February 2013 Luncheon

Wednesday February 20, 2013:   Grand MetroLink Station TAP Report: A Case Study in Public-Private Partnerships

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Presenters: 
Kim Cella, Executive Director of Citizens for Modern Transit;
John Langa, Vice President of Economic Development for Metro Transit;
Gwen Knight, Executive Vice President of Enhanced Value Strategies, Inc. and ULI Advisory Board Member.

Public-private partnerships create connections, leverage resources, and serve as catalysts for action.  In October 2012, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), a non-profit working to support and expand the Metrolink, and Metro Transit, the St. Louis Region’s public transportation agency, partnered with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to explore development opportunities around the Grand MetroLink Station.  Through the ULI’s Technical Assistance Program (TAP), a panel of experts worked with CMT and Metro to identify short- and long-term improvements for transit-oriented development around the station.

Join the St. Louis Metro Section of the American Planning Association to learn more about the Grand MetroLink Station TAP Report and the benefits of public-private partnerships.  To learn more about the report, visit CMT’s website to download the report document: http://cmt-stl.org/grand-metrolink-uli-tap-report-now-available-online/.

Registration will begin at 11:30am.  Lunch will be served and the program will run from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

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January 2013 Luncheon

Wednesday January 16, 2013:   Senior Co-Housing

Presenter:  Peter Salsich, McDonnell Professor of Justice in American Society at St. Louis University Law School

The November 2012 issue of Governing magazine called senior co-housing “the next real estate trend.”  The AARP has several articles about the topic on their website and even include it as an option in their “Which Type of Housing is Best for You?” segment.  So what is senior co-housing and is your community ready?

Mr. Peter Salsich will explain the topic of senior co-housing, the land use and zoning obstacles and the legal questions about creating senior only communities.

Registration will begin at 11:30am.  Lunch will be served and the program will run from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

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December 2012 Luncheon

Wednesday December 19, 2012:  Annual Holiday Luncheon!!

Please join us on December 19th at Vito’s for our annual holiday luncheon. We will be playing trivia again this year, so everyone should bring some good attitudes, singing voices, senseless trivia knowledge and bribes for the Social Committee if they want to win. This event is brought to you by the Social Committee, the most entertaining and fun loving APA-SLMS members.

Prior to the luncheon, the St. Louis Metro Section APA is conducting a donation drive to support the American Red Cross and its efforts in aiding survivors of Superstorm Sandy.  The SLMS APA will match, dollar for dollar, all donations up to a total of $250.  Visit the Superstorm Sandy Relief page for more information.

Registration will begin at 11:30am.  Lunch will be served and the fun will run from 12:00pm to 1:30pm.

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November 2012 Luncheon

Wednesday November 28, 2012:  St. Louis Regional Plan Update

East-West Gateway, FOCUS St. Louis, and 9 other regional partners have joined in an effort to coordinate housing, transportation, the environment, and economic development planning across the St. Louis region. The goal of this effort is to envision a better future for St. Louis that is sustainable, equitable, and livable. The three-year planning process will create a regional plan that builds the capacity of local and regional leaders to implement sustainable practices by sharing knowledge, best practices, and resources; connecting local, regional, state and federal planning efforts; and making federal and local investments more effective and efficient. The planning process will have completed 3 of the 4 meetings in a number of the 11 Community Planning Areas and East-West Gateway will provide an update on the planning process for the RPSD.

Registration will begin at 11:30am.  Lunch will be served and the program will run from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

1.0 CM Credit Pending

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