https://youtu.be/kitTWh1Wql8?rel=0 (note, this is an abbreviated version of the original video - to see the full length video, go to: https://youtu.be/M9Xg5y9KKL8) Printable Flyer - Capping the Freeway Printable Flyer - Freeway within a Freeway Imagine what life was like before I-280. For some of us, we have distant childhood memories of orchards and neighborhoods of … Continue reading Put a Lid On It! Let’s Reunite the Neighborhoods on Both Sides of I-280!
https://youtu.be/-xj8uIPdyNA The above video shows Klyde Warren Park in Dallas. Constructed for $110M, its positive economic impact is estimated at $2.5B. That it receives 1M visitors is further evidence of its success. This is driven by the 1,300 events programmed by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, which maintains this 5.2-acre park. They will soon start … Continue reading Klyde Warren and Hance Park
At least part of the Herbert H. Lehmann High School (home of baseball great, Bobby Bonilla) in the Bronx straddles a freeway. Three stories of classrooms act as a bridge over the freeway (parkway) and connect with a circular, multi-story building that is in the median of an off-ramp that leads to Tremont Avenue. The … Continue reading A High School Over a Freeway/Green Buildings in the Capitol
Befitting the name of their city, in 1996, the citizens of Columbus embarked on a journey to reconnect parts of their hometown that had been cut in two by the Interstate. And with development costs of approximately $7.8 Million and approximately another $1.9M in bridges & preparation costs, the seemingly impossible dream of creating a … Continue reading The Columbus Cap – Mainstreet Over a Freeway
Caltrans Stephen Alvarez & San Diego Housing Federation Stephen Russell discuss the creation of a park-covered freeway cap over I-15 in San Diego. This required a multi-disciplinary effort and included integration with a transit plaza in a park deficient area, known as Teralta Park.
[11/17/20 - Note: Urbdezine.com no longer seems to be working. Darn, this book had some good resources.] A book about how to plan, finance and build freeway caps is soon-to-be published. The author is looking for feedback on each of the chapters, which are listed below. Check it out and provide feedback at: https://urbdezine.com/2018/05/23/how-to-build-a-freeway-cap/ Introduction … Continue reading The Book on Freeway Caps
The health benefits of a freeway cap that features a park would pay for the investment in such a freeway deck, according to a new study from the American Journal of Public Health.
This is a letter to the San Jose councilmembers asking that the study of air rights over freeway corridors be made a council priority in 2018.
Thanks Carlin for pointing this one out. Here is a great example of buildings, garage and a transit station in car-happy, Atlanta; specifically, the ritzy Buckhead area. Note, the above picture shows only half of the roadway, as MARTA is in the centerlane, similar to the Freeway within a Freeway concept. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_Financial_Center https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-84.368755,316a,35y,180h,39.31t/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en And here … Continue reading Buildings over Buckhead
Here is a list of possible funding resources: Transit Oriented Development funding, particularly for brownfields: https://todresources.org/funding/ Community Development Trust for funding Affordable housing: http://www.cdt.biz/ Green bonds https://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-green-bonds-can-bridge-infrastructure-financing-gaps