Adaptive Reuse Study
Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, GA
Prepared in collaboration with
University Architects for Facilities Planning
January 17, 2007
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CAPPA, a Community Approach to Planning Prince
Avenue, was formed as a vehicle to gather information
about the users and uses of Prince Avenue - what works
and what doesn't; what it has now, had then and might
have in the future - from as diverse a population of
stakeholders as possible and to then present possible
design solutions in a visual format to stimulate
public comment and/or action. After months of data
collection and public input, over 200 volunteers
including design professionals, community leaders, UGA
faculty, staff and students, ACC staff and ordinary
folks spent hundreds of man-hours in a three-day
design charrette* converting those facts, opinions and
wishes into a series of visual representations.
These images were presented at a public forum held
October 18, 2004 at ARMC's Medical Services Building
and made available online for further input. They are
organized by team as dictated by the issues facing
Prince Avenue according to over 600 responses to our
questionnaires. Those issues fell broadly into five
Landscape, Historic Resources, Diversity of Uses
(Planning), Urban Design and Transportation.
The images created during the CAPPA process gave
graphic expression to the public's aspirations for the
future of Prince Avenue. CAPPA went to great pains to
keep the process objective, refusing more than a few
requests to endorse or object to proposed plans along
the Prince Avenue corridor. Advocating "the right way"
was not CAPPA's purpose. Rather, our purpose was to
generate discussion. Thank you for taking the time to
participate and keep the discussion alive.
View the Slides
from the October 2004 presentation.
*Literally translated, charrette means "little cart"
and invokes the deadline-driven design process 18th
century architectural students faced to submit their
projects on the passing cart. Today the term is used
to describe the rapid, intensive process through which
competing community objectives, as expressed by
stakeholders through various input mechanisms, are
reconciled in creative design proposals.