Session 2.9: Visualizing Development Concepts to Imagine the Possibilities

APA Federal Planning Division


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

Confirmed Speaker

Ed McConnell is the Military Planning Practice Leader and a Program Manager with HDR. He has over 30 years experience preparing installation master plans, area development plans, investment strategies, preparing programming documents (DD Forms 1391) and associated requirements analyses and planning studies. Since 2010, he has been managing HDR's ... Read More

Suzanne Casagrande

Confirmed Speaker

Ms. Casagrande graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree of Landscape Architecture and is a licensed landscape Architect in Colorado and a LEED AP BD+C. Ms. Casagrande serves as a Landscape Architect and Lead Urban Planner in support of a variety of military planning projects focused on ... Read More

Eric Tkachenko, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Mr. Tkachenko, AICP, is a senior planner and architectural designer with an extensive background in master planning, area development planning, land use, facility planning and urban design. He has both public and private planning experience, working with local and federal governments in his current role with HDR Engineering. Read More

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