lauren elise clark
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ft snelling

village of ft. snelling master plan

village of ft. snelling master plan

year / 2012
location / Minneapolis, Minnesota
5th-year university project / individual work

project description /
The Fort Snelling site, located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, holds overlapping histories of Native Americans, explorers and the military. While taking advantage of the light rail stop located on the northwest side of the site, I am proposing transit-orientated, mixed-income and affordable housing. 

fort snelling master plan

fort snelling master plan

the plan.

The master plan creates legibility and cohesion within the site. A vibrant, commercial plaza adjacent to the LRT station allows people to enjoy lunch, hop onto the train or just relax. Adjacent to the plaza, residential community spaces allow people to congregate, children to have a safe place to play and residents to grow their own veggies. With the need of affordable housing in the metro area, the village of Fort Snelling will be a safe, sustainable and lively place to be.

amphitheater section

amphitheater section

twin cities region / affordable housing needed in 2011-2020

twin cities region / affordable housing needed in 2011-2020

 
walking radius + airport noise level

walking radius + airport noise level

 
twin cities public transportation

twin cities public transportation

lrt plaza + commercial street enlargement

lrt plaza + commercial street enlargement

lrt plaza

lrt plaza

lrt plaza

lrt plaza

commercial street

commercial street

residential courtyard enlargement

residential courtyard enlargement

residential courtyard section

residential courtyard section

interior residential courtyard

interior residential courtyard