WRT is leading the development of Neighborhood Transformation Plans under HUD's Choice Neighborhoods program working with a number of cities and Housing Authorities to tackle their most distressed communities.
WRT is leading the City of Denton's new Comprehensive Plan Update project, with a terrific community that is fully engaged in the process. In early November, Denton's Planning Department held three community forums as part of the Denton Plan 2030. Citizens were a part of small discussion groups about Denton's future challenges and opportunities. City staff received valuable input and organized ideas. See some of the Community Forum here.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation will present its 2012 National Trust/Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation to Saint Luke's Manor in Cleveland, Ohio. The project is one of 22 award winners to be honored by the National Trust during its 2012 National Preservation Conference on November 2, 2012 in Spokane.
The City of Bethlehem and the Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority, following the success of the new SteelStacks campus and Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, are moving forward with the next exciting development of the former Bethlehem Steel site: a major study to determine how the historically significant Hoover-Mason Trestle can be redeveloped and revitalized. WRT, the master planners and designers of both the SteelStacks environs and the Levitt Pavilion, have been engaged to provide concept design and engineering services for this study.
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has named the Master Plan for Red Mountain Park the recipient of a 2012 National Honor Award. A redemption story in the making, the park will anchor Birmingham, Alabama’s new green infrastructure, and spur associated economic spinoff in a region much in need of a civic “victory.” The park will play a central role in helping Birmingham reconcile its proud and complex history, and move on from its dual identity as epicenter of civil rights struggle and former iron making giant.
It’s not every day that middle school kids have access to a construction site and can be an eyewitness to the construction of a building like Paseo Verde, but that is exactly what happened at 2012 CAMP Sustain.ability on Saturday, August 18.