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This Thursday--UPC Speaker Series' Plan Review Workshop!

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  • Brandi de Garmeaux
    Join us for our first Urban Planning Coalition Spring Speaker Series event this Thursday, February 8th. In this hands-on workshop, Walter Rask—Principal
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      Join us for our first Urban Planning Coalition Spring Speaker Series' event this Thursday, February 8th.  In this hands-on workshop, Walter Rask—Principal Architect of the San Jose Redevelopment Agency—will discuss all aspects of plan review for development proposals.  See below for more details!


      Thursday, February 8th
      6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
      Light refreshments provided


      King Library, Room 255/257, Second Floor


      Workshop Description
      An important task of city and county planners is to review plans for proposed development. Using actual development proposals, this workshop will present the basic plan types (site plan, floor plans, sections, elevations) and how to read them; the use of the scale; reading of topography; and standard terminology.  We will discuss the appropriate application of policies, regulations and guidelines.  The workshop will emphasize the importance of coordinating engineering and landscape issues, such as: grading, drainage and water quality; flood plain management; circulation and street geometry; emergency access; and streetscape design.


      Walter S. Rask AIA AICP
      Walter Rask is the principal architect of the San Jose Redevelopment Agency, a position he previously held from 1988 to 1995.  As principal of ROMA Design Group in San Francisco from 2003 to 2006, he specialized in the planning and design of downtown redevelopment, mixed-use infill, new communities and public spaces.  From 1995 to 2003, Mr. Rask was the manager of architecture and planning at the Centre City Development Corporation, San Diego’s downtown planning and redevelopment agency.  During his tenure, his staff entitled 13,000 units of high-density housing, the 26-block ballpark district, hotels and commercial buildings.


      Mr. Rask holds Master’s Degrees in architecture and city planning from MIT and the University of Pennsylvania, respectively. He is a licensed architect in California and is a member of the AIA, AICP, NCARB, ULI and Lambda Alpha International.


      For more information, please contact Brandi de Garmeaux at brandi@....

      We hope to see you there!
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