Thursday, March 29, 2012

James Dougherty lectures at UM for the Architecture in Perspective 25 Exhibit Opening

James Dougherty, Director of Design at Dover, Kohl & Partners, is presenting a lecture on the Art of Architectural Illustration at the University of Miami's Glasgow Hall on Friday, March 30 at 6pm. Architecture in Perspective 25, an exhibition of architectural illustration by the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI), is currently on display at the School of Architecture. James' watercolor of Kerr Village in John's Island, South Carolina received an Award of Excellence in the ASAI competition and appears in the exhibition at the School of Architecture.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Pasco County Awarded; Project To Be Presented at APA 2012 Conference in April

Pasco County was awarded the One Bay Award by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) last week for the latest phase of a regional planning initiative. The entire project will be presented at the APA 2012 Conference in Los Angeles on Sunday April 15, from 4:00PM to 5:15PM. Jason King will co-present at the session entitled Mobility Fees, TDRs, and Form-Based Guidelines. Pasco County established five Market Areas within the County, each with its own policies for growth, transportation, economic development, conservation, and impact fees. One aspect of the project, co-led by DKP, involves a transferable development rights program for rural preservation coordinated with transit planning involving the Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Authority. In the near future, farmland and forest preservation will be closely linked to the development of new compact transit-ready development.

Friday, March 16, 2012

DKP Participates in the Madison Ave Workshop in Montgomery

James Dougherty and Jason King assisted the City in a workshop to plan the future of Madison Avenue near the Cramton Bowl. The renovated football stadium and new Sportsplex facility are likely to spur private investment on the corridor. DKP worked with residents, stakeholders, and City leaders to envision new mixed-use, commercial, hotel and residential opportunities in a walkable urban format in keeping with the adopted transect zones of the area.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Plan El Paso Adopted Unanimously by City Council

The city's Planning and Economic Development Department, along with a multi-disciplinary team of local and national experts led by Dover Kohl & Partners, and thousands of citizen planners, have worked for roughly two years to wholly rewrite the Comprehensive Plan for the City of El Paso, Texas. The new plan, Plan El Paso, gathered the ideas and aspirations of thousands of El Pasoans. Plan El Paso provides the basis for El Paso’s regulations and policies that guide its physical and economic development. It establishes priorities for public action and direction for complementary private decisions. Plan El Paso contains illustrative plans, diagrams, maps, and pictures to make its policies clear and accessible to City officials, residents, developers, community groups, and other stakeholders. This plan can serve as a tool to evaluate new development proposals and direct capital improvements and to guide public policy in a manner that ensures that El Paso continues to be the community that its citizens desire it to be.

Plan El Paso recognizes quality of life, as well as transportation and education, as foundational goals which will help the City to compete in every sphere. These foundational goals require a sustained commitment. Plan El Paso coordinates policies at all scales using the same guiding principles so that the plan can operate cohesively and guide the efforts of the City’s many stakeholders and decision makers at every level. Plan El Paso deputized the entire City as citizen planners through a series of hands-on public design charrettes which included over eight weeks of intense community exercises and policy discussions to generate the plan vision. Accordingly, the Introduction to the plan states, “The Plan for El Paso was created in El Paso and the best ideas came from El Pasoans. As a reward for undertaking this effort and persevering in its implementation, El Pasoans will one day remember themselves as the authors of the plan as well as the beneficiaries of the plan’s accomplishments.”

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