ReZone Albany’s Warehouse District Design Workshop is in full swing. Beginning Tuesday, the workshop opened with a presentation and guided questions to foster community ideas on what the area can become, drawing from examples of renaissance occurring in similar industrial-type areas.
Working closely with Clarion, Dover-Kohl is helping lead this event, and the team is making substantial progress. Throughout the Open Design Studio, held yesterday and continuing today, the community has been stopping by and holding discussions with the planners, and seeing how the potential for change is being materialized through engaging illustrations that capture and further advance this new vision.
“This is the first major public event of the ReZone Albany initiative to redraw Albany’s outdated zoning map,” said City of Albany Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan. “The public, the planning department staff, and the design consultant [are] working together to draft a vision that will responsibly build upon what already is a fast-growing neighborhood. For a positive vision to be created, and for the Warehouse District to reach its full potential, we need the community to participate.”
The workshop will conclude Friday May 29, where the Work-in-Progress presentation will describe the work that has been accomplished throughout the week by this collaborative effort between the public and design team. This is the first of likely several more future events planned that will focus on 3-5 more areas of the city as part of this initiative.
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For more information regarding the City of Albany's rezoning and visioning efforts, visit: www.rezonealbany.com.
Map for Mobile is the first comprehensive planning process for the City of Mobile, AL to be conducted in over 20 years. It is an intense eight-month process to develop a long-range plan that will build off other recent planning endeavors for the city and the region. Map for Mobile will serve as a guide for long-term preservation, revitalization, and growth so that the city can achieve the goals and aspirations of its citizens.
Dover-Kohl will be leading the Designing the Future Workshop from May 18-21. The interactive, hands-on workshop will focus on design, character, and livability that builds on the ideas communicated by the public during the Focus on the Future Workshop (held on March 30). Throughout the process, the public can drop-in and talk to the team of urban designers as they work in a studio open to the public to translate Mobile’s ideas into plans for better streets, public spaces, and new, walkable centers of community life.
The complete schedule is as follows:
The event will take place at The Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds - 1035 Cody Rd. North Mobile, AL 36608. Attend one or both programs at 6:30 p.m. on May 18 and 21. You can also stop by during drop-in hours on May 19 and 20.
From May 7-13, Dover-Kohl will be leading a team and working with the community to develop a plan for the future of Charleston, South Carolina’s Folly Road Corridor, from Center Street on Folly Beach to the Wappoo Cut Bridge.
The charrette will kick off with an interactive, public hands-on design workshop, where participants will discuss and draw ideas. The design team will then set up a studio in the corridor where they will work rapidly to synthesize input, draw ideas and create a draft vision and plan. The studio will be open to the public throughout the week for drop-in discussions. Another public session will occur at the close of the charrette where participants will review the draft ideas to give feedback.
The charrette schedule is as follows: