Old Shell Road Midtown Charrette Recap

Kick Off & Input Session

On Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015, over 60 Midtown residents and stakeholders gathered for the charrette kick off and participated in an input session. During the input session, urban planners and designers asked thought-provoking questions and lead discussions with participants on their dreams for Midtown. Participants also collectively brainstormed and drew ideas on maps of Old Shell Road from I-65 to Broad Street.

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Drop In Sessions

Throughout Wednesday and Thursday, an additional 55 residents and business owners dropped in for open studio sessions with the urban designers and planners to see in-progress designs and discuss ideas. Various breakout sessions were held with city representatives, developers, and business owners to discuss obstacles and solutions from their unique perspective.

Work In Progress Presentation

On Thursday, Nov 19, 2015, over 70 Midtown residents and stakeholders attended a public work-in-progress presentation provided by urban planners and designers. The presentation outlined the principles resulting from community input during the charrette and provided potential design solutions that reflect those principles. During the presentation, the audience was polled on whether the plan was on track and what types of architecture were preferred for commercial developments. The work-in-progress and additional input collected over the next few weeks will serve as the foundation for Old Shell Road Midtown plan.

Click here to view the presentation slides from Thursday’s work-in-progress presentation. Below are concepts created by the urban designers for key intersections along Old Shell Road.

Old Shell and I-65
Old Shell and I-65
Proposed design for Old Shell and Florida
Proposed design for Old Shell and Florida
Old Shell and Upham
Old Shell and Upham
Old Shell and Kenneth
Old Shell and Kenneth
Old Shell and Broad
Old Shell and Broad

See the whole draft plan here.