Virtual Walkthrough

 

View these 3 videos to learn about the latest design options for the Campus Vision project. See and hear Scott Jordan, Lead Designer and Principal at Civitas, describe the 3 design alternatives and how you can contribute your feedback by taking the survey.

Design Alternatives

 

These Design Alternatives give you a chance to tell us how bold and transformative the Campus Vision should be. Each of the designs creates an active and vibrant center, while showing different changes to the existing facilities and features throughout the Jones Center Campus. The question is “How BOLD do you want to be?”

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A. The Living Room

 

The Living Room design focuses on changes around the center of the Jones Center Campus just west of the main building. A central lawn is surrounded by a variety of flexible spaces, and large community gathering areas, such as shade pavilions and flexible plazas. The campus becomes better connected by adding a walk-friendly plaza space between the Education Building and Center for Nonprofits, creating a direct connection to Emma Avenue, Luther George Park, and Downtown Springdale. To the east of the main building, the parking and existing spaces remain, with new features added to the main entry landscape to create an enhanced arrival area.

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B. The Quad

 

The Quad Design adds the possibility of relocating some existing facilities and their users (Camp War Eagle and a Senior Center) into the campus in a new building adjacent to the main central lawn. This design also explores the addition of a sustainable rain garden landscape to enable the campus to treat the stormwater collected from the parking lots and enhance the overall environmental benefits of the Campus. To the east of the main building, additional parking has been added closer to the front entry of The Jones Center, where the southern wing of the building would house expanded recreational facilities, plus adding some indoor-outdoor recreation areas with a new fitness loop and flexible soccer fields at the northeast edge of the campus.

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C. The Hub

 

The most bold of all three designs, The Hub explores similar features to The Quad design, plus relocated facilities west of the main building, while east of the main building the deign proposes a complete transformation. By relocating all of the parking to the north along Huntsville Avenue, this design introduces new community gathering spaces to the south of the main entry and a larger action sports facility with a large skate park, dirt bike track, a new shade pavilion, and restroom to serve the many current and future users of the action sports area along the eastern edge.

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Programming Comparison

 

As the designs offer increasingly bold transformations, they allow a wider variety of potential park programs and uses to be introduced. The enhanced amenities and expanded programming would draw more users, and increase the overall cost of the project, which could mean breaking the project into phases that are completed as funds become available.

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