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Table of Contents
Introduction
Background 1
Objectives 1
Existing Land Use Plan 2
Proposed Land Use Plan 3
Proposed Roadwa...
INTRODUCTION
Background
A SWOT Analysis is a structured analysis method
used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses,
Opportunities and T...
Existing Land Use Plan
Doha South Urban Core consists of a mix of land
uses ranging from light industrial and heavy
commer...
Proposed Land Use Plan
Proposed land use changes consist of relocating
light industrial and heavy commercial uses out
of t...
Proposed Design Intensity Levels
The proposed design intensity levels provides
for high design intensity within the urban ...
GRAPHIC SITE ANALYSIS
Graphic Site Analysis
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Graphic Site Analysis
East Mansoura Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
Najma Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
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Graphic Site Analysis
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Graphic Site Analysis
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Graphic Site Analysis
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Graphic Site Analysis
Najma Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
Najma Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
Khalidiya Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
North Munthaza Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
South Munthaza Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
C-Ring Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
C-Ring Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
C-Ring Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
D-Ring Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
D-Ring Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
D-Ring Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
Haloul Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
Haloul Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
Haloul Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
Haloul Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
Haloul Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
Haloul Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
Haloul Road
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Graphic Site Analysis
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Graphic Site Analysis
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STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES & THREATS
Architectural and Structural
1. New structures and compatibility with surrounding
land uses;
2. Scale is generally appropr...
Architectural and Structural
1. The demolishing of older identified structures and
the redevelopment of new structures and...
Strengths
East Mansoura Road
Najma
Existing wide walks Pedestrian links to adjacent
areas
Newer buildings are in human
sca...
Weaknesses
East Mansoura Road
Najma
Old and decrepit buildings Varying and contrasting
archetypes
No drainage structures n...
Opportunities
East Mansoura Road
Najma
Girls School
(Future Rail
Station)
The demolishing of older
buildings to provide of...
Threats
East Mansoura Road
Najma
Disregard to public parking
provisions. Parking on
Sidewalks
Lack of safety provisions La...
Strengths
West Mansoura Road
Updated architecture and
newer buildings
Traffic calming measures Numerous new construction
a...
Weaknesses
West Mansoura Road
Old and decrepit buildings Varying and contrasting
archetypes
Lack of drainage structures an...
Opportunities
West Mansoura Road
The demolishing of older
buildings to provide off-street
parking and potential pocket
par...
Threats
West Mansoura Road
Utility hindrances within public
spaces
Lack of safety provisions Lack of pedestrian
environmen...
Strengths
Najma Road
Mosque
Najma
Existing wide walks Pedestrian links to adjacent
areas
Newer mid-rise multi-family
build...
Weaknesses
Najma Road
Old and decrepit buildings Varying and contrasting
archetypes
No drainage structures nor
pedestrian ...
Opportunities
Najma Road
Girls School
(Future Rail
Station)
The demolishing of older
buildings to provide off-street
parki...
Threats
Najma Road
Disregard to public parking
provisions. Double and triple
parking
Lack of safety provisions Lack of ped...
Strengths
North Munthaza Road
Existing wide walks Pedestrian links to adjacent
areas
Newer buildings are in human
scale, n...
Weaknesses
Old and decrepit buildings Varying and contrasting
archetypes
No drainage structures nor
pedestrian crossings
L...
Opportunities
The demolishing of older
buildings to provide off-street
parking and potential pocket
parks
Improved median
...
Threats
Disregard to public parking
provisions. Parking on
Sidewalks
Lack of safety provisions Lack of pedestrian
environm...
Strengths
South Munthaza Road
Existing wide walks Pedestrian links to adjacent
areas
Newer buildings increase
character qu...
Weaknesses
South Munthaza Road
Old and decrepit buildings Varying and contrasting
archetypes
No drainage structures nor
pe...
Opportunities
South Munthaza Road
Land acquired for
road widening
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Holiday
Villa...
Threats
South Munthaza Road
No left turns Lack of safety provisions Lack of pedestrian
environment
Deteriorating condition...
Traffic and Building Impacts
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Traffic and Building Impacts
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Traffic and Building Impacts
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Traffic and Building Impacts
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Traffic and Building Impacts
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Traffic and Building Impacts
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PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
Existing Parks Inventory
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Increased Greenspace Through Parks
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Existing and Proposed Parks Network
Increased Greenspace Through Parks
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Basic Principles
Stormwater runoff is the result of manmade
hydrologic modifications that normally accompany
urban and sub...
Objectives
When rain falls on the roofs, streets, and parking lots,
the water cannot soak into the ground. In most urban
a...
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Proposed Najma Neighborhood Park
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SUMMARY
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The findings of the SWOT analysis approaches were presented at workshops with MMUP
Urban Design and Transportation departm...
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Parking
Goals: More old downtown parking; Easier access to popular locations.
Proposed Actions: Build new, strategicall...
Land Use & Development
Goals: More old downtown residential uses; More mixed-use; More cohesive, compact,
and vibrant “cor...
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Urban Design SWOT Analysis, Doha, Qatar
Urban Design SWOT Analysis, Doha, Qatar
Urban Design SWOT Analysis, Doha, Qatar
Urban Design SWOT Analysis, Doha, Qatar
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Urban Design SWOT Analysis, Doha, Qatar
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  1. 1. Table of Contents Introduction Background 1 Objectives 1 Existing Land Use Plan 2 Proposed Land Use Plan 3 Proposed Roadway Design Intensity Levels 4 Graphic Site Analysis P27 Site Analysis 6 P26 Site Analysis 28 Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats Strengths - Weaknesses 38 Opportunities – Threats 39 East Mansoura SWOT 40 West Mansoura SWOT 44 Najma SWOT 48 North Munthaza SWOT 52 South Munthaza SWOT 56 Traffic and Building Impacts 60 Planning for the Future Existing Parks Inventory 68 Existing and Proposed Parks Network 69 Combining Parks and Stormwater Detention Facilities 70 Objectives – Techniques 71 Najma Neighborhood Park Concept 73 Summary Goals and Streets & Circulation 77 Parks and Public Spaces & Gathering Places 78 Land Use & Development and Landscaping & Signage 79 P26/27 Key Elements Plans
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION
  3. 3. Background A SWOT Analysis is a structured analysis method used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats involved in a project. The projects constraints and opportunities are examined relative to future development and/or redevelopment of the Study Area carriageways and public realm. The SWOT acronym is defined as follows: Strengths: characteristics of the project that provide advantages and assist in the project success; Weaknesses: characteristics that place the project at a disadvantage and may hinder project success; Opportunities: elements of the project that could lead to project success; Threats: elements in the project area that could cause setbacks for the project. The “Urban Core” is located within the old Doha downtown area and consists of an extensive mixed- use build out of more aged to decrepit structures. These dated structures and/or developments may present a lower assessed value than the actual land value. This potentially provides for excellent opportunities for new carriageway improvements and/or development, improvement of city character and improvement of both pedestrian and vehicular circulation. This SWOT Analysis covers the High Level Design Areas of Package 27, which includes Mansoura Road, a section of Najma Road centered at the intersection at Mansoura and Munthaza Road between B-Ring and C-Ring Roads. Objectives The overall objective of the infrastructure, transportation and urban design improvements is to provide an improved transportation network to handle the current population as well as the anticipated population growth in the year 2030. Transportation improvements include the widening of existing roads and streets, creation of urban expressways, providing adequate parking facilities to absorb the anticipated population growth and addressing attendant streetscape environments. Public transportation service will be upgraded through increased smart bus line and a metro transit system. The primary objective of the analysis contained in this document is to create an urban design agenda with a high level of quality in the planning, development and implementation of its: 1. Community Structure 2. Open Space System (including a Pedestrian Linkage System) 3. Street/Traffic Network 4. Streetscapes 5. Edges and Gateways 6. Site Planning and Built Form Introduction SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 1
  4. 4. Existing Land Use Plan Doha South Urban Core consists of a mix of land uses ranging from light industrial and heavy commercial to single-family residential. In many cases, these conflicting uses are adjacent to one another. The lack of greenspace, pedestrian links and parks do not provide the essential needed recreational amenities that creates a desirable place to live, work and play. SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 Doha International Airport 2 1
  5. 5. Proposed Land Use Plan Proposed land use changes consist of relocating light industrial and heavy commercial uses out of the urban core, removal of Souq Haraj, integrating 1 Town Center and 3 District Centers. Numerous parks are proposed with pedestrian links to provide safe and attractive passage throughout the community. SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 District Center District Center District Center Town Center Doha International Airport 3
  6. 6. Proposed Design Intensity Levels The proposed design intensity levels provides for high design intensity within the urban core on major arteries. High design intensity intersections or gateways will provide a themed junction integrating new street trees and palms, adequate lighting, accent paving, site furnishings, sculptural art elements and seasonal planting interest for both residents and visitors. SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 4
  7. 7. GRAPHIC SITE ANALYSIS
  8. 8. Graphic Site Analysis West Mansoura Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 6
  9. 9. Graphic Site Analysis East Mansoura Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 7
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  11. 11. Graphic Site Analysis Najma Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 9
  12. 12. Graphic Site Analysis Najma Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 10
  13. 13. Graphic Site Analysis Najma Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 11
  14. 14. Graphic Site Analysis Najma Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 12
  15. 15. Graphic Site Analysis Najma Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 13
  16. 16. Graphic Site Analysis Najma Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 14
  17. 17. Graphic Site Analysis Najma Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 15
  18. 18. Graphic Site Analysis Khalidiya Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 16
  19. 19. Graphic Site Analysis North Munthaza Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 18
  20. 20. Graphic Site Analysis South Munthaza Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 19
  21. 21. Graphic Site Analysis C-Ring Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 21
  22. 22. Graphic Site Analysis C-Ring Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 22
  23. 23. Graphic Site Analysis C-Ring Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 23
  24. 24. Graphic Site Analysis D-Ring Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 24
  25. 25. Graphic Site Analysis D-Ring Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 25
  26. 26. Graphic Site Analysis D-Ring Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 26
  27. 27. Graphic Site Analysis Haloul Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 28
  28. 28. Graphic Site Analysis Haloul Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 29
  29. 29. Graphic Site Analysis Haloul Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 30
  30. 30. Graphic Site Analysis Haloul Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 31
  31. 31. Graphic Site Analysis Haloul Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 32
  32. 32. Graphic Site Analysis Haloul Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 33
  33. 33. Graphic Site Analysis Haloul Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 34
  34. 34. Graphic Site Analysis Haloul Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 35
  35. 35. Graphic Site Analysis Haloul Road SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 36
  36. 36. STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES & THREATS
  37. 37. Architectural and Structural 1. New structures and compatibility with surrounding land uses; 2. Scale is generally appropriate to the human form; 3. Pockets and detailing of some structures provide a visual aesthetic to the locale; 4. Buildings located adjacent to right-of-way provide advantages to pedestrian environment and scale; Traffic and Carriageways 1. Pedestrian crossings located at signalized junctions; 2. On-street parking availability along most corridors; 3. Pavement markings visibility; 4. Two-way traffic patterns; 5. Signalized major intersections; 6. Access to major arterial roads; 7. Vehicular turn maneuvers are operational; Human Setting 1. Some areas provide for ample space to accommodate healthy pedestrian movements; 2. Connectivity through all corridors provided; 3. Buildings typically to human scale in comparison to corridor width; Strengths Architectural and Structural 1. Old and decrepit buildings; 2. Strongly contrasting archetypes; 3. Numerous building encroach in to the right-of-way; 4. Poor maintenance and upkeep; 5. Sub-par signage and way-finding system; 6. Stormwater drainage facilities Traffic and Carriageways 1. Lack of medians allows mid-block pedestrian crossings causing traffic congestions; 2. Double and triple parking of shop service vehicles and all day occupancy of on-street parking restricts customer usage; 3. Road signage and way-finding system; 4. Traffic congestion at peak hours; 5. Lack of properly timed signalization; 6. Stretches along portions of roads lack adequate pedestrian circulation space; 7. Lack of gateway or area definition treatments; 8. Garbage dumpster locations and unorganized collection points; Weaknesses Human Setting 1. Lack of pedestrian shade provisions; 2. Lack of safe pedestrian movements and preventative measures for discouraging mid-block crossings; 3. Lack of pedestrian level streetscape design and amenities; 4. Lack of garbage provisions for pedestrian movements; 5. Lack of cohesive design character and theming; 6. Lack of street furnishings; 7. Decrepit conditions of walks, curbing and pedestrian level circulation methodology; 8. Utility hindrances of pedestrian movements; 9. Unattractive pedestrian spaces where they do exist; 10. Circulation hazards to pedestrians throughout all corridors; 11. Lack of public park space for residents and communal gatherings; 12. Lack of proper human level lighting; Deteriorated conditions and lack of routine maintenance SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 38
  38. 38. Architectural and Structural 1. The demolishing of older identified structures and the redevelopment of new structures and/or parking; 2. Public parks; 3. Improved stormwater drainage facilities; 4. Relocated land uses to more compatible uses 5. Improved signage program; 6. Newer buildings meeting current building standards; 7. Provide façade and signage improvement programs; 8. Land owners to requirements to provide streetscape improvements with new building permits for architectural/structural works; 9. Land owners requirement for providing off-street parking facilities; 10. Creation of a destination place, a character setting to the local area or district; Traffic and Carriageways 1. Widened carriageways to provide higher traffic counts and improved vehicular circulation 2. Proper turning movements and curb cuts to businesses; 3. Reduction of congestion and traffic flows; 4. Change carriageway character to a more suitable themed corridors; 5. Improved parking conditions; 6. Improved signage and way-finding; 7. Re-alignment of Najma for smoother traffic flow; Human Setting 1. Shade provisions through the use of palms/trees, and shade structures; 2. Stronger pedestrian connectivity to surrounding residential areas; 3. Street furnishings; 4. Public park, pocket parks and small group gatherings nodes; 5. Pedestrian level lighting; 6. Pedestrian level way-finding system; 7. Landscape and greenspace requirements for new construction; Opportunities (Overall P26/27 Plans in Back) Architectural and Structural 1. No system of checks and balances for future land development and the issuance of building permits; 2. Lack of suitable public spaces; 3. Lack of strong pedestrian environment and character for local residents; 4. Lack of visible safety program and crime prevention; Traffic and Carriageways 1. Lack of medians allows mid-block pedestrian crossings causing traffic congestions; 2. Double and triple parking of shop service vehicles and all day occupancy of on-street parking restricts customer usage; 3. Lack of traffic enforcement and parking regulations; 4. Disregard to public parking provisions. Vehicles park on sidewalks and block traffic lanes by double parking; Threats Human Setting 1. Increased irrigation demand through new shade provision plantings and greenspace improvements; 2. Future infrastructure improvements and how they may conflict with public pedestrian spaces; Opportunities for street trees and lighting effects Opportunities for proper walk and bike circulation systemOpportunities for decorative way-finding signage SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 39
  39. 39. Strengths East Mansoura Road Najma Existing wide walks Pedestrian links to adjacent areas Newer buildings are in human scale, not overpowering Signalized major intersections Few areas with ample pedestrian movements Refuge islands and pedestrian crossings Girls School (Future Rail Station) Souq Haraj Under Redevelopment (Hotel/Mall) 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 22 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 Mosque 2 2 2 2 2 40
  40. 40. Weaknesses East Mansoura Road Najma Old and decrepit buildings Varying and contrasting archetypes No drainage structures nor pedestrian crossings Lack of gateway treatment to Urban Core Lack of shade provisions Lack of street furnishings, cohesive design character and pedestrian level design amenities Girls School (Future Rail Station) Souq Haraj Under Redevelopment (Hotel/Mall) 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 1 1 1 Mosque 4 4 5 55 5 5 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 6 66 6 41
  41. 41. Opportunities East Mansoura Road Najma Girls School (Future Rail Station) The demolishing of older buildings to provide off-street parking and potential pocket parks Improved median enhancements and prevent mid-block crossings on heavily travelled roads Provide carriageway character and sense of place Pedestrian shade provisions Pedestrian level lighting Enhanced Crosswalk Treatments Activity Keys Drinking Fountain Gathering Node Fitness Trail Water Feature Bicycle Parking Event Space Parking Pedestrian Link Tot lot Shaded Seating Plaza Trash Receptacle Open Lawn Park Playground Souq Haraj Under Redevelopment (Hotel/Mall) Potential Mixed-Use Complex Gateway Treatment Najma Road Re- Alignment Remove Buildings and Add Parking Remove Buildings and Add Parking Remove Buildings and Add Parking SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 Note: The entire south side of Mansoura is a candidate for acquisition and removal with the exception of the Mosque at the Najma intersection. Most building conditions are Poor and urban renewal will increase urban character and quality of living. Mosque 42 Remove Buildings and Add Parking
  42. 42. Threats East Mansoura Road Najma Disregard to public parking provisions. Parking on Sidewalks Lack of safety provisions Lack of pedestrian environment Deteriorating conditions Lack of street character Lack of medians to prevent mid-block crossings – safety concern Girls School (Future Rail Station) Souq Haraj Under Redevelopment (Hotel/Mall) 1 2 3 4 5 6 111 2 2 2 3 3 333 3 4 44 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 Mosque 43
  43. 43. Strengths West Mansoura Road Updated architecture and newer buildings Traffic calming measures Numerous new construction activities Pedestrian barrier protection at key locations Selected wide sidewalks Selected off-street parking Girls School (Future Rail Station) 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 2 1 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Mosque Future Re- Development (Shopping Mall) 44
  44. 44. Weaknesses West Mansoura Road Old and decrepit buildings Varying and contrasting archetypes Lack of drainage structures and pedestrian crossings Lack of gateway treatment to Urban Core Lack of shade provisions Lack of street furnishings, cohesive design character and pedestrian level design amenities 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 Girls School (Future Rail Station) 2 Mosque 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 5 55 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 Future Re- Development (Shopping Mall) 2 2 2 21 SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 45
  45. 45. Opportunities West Mansoura Road The demolishing of older buildings to provide off-street parking and potential pocket parks Improved median enhancements and prevent mid-block crossings on heavily travelled roads Provide carriageway character and sense of place Pedestrian shade provisions Pedestrian level lighting Enhanced Crosswalk Treatments Activity Keys Drinking Fountain Gathering Node Fitness Trail Water Feature Bicycle Parking Event Space Parking Pedestrian Link Tot lot Shaded Seating Plaza Trash Receptacle Open Lawn Park Playground Gateway Treatment SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 Girls School (Future Rail Station) Note: The entire south side of Mansoura is a candidate for acquisition and removal with the exception of the Mosque. Most building conditions are Poor and urban renewal will increase urban character and quality of living. Future Re- Development (Shopping Mall) 46 Mosque
  46. 46. Threats West Mansoura Road Utility hindrances within public spaces Lack of safety provisions Lack of pedestrian environment Deteriorating conditions Lack of street character Lack of medians to prevent mid-block crossings – safety concern 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 45 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 Mosque Future Re- Development (Shopping Mall) 47 4
  47. 47. Strengths Najma Road Mosque Najma Existing wide walks Pedestrian links to adjacent areas Newer mid-rise multi-family buildings Signalized major intersections Few areas with ample pedestrian movements Lack of Refuge islands and pedestrian crossings Girls School (Future Rail Station) Souq Haraj Under Redevelopment (Hotel/Mall) 1 2 3 4 5 6 2 45 6 6 SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 2 6 3 3 3 3 31 2 2 2 2 6 6 ASHGAL Field Office 1 4 2 2 48
  48. 48. Weaknesses Najma Road Old and decrepit buildings Varying and contrasting archetypes No drainage structures nor pedestrian crossings Lack of sense of place, corridor character Lack of shade provisions Lack of street furnishings, cohesive design character and pedestrian level design amenities 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 1 1 1 Najma 1 2 2 2 Girls School (Future Rail Station) Souq Haraj Under Redevelopment (Hotel/Mall) Mosque 2 3 3 3 3 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 ASHGAL Field Office 4 4 4 4 4 4 49
  49. 49. Opportunities Najma Road Girls School (Future Rail Station) The demolishing of older buildings to provide off-street parking and potential pocket parks Improved median enhancements and prevent mid-block crossings on heavily travelled roads Provide carriageway character and sense of place Pedestrian shade provisions Pedestrian level lighting Enhanced Crosswalk Treatments Activity Keys Drinking Fountain Gathering Node Fitness Trail Water Feature Bicycle Parking Event Space Parking Pedestrian Link Tot lot Shaded Seating Plaza Trash Receptacle Open Lawn Park Playground Souq Haraj Under Redevelopment (Hotel/Mall) Gateway Treatment Najma Road Re- Alignment SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 Najma Remove Buildings and Add Parking Decorative plantings Decorative crosswalks Decorative paving highly urban density areas ASHGAL Field Office Mosque Remove Buildings and Add Parking 50
  50. 50. Threats Najma Road Disregard to public parking provisions. Double and triple parking Lack of safety provisions Lack of pedestrian environment Deteriorating conditions Lack of street character Lack of medians to prevent mid-block crossings – safety concern Girls School (Future Rail Station) Souq Haraj Under Redevelopment (Hotel/Mall) 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 1 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 6 SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 Najma ASHGAL Field Office Mosque 6 6 5 5 2 4 4 4 4 4 6 2 51
  51. 51. Strengths North Munthaza Road Existing wide walks Pedestrian links to adjacent areas Newer buildings are in human scale, not overpowering Signalized major intersections Few areas with ample pedestrian movements Refuge islands and pedestrian crossings School 1 2 3 4 5 6 12 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 Mosque 52
  52. 52. Weaknesses Old and decrepit buildings Varying and contrasting archetypes No drainage structures nor pedestrian crossings Lack of gateway treatment to Urban Core Lack of shade provisions Lack of street furnishings, cohesive design character and pedestrian level design amenities Mosque 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 1 1 SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 1 1 1 School 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 4 6 6 6 North Munthaza Road 53
  53. 53. Opportunities The demolishing of older buildings to provide off-street parking and potential pocket parks Improved median enhancements and prevent mid-block crossings on heavily travelled roads Provide carriageway character and sense of place Pedestrian shade provisions Pedestrian level lighting Enhanced Crosswalk Treatments Activity Keys Drinking Fountain Gathering Node Fitness Trail Water Feature Bicycle Parking Event Space Parking Pedestrian Link Tot lot Shaded Seating Plaza Trash Receptacle Open Lawn Park Playground Gateway Treatment Land acquired for road widening SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 Mosque North Munthaza Road 54
  54. 54. Threats Disregard to public parking provisions. Parking on Sidewalks Lack of safety provisions Lack of pedestrian environment Deteriorating conditions Lack of street character Dangerous conditions for pedestrians 1 2 3 4 5 6 3 3 3 4 5 SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 Mosque 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 1 1 1 6 6 6 North Munthaza Road 55 5 5
  55. 55. Strengths South Munthaza Road Existing wide walks Pedestrian links to adjacent areas Newer buildings increase character quality Signalized major intersections Few areas with ample pedestrian movements Refuge islands and pedestrian crossings 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 1 1 1 1 Holiday Villa Resort Munthaza Park 6 6 6 6 56 2 2 2 5
  56. 56. Weaknesses South Munthaza Road Old and decrepit buildings Varying and contrasting archetypes No drainage structures nor pedestrian crossings Lack of gateway treatment to Urban Core Lack of shade provisions Lack of street furnishings, cohesive design character and pedestrian level design amenities 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 1 SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 1 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 4 6 6 6 Holiday Villa Resort Munthaza Park 2 6 6 57 22
  57. 57. Opportunities South Munthaza Road Land acquired for road widening SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 Holiday Villa Resort Munthaza Park The demolishing of older buildings to provide off-street parking and potential pocket parks Improved median enhancements and prevent mid-block crossings on heavily travelled roads Provide carriageway character and sense of place Pedestrian shade provisions Pedestrian level lighting Enhanced Crosswalk Treatments Activity Keys Drinking Fountain Gathering Node Fitness Trail Water Feature Bicycle Parking Event Space Parking Pedestrian Link Tot lot Shaded Seating Plaza Trash Receptacle Open Lawn Park Playground Gateway Treatment Decorative plantings Decorative crosswalks Decorative paving highly urban density areas 58
  58. 58. Threats South Munthaza Road No left turns Lack of safety provisions Lack of pedestrian environment Deteriorating conditions Lack of street character Dangerous conditions for pedestrians 1 2 3 4 5 6 3 3 3 4 5 SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 1 1 1 6 Holiday Villa Resort Munthaza Park 3 3 3 5 59 1 1 5
  59. 59. Traffic and Building Impacts 60
  60. 60. Traffic and Building Impacts 61
  61. 61. Traffic and Building Impacts 62
  62. 62. Traffic and Building Impacts 63
  63. 63. Traffic and Building Impacts 64
  64. 64. Traffic and Building Impacts 65
  65. 65. PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
  66. 66. Existing Parks Inventory SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 Increased Greenspace Through Parks 68
  67. 67. Existing and Proposed Parks Network Increased Greenspace Through Parks SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 69
  68. 68. Basic Principles Stormwater runoff is the result of manmade hydrologic modifications that normally accompany urban and suburban development. Impervious surfaces, soil compaction, and tree and vegetation removal alter water's movement through the environment by reducing interception, evapotranspiration, and infiltration and converting precipitation to overland flow. These modifications impact not only the characteristics of the developed site, but also the watershed in which the development is located. Stormwater has been identified as a major source of pollution for all water body types around the world. However, the impacts of stormwater pollution are not static— they generally increase with more development and urbanization. Traditional stormwater management practices focus on the collection and rapid removal of rainwater away from the point of impact, through a system of underground pipes and storm sewers, transferring water directly to sewer outfalls without any sort of pre-treatment. The primary focus is to reduce or control localized flooding - accomplished in most, but not all instances. The water collected by these extensive systems is treated as a waste product to be disposed of. This approach generates vast quantities of polluted runoff, disrupts the natural hydrologic cycle, and adds to the contamination and scouring of streams and rivers. In contrast, "green" or sustainable stormwater best management practices (BMPs) treat water as a resource to be preserved and maintained, taking advantage of natural processes to clean and filter runoff and emphasizing the importance of the hydrologic cycle. This new approach seeks to manage stormwater on individual development or redevelopment sites in a decentralized manner as opposed to the traditional approach of concentrating and conveying runoff through pipes and hardened channels to large-scale, regional ponds or basins. Combining Parks and Stormwater Detention Facilities The new approach seeks to slow runoff, mimicking a site's pre-development hydrology and protecting headwater streams and runoff conveyances from erosive stormwater flows. Slowing the movement of water through a system leads to fewer problems with erosion and increases the chance for on-site filtration and purification of overland flow. This is often accomplished by using vegetated areas in place of impervious surfaces. Plants serve to slow the movement of water through an area, leading to fewer problems with stream bank erosion and increasing the chance for on-site filtration and purification of overland flow. BMPs, designed to accommodate the particular needs of a specific site or installation, can reduce the quantity of water transferred to stormwater infrastructure, improve water quality, and add aesthetic and recreational value. BMPs are also often more economical than traditional approaches. The emphasis on built structures is lessened, which reduces installation and maintenance costs. The shift to more sustainable stormwater practices involves more than a simple change in structural components; it represents a new way of approaching the concept of stormwater management and water use. Stormwater permits often include specific requirements for the quality and quantity of stormwater that leaves a developed site. While it is important to address these minimum requirements, a “lowest common denominator” approach does not allow for a full exploration of how stormwater can best be used onsite. It is important to recognize that these spaces can be designed for people to use and enjoy while still meeting water quality and quantity requirements. Excerpts taken from the Water Environment Research Foundation, Alexandria, VA, Using Rainwater to Grow Livable Communities, 2009 1 1 SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 70
  69. 69. Objectives When rain falls on the roofs, streets, and parking lots, the water cannot soak into the ground. In most urban areas, stormwater is drained through engineered collection systems and discharged into nearby water bodies. The stormwater carries trash, bacteria, heavy metals, and other pollutants from the urban landscape, degrading the quality of the receiving waters. As we look toward the future, our water protection goals and water infrastructure needs are combining to push us toward solutions that integrate tried and true “grey” infrastructure with “green” infrastructure practices that can cost-effectively reduce runoff before it enters the community sewer systems and our water resources. Green infrastructure is an approach to stormwater management that use natural systems — or engineered systems that mimic natural processes — to enhance overall environmental quality and provide utility services. Unlike single-purpose grey stormwater infrastructure which uses pipes to dispose of rainwater, green infrastructure techniques as a general principle use soils and vegetation to infiltrate, evapo- transpire, and/or recycle stormwater runoff. By weaving natural processes into the built environment, green infrastructure provides not only stormwater management, but also flood mitigation, air quality management, and much more creating healthier urban environments. This presents an opportunity to therefore design the stormwater infrastructure as part of an open space/park facility as an integrated approach has multiple benefits. General Objective taken from the Multi-Use Stormwater Management Facilities Guidelines, Ministry of Municipality & Urban Planning, Doha, Qatar. Prepared by: Hassan Qasem, Saudha Backer, Infrastructure Planning Section (TIPD-MMUP) 2 2 Techniques Stormwater management should not be exclusive to public parks and consideration for opportunities that exist to incorporate micro stormwater facilities in other public structures. Streets should be designed as ecosystems where man- made systems interface with natural systems. From pervious pavements and bioswales that manage storm- water run-off to street trees that provide shade and are critical to the health of cities, ecology has the potential to act as a driver for long- term, sustainable design. Various type of micro structures that currently exist and are common in city development are landscape planters, curb inlets, curb and gutters and drop inlets. Landscape planters are ideal in capturing surface run- off, slowly filtering the sediment and recharging the groundwater. Opportunities exist where the surface run-off can be captured, filtered and piped to area locations for future use in public gray-water irrigation systems. Used as micro drainage facilities, planters can minimize the use of irrigation waters, partially, leading to an overall cost savings for the City. Curb inlets can be located where planters have been constructed. This too, can provide plant water needs through capture of stormwater run-off. Use of washed gravel and perforated pipes can remove run-off quickly and efficiently and provide the infrastructure support the Public Works department needs. Figure: Stormwater capture by planter Depressed curb w/gravel catch basin Planter Street Walk Building Varying water depths Existing ground level Vegetative buffer Figure: Basin slope treatment Depressed curb w/gravel catch basinDepressed curb w/gravel catch basin SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 71
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  71. 71. Proposed Najma Neighborhood Park SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 73
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  75. 75. The findings of the SWOT analysis approaches were presented at workshops with MMUP Urban Design and Transportation departments. The workshops helped refine the SWOT analysis and forge the design direction needed for the roadway and infrastructure improvements for Phase 4. Based on the findings of the SWOT, a planning and urban design analysis was conducted to consider a range of suitable strategies for improving the character of the Doha South urban core. Five central issues were addressed in this report: streetscape improvements; park and pedestrian linkages, transportation connectivity, proposed land use changes and the creation of senses of place throughout the old downtown area. The summary of specific design Goals and Proposed Actions for Concept Design improvements are as follows: Summary SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 77 Streets & Circulation Goals: Improve street life and the pedestrian experience; Connect areas of activity in downtown through stronger vehicular and pedestrian connections; Enhance existing pedestrian links and create a city-wide pedestrian link system connecting parks and greenspace. Proposed Actions: Create “sidewalk bulbs” at intersections and wider sidewalks in between to facilitate pedestrian through traffic, reduce the length of pedestrian street crossings, and slow vehicular traffic Where possible; Open new pedestrian connections to adjacent areas to improve circulation and access; Connect proposed greenspace and parks through pedestrian links; Connect retail and cultural sites; Improve existing pedestrian ways and create an interconnected pedestrian system .
  76. 76. 54 Parking Goals: More old downtown parking; Easier access to popular locations. Proposed Actions: Build new, strategically located parking facilities both on and off- street; Ensure safety through the incorporation of safety measures such as sufficient lighting and clear signage. Public Spaces & Gathering Places Goals: Creation of a Arts, Culture, Festivals and Events area that would be inclusive of a variety of cultural and diverse activities that would welcome locals and tourist opportunities; More public gathering places and pedestrian connections. Proposed Actions: Create a area public plazas or greenspaces; Create more mid-block pedestrian connections where it is safe; Create more interesting courtyards, pocket parks and small gathering spaces with places to relax SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 78
  77. 77. Land Use & Development Goals: More old downtown residential uses; More mixed-use; More cohesive, compact, and vibrant “core” of old downtown; Strengthen the identity of the existing districts; Create new sub-districts or quarters such as a Shopping District, Restaurant Street and interpretive nature educational opportunities within the Najma District. Proposed Actions: Create more residential and mixed use developments in old downtown; Take advantage of the development opportunities provided by vacant parcels and poor condition buildings to be acquired; Develop streetscape to create a more pedestrian friendly corridor; Create a neighborhood park; Use specialized landscaping, signage, lighting, flags, banners, and street furniture to differentiate between the various districts. Landscaping & Signage Goals: Create a strong old downtown identity through landscaping and signage; Encourage pedestrian activities by creating beautiful and easily navigated streets and spaces Proposed Actions: Create comprehensive old downtown landscaping and concept signage design standards; Use desert and eco-friendly landscaping. SWOTAnalysisHighLevelDesignAreas–Package27 79
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