Jason King

Dover-Kohl Participates in Art Deco Weekend

On Sunday, January 15, Jason King, Principal at Dover, Kohl & Partners, will be presenting at a panel discussion about the future of Miami Beach with reference to Seven50, the Regional Plan for Southeast Florida and Plan NoBe, the plan for North Beach. Climate change, sea level rise, strengthening storms, bigger beaches, the opening of Cuba, the changing Miami Beach demographic, and major transportation investments will all be discussed at the panel discussion entitled:

“40 More Years of Fabulous: Structural Visions of Miami Beach” will take place at 3PM, in the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum, Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. The event is part of Art Deco Weekend.

To learn more visit www.artdecoweekend.com

Plan NoBe in the News

(Left to Right, front): Dover, Kohl & Partners' Principal Jason King, Planner Zach Parnas, and Project Director Hernan Guerrero participating in a bike tour as part of the North Beach Master Plan charrette.

(Left to Right, front): Dover, Kohl & Partners' Principal Jason King, Planner Zach Parnas, and Project Director Hernan Guerrero participating in a bike tour as part of the North Beach Master Plan charrette.

Jason King, Principal, and Hernan Guerrero, Project Director, led a bike tour as part of the North Beach Master Plan charrette which recently attracted the attention of national media. 

As the future of coastal cities has become a worldwide discussion the Plan for North Beach is being followed on the national and international stage. 

The tour included local environmental activists, historic preservationists, developers, neighbors and business owners.

"This is really North Beach's time," says King. While other surrounding areas, namely South Beach, have seen growth, King believes that "the development community is looking toward North Beach for opportunities."

Dover-Kohl continues their work on the "Plan NoBe" Master Plan, expected to be completed this fall. Community members and those interested in the plan can do so by visiting the project website.


For more on Plan NoBe in the news, visit: The Real Deal; Miami Herald; Miami New Times


Dover, Kohl & Partners Continues its Work in Albany, NY

In what is proving to be a rewarding collaboration between consultant, the City, and community, Dover, Kohl & Partners is once again at work with the community of Albany, New York. Back in May of this year, Dover-Kohl worked closely with Clarion and the City for ReZone Albany's Warehous District Design Workshop. Dover-Kohl and the City have now turned their attention to the South End community this week. As part of the workshop, members of the public got together in small groups to discuss the community's future and what that could look like. 

Albany’s “South End” is bounded by the City limits to the south, the Hudson River to the east, and following Frisbee Avenue to Empire State Plaza along the west. The South End includes a diverse community with a mix of residential neighborhoods, public and private investments, as well as commercial and industrial areas.  
As Christopher Spencer, Albany's planning director said to us of the overall Rezone Albany project: "We want to have the right rules in place to get what the community is looking for." 

"Zoning for Character" Workshops Being Held this Week

Dover, Kohl & Partners’ principal, Jason King, has been leading a series of workshops this week in San Marcos, Texas. These “Zoning for Character” workshops are allowing property owners and residents to learn additional details about the new “character”-based zoning districts and regulating plans being proposed in each of the six Vision San Marcos Intensity Zones.

Beginning in October 2014, the City of San Marcos, Texas and Dover, Kohl & Partners joined by The Street Plans Collaborative, helped re-envision downtown utilizing tactical urbanism—yielding low cost/high gain, long-term change. The Dover-Kohl team effectively engaged the city, the public, and transportation engineers and, in the end, the City of San Marcos presented a recommendation of changes in full detail that were publicized in the SMTX project, ready for permanent implementation.

As one of the fastest growing cities in the nation—for cities with a population of over 50,000 people—Long Range Planning Efforts, including the Code SMTX process to update the Land Development Code, are necessary steps in helping the City ensure positive growth within its community.

The remaining two workshops will be held today as follows: 

San Marcos Activity Center - Room 2

Thursday August 20, 2 - 4pm

Thursday August 20, 6 - 8pm

To learn more about CodeSMTX and the City's Long Range Planning Road Map , visit their website.

Dover-Kohl to Attend the Fly-in Event "Destination Denver"

Dover, Kohl & Partners is excited to be among the invited delegates to attend the Transportation Fly-in event, “Destination Denver.” Jason King, a principal of Dover-Kohl, will represent the firm at this event, collaboratively hosted by The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Miami Downtown Development Authority, Miami-Dade County, and the Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust.  As an outgrowth of the recently held 2015 Transportation Summit, the Fly-in seeks to find solutions and study financing options for Miami-Dade’s pressing transit and transportation issues.

During the Fly-in, delegates will meet with political, business and community leaders from Denver and learn first-hand how the area has successfully implemented their transportation vision—the Denver FastTracks program.  FastTracks includes 122 miles of new commuter rail and light rail, and 18 miles of bus rapid transit implemented through innovative joint development and public private partnerships.

Destination Denver will take place August 5-7, 2015. For more information about the event, and a list of participants, visit:


Jason King Speaks on Congestion and Quality of Life

Jason King presented “Congestion and Quality Of Life: Cause and Effect of Poor Planning/Design,” yesterday as part of Miami Beach United’s April 2015 Speaker Series. MBU is a community-based, non-profit organization which aims to provide Miami Beach residents a voice for city-wide issues impacting their quality of life. 

Visit miamibeachunited.org for more information about MBU, and its speaker series.

Li Yi to Present Seven50 at the 2015 ESRI User Conference


Li Yi, lecturer at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture, will be presenting at this year’s 2015 ESRI User Conference. Mr. Yi worked in collaboration with Dover-Kohl’s Jason King on the award-winning Seven50 Southeast Florida Prosperity Plan project. His presentation will address the research methodology, scenarios, and variables in producing much of the GIS data on that project, which included the first comprehensive walkability map for the region.

The Conference will take place July 20-24, 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center. For more information, go to: http://www.esri.com/events/user-conference/


DKP Presents at the Florida Institute of Transportation Engineers Conference

Jason King, Principal, presents today at the conference of transportation policymakers and practitioners today. His presentation, "Sustainability and Liveability: A Regional Viewpoint" highlights the Seven50 Plan for Southeast Florida. The plan for the region involved over a million participants in its creation and envisions a greener, multi-modal future. Yesterday, Jason presented the work of Kenneth Garcia and others on the Cypress Creek TriRail TOD as part of a mobile tour of transportation opportunities.

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DKP Featured in Climate Change Discussion

Miami News 10 has shown several segments this week with Jason King of DKP, Caroline Lewis of the CLEO Institute, and Peter Harlem, Florida International University’s GIS Coordinator, concerning climate change and sea level rise in Southeast Florida. The segments include “Miami Lives With Impacts of Climate Change” and  “Could Finding Sea Level Rise Solutions Create Jobs?” . 

As described in Seven50, the Southeast Florida Prosperity Plan Southeast Florida Prosperity Plan, Southeast Florida is already living with sea level rise and the solutions the region pioneers could be an important contribution to an international conversation on how to retrofit, retreat and reinforce in this new era.

Jason King Discusses Form-Based Coding at Miami Beach United Speaker's Bureau

Jason King will present "Form Based Coding, Master Plans and Alton Road" on Monday, February 3rd at 6PM at the Miami Beach Golf Course on 2301 Alton Road. Big plans are in the works for the City's main arterial, Alton Road, and this could provide an opportunity to improve the City's overall livability beyond the limits of the right-of-way. At the same time the City is pursuing initiatives intended to improve walkability of the City's north-south avenues, enhance the multimodalism of its east-west streets, and mitigate the impact of the Convention Center redevelopment. Jason has lived on the Beach for eight years; he combines his skills working around the country with his knowledge as a resident to discuss the island's opportunities. Also be sure to attend the next Speaker's Bureau when John Torti, Torti Gallas & Partners, presents "Avoiding Conflicts Between Residents and Businesses" on Tuesday February 11th at 6PM at the same location. 

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