Session 2.9: Visualizing Development Concepts to Imagine the Possibilities
Friday, May 5, 2017
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT
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USAG Stuttgart Public Works and Master Planning staff needed a tool to help inspire stakeholders and generate discussion on the long-range development potential of Kelley Barracks. They wanted to communicate a variety of development ideas that are not constrained by current missions, tenants, or their specific requirements, but rather illustrated the physical development potential of the site with respect to design vernacular and solving site-design issues. This presentation will demonstrate the value of high quality graphics to communicate complex development scenarios to drive focused discussion and collaboration on critical installation development issues.
This presentation is important to FPD Members as a reminder that we sometimes need to execute non-standard planning studies to help us better communicate and expand the dialogue with our leadership and installation stakeholders. This focused study to identify and communicate a variety of development concepts was used as a bridge between the Garrison’s Vision Plan and the Kelley Barracks Area Development Plan (ADP) and other mission specific planning studies. The staff wanted to demonstrate the range of options that should be considered to meet immediate and long term mission requirements within the Stuttgart Community, maximizing the potential that Kelley Barracks has to offer. Two primary installation development issues were explored including A) alternatives for the primary traffic routes to/from the center of the installation and the new entry control point; and B) how to add significant facility space (increase operational capacity) to address major shortfalls for existing mission requirements. The presentation will demonstrate the value of looking at problem solving from a more opportunistic perspective – to really consider what could be possible if we can find ways to execute in a realistic but less constrained operational environment. Google SketchUp was used to create a basic 3D model of the installation and to facilitate delivery of high-quality graphic images to communicate how those development concepts might look if implemented.
Edward McConnell, AICP
Eric Tkachenko, AICP
Joshua Schiffer, email@example.com