Monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at the Cork Factory Hotel and include networking opportunities, a casual breakfast, and an expert guest speaker.
— Networking and breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.
— The meeting and presentation will begin at 8:30 and conclude by 9:30 a.m.
Cork Factory Hotel
480 New Holland Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17602
Members $10.00 per person
Non-members $15.00 per person
November 12, 2013
The Coalition for Smart Growth
Vice President of The Coalition for Smart Growth
As a unique and autonomous non-profit organization, the Coalition for Smart Growth provides Education and Advocacy for Smart Growth.
In their presentation, the Coalition will provide first a basic overview of our organization and the 10 basic principles of smart growth. These principles are generally recognized across the country as the preferred or “smart” way to approach community growth. Although frequently much of that discussion seems to focus on new land uses, the principles include focusing growth in and around existing communities, and fostering a strong sense of place with distinctive and attractive communities. Each county has a finite amount of land in square miles and we all need to be smart in decisions on land use.
They will also present on the challenges and requirements of project financing as it relates to New Uses for Old Buildings—a forum they presented in November 2012. A rehab or renovation project carries special financing challenges—the appraisal value frequently comes in below the actual cost. The Coalition will offer information on how to address this, and other, financing challenges.
December 10, 2013
THERE WILL BE NO MONTHLY MEETING IN DECEMBER.
We are going to be shaking things up in 2014 and planning a new approach to bringing you preservation education and events! We’ll be scheduling a brainstorming and planning session in December instead of our regular monthly meeting. Invitations to attend that meeting will go out in November.