We are a vocal community here in Asheville, very much involved in what is happening in the way of development and plans for positive futures for all concerned. One example, the Downtown Association just released this item:
News Release Urban Advisors Lecture of Economic Growth for Downtown Asheville For Immediate Release
In an effort to support the Downtown Commission's goal of crafting a Downtown Master Plan, The Downtown Association, City of Asheville and Quality Forward are offering a free seminar May 24, 2007 at 5:30 pm at The Asheville Community Theater for all interested parties.
Ed Starkie with Urban Advisors, LTD from Portland Oregon will be the guest speaker.Mr. Starkie has received three awards from the American Planning Association in the areas of main streets and downtown revitalization.
Mr. Starkie has 25 years of experience as a financial advisor for private and public development. Key elements for discussion regarding downtown Asheville are:
* Downtown Planning
* Determining feasibility of infill and redevelopment
* Re-use of historic places and structure
* Comprehensive Planning
* Transit and pedestrian-oriented urban development
* Main street revitalization
* Corridor and strip redevelopment
* Land analysis for under-used properties
This lecture will provide important information to assist in a better environment to live, work and play in Downtown Asheville. For more information regarding Urban Advisors, LTD, please visit www.urbanadvisors.com
I plan on attending. How about you?
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