Old Capitol Green (16 block development)
Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
Role + Responsibility:
The design for the Old Capitol Green Master Plan, a 6 million sq ft, 13-block development, included the production of Architectural, Urban and Landscape Design Guidelines as well as sustainable and infrastructure strategies. The Guidelines, written by Jessica Jamroz in collaboration with the Owner, were accepted and ratified by the City of Jackson in 2009. This Master Plan sets a new standard for controlled growth and high density mixed-used development. The plan motto “Cherishing the past, embracing the future” reflects the team’s desire to marry the historic traditions of Jackson with a competitive vision for the City of Jackson for new and competing regional economies.
The 1822 Square was the first of thirteen blocks to undergo public-private funding, land acquisition, and Construction Documentation. As with many large-scale, developments - providing adequate parking played a considerable role throughout the project’s development. A robotic valet was chosen as a parking solution for the project because it offers significant space efficiency versus conventional parking systems and decreases the carbon footprint of the parking garage to support achievement of the high sustainability benchmarks required for the project. The fully automated parking and retrieval system utilizes robots to move cars on pallets throughout the structure. The technology eliminates the need for building ramps and reduces the number of drive aisles allowing the cars to fit in roughly half the space required by a conventional garage. The garage will also feature innovative alternative fueling stations for recharging multiple plug-in electric vehicles.
Owner: Full Spectrum Development South
Construction Cost: $1.1 Billion (projected)
Total Area: 13 Blocks and Total 6 Million Sq Ft Development Master Plan; 1,300 stall parking garage
Project Leaders: Jessica Jamroz and Frederic Schwartz
Architect / Planner: Frederic Schwartz Architects
Local Architect: JBHM Architects
Construction Manager: Yates Construction
Energy Engineering: Johnson Controls
Structural Engineering: Mabry Engineering
Site / Civil Engineer: Neil-Schaffer
Environmnetal Engineer: Waggoner Engineering