CONFIDENTIAL TRANSIT-ORIENTED CONCEPT MASTER PLAN Northeastern U.S.
MGA recently prepared a concept master plan for the planning and design of a $300 million major transit oriented redevelopment site located within a block of a major Amtrak train Station. The site is also served by a stop on a major subway system. The project, which in- cludes a 15% affordable housing set aside, was planned as two phases. The initial phase has two alternatives varying from 610,600 S.F. – 851,500 S.F., all residen- tial. Phase II consists of mixed uses that included 455 residential units, 3,000 S.F. of retail, 3,000 S.F. of day care space, and parking for approximately 480 cars.
In contrast to MGA’s traditional design philosophy, the character of the project purposely contrasts to its sur- roundings in order to differentiate it from its neighbors. Nevertheless, the building design is influenced by its immediate surroundings. The building is adjacent to an industrial corridor and a residential neighborhood. It is also in close proximity to a historic district with a distinctly integrated style. The scale and detailed ar- ticulation at the base of the building is consistent with the residential character of the area. The selection of red brick makes reference to some of the residential as well as many of the industrial structures along the railway corridor. The middle and upper portions of the building are articulated at a larger scale to relate to the monumental scale of the city.
MICHAEL GRAVES & ASSOCIATES with DUANY PLATER-ZYBERK AND COMPANY