Monday, February 18, 2008

Tell 'Em What You Think

General Growth has set up a Web site to solicit comments and provide updates for the planning process shaping downtown.

We missed the earlier stories on this but the Sun's site brought us up to date on the schedule for some upcoming public meetings sponsored by the company, all to be held at 7:30 p.m. at General Growth’s headquarters building, at 10275 Little Patuxent Parkway.

On Wednesday, March 5, Alan Ward, a principal at the landscape architecture firm Sasaki Associates, Inc. will meet with residents. Ward is the company’s principal landscape architect, who worked on landscape plans for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Reston Town Center, in Virginia.

On Wednesday, March 19, Gail Dexter Lord, president of Lord Cultural Resources, will meet the community. Lord, who specializes in museum and cultural sector planning, has worked on the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the Smithsonian’s National African American Museum of History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

The Wednesday, April 2 session will feature Keith Bowers, the founder and president of Biohabitats, an ecological restoration design, planning and assessment firm. Bowers’ background includes restoration ecology, ecological planning and landscape architecture.

The final session on Wednesday, April 9 is with Jaquelin T. Robertson. Robertson, a founding partner of the architecture and urban design firm Cooper, Robertson & Partners, has worked on projects in Daniel Island, S.C., New Albany, N.Y., Celebration and WaterColor, in Florida, and Val d’Europe, in France.

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