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Urbanism and Preservation: Creating New Guidelines for Older Neighborhoods


Ann McGlone, AIA, Ann Benson McGlone
David Sargent, Sargent Town Planning


CE Sessions
1.50 HSW
1.50 LUH


Saturday, November 9, 2013
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Class Code: 138

Room / Location

Room 202 CD / Convention Center Second Floor


Neighborhood Sustainability is about creating neighborhoods that will stand the test of time. Timeless design, quality construction, and maintaining economic value is a goal of both urbanism and preservation. This session will use Mission Hills, KS as a case study.

One of the country's first planned communities - part of J.C. Nichols Country Club Development - Mission Hills, developed in 1914, epitomizes these sustainable values. Challenged by new construction that didn't seem to "fit in," traditional design review wasn't working. The City created a new style of design guidelines that addressed the main design principals of the original development, including the relationship of buildings to the landscape and the public realm, patterns of lot development and building massing, as well as timeless qualities of style and construction. Based primarily on good Urban Planning Principals, the guidelines meld urbanism and preservation into a model for achieving and maintaining neighborhood sustainability in older neighborhoods.


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