Levee Urbanism

Levee Urbanism is a speculative design project situated within the South Delta Exchange Authority.

Levee Urbanism would negotiate exchanges for property owners affected by the public appropriation of their land needed for South Delta water control improvements. In exchange for this appropriation, new waterfront property is rezoned for development, providing owners with waterfront development sites for a market that continues to grow.

The rules of rezoning are flexible but loosely dependent on emerging patterns of urbanization. Levee Urbanism also develops habitat parks, private clubs and public access. Building configurations are based on levee developments present elsewhere in the Delta, and house families, campers, bait shops, retirees, Republicans and Democrats.

Posted by dnpadmin on 05/22 at 11:38 PM • #

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Levee Urbanism buildings

Levee Urbanism buildings

Diagram describing the various building kits possible on the Oxbow Marina-style properties of Levee Urbanism.

Levee Urbanism constituents

Levee Urbanism constituents

Groups whose interests converge in Levee Urbanism.

Levee Urbanism Center Place

Levee Urbanism Center Place

Center Place is created whereever major roads cross the Levee Urbanism area. It is a public place, a piazza in the estuary.

Levee Urbanism field view

Levee Urbanism field view

View toward the Oxbow Marina-style properties of the Levee Urbanism idea.

Levee Urbanism exchange diagram

Levee Urbanism exchange diagram

Flood control and water quality infrastructure, habitat and recreation, managed urbanization using patterns already well-establsihed in the Delta.

Levee Urbanism Guarded Dam

Levee Urbanism Guarded Dam

Temporary dam, head of Middle River. These important elements of infrastructure are typically un-public, and are opportunities for future work by the DNP design team.

Levee Urbanism platform view

Levee Urbanism platform view

View from the levee crest through a Levee Urbanism bait shop.

Levee Urbanism water view

Levee Urbanism water view

View of the Oxbow Marina-Style properties of Levee Urbanism. The space between, in front of, and and underneath the buildings would be habitat managed by property owners.

Levee Urbanism, channel island diagram

Levee Urbanism, channel island diagram

Diagram of Levee Urbanism, showing the relationship of dense linear subdivisions to waterways.

South Delta section of Levee Urbanism

South Delta section of Levee Urbanism

This cross section diagram describes the various components of Levee Urbanism in the South Delta. Channel making would increase water carrying capacity and water frontage for property development, a potential source of significant value for local landowners, and create habitat that would be managed by property owners.

(Un)Follow the money

(Un)Follow the money

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