Tuesday, October 21, 2014

City of Carlsbad Work-In-Progress Presentation "sparks dreams"

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Dover-Kohl team recently completed a charrette in the City of Carlsbad, California, to create a master plan for the Village and Barrio districts. Over 500 people attended and provided their input over the course of two weeks. 91% of work-in-progress attended agreed that the plan was headed in the right direction.

 UT San Diego spoke highly of the presentation, saying that it "sparks dreams".

 Watch the charrette recap and work-in-progress presentation here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DKP at Climate Leadership Conference

Dover, Kohl & Partners joins Arcadis Engineering and the City of Miami Beach at the 6th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit today to present adaptive concepts. As part of the Southeast Florida Resilient Redesign charrette DKP worked with Dutch Engineers on the Virginia Key Boulevard Levee concept among other ideas for retrofit, retreat and reinforcement. Miami's first coastal levee could provide a bulwark against storm surge for the entire city as well as a new, higher-elevation, network of walkable communities.

For more information, visit the Climate Change Summit website.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

DKP Plans a New Resort Community on Smith Lake in Alabama

Dover, Kohl & Partners joined Gary Justiss and Mike Watkins to plan a new community on Smith Lake, Alabama. The one-week charrette was hosted by the Bailey and Wood families. The new 160+ acre community (name to be decided) will give Smith Lake its first walkable center. Homes along the ridges will be connected by a series of paths and within walking distance of a range of greens, playgrounds and parks. The work-in-progress on July 30 attracted over 150 people including the Mayor of Cullman, Chamber of Commerce representatives and many potential new residents of the lake community.

Cullman Sense, a local publication, provided a brief write-up of the design charrette, found here.

 Here’s a film by Jason King.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Code for San Marcos, TX

The DKP Team is in San Marcos, Texas working on a new code with TPUDC, StreetPlans and CNU Board Member Matthew Lewis. The project began with a Tactical Urbanism event. LBJ Drive in the heart of the downtown was converted from a one-way street to a two-way with a cycle track, parklets, on-street parking and trees for the day. Here's a short film from the day by Jason King:

Monday, July 21, 2014

Wheeler District: OKC's Next Great Urban Neighborhood

The DKP team completed a charrette last week for Wheeler District in Oklahoma City. Wheeler District is a new infill community that is poised to become Oklahoma City’s next great walkable neighborhood. Over 500 people participated in the week-long charrette hosted by Humphreys Development Company. 

See the three minute project video: