Scenarios Outline [Santa Elena]

Scenarios Outline [Santa Elena]

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Scenarios Outline [Santa Elena]
Translated Title:
Contorno del escenario [Santa Elena]
Monteverde Institute
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Strategic planning--Costa Rica--Santa Elena, Monteverde, Puntarenas
City planning
Community development
Sustainable Futures 2007
Scenario planning
letter ( marcgt )


Outline of 3 scenario plans for Santa Elena.
Contorno de 3 planes del escenario para Santa Elena.

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Contorno del escenario [Santa Elena]
Scenarios Outline [Santa Elena]
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Outline of 3 scenario plans for Santa Elena.
Contorno de 3 planes del escenario para Santa Elena.
Strategic planning--Costa Rica--Santa Elena, Monteverde, Puntarenas
City planning
Community development
Sustainable Futures 2007
Scenario planning
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Scenario 1: Downtown Tourist Hub Move Church to Los Llanos Make downtown all tourist-based activity: o Welcome Center o Bus Station o Small history museum Municipal buildings, transfer station, library, PT center, Police/fire station, and parking all on Colegio property o Well organized complex with easy access Car and pedestrian road at boundary of property, co nnecting new complex with main road. New shopping center across from old municipality lo cationassuming will have no effect on rest of downtown Scenario 2: Downtown Civic Center Church remains downtown o New redesigned building in same location o Redesign rest of church property to include: Green space Space for youth recreation Plaza/gathering area o Relocation of Tourism Center, Soda, and Heladeria Move Municipal buildings to downtown center o Municipal offices, library, and police station PT center and Recycling Transfer Station remain on Colegio property near clinic New Shopping Center is built o Will include Tourist Welcoming Center, Museum, and bus station o Pedestrian connections between downtown Santa Elena and Shopping complex in order to stretch parameters of downtown area. Avoid competition between two commercial centers


Scenario 3: Mainstreet Propose development patterns that focus around mult iple centers that promote compact growth. o Move Church to Los Llanos Proposed new school near church site Big green space for recreation and youth As a result, residential community develops around this social center Promotes conservation of forest cover and smart gro wth for Los Llanos o Downtown Santa Elena becomes a mixed use anchor for entire community Small chapel on church property for weekday masses and small gatherings Includes small plaza/green space Propose multi-family housing in 2-3 floor mixed use buildings Living quarters above commercial spaces Propose design standards to create a uniform, aesth etically pleasing downtown o New Shopping Center acts as gateway for tourists in to rest of community Bus Station, Welcome Center, and Museum Design to function less like a Strip Mall, and more mixed development Locally owned cafes, smaller affordable shops, pane derias located on lower levels of 2-3 story multi-use buil dings Provide affordable housing on upper levels (for ren t, and short-term stays?) Design would reflect downtown SE design standards o New Connecting Road along colegio property edge bet ween clinic and main road For both vehicular and pedestrian use Organize municipal and local use buildings along ro ad to create a compact corridor Municipal offices, police station, library (at top w/ view), PT center, and transfer center Pedestrian corridors connect all newly created cent ers o Tree-lined, interesting walks Integrated with streams and natural corridors o Uniform design aesthetics


Structure Areas (sq.m) Church (Los Llanos): Total = 1910sm Interior o Church space910sm o Salon (w/ Auditorium)520sm o Rectory 240sm o TOTAL1670sm Exterior o Garden o Grey water treatment o Parking o Handicapped Parking o TOTAL240sm Church (Downtown) Interior **same as above, components can be rearran ged Exterior o Parking Chapel Downtown Interior o Seating (60ppl + alter) = 67sm (fox maple) Exterior Municipality: Total = 287sm Interior o Secretary office18.4sm, Reception area19.5sm = 37.2sm o 1 Communal Office (5ppl) = 37.4sm o 1 “Accounting office” (3ppl) = 19sm o 2 larger offices (include small meeting spaces)13 .3sm each = 16.6sm o Meeting space (50ppl) = 55.7sm o Storage = 9.7sm o Kitchen (w/ eating area) = 18.6sm o Bathroom (3 individual bathrooms & sink, shower, st orage areas) = 17sm o TOTAL = 211.2sm Exterior o Garage = 75.8sm o Parking Library: Total = 399.5sm Interior o General Space125 sm MVI lib + bathroom and reading area space o Classroom/Computer Lab74.3sm 15 computers (classroom layout, book)


Auditorium (part of lib, or municipalityshared?) = sm Interior 158sm (200ppl) o 2x MVI aud. + 150 (stage, open space) Exterior o Parking ClinicPT Center = Interior = 400sm o *Site Design Pool = Entire Plat = 3300sm Recycling Transfer Station = 250sm?? Storage and Separating Parking/Drop off Bus Station = 1500sm Bus Parking (4 major buses) Ticket counter Seating/Waiting area Taxi/turismo bus driveway Concessions o **Can be divided to more than one location dependin g on plan Welcome/Tourist Center = 83.6sm History Museum Front Desk Waiting area with brochures etc. Emergency Station = Interior = 150sm? o 2-3 offices o Waiting area o Common areas (kitchen, etc) Exterior o Parking lot for: Ambulances, police cars, fire trucks?, red cross mo biles


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