East Central Indiana Regional Charrette / Advance East Central Indiana
Blackford | Delaware | Henry | Madison | Randolph counties
“ADVANCE is a collaborative process to increase prosperity for residents, businesses, institutions and local governments in the six-county east central Indiana region” (source). The original ADVANCE process of public input was held in 2015. Ms. Dunaway as hired by the State of Indiana to facilitate an all-day charrette held in Muncie with regional stakeholders during on December 9, 2016, as the next step in the process. Outcomes of the charrette included visioning, strategies for economic development, and priorities for the future. Ms. Dunaway collaborated with a team from Flatland Resources and David Ferguson, Associate Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University, to plan and conduct the charrette.
Mounds Greenway Conceptual Plan
Muncie to Anderson, Indiana
Sensible Ecology created a conceptual master plan for the White River corridor from Muncie to Anderson at the request of the Hoosier Environmental Council. Included in the plan are various recreational trails, opportunities for economic development, and areas for land conservation. The plan is a holistic, socially, fiscally, and environmentally alternative to the proposed Mound Reservoir project. Sensible Ecology also facilitated design charrettes with community stakeholders during the design process with the assistance of LAB Architecture + Design. The conceptual plan may be downloaded below:
Conceptual Plan (FULL)
Conceptual Plan (SHEETS)
Save the White River Forested Corridor
Ms. Dunaway provided GIS mapping services for the Heart of the River Coalition, creating maps that demonstrated the ecologically-sensitive and thriving habitat around the Mounds State Park that would be flooded by the reservoir proposed by the Anderson Corporation for Economic Development. She proposed a system of multi-use trails around the Park to connect it to the larger system of trails in the state, as well as citing locations for future development such as a nature center.
See the NUVO article about the project here.
Keeping Hill Ecological Recommendations
Bartholomew County, Indiana
Keeping Hill is an ecologically responsible, low-impact residential community near Columbus, Indiana. Various sustainable building methods were utilized on the site, such as on-site stormwater retention, groundwater recharge, and small lot sizes. Ms. Dunaway was responsible for the ecological assessment of the site as a sub-consultant to Elements Engineering, LLC. The list of ecological recommendations included a regional ecological assessment, wildlife-friendly habitat creation recommendations, a recommended plantings and planting methods inventory, habitat restoration recommendations, and additional green building techniques recommendations.
CONTEXT was hired as the landscape architecture firm for the design of Oil City Stadium in Whiting, Indiana. Ms. Dunaway was the primary designer in charge of developing the Stadium as a 3D model in SketchUp in cooperation with the consulting team, and assisted with design development and drafting of the construction drawings. (Photo source: whitingindiana.com)
Gateway Signage Charrette
for Hannum, Wagle & Cline Engineering
Vincennes Heritage Trail
Ms. Dunaway served as the principal landscape designer for this $3 million recreational and educational trail along the Wabash River in Vincennes, Indiana. An existing, underutilized roadway along the river was repurposed to develop this multi-use trail as a tool for celebrating the historical significance of the Wabash to the City of Vincennes. New elements included the addition of “nodes” along the trail, featuring historic information on large, limestone monuments designed by Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Landscape Architects. Each successive monument would describe an era of the river’s history in chronological order. An overlook placed at the end of Main Street marked the beginning of the trail while providing a panoramic view of the river and the Lincoln Memorial Bridge. The trail ended on the campus of Vincennes University, connecting the downtown with the campus. Ms. Dunaway was responsible for the decorative plantings along the trail and various bioswales, which contained plants native to Indiana commonly found on riverbanks. She directed the selection of all the materials used such as decorative pavers, and site amenities such as benches. She also assisted in leading the development of various features such as a “pedestrian boulevard” to welcome visitors on to the trail.
West Lafayette Safe Routes to School
West Lafayette, Indiana
HWC developed a Master Plan to be used by the City of West Lafayette and the school corporation to coordinate future Safe Routes to Schools activities and events. An evaluation of existing transportation modes and routes to and from the school facilities within the West Lafayette Community School Corporation was completed, which Ms. Dunaway assisted in developing. Likewise, she helped write recommendations for ways to improve and enhance the safety and walkability of these routes were made. Key stakeholders and community members were engaged for comments, concerns, and feedback throughout the process in a series of meetings that Ms. Dunaway helped to direct.
Pedestrian access was improved around both Cumberland Elementary School and Happy Hollow Elementary School. Improvements elements included crosswalks, new curb ramps, sidewalks, and solar-powered flashing school zone beacons. Surface sidewalks were added to provide connectivity between the walkways on the campus and the street.
These improvements were recognized in an award received by the City of West Lafayette for the benefits from utilization of Safe Routes to Schools funding. (Source: hwcengineering.com)
More information can be found on the Safe Routes to School website.
Read the Journal & Courier article.
Carbon Motors Visioning
When Carbon Motors was determining where to locate their factory, they narrowed down their options to five cities including Connersville. The City hired Hannum, Wagle, & Cline to market Connersville to Carbon Motors and Ms. Dunaway led the visioning team. She created graphics showing the potential for reusing the empty Visteon factory, which would be renovated to obtain LEED certifications. Other graphics proposed creating new mixed-use housing and commercial areas that connected to the existing city grid and routing greenways to connect the city to the factory with multi-modal facilities. Carbon Motors ultimately made their home in Connersville in 2010.
SR 37 Corridor Plan
Monroe County, Indiana
Ms. Dunaway assisted with this plan for the future development of SR 37 through Monroe County. Planning needed to accommodate current development patterns on SR 37, as well as the potential transformation of SR 37 into Interstate 69 in 10-20 years. In addition, the plan addressed issues related to the potential development of a new route for I-69 through the southwest portion of the county. Specifically, Ms. Dunaway played a primary role in planning for the ecological implications of the potential SR 37 upgrade, such as erosion, water quality control, and tree and wildlife protection. The plan included significant coordination with local officials as well as stakeholder meetings.
Salem Comprehensive Plan
Ms. Dunaway played a key role in developing the environmental planning for this project, as well as assisted with the technical consulting and mapping aspects of the plan. The plan centered on the future growth and land use patterns in the community. The planning project efforts included focus groups, stakeholder meetings, public meetings, and related coordination efforts.
North Vernon Comprehensive Plan
North Vernon, Indiana
Ms. Dunaway directed the environmental planning portions of the plan such as forest protection areas and water quality preservation. She also assisted with the land use, infrastructure, and mapping aspects of the plan. Critical to the success of the plan was accommodating planned upgrades to US 50 through the City, as well as the growth of the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC) just east of the City. The plan developed future land use plans, future infrastructure extension plans and development buffers related to MUTC.
Downtown Revitalization Plan
City of Greenwood, Indiana
Ms. Dunaway served as the site and landscape designer for the development of a master plan for the redevelopment of downtown Greenwood. HWC’s work included both master planning of Old City Park in the downtown area, as well as preparation of a conceptual master plan for the surrounding downtown and Old Town neighborhoods. Plans included construction of a new “town square” to connect the downtown to the park, and improving Pleasant Creek as a central feature in the park.
for The University of Vermont
Ecological Assessment and Preservation Recommendation Plan
Cambridge and Jeffersonville, Vermont
As a participant in a required course entitled “Place-Based Landscape Inventory and Analysis” at the University of Vermont, Ms. Dunaway aided in the development of an ecological assessment and preservation recommendation plan for the neighboring Villages of Cambridge and Jeffersonville in rural Vermont. Regional ecological assessments included wildlife corridors, plant species, and hydrology. Cultural assessments included recreation, cultural history, and land use. Participants in the course catalogued the ecological and cultural assessments and provided long-term ecological and historic preservation plans for the villages, which were also presented in a public presentation. Critical to the success of the project was the involvement of the public and stakeholders in each stage of the research and development, as well as the thorough investigation conducted by the course participants.
for Storrow Kinsella Associates
French Lick Town Center
Town of French Lick, Indiana
Ms. Dunaway served as a site and landscape designer for this $7 million downtown redevelopment project involving urban design and preparation of construction documents in conjunction with the construction of the new casino. The project was recommended as part of a study completed by Hannum, Wagle & Cline and Storrow Kinsella Associates in 2004. The redevelopment plan included the complete redefinition of 14 acres of the downtown, the construction of new buildings, a new town center/park, new streets, drainage improvements, and associated infrastructure. The French Lick Town Green featured landscaped areas, seating, a unique steel gazebo structure, and a spray fountain water feature. Also included was the creation of architectural/streetscape standards for the redeveloped area, as well as standards for the redevelopment of the balance of the downtown.
Greenfield US 40 Streetscape
Ms. Dunaway served as the Project Manager for this $800,000 streetscape project in downtown Greenfield, Indiana. The City of Greenfield intended to improve the existing downtown streetscape by the use of federal funds awarded through the Transportation Enhancement Activities (TEA) program, administered by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). The project was integral to a larger revitalization effort occurring in the City of Greenfield that included the renovation of the Village Theater, the enhancement of Riley Days, and the overall marketability and attractiveness of the City. (Source: storrowkinsella.com)
Terre Haute Brown Boulevard
Terre Haute, Indiana
Ms. Dunaway served a landscape designer for this project in Terre Haute, Indiana. The Terre Haute Engineering Department developed a new urban boulevard with integrated bicycle/pedestrian trail that was innovative in its synergy for design and implementation. Context sensitive design solutions were used to develop thematic design elements and to establish a highly visible sense of a continuous linear park. (Source: storrowkinsella.com)
Historic Ohio Boulevard-Deming Park Pathway
Terre Haute, Indiana
Ms. Dunaway served a landscape designer for this project while employed at Storrow Kinsella Associates. Historic Ohio Boulevard-Deming Park Pathway was a 3.5mi multi-use trail that connected Terre Haute North Vigo High School, via Maple Avenue, to the Brown Avenue extension. It utilized the right-of-way from Brown Boulevard to Ohio Boulevard, east to Deming Park, then through the park along Poplar Street to connect with Dobbs Park. (Source: storrowkinsella.com)
for Weihe Engineers
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Ms. Dunaway served the site and landscape designer for this project while employed at Weihe Engineers. The project included the new church and parking with a multi-phase implementation plan, as well as extensive landscape plantings and stormwater management features. Since the church was built at the intersection of two major thoroughfares, team coordination was a demanding component because numerous utility companies were involved.
for Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
East Rutherford, New Jersey
Home to the New York Giants and Jets, MetLife Stadium is an 82,000-seat, open-air stadium constructed within the Meadowlands Sports Complex. Ms. Dunaway assisted with the development of the landscape construction documents for the Complex. (Photo source: langan.com)
Blue Back Square
West Hartford, Connecticut
This urban mixed-use redevelopment was the centerpiece of two large city blocks, providing retail, office, residential, and municipal space within the existing town center. It included the regeneration of a brownfield site, expansion of civic facilities and public open-space, a mix of large and small format retail shops, two municipal parking garages, restaurants, professional and medical offices, a health club, and residential condominiums and apartments. Ms. Dunaway assisted with the development of the landscape construction documents for the project. (Photo source: langan.com)
Harrison, New Jersey
The proposed $300M redevelopment included a 25,000 seat MetroStars Soccer stadium, 2.5 million square feet of mid-rise and hi-rise offices, 2,500 residential units, and 500,000 square feet of retail with structured parking for 4,000 cars. Ms. Dunaway assisted with the design of a waterfront park and the landscape construction documents for the development. (Source: langan.com)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Bernards Township, New Jersey
Langan provided its full range of services to this premier cancer center treatment facility in New Jersey. As part of the design team, a “green” philosophy driven by patient experience, site aesthetics, and adjacent woodland views greatly influenced planning and development. Ms. Dunaway assisted in the design of the landscape architecture and drainage, landscape construction documents preparation, and project visioning/renderings. (Source: langan.com)
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