a Better Neighborhood Want to Own a Home Other Majestic Oaks Crime/Not a Good Environment For a better Neighborhood OtherFields, 2010.Google Earth, 2010 DEMONSTRATING THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY 2. SW Community Resource Center Site

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Taking a hands on approach to our community! 2. DEMONSTRATING THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY 14 Fields, 2010Google Earth, 2010 SW Community Resource Center Site If you could change anything about your neighborhood, what would you change? Linton Oaks Add more activities for children Create a Community Center Add Recreation Stop Crime Make It Cleaner Have More Law Enforcement Remove Drug Problem Other Majestic Oaks RTS Frequency & Bus Schedules Add more activities for Children Make it Safer Management Make it cleaner/Healthier Improve Complex/Apartment Maintenance Have More law Enforcement Everything Other

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Taking a hands on approach to our community! 2. 15 A week after submitting the proposal for this project this article appeared in the local paper.

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3. Local context & Land Use General Overview Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida17

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3. Local context & Land Use 18 General Aerial Alachua County and City of Gainesville, FloridaThe Mike Zone neighborhood is situated west of downtown Gainesville, the University of Florida & Shands hospital To the north is North Florida hospital and Oaks Mall, one of the areas largest commercial retail sites To the south are Butler Plaza, another one of the areas largest commercial retail sites, Tower Plaza, a smaller commercial site and Kanapaha Park, Alachua Countys public recreational park Tower Plaza Kanapaha Park MIKE ZONE Oaks Mall Butler Plaza University of Florida / Shands Hospital Downtown Gainesville North Florida Hospital

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Major & Minor Vehicular Roads Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida19 MIKE ZONE Interstate 75 borders the Mike Zone neighborhood to the east The only access to this section of Mike Zone is SW 20th Avenue/SW 24 Avenue. Further south is SW Archer Rd and SW 75th street /Tower Road to the west and finally, Newberry Road to the North .Map CD Collection, 2010 Tower Plaza Butler Plaza Downtown Gainesville Kanapaha Park University of Florida / Shands Hospital Oaks Mall North Florida Hospital

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3. Local context & Land Use 20 Natural Land Use Wetland & Water Alachua County and City of Gainesville, FL Map CD Collection, 2010 MIKE ZONE This map shows the location of a major water and wetland area which circles around the area of focus, from the east to the south

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Natural Land Use Open Land Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida MIKE ZONE Map CD Collection, 2010 21 The majority of the site and west of Interstate 75 is composed of upland forest, while agriculture and open lands are scattered, south of the site .

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3. Local context & Land Use 22 Urban Land Uses Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida MZ MZ Residential Density Building Density Map CD Collection, 2010 The maps are indicating the areas of high -residential density are around the Butler Plaza and Mike Zone areas for this section of Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida On the outside of these high density areas are the mediumresidential areas followed by few, low -density areas. The building density map closely matches the residential density and creates interesting patterns .

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Urban Land Uses Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida MZ MZ Commercial Density Other Densities Map CD Collection, 201023 These maps confirm the commercial lifeline of this area are located at two important nodes, the Oaks Mall, located at Interstate 75 and Newberry Rd and Butler Plaza, located at Interstate 75 and Archer, follow by the downtown Gainesville area The commercial areas are related to all major arterials in and out of this area The University of Florida, as indicted by yellow in the other densities map, is the major hub for institutions in this area, followed by usable and unusable parks and some areas of scattered industrial areas.

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Land Use Summary Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida MIKE ZONE Map CD Collection, 201025 3. Local context & Land Use

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3. Local context & Land Use 26 Public Transportation Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida Map CD Collection, 2010 MIKE ZONE The public transportation system provides a route, which services the residents of Mike Zone. A complete route runs from Butler Plaza pass Tower Plaza and Kanapaha Park, into the Mike Zone area and finishes at Oaks Mall where the bus turns around and returns following a slightly different route .

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Points of Interest, Facilities & Schools Alachua County and City of Gainesville, FloridaMap CD Collection, 201027 The majority of the critical facilities seem to be located in the Downtown Gainesville & University of Florida area, while the points of interest are spread throughout, followed by public schools MIKE ZONE

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3. Local Context & Land Use 28 Average Climate Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida Precipitation Temperature The average temperature highs for the area occur during the summer months, while the average lows are usually during the winter months The precipitation is also related to the temperature, while the area seems to experience more rain during the summer and less rain during fall and winter seasons. Sun Path http://www.weather.com http://www.weather.com http://www.ecowho.com

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Average Prevailing Wind Direction Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida29 Winter Summer Fall & Early Spring The prevailing wind for this area is colder air entering from the north during the winter months During the summer, fall and spring the prevailing wind comes from an easterly and southern direction and typically brings warm, humid air from the south MIKE ZONE Black. 1993

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3. Local context & Land Use Community Overview Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida31

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3. Local context & Land Use 32 Community Aerial & Land Use Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida TOWER PLAZA MIKE ZONE NORTH FLORIDA HOSPITAL OAKS MALL Butler Plaza KANAPAHA PARK MIKE ZONE Map CD Collection, 2010 Google Earth, 2010

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Community Vehicular Road Circulation Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida33 MIKE ZONE Freeway/Expressway : Interstate 75 is three lanes in the north & south direction, travelling at high rates of speed Arterial : SW Archer Road is two lanes in the east & west direction, with access to Interstate 75. Arterial : SW 34TH Street is three lanes in the north & south direction, between SW Archer and Newberry Road Collector : SW 24th/SW 20 TH Avenue is one lane in the east & west direction, there is no access to Interstate 75. Arterial : West Newberry Road is three to two lanes in the east & west direction, with access to Interstate 75. Collector : SW 75th Street/ Tower Road is one lane in the north & south direction Minor Collector Minor Collector Minor Collector Map CD Collection, 2010 Local

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3. Local context & Land Use 34 Community Public Transportation Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida MIKE ZONE Map CD Collection, 2010 http://go rts.com New name is Hidden Oaks MHP A closer look at the public transportation, bus route number 75, serves the Mike Zone Community .

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Community Parks & Recreation Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida35 Map CD Collection, 2010 MIKE ZONE Kanapaha Park is the only public recreational facility in the area It is over two miles from Majestic Oaks and is accessible by public transportation 300 Swim & Tennis Club Westside Recreation Center University Golf Course The Gainesville Golf Practice Center KANAPAHA PARK Gainesville County Day School

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3. Local context & Land Use Neighborhood Overview Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida37

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3. Local context & Land Use 38 Neighborhood Aerial, Land Use & Project Sites Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida Map CD Collection, 2010Google Earth, 2010 Majestic Oaks SW Community Resource Center SW 61th street

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Neighborhood Parcels & Building Density Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida39 Parcels Building Density Map CD Collection, 2010 A close up of the parcels and building densities in the neighborhood.

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3. Local context & Land Use 40 Neighborhood Natural Land Use Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida Rangeland & Upland Forest Wetland & Water Map CD Collection, 2010 The neighborhood has some patches of hardwood Conifer and Pine Flatwoods, however the largest patches of hardwood Conifers is across the street, which is also the areas wetland site

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Neighborhood Natural Land Use Alachua County and City of Gainesville, Florida41 Soils Contours (Five Foot) Map CD Collection, 2010According to the soils map, the areas of focus are composed of Tavares Sand. It is considered moderately well drained, not primed for farmland and has a zero to five percent slope. While the contours map indicates, there are no issues with elevations or steepness.

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4. Analysis & Synthesis Project Sites Focus Existing Conditions43

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4. Analysis & Synthesis Neighborhoods & Project Sites ReviewGoogle Earth,2010 Tower Oaks Hidden Oaks MHP Linton Oaks Holly Heights/ Gordon Manor Harbor Cove Pine Meadow Majestic Oaks SW Community Resource Center SW 61th street 44

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Project Sites Focus45Google Earth,2010 Majestic Oaks SW Community Resource Center SW 61th street

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4. Analysis & Synthesis 46 Majestic Oaks Apartment Homes Existing Conditions Demographics (August 2008) All of the units (172) are income based Section 8. The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8 ) is the federal governments major program for assisting very low income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market http://portal.hud.gov Of the 414 residents, there are 287 Females & 127 males, of those there are 220 children Almost 53% of the residents are under the age of 18 Approximately 75% of the residents are 25 years of age or younger June 2008, the Alachua County Sheriffs Office conducted a door -to -door questionnaire and the top five issues identified by the residents are : Drugs Trash and littering Loitering and Loud Music A lack of communal places for children and families Housing quality ASCO. 2010.Google Earth,2011

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Majestic Oaks Apartment Homes Existing Conditions47 Majestic Oaks Located at 5800 SW 20th Avenue, Majestic Oaks Apartment Homes is situated on just over twelve acres There are fifteen structures, with one being a dedicated office The other fourteen buildings are two and three stories with eight to twelve units per building. There is a playground and a pool and the rest of the property is for vehicular parking During my site visit, I was asked by the manager to leave the property because they were not interested in having a Crime Prevention evaluation, therefore I was only able to inspect the west and north parts of the property Pool Office walkway Parking Parking Play ground Entrance & Exit Google Earth,2011

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4. Analysis & Synthesis 48 Majestic Oaks Apartment Homes Existing Conditions Playground North Parking Lot Residential Structures

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Majestic Oaks Apartment Homes Existing Conditions49 Majestic Oaks Pool Office walkway Parking Parking Play ground Entrance & Exit Observations No pedestrian designated entrance or exit The property is completely bordered in on the west by Woodland Villas, on the north by Linton Oaks and on the east by Interstate 75. There is heavy tree canopy, throughout site, especially along the property line and between the structures. Of the 14 livable structures, only four structures have windows that face the parking lot, for views see blue arrows The main entrance to all the structures are connected to the parking lot (see red dots) The Building facades are unattractive and lacking in architectural character There is barely any playground area Children are playing in the parking lot The Parking lot is mostly empty View from window Entrance & Exit to structure

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4. Analysis & Synthesis 50 Majestic Oaks Apartment Homes to SW 61th Street Existing Conditions Observation There is no safe designated pedestrian walkway from Majestic Oaks to SW 61th street, where the bus stop is located North on SW61th East on SW20th Majestic Oaks Vehicular Entrance West on SW20th East on SW20th East on SW20th Bus Stop Majestic Oaks Pedestrian Entrance

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SW 61th Street Existing Conditions51 Over a half mile in length, SW61th Street is perpendicular to SW20th Street and ends at Hidden Oaks MHP There are two lanes, one in each direction and there are no designated pedestrian sidewalks or bicycle lanes Northwest Northwest East East North North SW Community Resource Center Site

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4. Analysis & Synthesis 52 SW 61th Corridor Existing Conditions Observations Of the sixteen properties on the west side of the street, only three have an entrance on & oriented towards SW 61th Street The majority of the residential structures are not oriented towards SW 61Street The majority of the properties have some sort of fencing surrounding the property SW Community Resource Center Site

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SW 61th Street Existing Conditions53 Observations Of the thirteen properties, on the east side of the street, only four have an entrance on & oriented towards SW61th Street The majority of the residential structures are not oriented towards SW 61Street The majority of the properties have some sort of fencing surrounding the property SW Community Resource Center Site

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4. Analysis & Synthesis SW 61th Street Existing Conditions Observations The neighborhood stormwater drainage appears to drain to the north and south as indicated by the arrows In some areas, the drainage is close to the vehicular road In some areas, heavy maintenance and repair are required 54 SW Community Resource Center Site Map CD Collection, 2010

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SW 61th Street Existing Conditions55 The only access to these neighborhoods is along SW 61th street, which dead ends at the Hidden Oaks MHP Majestic Oaks Hidden Oaks MHP SW Community Resource Center SW 20 th Avenue Map CD Collection, 2010

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4. Analysis & Synthesis 56 Hidden Oaks MHP Existing Conditions Linton Oaks Majestic Oaks Holly Heights / Gordon Manor Harbor Cove Pine Meadow SW Community Resource Center Hidden Oaks MHPTower Oaks & Tower Oaks Glen Observations : Hidden Oaks MHP divides this entire neighborhood Pine Meadow, Harbor Cove and Hidden Oaks have only one way in and out on W University Holly Heights only has one -way in and out on SW 8 th Street SW 61th Street SW 8 th St W. University Ave Map CD Collection, 2010

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Hidden Oaks MHP Existing Conditions57 Hidden Oaks MHP Linton Oaks Majestic Oaks Holly Heights / Gordon Manor Harbor Cove Pine Meadow SW Community Resource Center Tower Oaks & Tower Oaks Glen The following diagram is intended to demonstrate the potential pedestrian and vehicular route if the destination was the SW Community Resource Center.Map CD Collection, 2010

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4. Analysis & Synthesis 58 Hidden Oaks MHP Existing conditions During a tour with Dr Richard Schneider, Fall 2010 CPTED class, I was part of a group which inspected the center of Hidden Oaks MHP The current manager, who was interviewed, suggested and/or implied the major issue with Hidden Oaks MHP was trespassing This issue has caused a significant amount of costly damage to the perimeter fence .Map CD Collection, 2010 Scanned hand out distributed to Dr Schneiders CPTED fall 2010 class enhancement of handout, highlighted is toured area

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Hidden Oaks MHP Existing Condition 59 The above red arrow is a best guess of where the road may have been before the closures where implemented Map CD Collection, 2010Handout, 2010.

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4. Analysis & Synthesis 60 Hidden Oaks MHP and SW 8 th Street Existing Conditions The north side of SW 8 th street has the only existing sidewalk in the neighborhood, which connects to SW 75th Street There is no designated access to SW 8 th street for the residents of Hidden Oaks MHP Map CD Collection, 2010 Aerial of existing sidewalk along SW 8 th street

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61 Hidden Oaks MHP also effects the public transportation route, causing the buses to double back over already travelled areas, resulting in longer waits Interesting, the bus does not stop at Hidden Oaks MHP on the southbound route and they are using the residential streets to turnaround on SW 8 th and SW 61th street. In addition, the hours of operation, end no later than 7 : 30pm Monday thru Friday, on Saturday it is a ninety -minute wait and the service ends no later than 6 : 00pm and on Sunday, there is no service. http://go rts.com Public Transportation Existing Conditions The New name is Hidden Oaks MHP Existing Northbound Route Existing Southbound Route The existing route does not service Hidden Oaks MHP on the Southbound route

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4. Analysis & Synthesis 62 SW Community Resource Center Existing Conditions Situated on a corner lot, off SW 61th street, the site is surrounded by multifamily apartments Hidden Oaks MHP is located west, while a childrens daycare center is directly across the street This block acts as one of the public transportation turnaround, as indicated by the bashed red lines The neighborhoods mailbox is located in front of the site Map CD Collection, 2010 Hidden Oaks MHP Childrens Palace Learning Academy

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SW Community Resource Center Existing Conditions 63 Slightly over a quarter acre and formerly a four unit residential apartment, the site has parking accommodations directly in front of the units and there are several large Pine trees surrounding the structure Rear View Rear View Facing East Facing Southeast

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4. Analysis & Synthesis 64 SW Community Resource Center/Adjacent Site Existing Conditions The adjacent site is also slightly over a quarter acre and is completely covered in a variety of large trees and vegetation. From center of site facing east Center of site Front view facing south Directly in front facing east Front view facing north

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4. Analysis & Synthesis Case Studies & Research 65

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4. Analysis & Synthesis 66 Hunts Point Riverside Park Bronx, NY Case Study One day, while out jogging in 2000, Majora Carters dog Xena dragged her into an illegal garbage dumping area that led to the Bronx River. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunts_Point_Riverside_ParkInspired, she wrote a $10K seed grant to fund what would become the Hunts Point Riverside Park.http://www.majoracartergroup.com/services/case histories/hunts point riverside park/ With one of the highest rates of diabetes and asthma in New York City coupled with one of the lowest ratios of parks to people, Hunts Points was in desperate need of parkland and open spaces.

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Hunts Point Riverside Park Bronx, NY Case Study 67 What is Hunts Point Riverside Park? A park built in a degraded industrial section of a residential neighborhood in the Bronx The Park provides a natural retreat, passive recreation and access to the Bronx River A place for community gatherings and youth programs The first public recreational access to the Hunts Point section of the Bronx River in over 60 years The first stage of development of the Bronx River Greenway (BRGW), connecting communities to each other and the water way The BRGW will eventually provide bike connections to Manhattan, other boroughs, Westchester County and the entire East Coast Greenway system Hunts Point Riverside Park inspired the South Bronx Greenway, which will connect paths and facilities along the BRGW to streets and neighborhoods in the South Bronx. Rudy Brunder Award: Silver Medal Winner. http://www.brunerfoundation.orghttp://www.brunerfoundation.org The Hunts Point Re Envisioning Project http://www.bronxriverdata.org http://www.thepoint.org

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Graffiti Hall of Fame NY, NY. A.k.a. El Barrio (Spanish Harlem),NY Case Study Fewer than half of New York Citys public elementary schools have usable playground for the 628, 000 students they serve. Many schools have little more than barren asphalt lots for play areas Currently, more than 90 percent of NYC neighborhoods fail to meet commonly accepted standard of 2 5 acres of parkland per 1 000 residents. The need for playgrounds and parks is most acute in low income, high density neighborhoods where children have few recreational alternatives. The Trust for Public Lands (TPL) Parks for People program was created to address this problem in order to ensure that everyone in particular, every child has access to a park, playground or natural area close to their homes Credit Suisse partnered with The Trust for Public Land (TPL) for the 2007 Holiday Charity Initiative, to bring much needed community playgrounds to underserved areas of New York City The Trust for public Land is working to provide safe places to play within a ten minute walk of every child in New York City by transforming vacant lots into vibrant playgrounds and community parks The effort is in partnership with the City of New York as part of Mayor Bloombergs PlaNYC 2030.A Place to Play for New York Kids. https://responsibility.creditsuisse.com/app/article/index.cfm Aerial of graffiti Hall of Fame 4. Analysis & Synthesis 68

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Graffiti Hall of Fame NY, NY. a.k.a. El Barrio (Spanish Harlem), NY Case Study http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com The Graffiti Hall of Fame was founded by NY community activist Ray Rodriguez (aka "Sting Ray") in circa 1980. Sting Ray launched the Graffiti Hall of Fame to provide street artists with a positive medium to display their skills The Graffiti Hall of Fame is located at 106th Street and Park Avenue (Jackie Robinson Educational Complex) in "El Barrio" Spanish Harlem, New York City At one time or another, the walls here have been the canvas of some of the greatest hip -hop graffiti artists of all timehttp://www.brownpride.com/articles/article.asp?a=423http://www.sector8.net http://www.sector8.net http://www.sector8.netMy mother and father were raised in this neighborhood when they were children My Grandmother Abuela, (I love and miss you, very much) lived across the street Therefore, as a child, I spent some time in this park and this was the typical NYC Park, in those days In fact, my father and aunt still live within a few blocks of this park, and when I was home in 2008, was I given a surprise of my life 69

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4. Analysis & Synthesis 70 Graffiti Hall of Fame NY, NY. a.k.a. El Barrio (Spanish Harlem), NY Case Study This is what it looks like, now.

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4. Analysis & Synthesis 72 Oscar Newmans Defensible Space Research The backbone for all the conceptual enhancements in this project and the essence of defensible space as defined by Oscar Newman is a term used to describe a residential environment whose physical characteristics building layout and site plan function to allow inhabitants themselves to become the key agents in ensuring their own security Pg 4 Newman Oscar Design Guidelines for Creating Defensible Space National Institute of Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice, Wash DC 1976.http://www.amazon.comhttp://hippie.nu

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Oscar Newmans Defensible Space Research 73 Pg 6 design mechanisms, acting both separately and in combination, contribute to the creation of defensible environments The assignment to different resident groups the specific environments they are best able to utilize and control, as determined by their ages, life -styles, socializing proclivities, backgrounds, incomes & family structures. The territorial definition of space in residential developments to reflect the zones of influence of specific inhabitants Residential environments should be subdivided into zones toward which adjacent residents can easily adopt proprietary attitudes The juxtaposition of dwelling interiors with exterior spaces and the placement of windows to allow residents to naturally survey the exterior and interior public areas of their living environments and the areas assigned for their use The juxtaposition of dwelling their entries and amenities with city streets so as to incorporate the streets within the sphere of influence of the residential environment The adoption of building forms and idioms that avoid the stigma of peculiarity that allows others to perceive the vulnerability and isolation of a particular group of inhabitants Newman, Oscar. Design Guidelines for Creating Defensible Space. National Institute of Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice, Wash. DC. 1976

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Goals & Objectives Provide conceptual design enhancements to Majestic Oaks Apartments Create a safer & healthier outdoor living environment Improve the quality of life & sense of place Incorporate defensible space theories Improve conceptually the walkability & connectivity of the community Seek opportunities to connect and open vehicular/pedestrian connections Improve the quality of life for the entire community study the public transportation routes Incorporate defensible space theories Provide conceptual enhancements to the resource center/Adjacent lot Incorporate the clients requests Create a special and unique neighborhood destination place Incorporate defensible space theories 4. Analysis & Synthesis 74

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5. What If 76 Majestic Oaks Apartment Homes Proposed Conceptual Enhancements Play ground Entrance & Exit Pool Office Sidewalk Parking Parking Majestic Oaks Current View Main Entrance & Exit to each structure there was a way to increase the surveillance of the site and create a more attractive building faade using architectural elements?

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Majestic Oaks Apartment Homes Proposed Conceptual Enhancements 77 By installing windows in all the front units, it would increase the surveillance onto the site and increase the amount of sunlight into the tenants apartments By adding architectural features to the facade of the structure, it would create a sense of place, entry & change the existing image By making the building identifiers more visible and designate different exterior colors to each building, it would create a sense of uniqueness for each of the structures. By planting small Florida Native shrubs, with a max growth of 2 -3 not to exceed 2 from bottom of window frame, it would further enhance the feeling of arrival

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5. What If 78 Majestic Oaks Apartment Homes Proposed Conceptual Enhancements Pool Office Sidewalk Parking Parking Play ground Entrance & Exit with more surveillance into the parking lots, the focus is turned to the parking lots With over 410 spaces, including handicap spaces, if each of the 172 units had two cars it would only account for 344 spaces More importantly, the majority of the structures surround each parking lot, therefore making it the most visible areas on the entire site .

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Majestic Oaks Apartment Homes Proposed Conceptual Enhancements 79 Four Sided Table with Grille Benches Transparent Fencing : By installing this type of fencing, around the perimeter of the playground, surveillance is maintained in every direction and it creates a safe boundary between spaces. Play Area : Create a playground, with two separate areas for the equipment, addressing the needs of two age groups with the remaining surface space to be left open for safe creative imagination play So, why not transform these spaces into useable areas Age Group 5+ Age Group 5 -12 Entrance/Exit The four-sided tables and benches are intended to create areas for adult activities, such as grilling or socializing with the neighbors, while maintaining surveillance into the playground and surrounding areas. Finally, by choosing to design the areas in identical fashion was an attempt at eliminating competition between the tenants about who has the better playground South Parking Lot North Parking Lot

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5. What If 80 Majestic Oaks Apartment Homes Proposed Conceptual Enhancements Play ground Entrance & Exit Pool Office Sidewalk Parking Parking the existing playground, which is located at the southwest section of the site, was converted to a recreational park? This part of the property is the first and last amenity a person sees when they are coming and going from Majestic Oaks Just north of the playground is one of the buildings with the windows that face directly into the playground Unfortunately, this area is completely out of visible range from most of the units in the northern part of the property Before I was asked to leave, I could not help but notice how creative the residents were by hanging a basketball hoop from the second story balcony

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Majestic Oaks Apartment Homes Proposed Conceptual Enhancements 81Majestic Oakss new recreational park has foursided tables, just outside of the courts, intended to be used by young adults socializing and watching activities in the play area It is important to keep this area within visible range of the buildings to maintain surveillance The basketball courts were split into half courts to eliminate a group from monopolizing the entire court Although the play area was shorten, all the lines inside the three -point area are to regulation Regulation The football field is certainly not to regulation However, the intent was to provide an open space where individual creativity can take over with a sport field most people are familiar with Existing Chain linked Fence Entrance/Exit New Chain linked Fence

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5. What If 82 Majestic Oaks Apartment Homes Proposed Conceptual Enhancements the existing walkway was extended pass the new recreational park, in an effort to generate additional activity, surveillance and a safe connection to SW 20th Avenue? It would provide the residents, who do not own vehicles a safe way to move from the privacy of their apartments to the public sidewalks with ease

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5. What If 84 SW61th Street Corridor Proposed Conceptual Enhancements Characteristics of good sidewalks include : They are continuous there are no gaps in the sidewalk network They are installed on both sides of a street ; while a sidewalk on one side of the street is certainly better than no sidewalk at all, this does not mean that a sidewalk should not exist on both sides of the street They are separated from moving traffic A planting strip is a common buffer, and if wide enough can include street trees Parked cars or on -street bike lanes also provide separation of pedestrians from traffic They are wide enough to comfortably accommodate at least two adults walking side by side, and are clear of obstructions both horizontally and vertically ; this includes overgrowth, parked vehicles, and garbage or recycle containers They are well maintained and free of cracks or lifted sections that could become tripping hazards and barriers to people in wheelchairs Sidewalks are important for a multitude of reasons Sidewalks provide a safe and level walkway, especially during wet weather and for people using wheelchairs, the elderly, or people pushing a cart or stroller For these people, it is particularly important that sidewalks have well -designed curb ramps and level driveway crossings Sidewalks provide safe places for children to walk, run, skate, ride their bikes, and play Sidewalks significantly reduce pedestrian collisions with motor vehicles : For instance, one study found that in residential and mixed residential areas, pedestrian crashes were more than two times as likely to occur at locations without sidewalks than would be expected on the basis of exposure Sidewalks improve the ability for people to get around by providing ways for them to get wherever they need to go : work, parks, schools, shopping areas, transit stops, and home Sidewalks enhance the appearance of individual properties, neighborhoods, and the entire community Sidewalks help protect property frontage from damage due to erosion and parking Sidewalks provide separation between motor vehicles and pedestrians There are no Sidewalks; Existing Sidewalks are Blocked or in Poor Repair. Walkinginfo.org

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5. What If 90 Hidden Oaks MHP Proposed Conceptual Enhancements Hidden Oaks MHP was split into two smaller properties, creating a North and South In an effort to make managing the properties more efficient and increasing the accessibility and mobility of the residents and the entire neighborhood The proposed sidewalk would connect into the existing sidewalk on SW 8 th and the new road would connect to the existing roads already present at Hidden Oaks MHP Existing Sidewalk Proposed Sidewalk Sidewalk Existing Sidewalk On SW 8 th Connection to Hidden Oaks existing roads One Lane in each direction, controlled by a stop Sign and an island of oaks down the center

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91 Hidden Oaks MHP Proposed Conceptual Enhancements Partial Section of Hidden Oaks MHP (Intersection) Pedestrian Only Entrance & Exit Existing Condition The transparent fence is to be installed the entire span of the new streetscape allowing for surveillance inside the property and on the sidewalk In addition, the lighting is intended to be built into the fencing and illuminate both the sidewalk and inside the property with the ultimate goal to create a boundary between the public and private property areas.

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5. What If 92 Public Transportation Proposed Conceptual Enhancements Existing Northbound Route Existing Southbound Route by slitting Hidden Oaks MHP, the bus route could now be re routed eliminating the backtracking, increasing efficiency, reducing maintenance and providing better service. In addition, extending the hours of operation, to include Saturday and Sunday to reflex the hours of operation at Oaks Mall and Butler Plaza, it will allow the residents of this community to seek work and additional hours at work without wondering how they were going to get to work or return home Finally, in addition to extending the hours, the Saturday and Sunday route should include a stop in the Kanapaha Park parking lot, in an effort to provide direct access to the public park The existing route does not service Hidden Oaks MHP on the Southbound route Kanapaha Park Parking Lot

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5. What If 94Parking relocated to connect to SW 61th street and intended to attract attention from people on the sidewalk/bike lane and street Building Maintain the building frontage as open space for events involving the community Play Area Public Sidewalk/Bike Lane Extend the pathway around the structure as an extension of the public sidewalk. The play area is situated to utilize the maximum amount of surveillance, from the office personnel and from people in the neighborhood Two separate areas and play equipments should be used for the different age groups intended The water feature, center, can be turned off and the area can be used for open space play or for a audience during a performance on the stage The play equipment needs to be an open play system, no blind spots or places for children to hide, see next page for examples SW Community Resource Center Proposed Conceptual Enhancements t he center of the parking area should be of a different material, symbolic of a path from the street to the building Existing Neighborhood Mailbox, not to be removed. Outdoor Open Space, meant to be a versatile space To be used as necessary Transparent Fencing, intended to maintain surveillance of the street and from the street into the site Privacy Fencing, along east and half way on the west property lines. Meant to be a boundary between the center and the neighbors. Outdoor Open Space/Stage although could be used for any activity that requires a stage. preliminary building concepts puts the office in the southwest corner with a view of the playground and front of the site The only access to the playground is through the center A picket fence installed along the west/front property line is to create a boundary between the public street and the play area/center vinyl warehouse.comesterdayfence.com electric fences.net

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95 The sponsors f ence in an effort to recognize all of the organizations who will make this center possible, acknowledged them by mounting their logos to the outside of the picket fence. Garden Beds Bike Rack Benches Rear Perspective www.grannasmarina.se uniquehomesandgardens.com Mountainviewwelding.com. waterparkfeatures.com allrec.com nwplayground.com Spacingmontreal.caPlasticlumberyard.com30dateorless.blogspot.com herningcatgeorge.blogspot.com Movable Tables & Chairs The rules are not only for the playground, but meant to be a reminder of basic life skills Splash Pad The purpose of the i nformation board is to advertise to the community what services are offered without people having to enter the center The board is mounted to the North wall to attract peoples attention SWAG logo painted over old parking area

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Mike Zone Master Plan 99 The SW Community Resource Centers Grand Opening is scheduled for the Fall 2011.

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5. What If Mike Zone Master Plan 101 Hidden Oaks MHP offers their property to the neighborhood and initiates a new corridor connection between SW 8th & SW 61th street.

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5. What If Mike Zone Master Plan 103 a sidewalk and bike lane are installed from SW 20th/SW 24th, pass the SW Community Resource Center to the Hidden Oaks new corridor, connecting to the existing sidewalk on the North side of SW8th and on the South side of the street, extending the sidewalk to SW 75th street/Tower Rd

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5. What If Mike Zone Master Plan 105 starting with the complex with the most calls for service, Majestic Oaks, construction has begun on the architecture, parking lot and old play area in an effort to improve the sense of place and quality of life for their tenants Followed by the Holly Heights, Harbor Cove, Linton, Tower

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In the End there are similar communities to Mike Zone in every city, county and state in this country Therefore the next time you are driving in your car and you are passing by an unfamiliar neighborhood Ask yourself, am I driving pass a Mike Zone neighborhood Are there children in this complex playing in the middle of the parking lot because they do not have a designated safe place to play? Do the mothers pushing strollers have a safe and designated place to walk on? On the other hand, do the people of this neighborhood have access to public transportation but more importantly access to the city and county resources? Finally ask yourself, what are you doing to better the lives of your neighbors? Thank You.

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I BELIEVE THAT YOU SHOULDNT HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD TO LIVE IN A BETTER ONE. Majoras Visionhttp://www.majoracartergroup.com Majora carter Hunts Point Riverside Park Bronx, NY

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