Properly engaging stakeholders is perhaps some of the most important work to be done in planning any community. Engagement gives residents, organizations, and business owners a voice in the planning process, encourages a diversity of perspectives and generates buy-in for plans. It gives elected officials the confidence that the plans moving forward have been reviewed by an engaged citizenship. The Urban Planning team at ROSSETTI not only takes this phase of each project seriously, we enjoy working with communities and receiving the input to our plans.
Detroit — It’s supposed to feel like home.
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Officially open to the public at the ribbon-cutting ceremony last weekend, D.C.’s Entertainment and Sports Arena (ESA) in Southeast will herald a new chapter for the St. Elizabeths East Campus, the former site of facilities for a major psychiatric hospital administered by the federal government. The project is part of the ongoing redevelopment of the 180-acre campus into a massive mixed-use community.
Mark Murphy is perched nearly 50 feet above the Titletown District he was instrumental in creating. And while the Green Bay Packers’ president and CEO doesn’t stick out his chest, he most certainly could. The full-sized football field and 40-yard dash area are both bustling. There’s a bevy of activity on the playgrounds, which are designed for a variety of age groups.
As professional training facilities continue to move back into urban areas, it is critical for planners and architects to consider the urban context outside the venue just as much as the venue features themselves. In order for the facilities we build in urban areas to benefit their neighborhoods, we must consider how these venues relate to their surroundings: the existing buildings, the street network and the people.