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Additional Info Schwab WayExplanation of Potential Comp Plan Amendment relative to discussion of Schwab Way December 10, 2018 Town Council Meeting Workshop Item 5b The Town Design Structure Plan (specifically, page 207 of the 2015 Comprehensive Plan) states that “each Street Type has its place in a recognizable hierarchy that communicates both the image identified as Westlake and one’s location within Westlake. This is accomplished with landscaping, street lighting, street signage, information systems, and street section design that typifies the Street Type. A progressive intensification of identifying elements (along certain streets) communicates movement from edge to center”. With this language in mind, particularly with regard to “communication of movement”, staff proposes a potential amendment to this section of the plan that creates specific street lighting illumination zones (shown on the next page). These illumination and light spacing zones would be based on roadway type wherein specific fixture types are not the primary focus so much as photometric cones and patterns of illumination. •The types are broken down as follows and depicted on the map on the next page: 1.Urban light level: where secondary photo metric cones can touch...even overlap in a limited number of areas...but...the primary photo metric cones are independent...do not touch. 2.Parkway light level: where clusters of light fixtures allow secondary photo metric cones to touch/overlap within the cluster only. Primary photometric cones do not touch. 3.Rural light level: which is limited to isolated pools of light...usually at intersections. 4.Thematic light level: where secondary photometric cones touch/overlap at intersections and street scale fixtures are generally limited to intersections or other places of safety need and the lighting between street fixtures is achieved with Pedestrian scale trail lighting (bollards or other pedestrian scale fixture). Landscape lighting may also be used. It is a landscape illuminated presentation. This could be the feel of the Town edge. Comments on Hillwood’s Schwab Way proposal specific to the policy proposal above: Page three shows the light fixture type proposed by Hillwood for Schwab Way, while page four shows the fixture recommended by the Comprehensive Plan for a regional arterial roadway. The way the diagram on the following page is drawn, there is room for a new fixture type, as per the fixture proposed by Hillwood. Most of the Urban light level District is west, on Hillwood property. Given the Schwab Way photometric, shown by Hillwood in their submittal, the illumination generally conforms to the standard shown herein. However, there are a few exceptions at the turn from SH 114 onto Schwab Way where there should be fewer, not more lights. Also, the depth of transition from Thematic Edge to Urban Level in this area is not shown. Therefore, these two areas should be addressed. Summary: Pending Town Council discussion, staff may bring forward an amendment to the relevant section of the 2015 Comprehensive Plan described above at the next regular Town Council meeting. Page 1 of 4 Proposed Street Lighting Theme Areas Page 2 of 4 Schwab Way LighƟng Fixtures Proposed by Hillwood Page 3 of 4 Westlake Comprehensive plan Update238 STREET TYPE STANDARD/ FIXTURE/ HARDWARE Building upon the fixtures already installed along Westlake Parkway. Possibly a close derivation such as the Gallery 1970 by Sternberg Lighting Lights should have banner arms such as these by Sternberg Lighting Regional Arterial STREET LIGHTING AND SIGNAL PALETTE 2015 Forging Westlake Comprehensive Plan - Town Design Structure Plan Page 4 of 4