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March Technical Lunch Meeting

Mar
17

What: HISTORY, CULTURE, AND A PLAN FOR THE FUTURE OF SHOCKOE

Presenter: Salvatore J. Musarra, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP, Senior Land Planner / Landscape Architect  / Vice President

When: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Time: Lunch is served at 11:45AM

Networking from 11:30AM – 12:00PM

Presentation begins at 12:00PM

Where: Hofheimer Building

2818 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230 

Remember:  Street Parking is available surrounding the area or attendees are welcome to take the Pulse to the Scott’s Addition Westbound Station or the Science Museum Eastbound Station.


Registration Price:  $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Note the price will increase to $40 for both members and non-members at COB Friday, March 13th.

PDH: 1 Credit


Presentation:

IN 2018 THE MAYOR OF RICHMOND WAS SELECTED BY THE ROSE CENTER FOR PUBLIC LEADERSHIP, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES AND THE URBAN LAND INSTITUTE, TO ENGAGE IN A YEAR-LONG STUDY TO DEVELOP AN ACTION PLAN AROUND MAKING THE HISTORIC SHOCKOE AREA A FUNCTIONAL, SUSTAINABLE, AND EQUITABLE COMMUNITY THAT ACKNOWLEDGES AND IS GROUNDED IN THE DIFFICULT REALITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE BIRTH OF THE CITY AROUND THE TRADE OF ENSLAVED AFRICANS.  THE OUTCOME OF THAT PROCESS WAS A LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS AND ACTION ITEMS THAT LEAD TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A SMALL AREA PLAN FOR SHOCKOE.

THIS PRESENTATION WILL PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW OF THE CONDITIONS THAT PROMPTED THE CITY TO PURSUE THIS EFFORT, DISCUSS THE CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT, AND REVIEW SOME OF THE COMMUNITY FEEDBACK AND PRIORITIES THAT WILL HELP INFORM THE FINAL PLAN.  A BROADER OUTCOME OF THIS CONVERSATION MAY BE AN EXAMINATION OF HOW THE ISSUES FACING SHOCKOE RELATE TO LARGER ISSUES SURROUNDING GROWTH, LAND USE, EQUITY AND COMMUNITY PLANNING IN GREATER RICHMOND PEER COMMUNITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY.

 


Bio: Salvatore J. Musarra, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP, Senior Land Planner / Landscape Architect  / Vice President

Sal has over 35 years of planning and design experience following practices based in Virginia, Atlanta, Raleigh and the last four years as a resident of Richmond. Sal has managed multi-discipline teams for small site developments up to 8000 acre master-planned communities.  His community planning work includes leading rezoning cases, downtown master plans, public parks, community neighborhood plans, and public infrastructure projects.  His land planning and site development experience includes project management roles to oversee site engineering, landscape architectural, and design services for both public and private-sector clients in many sectors including Healthcare, Higher Education, Mixed-Use, Office, Residential, and Public Infrastructure.  He is also an experienced public meeting facilitator and a frequent participant in community engagement process for both private sector and local government planning and development projects.

 

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Professional Landscape Architect in North Carolina and Virginia

LEED AP


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