Development Plan, St. Patrick's Alexandra School Site
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To achieve my goal to illustrate the community’s vision and in order to propose a set of criteria for a community-oriented development to the City of Halifax for any development agreement for St. Patrick’s Alexandra site, I will develop my ideas in the following order: • Background analysis Initially, I will study the site’s profile including its location, existing elements, and history of the conflicts that the community has faced over the site with the City and developer. Secondly, after explaining the purpose of my project I will articulate the community’s vision in accordance with outcomes of the community consultation sessions that the NCCC launched with the community where they have stated their requirements for the development of the site. • Site analysis In this section I will study the site built form and its surrounding urban area to identify the urban context. The built form study will include studying the open spaces and existing buildings in the site, and the street network that connects the site to its surrounding urban context. Next I will study the surrounding urban context in terms of connectivity, land use, density, street network and transit system, and existing open spaces. I will overlay the findings with the community’s vision to introduce objectives, principles, and guidelines for designing the site that the City should consider in its development agreement. • Design Finally I will illustrate the introduced principles and guidelines in a sequence of workable design to propose one form of implementation of the guidelines and criteria for the site development. Although the final outcome will reflect the voice of the community in form of design, it does not mean that it will determine the future design of the site. It will only be a form of proposed illustration of the criteria and design guidelines based on the community’s requirements for the future of the site.