REVITALIZATION PROGRAM MANAGER/URBAN DESIGNER
Jun 2012 - Present (8 years 11 months)
Facilitate the strategic revitalization of two transit oriented districts that receive significant public and private investment for infrastructure and redevelopment. Responsible for developing and reviewing plans to improve urban design, creating opportunities for quality infill and mixed use development, and increasing access to public transit. Review development proposals for compliance with revitalization goals and urban design guidelines. Organize inter- agency teams to develop transportation, planning, and design policies that help the county as it transitions from suburban to urban. Develop urban design guidelines to implement comprehensive plan goals. Create and maintain active relationships with local revitalization stakeholders through presentations, workshops, and attending meetings as a department representative.
• Managed the county’s first CDA/TIF at the Mosaic District. The district is the result of a public-private partnership to create a mixed-use center near an under-utilized Metro station.
• Led a multi-agency team to develop a land use and transportation plan for the Seven Corners CBC. The process to rewrite the comprehensive plan included two community task forces, 85 public meetings, and three design charrettes.
• Department representative and coordinator with VDOT for the Board of Supervisor’s initiative to implement the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transport’s “Multimodal System Design Guidelines.”
PROJECT MANAGER/URBAN DESIGNER
Jan 2011 - May 2012 (1 year 4 months)
Developed a public realm master plan for the Westshore Business District which encompassed the Tampa International Airport and two TIF districts. Prepared an existing conditions report. Worked closely with clients and stakeholders while conducting public outreach surveys and design workshops. Created graphics, 3D model, and final renderings.
May 2011 - May 2012 (1 year)
Performed research and prepared case studies to evaluate shared bicycle and bus lanes for a study sponsored by the Florida Depart. of Transportation entitled “A Guide to Design, Policies and Operational Characteristics for Shared Bike/Bus Lanes.”
PLANNING + DEVELOPMENT PROJECT MANAGER
Lexington Development Corporation
May 2004 - Jul 2010 (6 years 2 months)
Managed a team of three employees to direct the planning, design, and entitlements for large scale residential and mixed use projects. Prepared master plans and detailed site plans. Organized neighborhood surveys to identify public space needs and developed design concepts to meet community expectations. Worked with municipalities to obtain permits. Presented plans to review boards and city councils. Reviewed contracts and due diligence materials for the purchase and sale of properties. Prepared development budgets and schedules. Managed engineering and environmental sub-contractors. Led the company’s first sustainable development project using LEED-ND standards.