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Join SCPC in January for “What Is an Irving Planter…?” with Steve Preston

scpcadmin | December 10, 2017 in Upcoming Events | Comments (0)

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What Is an Irving Planter,

and Does it Require

Frequent Watering?

 

This, and Other Questions You

Never Thought to Ask

 

 

An Evening with Steve Preston

 

Steve Preston Headshot

 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 –
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Taix French Restaurant:
1911 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

 

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Steve Preston retires this month after a distinguished, 38-year career in city management and planning.  Currently San Gabriel’s city manager, Steve has spent his career as a tireless advocate for good planning.  Formerly serving on APA’s Board of Directors, Steve is a past president of both APA California and the California Planning Roundtable.  A Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and past member of the Planning Accreditation Board, Steve has also taught at USC and Cal Poly Pomona, dedicating his knowledge and experience to future generations of planners.

We have asked Steve to share a few observations from his years in practice, giving thought to these questions:

  • How you overcame any challenges;
  • What lessons about service ‘from the trenches’ you would have for those of us still working or entering the field;
  • What you found to be the best practices in municipal government that have influenced your life in a positive way;
  • How to ensure sustainability, including equity and inclusiveness, in a perfect world, or
  • Whatever you would like to say to a crowd of folks who still want to believe in positive change despite these dark days of American politics. 

 

No small mission!  Join us for an inspiring evening as Steve reflects on a career devoted to planning leadership and excellence in public service.

 

Our speaker:

 

Steven A. Preston, FAICP

City Manager, San Gabriel, California

 

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, soup du jour,
mixed greens with house vinaigrette dressing.

With one of the following selections:

 

Coq Au Vin –
Traditional French dish of chicken cooked in a red wine sauce with
mushrooms and pearl onions.

Fresh Boneless Trout Almondine –
Sautéed boneless trout, grilled almonds, lemon emulsion, and leek duxelles fondue

Pasta Monegasque –
Penne paste with tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.

 

All with sherbet and coffee or tea.

 

 

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost: $40 general public, $25 for students with ID

 

Please use the pull-down menus and button below to select meals, add guest names, and pay via PayPal. 

Note that multiple items can be added to a single cart before checkout. Registration is not necessary to use this system.  

 

Registrn Type
Meal Choice
Guest Name

 

Registration is scheduled to close at 5:00 PM on Friday, January 12, 2018, and after that time refunds will not be provided.
On-site registration (by check only) is an additional $10 and not guaranteed.

This event is eligible for 1.5 hours of AICP Certificate Maintenance Self-Reporting Credit.

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In partnership with the the Los Angeles Section of the American Planning Association.

 

 

 

 

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Questions?
 
For further information contact Bob Fazio at (626) 765-4036 or at rjfazio@mac.com.

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Thanks to Timothy Walker for the City Building Event!

scpcadmin | June 11, 2017 in 2017 | Comments (0)

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The Southern California Planning Congress
thanks Timothy Walker for this informative event!

 

City Building: Shaping Pasadena’s

Largest Mixed-Use Development

 

The 100 West Walnut Project

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Taix French Restaurant
1911 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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The largest mixed-used development in Pasadena’s history is about to emerge on the west side of its historic core.  The 22-acre site – bounded by Fair Oaks Avenue, Union Street, West Walnut Street, and Pasadena Avenue – is the last remaining large and underutilized site in downtown Pasadena.  It was assembled for the Parsons Corporation in the mid-1970s through redevelopment.  Lincoln Property Company bought the property from Parsons and is now entitled to develop in two phases 612,000 square feet of office and ancillary retail, 15,000 square feet of pedestrian-oriented retail, 2,500 square feet of restaurant and 475 residential units along Fair Oaks frontage.  The development was born of a unique interaction of committed citizens and organizations determined to make the development compatible with Old Pasadena and adopted City plans aimed at continuing Pasadena’s sense of place.  Lincoln Property Company actively listened to community concerns over a four year period and changed the proposed development to what was approved by the City.

Come and hear the story of how community activists breathed life into the City’s adopted plans and how a developer put all this together into a successful business model.  The development – “100 West Walnut” – will commence construction in 2018.

 

Our speaker:

 

Timothy Walker

Walker Real Estate Services, LLC

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, soup du jour,
mixed greens with house vinaigrette dressing.

 

With one of the following selections:

 

Coq Au Vin –
Traditional French dish of chicken cooked in a red wine sauce with
mushrooms and pearl onions.

 

Fresh Boneless Trout Almondine –
Sautéed boneless trout, grilled almonds, lemon emulsion, and leek duxelles fondue

 

Pasta Monegasque –
Penne paste with tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.

 

All with sherbet and coffee or tea.

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost: $40 general public, $25 for students with ID

 

This event has passed.

After the on-line registration closure date, refunds will not be provided.  On-site registration (by check only) is an additional $10 and not guaranteed.

This event is eligible for 1.5 hours of AICP Certificate Maintenance Self-Reporting Credit.

APA CA Logo - Los Angeles Chapter

In partnership with the the Los Angeles Section of the American Planning Association.

 

 

 

 

Download the Event Flyer

 
Questions?
 
For further information contact Bob Fazio at (626) 765-4036 or at rjfazio@mac.com.

Also, visit our Facebook page and click the “like” button to receive future updates as they are posted.
You can also follow us via Twitter for updates.


SCPC Event Summary – “A 20-Year Blueprint For Universal City Hollywood”

scpcadmin | December 1, 2012 in 2012 | Comments (0)

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Southern California Planning Congress
Event Summary – October 2012

A 20-Year Blueprint For
Universal City Hollywood

 

 

The Southern California Planning Congress met at Taix French Restaurant to hear about The Evolution Plan No Residential Alternative from the NBCUniversal project team. The following speakers were part of the program:

 

  • Corinne Verdery, Chief Real Estate Development & Planning Officer,
    Global Real Estate – NBCUniversal
  • Darnell Tyler, Director, West Coast Real Estate – NBCUniversal
  • Pat Gibson, Principal – Gibson Transportation

 

The NBCUniversal Evolution Plan includes upgrades and improvements to the site’s production and post production facilities, a revitalized entertainment destination, and modern office space, all without expanding the current property footprint. 

The  Evolution Plan No Residential Alternative also includes  more than $100 million dollars in  local and regional transit and transportation improvements, and a Transportation Demand Management program. Universal estimates that the project will create over 30,000 jobs during construction and operations. 

 

THE PROJECT LAND USE PLAN

 Land Use Summary - Source NBCUniversal

 

PROJECT ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

The project was announced in December 2006 as a long-term plan for the 391-acre Universal City property. The project included upgrades and improvements to studio production and post production facilities, additional new media-related office space, enhancements to Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park and CityWalk, and the creation of a new 2,937-unit residential neighborhood, which would include 35 acres of new open space.

In 2007, the Evolution Plan entered into the environmental review process phase.  A number of comments were received on the Draft EIR from the community as well as from County Supervisor Yaroslavsky and City Councilmember LaBonge, requesting that the residential portion of the project be eliminated.  The no-residential alternative was analyzed in the Final EIR and subsequently chosen as the environmentally-superior alternative.

The stated outcome of the chosen project alternative includes the following:

  • Less intensive use of the property;
  • Less traffic, less significant impacts after mitigation; and
  • Less neighborhood impacts, with largely the same mitigation package as the plan with residential.

 

THE INTEGRAL TRANSPORTATION ELEMENT
 
The next part of the team’s presentation focused on transportation improvements related to the 20-year plan. 

 

OVERALL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS

 Overall Improvements - Source NBCUniversal

 

While the Evolution Plan No Residential Alternative will generate less traffic, the 20-year project will include an investment of more than $100 million in transportation and transit improvements, including:

  • Adding a new southbound on-ramp to the 101 Freeway from Universal Studios Boulevard.
  • Improving the 101 Freeway interchange at Campo de Cahuenga Way.
  • Improving more than 120 intersections.
  • Upgrading and widening Lankershim Blvd., Barham Blvd. and Forest Lawn Drive.

 

MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS IN VICINITY

Regional Access Enhancements - Source NBCUniversal

 

In an innovative application of mitigation measures, Universal has partnered with Caltrans to provide a catalyst to improve the five-mile stretch of 101 corridor from Highland Avenue to the 101/134 interchange.  Universal has agreed to prepare the construction plans and provide initial funding so that future transportation funding from the State or the Federal government can be applied to a shovel-ready set of projects when additional funding becomes available. 

The corridor improvements include an upgrade to the State Route 134 freeway in both directions at the US-101 freeway interchange, and upgrades to access ramps. 

 

MAJOR SITE IMPROVEMENTS


Property Edge Improvements - Source NBCUniversal

 

The project will invest in transit improvements and programs to connect employees and theme park guests to the adjacent Metro Station at Lankershim Boulevard, including shuttles and a transportation demand management program.

 

PLANNED TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS –
FUNDED BY PROJECT

Transit Improvements - Source NBCUniversal

 

 

Visit the project web site at nbcuniversalevolution.com