Renowned Panel of Land Use, Planning Experts to Visit Area August 18-23
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WASHINGTON (August 15, 2019) — A group of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be visiting Raleigh, North Carolina next week to make recommendations to the Kane Realty Corporation and the North Carolina Football Club on the land-use implications of the collateral development of the neighborhood surrounding the sports and entertainment stadium proposed for the city. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary real estate organization whose work is driven by 45,000-plus members dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving, sustainable communities.
The ULI representatives, convened through ULI’s renowned Advisory Services Program, will be visiting the city from August 18-23. Sponsored by the Kane Realty Corporation and the North Carolina Football Club, the Advisory Services panelists will consider:
- How to create a vibrant and welcoming district that inclusive to all people,
- The best ways to ensure the district maximizes connectivity with other key points of interest within Raleigh, and
- Methods to support economic development of the surrounding neighborhoods, while establishing symbiotic relationships with community organizations to help lift South and Southeast Raleigh.
The panel will be chaired by leading ULI Member Leigh Ferguson, director of economic development for the Downtown Development District of New Orleans, Louisiana. “We are looking forward to bringing ULI’s expertise to Raleigh,” Ferguson said. “The Advisory Services panel is excited to offer our perspective on how stakeholders in the community can best organize the redevelopment of this area to create a vibrant and welcoming district that is inclusive, and which lifts up everyone in the region.”
Ferguson will be joined on the panel by Walt Bialas, vice president, research, JLL-Research, Dallas, Texas; Juanita Hardy, business and creative placemaking consultant, Tiger Management Consulting Group, LLC, Silver Spring, Maryland; Todd Meyer, principal, Stantec, Chicago, Illinois; Tom Murphy, senior resident fellow, ULI/Klingbeil Family Chair for Urban Development, Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C.; Douette Price, president, Pryce Resources, LLC, Sewalls Point, Florida; Zane Segal, project director, NorthGulf ZSP, Houston, Texas; and Dawn Volz, planner/landscape architect, Dewberry, Rockville, Maryland.
Panelists will tour various sites and surrounding neighborhoods and interview a variety of stakeholders in the community before developing a set of recommendations that will be presented at the conclusion of the panel’s visit.
Now in its 72nd year, the ULI advisory services program assembles experts in the fields of real estate and land use planning to participate on panels worldwide, offering recommendations for complex planning and development projects, programs and policies. Panels have developed more than 700 studies for a broad range of land uses, ranging from waterfront properties to inner-city retail.
According to Thomas Eitler, senior vice president of ULI’s advisory services program, the strength of the program lies in ULI’s unique ability to draw on the substantial knowledge of its 45,000-plus members, including land developers, engineers, public officials, academics, lenders, architects, planners and urban designers. “The independent views of the panelists bring a fresh perspective to the land use challenge,” Eitler said. “The advisory services program is all about offering creative, innovative approaches to community building.”
Past sponsors of ULI advisory service panels include federal, state and local government agencies; regional councils of government; chambers of commerce; redevelopment authorities; private developers and property owners; community development corporations; lenders; historic preservation groups; non-profit community groups; environmental organizations and economic development agencies.
NOTE TO REPORTERS: The media and public are invited to the presentation of the findings on Friday, August 23, from 9 am – 11 am at the Southeast Raleigh YMCA, 1436 Rock Quarry Road in Raleigh.