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Master Plan Public Input Meeting April 23 rd 2015 Open House: 4:30 – 5:30 PM Presentation: 5:30 – 6:00 PM Open Forum: 6:00 – 7:00 PM www.karvakko.com Presented By: Keith Kinnen, PLA, ASLA Landscape Architect
www.karvakko.com Welcome Keith Kinnen, PLA, ASLA Landscape Architect Karvakko Engineering Introductions
www.karvakko.com Background Bemidji, MN Civil Engineering, Planning & Surveying Regional Small firm High priority on customer satisfaction and interaction with the community Karvakko Engineering
www.karvakko.com Background South River View Park Previous public pool location In need of updates North River View Park recently updated Project
www.karvakko.com Background Gather public input You will be who uses the park It’s your community, your money and your park! Why are we here today?
www.karvakko.com Process City of Roseau has acquired Karvakko Engineering We met internally to discuss some ideas and develop an initial plan. Developed a list of anticipated priorities Developed some “schematic” layouts Refined them Developed “Preliminary Master Plan” What’s happened so far?
www.karvakko.com Process Splash Pad Warming/Changing House Skate Park Outdoor Fire Place Small Public Ice Rink Other Suggestions? We will discuss after and please fill out the Public Survey! Step 1: List of priorities * This is only our preliminary order. We are here today to finalize the order and to add any additional suggestions to the list.
www.karvakko.com Existing Layout Initial thoughts: Nice Parking Area Trail Access Existing Structures Nearby Sledding Hill Good Visibility Nice Location by River
www.karvakko.com Schematic Layout Pros: This layout groups the summer activities and winter activities to similar locations. It allows the existing structures to be salvaged and would likely save money. Cons: The skate park and ice skating rink would not be very visible from Center Street. Option #1
www.karvakko.com Schematic Layout Pros: The splash pad and ice skate rink will be easily visible from the street. The warming/changing shelter can be used in summer and winter. The skate park is easily accessible next to the new parking and somewhat separated from the new splash pad. Cons: The warming shelter is not close to the sledding area. Option #2
www.karvakko.com Schematic Layout Pros: This layout groups the ice skating rink and splash pad areas, which may tend to be more family-type groups and it groups the skate park and basketball court, which may tend to be more teenager-type groups. Cons: The splash pad becomes almost a secondary feature in the park with the ice skating rink so close to the road. There is minimal buffer between the ice rink and the street. This leaves minimal open, recreational space. Option #3
www.karvakko.com Schematic Layout Pros: The picnic shelter is located in a central location which will allow it to be used by people using any of the surrounding amenities. The ice rink is located somewhat close to the sledding area and the warming shelter is accessible by both. Cons: Not much open space for general recreation. Option #4
www.karvakko.com Schematic Layout We analyzed the options… Weighed pros and cons… and refined a single schematic layout.
www.karvakko.com Schematic Layout Pros: This layout allow a nice open green space for recreation in the front of the park, but still will have a nice open visibility to the splash pad. The layout will allow the existing pump house and picnic shelter to be salvaged until now ones can be phased into the overall park. The skate park will be easily accessible from the new parking area. The outdoor fireplace is located where a fire can be going near the ice skate rink in the winter to warm up. The picnic shelter and changing house are centrally located to accommodate all of the amenities in the park. The basketball court will remain in the same location. The park sign will be easily visible from the street and parking lot. The ice skate rink and warming shelter are located close to the sledding hill. This layout groups the teenage-group activities together and the family-group activities together. It allows the different groups to have their own spaces. Cons: None! Final Option
www.karvakko.com Conclusion Existing Park Conditions List of Priorities Schematic Design Preliminary Master Plan So it’s all coming together
www.karvakko.com Moving Forward Gather feedback today Refine and develop Master Plan Fund Raise, Apply for grants Once funds become available Determine size of phases Develop construction plans Construction Enjoy your new park! What’s Next?
www.karvakko.com Before you go Place a sticker next to the park amenity which you would MOST like to see included in this park. If you have additional suggestions, please write them in the additional rows provided. The totals will be tallied and considered for the final master plan. Please fill out the survey board!
www.karvakko.com Before you go Additional suggestions? Comments? Considerations? Questions?
www.karvakko.com Open forum Feel free to stick around. I will be around to discuss with anyone interested until 7:00. Thank you for ALL your feedback! 6:00-7:00 pm Presented By: Keith Kinnen, PLA, ASLA Landscape Architect