Jupiter Transit-Oriented Development Charrette

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Jupiter Transit-Oriented Development study area

Dates: January 12 - 18, 2008


Develop a master plan a transit-oriented development for the area around Jupiter Medical Center

  Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council - Marlene Brunot, Kim DeLaney, Anthea Gianniotes, Wynsum Hatton, Dana Little
  ArX Solutions Inc. - Maximiano Maggione, Veronica Mariano, and Patricio Rodriguez
  Dan Cary & Associates - Dan Cary
  Glatting Jackson - Billy Hattaway, Traffic Engineer
  Juan Caruncho & Associates - Juan Caruncho
  Urban Designers - Marcela Camblor, Steven Fett, Shailendra Singh, Jose Venegas
January 12, 2008
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
Charrette Jupiter Community Center
200 Military Trail

Janauary 13 - 18, 2008
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Studio working - public invited Jupiter Town Hall
210 Military Trail
January 18, 2008
6:00 p.m.
Work-in-Progress Presentation Jupiter Town Council Chambers
210 Military Trail
Charrette Documents
Market Analysis Summary Charrette Report - low resolution Charrette Report - high resolution for printing
Opening Presentation Work-in-Progress Presentation  
3-D Videos
Driving through Tony Penna to the new train station. By ArX Solutions. View of Jupiter Medical Campus. By ArX Solutions.
Redevelopment of the shopping area on the northeast corner of Indiantown Road and A1A. By ArX Solutions.     
About the Charrette Process
The Meaning of Charrette
Charrette means "cart" in French; various architectural school legends hold that at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 19th Century Paris, students were still sketching as carts carried their boards away to be juried.

Today, the term is used to describe a high speed, intensive creative session in which a team concentrates on specific design problems with citizens and presents solutions.

The Charrette Process
Four to nine days of on-site work are a prerequisite for a public workshop to be defined as a charrette. TCRPC’s charrettes are usually seven days long, held Saturday through Friday. During this time, residents, staff, elected officials and other participating agencies work with a team of designers to produce a well-illustrated master plan for the revitalization and growth of their community. Working on-site and allowing public access for over 12 hours each day fosters public participation and the community’s direct involvement in the desicion-making process. This on-site work allows easy access to agencies, stakeholders and information.

The Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council's Design Studio assists the citizens in studying the many challenges faced by the community, and proposes specific solutions. Charrettes need to be booked at least six months ahead of time.

The Charrette Schedule & Agenda
Pre-Charrette: The week before
Charrette interviews:
Several days of 15 minute interviews with community leaders, property and business owners, local government staff and elected officials, and members of other participating agencies.
Day 1 (Saturday)
9:00am: The design team arrives
10:00am: Charrette begins
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Overview of the Charrette Process/Slide Presentation 11:00am: Citizen Design Workshop
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch (Work continues through lunch)
2:00pm - 3:00pm: Pin-up presentation by citizens
3:00pm - Public workshop adjourns
4:00pm - 10:00pm: Design begins
Days 2 - 7 (Sunday - Thursday)
9:00am - 11:00pm: Design Continues
Day 7 - (Friday)
7:00pm: Presentation of work in progress
8:00pm: Public comments/questions
9:00pm Charrette ends

Ten weeks later:

- Final presentation of the draft Master Plan to community and elected officials
- Delivery of the draft charrette report