Henrietta Town Center (at Suburban Plaza)

Type: Public, Mixed Use (RIT Design Project)
 
Location: Henrietta, New York
 
Task:
The Town of Henrietta lacks a central village atmosphere.  The two small villages of East and West Henrietta are almost indistinguishable from the surrounding suburban sprawl of the 1950s and 1960s.  Because of this, the town has lacked any significant pedestrian oriented development.  The goal of this project is to create a dynamic destination that will generate interest, offer a variety of amenities, and of which Henrietta residents can be proud.
Summary:

The Town of Henrietta conducted a community survey in 2009 that was used to update the town's Comprehensive Master Plan in 2011.  In this survey, the residents had an opportunity to share what they believe are the successes and weaknesses of Henrietta as well as what kinds of things the town should focus on for future developments.  Erie Station Village was cited as a successful and family friendly development.  Residents also stated how they wished to see better plaza design, a winter skating pond, outdoor concert venues and retail that is both engaging outside as well as inside.  This was the inspiration for the proposal here at Suburban Plaza.

The final concept annexes a parcel to the north to establish a pedestrian walkway connection to the surrounding neighborhoods while also providing outdoor recreation and concert space.  As a main entry into the new development, pedestrians would then be within the boundaries of the existing plaza buildings and overlooking a large multi-seasonal water feature.  The main purposes of this would be a reflecting pool in the summer with ice skating in winter.  However, it could be drained at any point and used as a roller-skating rink.  A variety of uses occupy the main floor of the three new proposed buildings, including a parking garage, offices, retail and restaurant space.  Above are apartments ranging from studios up to 3-bedrooms.

Concept

LEGEND:

  1. BUS SHELTER

  2. BIKE LANE PARKING, WATER, AND TOWN INFORMATION

  3. ROOFTOP AREA FOR APARTMENT RESIDENTS

  4. NORTH FIELD

  5. REFLECTING POOL (SUMMER), SKI RINK (WINTER), ROLLER BLADING (WHEN EMPTY)

  6. PEDESTRIAN AVENUE (ALTERNATE SERVICE EXIT) - PERVIOUS BRICK PAVERS

  7. AMPHITHEATER STAGE / PEDESTRIAN / SERVICE EXIT

  8. AMPHITHEATER SEATING / COMMUNITY SPACE

  9. BIOSWALE

  10. NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYGROUND

  11. CONNECTION TO EXISTING NEIGHBORHOOD

  12. SERVICE ACCESS

  13. SOUTH FIELD

  14. SURFACE PARKING LOT

  15. COVERED BICYCLE PARKING

  16. RINK AND SITE MAINTENANCE

  17. OUTDOOR EATING

  18. OUTDOOR BAR AREA

  19. RAIN GARDEN WITH CLOCK TOWER

  20. RAIN GARDEN

  21. BENCH AREA

  22. PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAYS

NEW BUILDINGS

A: MIXED USE

  • SECOND AND THIRD FLOOR: APARTMENTS

  • FIRST FLOOR:RETAIL

  • UNDERGROUND PARKING (CONNECTED TO B)

B: OFFICE BUILDING

  • FIRST - THIRD FLOOR: OFFICE SPACE

  • UNDERGROUND PARKING (CONNECTED TO A)

C: MIXED USE (CONNECTED TO D)

  • SECOND FLOOR: APARTMENT

  • FIRST FLOOR: RETAIL

D: PARKING GARAGE (CONNECTED TO C AND E)

  • UNDERGROUND - SECOND FLOOR

E: RETAIL BUILDING (CONNECTED TO D)

  • FIRST FLOOR RETAIL (ONLY ONE STORY)

Floor Plan

(Click any image to enlarge)

BUILDING A FLOOR 2 PLAN

BUILDING A FLOOR 3 PLAN

BUILDING A GROUND FLOOR PLAN

EAST ELEVATION

SITE SECTION

THE PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAY

 

Assuming a module area of 1.6 square meters, and an efficiency of 28% (ranges are 10-46%), an inverter efficiency at 90%, and the module being fixed and non tracking, the solar panels installed on the rooftops of any new building would generate roughly:

1,029,945.89 kWh / year
This is a yearly energy savings of approximately:
$123,593.51

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