Events

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schedule of events for the charrette week

Register for Charrette Events

Click on the events below to register and participate in any and all events! Note, the live design sessions will use a different link as they will be live-streamed. Recordings of past meetings can be found further down this page.

20
October2020
Meeting 6: Marketability & Economics Pt2A recap on the meetings #1 and #2 and updates on new information.
1:00 – 2:00
20
October2020
Live Design SessionWatch the designers as they work on different designs for the OLF8 site!
2:00 – 5:30
21
October2020
Live Design SessionWatch the designers as they work on different designs for the OLF8 site!
9:00 – 12:00
21
October2020
Keynote Presentation: Why We Plan, and Why We Are Planning Beulah.Some conversations surrounding the OLF8 process question why a plan of this nature is necessary. Certainly, the history of American planning suggests that our faith in that profession might be misplaced. Why should we have confidence that our current efforts will yield a better outcome than business as usual?
5:30 – 7:00
22
October2020
Closing PresentationCome see the charrette results for the different master plan designs for the OLF site and how your feedback ultimately helped shape the proposals? In this presentation, Marina Khoury of DPZ CoDesign will summarize the stakeholder feedback and present all the work completed over the course of the charrette. She will again be supported by Peter Bazelli of Weitzman Associates, Joe Minicozzi of Urban 3, Georgio Tachiev of GIT, and Meritxell Font of Nelson Nygaard.  
5:30 – 7:00

Recordings of Past Meetings

13
October2020
Opening PresentationWonder why the OLF8 site is being developed, and who was hired to do the planning proposals and zoning? In this presentation, Marina Khoury of DPZ CoDesign will present a summary of the technical and economic analysis work to date. She will be supported by Peter Bazelli of Weitzman Associates, Joe Minicozzi of Urban 3, Georgio Tachiev of GIT, and Meritxell Font of Nelson Nygaard. 
5:30 – 7:00
13
October2020
Meeting 1: Economics of DevelopmentWhat type of development is best for the community? Joe Minicozzi of Urban3 will explain the financial returns of various types of development through their unique visual modeling of land productivity. This session will be helpful to citizens, investors, developers, and policymakers interested in understanding the options for “return on investment”  of the OLF-8 site.
10:30 – 12:00
13
October2020
History of Triumph & RestoreJoin us for a brief history on these two programs to better understand their role and purpose.
12:00 – 12:30
13
October2020
Meeting 2: Marketability & JobsJob creation at the OLF-8 site is a hot topic right now. Peter Bazelli of Weitzman Associates will share his research on the market demand for diverse land uses at OLF-8, and how to increase the likelihood that those uses translate into high-paying jobs. Join this session to learn more about what types of developments – including commerce parks, office space, residential options, and retail development – are most likely to succeed on OLF-8. 
1:00 – 2:00
14
October2020
Meeting 3: Land Use & ZoningEver wonder how some things were ever allowed to be built? That’s zoning. In this session, Marina Khoury of DPZ CoDesign will lead a discussion on the proposed zoning and future land use (FLU) categories for OLF-8. Your participation can help chart the course for the specific type of development that will (and will not) be allowed on this site and what types of regulations are needed to ensure that the preferred master plan vision can be upheld. 
10:30 – 11:30
14
October2020
Meeting 4: Community NeedsWhat do YOU need or want at OLF-8? The residential growth of Beulah is outpacing the community, civic, and recreational opportunities available to citizens there. Join the DPZ team to share your thoughts on the next steps and missing pieces to ensure Beulah’s bright and prosperous future.
1:00 – 2:00
14
October2020
Live Design SessionWatch the designers as they work on different designs for the OLF8 site!
2:00 – 5:15
14
October2020
Keynote Presentation: What Could Walkability Mean for Beulah?In his books, TED talks, and town planning practice, Jeff Speck views community design through the window of “walkability.” What does walkability mean in a rural or suburban American context, and how can the principles of walkability be applied to enhance the future of Beulah?
5:30 – 7:00
15
October2020
Meeting 5: Transportation & InfrastructureBeulah’s four-letter word? TRAFFIC. During this session, Meritxell Font of NelsonNygaard will walk participants through the twists and turns of traffic and infrastructure on OLF-8. And more importantly, how a smart plan for more development on OLF-8 can actually mean less traffic congestion! Additionally, Georgio Tachiev of GIT Consulting will lay out best practices for green infrastructure.
10:30 – 11:30
15
October2020
Mid-Term PresentationCurious to see preliminary designs for the OLF site?  Want an opportunity to provide direction and meaningful feedback on the specific design proposals? In this presentation, Marina Khoury of DPZ CoDesign will present preliminary master plan proposals, with their general programs and supporting diagrams. She will again be supported by Peter Bazelli of Weitzman Associates, Joe Minicozzi of Urban 3, Georgio Tachiev of GIT, and Meritxell Font of Nelson Nygaard.  
5:30 – 7:00

Project Schedule

20
May2020
Technical Kick-off Day 1Topics: Team Introductions, Scope and Project Timeline, Market Analysis, Environmental and Infrastructure
Watch the Team Introduction Meeting
21
May2020
Technical Kick-off Day 2Topics: Transportation, Public Outreach, Planning, Zoning, and Land Use
Watch the Wrap-Up Summary Meeting
03
September2020
Presentation of Phase 1 Work to the Board of CommissionersPhase 1 summary and marketability study presentation to the Board of Commissioners, beginning at 8:30 am Central Time. Click here to watch the recorded presentation.
8:30 am
22
September2020
Urban Diagnostic ReportDownload the draft Urban Diagnostic Report which summarizes the teams findings and provides a general baseline for the October charrette.
13-22
October2020
Design Charrette New Dates!!!Multi-day interactive design work session. See the draft schedule below the events list and stay tuned for charrette details. Many events and meetings during the charrette may be attended via zoom, they will also be broadcast live, and finally will be recorded to allow viewing at a later time. We welcome your participation!
01
December2020
Scenario Plans ReportRelease of the draft scenario plan alternatives report.
5
December2020
Presentation to the Board of CommissionersPresentation of the scenario plan alternatives to the Board of Commissioners.
15
March2021
Implementation Strategies ReportRelease of the draft implementation strategies report.
March / April2021
Presentation to the Board of CommissionersPresentation of the implementation strategies to the Board of Commissioners.