Riverwalk presentation

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Introduction
 Who we are
- Team Intro
 Riverwalk part of overall
revitalization of downtown area
Process to Date
 USF Master Planning Presentations
 Online survey with Realize Bradenton – 1400 responses
 Public engagement meeting at Marriott
 2 Public Presentations at DDA Board Meetings
 Team meetings and design workshops over the past three months
 Stakeholder Meetings
Survey Results
 Casual dining
 Bathrooms
 Shade, pedestrian comfort, safety
Bradenton Riverwalk Project Area
Master Plan Components
 Florida History Garden
 Enhanced Bandshell
 Enhanced Memorial
 Enhanced Portal at Green
Bridge
 Family Activity Area at
Rossi Park
 Great lawn and Day Dock
 Outdoor “Living Rooms”
Plaza
 Restoration Area
 Boardwalk
 Enhanced Clock Tower Plaza
 Active Recreation Area
 Botanical Walk
Florida History Garden/
Green Bridge Underpass Area
Features could include:
 Historic photo tour
 Historic timeline plaques
 Maritime sculpture
 Enhanced, shaded seating
 Enhanced underpass area and
gateway features
Florida History Garden
Florida History Garden
Great Lawn and Day Dock
Features could include:
 Flex lawn for yoga and wellness activities
 Arbor swings overlooking Manatee River
 Restroom facility and possible
“Ship Store”
 Day dock facility
 Enhanced clock tower plaza
Great Lawn and Day Dock
Botanical Walk and Bandshell
Features could include:
 Shaded botanical walk/butterfly
garden with seating, sculpture
 Variety of outdoor rooms and spaces
 Mix of hard and soft path
 Enhanced bandshell with shade
structure
 Audio/Visual equipment and
art at bandshell
Botanical Walk
Rossi Park / Family “Fun Zone”
Features could include:
 Interactive fountain and plaza
 Restroom and bathhouse
 Nature-based play sculpture
 Enhanced playground
 Shaded seating areas
 Gateway features
 Renovated fishing pier
 Created biopond with “remnant estuary”
 Tidal Discovery Marsh
Rossi Park / Family “Fun Zone”
Rossi Park / Family “Fun Zone”
Outdoor Living Rooms and West
Active Recreation Zone
Features could include:
 Outdoor “living rooms”
 Shaded seating areas
 Accent lighting
 Public/private partnership
at Marriott
 Sand volleyball
 Shaded pavilion
Outdoor Living Rooms and West
Active Recreation Zone
Outdoor Living Rooms and West
Active Recreation Zone
Outdoor Living Rooms and West
Active Recreation Zone
Multi Use/Active Recreation Area
 Multi-use plaza for festivals and events
 13,000 SF +/- Skatepark in alternate location
(pending FDOT approval)
 Enhanced memorial plaza
 On street parking
 Grove of trees with LED uplights
Multi Use/Active Recreation Area
Multi Use/Active Recreation Area
Restoration Area
Features could include:
 Native landscape edge
 Softened seawall
 Outdoor classroom with restroom facilities
 Educational and interpretive signage
 Shaded seating areas
 Kayak launch
 On street parking
Restoration Area
Additional Recommendations
 Enhanced Security
 Enhanced Landscape Maintenance and Waste Pick Up
 Bike Stations with Credit Card Swipes
 Public/Private Partnerships
 Wi-Fi
 Events Programming
Sustainable Design Approach
Created wetland/bioswale
Native /adapted landscape palette = low maintenance and low water requirements
Irrigation
 Capture rain water
 Soil moisture/rain sensors
 Reclaim/reuse water
 Efficient equipment (drip, adjustable flow bubblers)
 Material selection – consider life-cycle costs, low maintenance
 Accommodate Alternate transportation (bike swipe stations, bike racks)
 Educational signage
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Sustainable Construction/Implementation
Minimize pollution from runoff – temp. sodding, sediment basins, mulching, silt fence
 Recycle existing materials
 Local manufacturers – lighting equipment, pavers, etc…
 Solar/LED retrofit of existing lighting equipment.
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