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Transcript of Site Analysis
Neighborhood and Context
Zoning of the neighborhood is important and information of this type can typically be found at the
Municipal Planning Department
of the site.
. (Immediate surroundings site.)
Description: of How people move towards and around the size.
- Include an analysis of existing paths (
), Note and describe
nearby landmarks and nodes
The uses of
streets, roads, alleys, sidewalks, and plazas
are important in this inventory step. (
About the Location,
How the site relates to major streets or landmarks.
Aerial photographs (
) help in this assessment stage.
There should be documentation of distances and time from major places. (
Map Quest or Google maps:Directions
Site to 5 major places
- Grocery store
- Gas station,
- Post Office
Before we build.... what do we know about WHERE we are building.
- Site Conditions - Topography - Neighborhood Context - Soil Conditions - Zoning Restrictions
Today you will be introduced into the development process of a Site Analysis.
- You will need to take notes on this section:
Test Next Friday March 27th and Monday March 30th
- This presentation will also help you understand the elements of Site Analysis to be better your
understanding of what is expected of you in today's project.
What is a Site Analysis?
step to site planning
involves research, analysis, and synthesis
It primarily deals with
Zoning and Codes
Elements of a Site Analysis
These elements include:
- Neighborhood context,
Site and zoning
- Legal elements
- Natural physical features
- Man-made features
Natural physical features
Natural physical features:
Most of this information will be derived from the
on the site. A
of this magnitude can be located from the survey engineer. Drainage problems as well as existing
natural features of trees, ground cover, ground texture, and soil conditions on the site
should be directly observed.
Research on Site and Context
Elements of research that is collected, put into a
Booklet of information (data) that is collected on a specific site
- Charts & Graphs
- Human and cultural
people in the area
public gathering places
that encourage people to linger and socialize.
(Parks, Plazas, Water fronts,etc)
Size and zoning
(where does the site begin , where does it end)
set-backs, height restrictions, allowable site coverage, uses, and parking requirements
are obtained by obtaining
from a zoning map, which can be located from the
city planning department
Includes: Conditions such as
rainfall, snowfall, humidity, and temperature over months
must be considered and analyzed.
The sun-path and vertical sun angles
are important to note.
Site Analysis assignment
As a group you will produce a site analysis on 6 vacant sites in Hampton Roads
Your group will be assigned a building type that your client wants built on that site.
Your responsibilities: are to conduct an in depth research on each site.
Due: Friday March 27th and Monday 30th