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    M A S T E R D E V E L O P M E N T P L A N 2 0

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    Copyright January 2008 DAVID OWEN TRYBA ARCHITECTS

    The concepts and graphic representations contained in this report are copyrighted by David Owen Tryba Architects.

    Writen authorization from David Owen Tryba Architects is required in advance for any use or reproduction.

    Use without such writen consent is a violation of federal copyright law and is strictly forbidden.

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    Master Development Pl

    Table of Contents

    Foreword by Chairman of the Board

    A. Executive Summary

    The Planning Process

    Long Range Framework Plan Summary

    Long Range Program Assessment Report Summary

    Long Range Facility Assessment Report Summary

    Planning Filters

    Organization of Report

    B. Gardens

    Connections

    Context Aerial

    Connections Diagram

    Horticultural Principles

    Core Garden Themes and Collections

    Volume III Master Development Plan for the York Street Campus of the Denver Botanic Gardens

    C. Infrastructure

    Arrival

    Parking

    Site Enclosure

    Service Areas and Access

    Circulation

    Site Lighting

    Visitor Services

    Waterways

    Life Safety

    View Corridor

    Utility Distribution

    Natural Heat Exchange Systems

    Renewable Energy

    Materials and Resources

    Performance Measurement

    D. Buildings and Structures

    Site Plan

    Boetcher Memorial Conservatory

    Boetcher Memorial Hall

    Greenhouse Replacement

    York Street Arrival Gardens and Parking Structure

    York Street Entry

    Event/Education Pavilion

    Central Garden Service Berm

    Environmental Learning Pyramid

    Cheesman Park Entry

    Garden Caf

    Tea House Restoration and Bonsai Pavilion

    The Waring House

    Cactus and Succulent House

    Morrison Center

    Gallery and Research Center

    E. Closing and Next Steps

    Site Plan

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    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    EXECUTIVE

    SUMMARY

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    Master Development Pl

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A

    A. Executive Summary

    Junes PlantAsia

    When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight, nor for present use alone; let it be such

    work as our descendants will thank us for...

    John Ruskin

    The 25-year Denver Botanic GardensMaster Development Planconcludes a five-year, three-part comprehensiveplanning process begun in 2002, the 50th anniversary of the Gardens founding. The process has been inclusive

    and collaborative, guided by the Long Range Planning Commitee with the active engagement of the Board of

    Trustees, Denver Botanic Gardens staff, neighborhood representatives and city government officials. This effort

    addresses the central question, What role should the Denver Botanic Gardens play as this great city and region

    evolve through the first quarter of the 21st Century?

    TheMaster Development Planis a benchmark document which represents the critical next step in a comprehensiv

    undertaking that began with the Long Range Framework Plan. It is geared to preserving and protecting the

    essential historic foundation of the Denver Botanic Gardens as well as defining immediate, interim and long-

    term facility and program priorities. The plan also recommends strategies for improvement that will strengthen

    the Gardens mission of connecting people with plants. The document will inform Trustees as they make

    policies that set the course for future development, allowing them to direct staffand outside consultants as they

    implement theMaster Development Plan. The fully integratedMaster Development Planaddresses programmatic

    and physical elements of the York Street campus, providing a conceptual vision for long-term development of th

    gardens and supporting facilities.

    TheMaster Development Planis based on the Core Values of the Denver Botanic Gardens:

    Sustainability

    Relevance

    Diversity

    Transformation

    ScotDressel-Martin

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    A-2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    The Planning ProcessTheMaster Development Planis the final volume of a three-part planning

    document initiated in 2002 by the Trustees and staffof the Denver

    Botanic Gardens. Volume I (Long Range Framework Plan) and Volume II

    (Long Range Program and Facility Assessment Report) provide necessary

    context for both reading and implementing theMaster Development

    Plan. The following pages summarize these first two volumes.

    Volume I: Long Range Framework Plan

    The 2004 Framework Planis a principle-based living document, which

    defines and discusses the principles that will guide future growth and

    change based on an analysis of DBGs mission and unique history.

    Volume II: Long Range Program and Facility Assessment Report

    Part One - Program Assessment

    This report details the space requirements for each department,

    illustrating location and adjacency requirements. It provides general

    guidelines for space needs for the next five years and is based on 2004

    assumptions for programs, staffprojections and visitation.

    Volume II: Long Range Program and Facility Assessment Report

    Part Two - Facility Assessment

    This report documents existing conditions of the buildings, garden

    structures and systems of the York Street campus and recommends a

    three-tier prioritization for repairs and upgrades.

    Volume III: The Master Development Plan

    TheMaster Development Planoverlays planning and horticulturalprinciples to the Framework PlansGuiding Principles, applying them

    to the assessments and recommendations of the Program and Facility

    Assessment Report. This 25-year blueprint for the York Street campus

    addresses programmatic, physical (architecture and infrastructure)

    and horticultural elements of the Gardens.

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    D E N V E R B O T A N I C G A R D E N S L O N G R A N G E P L A N N I N G C O M M I T T E E

    LONG RANGE

    PROGRAM AND FACILITY ASSESSMENT REPORTVOLUMEII - PART2: FACILITYASSESSMENT

    June 16, 2004

    LONG RANGE

    PROGRAM AND FACILITY ASSESSMENT REPORTVOLUMEII - PART1: PROGRAMASSESSMENT

    June 16, 2004

    D E N V E R B O T A N I C G A R D E N S L O N G R A N G E P L A N N I N G C O M M I T T E E

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    D E N V E R B O T A N I C G A R D E N S L O N G R A N G E P L A N N I N G C O M M I T T E E

    LONG RANGE

    PROGRAM AND FACILITY ASSESSMENT REPORTVOLUMEII - PART2: FACILITYASSESSMENT

    June 16, 2004

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    A-6 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    2007 Master Development PlanDocument Overview

    What is the Master Development Plan?

    This Master Development Plan is a blueprint for the programmatic,

    physical and horticultural development of Denver Botanic Gardens

    to enhance the operational mission for the next 25 years and beyond.

    This document is the product of an analysis of The Gardens guiding

    principles, history and mission, a comprehensive assessment of the

    departmental program and facilities, and a thorough systems analysis

    of the historic facilities, all filtered through the DBG community.

    Planning Filters

    Through the summer of 2007, the design team engaged the DBG

    staff, administration, trustees, volunteers, neighborhood and city

    representatives in a series of interactive sessions to fully process

    the knowledge gained from the previous investigations, reassess

    priorities and programmatic needs, and explore opportunities

    for sustainable practices in both operations and development of

    additional infrastructure. This process generated a comprehensive set

    of planning filters with which to assess the strengths and weaknesses

    of the entire site. The application of these fourfilters to the overall

    site generated an understanding of the opportunities are for future

    development.

    The four filters used to analyze the Denver Botanic Gardens site are:

    Areas of StabilityAreas of Integration

    Areas of Reinterpretation

    Areas of Change

    Each of these filters are further defined in the following text

    accompanying the associated diagrams.

    Areas of IntegrationAreas of Stability

    Areas of Integration

    Zones within the property contributing to the core values of the

    Gardens that require relocation and/or repositioning to best reflectmission, principles and hoticultural narrative. These areas include:

    Cuting Garden, Wildflower Treasures, Kitchen Garden, Victorian Secret

    Garden, Spanish Orchard, Flytrap Feast, Rose Garden, Water Smart Garden,

    Ponderosa Border, Bristlecone Border, Lilac Garden, Endange