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HEAVILY FAVORED HEAVENS STAIRWAY BREEZES DOWN HILLSIDE TURF TO 3 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; BAZE & JONES TEAM FOR VICTORY

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2015)–Confidently handled by Tyler Baze, heavily favored Heavens Stairway pounced on longshot pacesetter Mark of a Gem approaching the furlong pole and went on to an impressive 3 ¼ length win in Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita while covering 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s hillside turf course in 1:11.98.Well beaten after stumbling at the break in the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint on Jan. 24, she broke sharply today and settled nicely behind splits of 21.67, 43.44 and 1:06.25.“She stumbled out of the gate last time (with Corey Nakatani up) and she didn’t have a very good trip that day,” said Baze, who is now a perfect three for three with her. “I had a great trip today. The pace was set up in front of me and I was sitting in a beautiful spot. She’s a very nice filly.”A course specialist, the Marty Jones-trained Heavens Stairway picked up her fifth lifetime win, all of them coming from six tries down the unique hillside layout. Off at 7-5 in a field of nine older fillies and mares, she paid $4.80, $3.40 and $2.80. A 5-year-old California-bred mare by Decarchy, Heavens Stairway was bred by Joshua Litt and AJM Racing and is owned by AJM Racing, LLC and J B K Stable. In her 11th overall start, she picked up $46,800 for the win, increasing her earnings to $183,560.“She got away from there a lot better today,” said Jones. “She just followed Mark of a Gem and she couldn’t have had a better trip. Tyler gets along with her really well. She loves running down the hill, she just needs a fair run at it.”Kool Kat sat third down the hill under a snug hold from Santiago Gonzalez and finished second, one length in front of a fast finishing Grazenette. Off at 11-1, Kool Kat paid $9.00 and $6.20.Ridden by Joe Talamo, Grazenette finished third, three quarters of a length in front of pacesetting Mark of a Gem. Off at 12-1, Grazenette paid $5.20 to show.First post time on Friday at Santa Anita is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. –30–last_img read more

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Whole Foods proposal in limbo

first_imgAt the end, Mayor Todd Campbell and Councilman Jef Vander Borght were leaning in support of the project with a few minor changes. “I will preserve the Rancho at all cost,” Campbell said. “But I believe the cons can be overcome.” Council members David Gordon and Marsha Ramos stood against it. Gordon said the project didn’t meet the intent of Rancho area zoning codes. “It’s not just the physical size, it’s the use,” he said. “That’s why we’re struggling with this.” Meanwhile, Councilman David Golonski held out, suggesting he could support the store if it were slashed to 40,000 square feet. But both Whole Foods and the developer have said there is little room to renegotiate the size. “We’re willing to go back and rework the project,” Michael Hastings, a consultant on the project and a former Burbank councilman, said Wednesday. “We need some clarity. … The bottom line is it’s up to the City Council to understand what real compromise is and what fantasy compromise is.” Based in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods is known for its progressive environmentalism and organic produce and is a much-sought-after business for cities. The nearest outlets are in Glendale and Sherman Oaks. The market is proposed for Alameda Avenue – a busy four-lane road – and Main Street, a narrow two-lane road that empties into the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Burbank planners have proposed putting bicycle lanes on Main to accommodate equestrians and posting warning signs for motorists. Also, the developer has plans to widen Main’s intersection at Alameda with right- and left-turn lanes to ease traffic. eugene.tong@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Also, they say the traffic projected – 2,500 cars per day, according to city studies – would be too disruptive and dangerous for the neighborhood’s two- and four-legged residents. Others cite pedestrian safety, with an elementary school and a convalescent home on the same block. “Please let these people go away,” opponent Patrika Darbo said. “We just want our neighborhood back. … If Whole Foods wants to build a market here, let them build something on the property that we say they can build.” Others praised Whole Foods for offering consumers healthier eating options. “We can’t be afraid of progress, good progress,” supporter Linda Bass said. “It will be a great asset for the community.” Backers wore the familiar green Whole Foods Market logo, while opponents wore buttons with the number 4854 – the number of car trips the store could add to the area – and a red slash crossing it out. BURBANK – Whatever decision the City Council makes in two weeks regarding a proposed Whole Foods Market in the Rancho equestrian district, it likely won’t please everyone. It’s a choice between soothing the fears of residents whose homes come with backyard stables and who foresee a traffic nightmare, and reaping the potential economic benefits from a popular natural-foods grocer. Both sides were firmly entrenched at a public hearing on the 59,500-square-foot store proposed for 901 W. Alameda Ave. that lasted nearly nine hours and stretched into early Wednesday. More than 100 speakers took to the podium. Most opponents, while in favor of a Whole Foods Market in the city, say the size of the store is too big for the 76,000-square-foot site. last_img read more

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Sierra Vista falls, 62-48

first_img“They’ve got a gritty little team,” Laguna Hills coach Jim Martin said. “There’s no quit in those kids. I give them all the credit in the world.” Cabrito scored 12 of her 14 points in the second half. james.figueroa@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After jumping to a 10-2 first-quarter lead, Laguna Hills turned up the heat in the second quarter. The Hawks outscored Sierra Vista 22-9 for a 35-16 halftime lead. Laguna Hills standout freshman Lauren Engeln scored 10 of her game-high 20 points in the quarter. The Hawks, who often made Sierra Vista look silly by using their motion offense to get into the lane for easy baskets, also benefited from several errant passes made by the Dons. Locklear said Sierra Vista was thrown off balance when point guard Jasmine Cabrito and forward Sonia Morales were forced to the bench in the second quarter because of foul trouble. “Jas picking up those two quick fouls took us out of the game,” he said. “They knew that, and they attacked us up front.” Despite the large deficit, Sierra Vista (25-3) continued to play hard. The Dons rode the energy of a boisterous Sierra Vista crowd and mounted a fourth-quarter rally that was too late to make much of a difference. The top-ranked Hawks (24-4) used a huge second quarter and took advantage of turnovers to overpower Sierra Vista 62-48 in the CIF-Southern Section Division IV-A semifinals at Concordia University. “We knew everything they were going to do,” Dons coach Keith Locklear said. “They just got it done. They played exceptionally well tonight.” center_img IRVINE – The Sierra Vista High School girls basketball team has made a habit of dominating its opponents this season. It has used its entire roster and a high-pressure defense to run away with games. On Saturday, the Dons ran headlong into a high-powered Laguna Hills offense that helped turn the tables on them. last_img read more

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CAF raises concern over Kenya’s preparedness for CHAN

first_img0Shares0000Representatives from CAF take a group photo with Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario and FKF boss Nick Mwendwa at the end of CAF’s five day inspection tour on June 17 ahead of CHAN 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 24 – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will on August 28 make its final decision whether hosting rights for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) will remain with Kenya, when they send a team for another round of inspection.Football Kenya Federation (FKF) boss Nick Mwendwa has admitted he was put to task by the continental body during the Extra-Ordinary Congress in Morocco last week, saying they were concerned that no meaningful progress has been made in preparing the venues. CAF will now decide if Kenya remains as the host nation when they make another inspection tour, just two months after the last visit led by Vice President Constant Omari.“I can tell you that I went to CAF and they are unhappy with our state of readiness for CHAN and they have not made it a secret. I got ‘fried’ in a meeting with the CAF executive that Kenya is not ready and we are wasting their time,” Mwendwa told Capital Sport.He added; “We have a final chance on August 28. The inspection team will go to all the venues and they have made it clear that they don’t want stories. They want to find contractors working. If they are not working, they have said I should not even bother telling them to come.”The CAF team led by Omari was in Kenya mid-last month where they inspected all the facilities. This was the third time a delegation from the continental body was in the country.Though they were pleased with most of the facilities in terms of hotels and training venues, the CAF team was hugely disappointed with the match day venues as none, except the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani and by a small margin Meru’s Kinoru had reached required standards.However, Omari, speaking just after a meeting with government and federation officials said he was confident the government will keep its promise of availing funds for progress to go on.CAF vice president Constant Omari addresses the press at the end of CAF’s five day inspection tour on June 17 ahead of CHAN 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“CAF believes in the Kenyan Government. If we didn’t believe in them, we wouldn’t have given them this competition. We see what they are doing, we have had meetings and engagement with government and we believe,” Omari said.But they seem to have taken a stern stand with the days ticking and have threatened to find a Plan B if they are not convinced by what they will find on August 28. Already, Morocco, who hosted the CAF Congress and Ethiopia are touted as possible replacements.Mwendwa has now thrown the ball into the government’s court expressing reservations that the procurement process is not going as fast as it should.“We can’t talk anymore; we have to award tenders this week.  If it is not done, I will just have to write to CAF and thank them for opportunity to host and that’s it,” Mwendwa noted.However, he remains positive that the progress will build up, basing his positivity on Equatorial Guinea’s ability to organize the African Cup of Nations in less than two months in 2014. He also disclosed that a total budget of Sh7bn is needed for the biennial showpiece reserved for local based players.Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa when he was a guest at the Capital FM studios on July 22. PHOTO/ Timothy OlobuluFor the championship, CAF needs four stadia each with its own standard training ground. Each stadium has to have specialized lighting systems for live TV coverage, at least four changing rooms, a well mapped out media tribune, referees’ room and an Anti-Doping room.Currently, only Kasarani Stadium fits the bill with most of that work having been taken care of as preparations were made for the hosting of the IAAF World Under-18 Championships last week.Other venues which have been earmarked to host the championship include the Kinoru Stadium in Meru. The facility has been given a facelift by the County Government of Meru though not every piece of work has been complete.The opening of the Isiolo International Airport on Sunday by President Uhuru Kenyatta placed the stadium as a very suitable host town.Others are the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos, Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret and the Nyayo National Stadium which need considerable amount of work for them to tick all the right boxes.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Disagreement colors MTA board meeting

first_img lisa.mascaro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The MTA board meeting Thursday devolved into a long and unsuccessful debate over what color to name the new Exposition light-rail line Thursday, before the board postponed the decision for 30 days to allow more community input. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority staff wants to call it the Aqua Line – preferring no more than a two-syllable word and one that works in English and Spanish. But some have suggested cardinal, since the line goes by the University of Southern California, and Councilman Bernard Parks warned against red or blue for their gang connotations. Parks suggested silver or platinum, but those colors are already spoken for. He is expected to bring another proposal back next month. “We had no public input,” said Parks. “We’re just talking about imposing a color for no particular reason on diverse communities.” The board didn’t even venture into the double-color suggestion made last week – aqua on one half of the line, cardinal on the other. It also failed to delve into whether to call a portion of the Red Line, including its proposed extension to Santa Monica, the Purple Line. Board member Richard Katz joked that a feng shui consultant could help. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, chairman of the MTA board, clearly was losing patience over what he called “this humongous, earth-shattering issue.” Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 last_img read more

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Who are the favourites to win the World Cup in Russia?

first_img 11 SUPERSTITION Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song Elsewhere, there were victories for England, France, and Belgium.So who are now the favourites to win the tournament? talkSPORT have taken a look at the odds. 3= Germany – 15/2 to win the World Cup 11 11 Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings 10. Croatia – 28/1 to win the World Cup 11 11 A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers Odds from SunBets are correct as of 16:30 on Tuesday, June 19talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. 6. Argentina – 10/1 to win the World Cup diamond geezer One round of fixtures have past at World Cup 2018 and every nation has played at least once.There have been some shock results in Russia with Germany losing, while Brazil and Argentina were held to draws. 11 5. Belgium – 8/1 to win the World Cup Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Latest World Cup news Shy guy NO JOY 1. Brazil – 4/1 favourites to win the World Cup center_img 2. Spain – 9/2 to win the World Cup LU BEAUTY misery Pure class Harry Kane’s team-mates congratulate him for his goal against Tunisia. Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football 11 Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup 11 Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter 8. Portugal – 18/1 to win the World Cup 11 You’re the one ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch 11 Good times Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup 9. Uruguay – 22/1 to win the World Cup 7. England – 11/1 to win the World Cup Fallon d’Floor 3= France – 15/2 to win the World Cup 11last_img read more

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Celtic’s Champions League hopes hang in the balanace after disappointing draw

first_imgForrest fired wide of the far post in the 39th minute, seconds before Hoops keeper Craig Gordon tipped a powerful 25-yard drive from Helder Lopes over the crossbar for a corner which eventually came to nothing.However, Lopes had more luck in the 43rd minute when he raced down the wing to collect a long pass from Andre Simoes and cut the ball back for the unmarked Klonaridis who lashed it past Gordon from 12 yards.While some sporadic warning signs had been present, the goal stunned most of Celtic Park and changed the complexion of the tie.AEK came out for the second half with a spring in their step but Celtic soon had them on the back foot again, the excellent Tierney leading the charge once more. Celtic’s attempts to qualify for the Champions League group stage suffered a huge setback after only managing a 1-1 draw against AEK Athens in the first leg of their third round qualifier at Celtic Park.The Bhoys started the game well and took the lead through Callum McGrgegor’s drive on 17 minutes. gameday possible xi impact highlights Amid a frenetic start to another big European night in the east end of Glasgow, left-back Kieran Tierney, a constant source of danger down the flank, stung the hands of AEK goalkeeper Vassilis Barkas with an angled drive from inside the box, with defender Vasilios Lampropoulos completing the clearance.Moments later, McGregor’s drive from a similar distance was parried over by Barkas for a corner, which was defended with some desperation.It was the two energetic and enterprising Hoops players who combined for the opening goal, Tierney again working himself into a good position inside the box and his pass was pounced on by McGregor, who swivelled and fired the ball low into the corner of the net from 10 yards.AEK, under new boss Marinos Ouzounidis, who in his first competitive game in charge brought in Swedish defender Niklas Hult for Lucas Boye as a late change, wobbled. 3 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 3 Another twist came when Galanopoulos, booked moments earlier for a foul on Tom Rogic, was sent packing for a cynical trip on Forrest and Parkhead was energised again.Leigh Griffiths replaced Rogic to partner French striker Odsonne Edouard and Celtic swarmed around the Greek side’s penalty area, Olivier Ntcham again coming close with a long-range effort.AEK, in their first competitive game of the season, sat deep, happy to keep the scoreline intact.The home side threw themselves forward during the final stages and five added minutes but the tiring visitors defended with discipline and diligence and will fancy their chances of progressing in front of their own supporters next week. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? But that good work was undone two minutes before the break when Victor Klonaridis fired in a breakaway equaliser.The visitors were reduced to ten men in the 57th minute when Konstantinos Galanopoulos picked up a second yellow card from Italian referee Luca Banti for tripping James Forrest as he raced towards the AEK penalty area.Celtic dominated possession but could not get the winner against a well-organised Greek side and have a big task ahead of them in the return game in Athens next Tuesday if they are to reach the play-off against either Malmo of Sweden or Hungarian side MOL Vidi. 3 NEW ERA center_img ALTERED Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes smart causal Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener McGregor celebrates his first-half strike How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings Celtic were unable to fully exploit their man advantage in the final 30 minutes of the game Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Latest Football News Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Brendan Rodgers’ side were unable to preserve their lead last_img read more

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LADIES FOOTBALL: STAGE SET FOR GIRLS U13 FINALS

first_imgSATURDAY sees a showpiece finals day for the county’s U13 girls as THREE finals go ahead on the fabulous new pitch at Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny.First up in the County C Final are Glenswilly versus MacCumhaills.Both teams have impressed this year and both teams had huge battles in their semi-finals. It’s a final which could go either way. The C Final throws in at 11am.That is followed by what promises to be a cracking County B Final between Naomh Muire and Buncrana. (throw-in 12.15pm)The Inishowen side have impressed all year, while Naomh Muire were involved in an incredible semi-final comeback against St Naul’s in their semi-final.The A Final throws together Moville and St Eunan’s (throw-in 1.30pm) in what is another mouth-watering clash. The sides drew in the earlier rounds before finishing joint top of their group.All six young teams have worked hard since the summer – so get out and support them at Coláiste Ailigh tomorrow. LADIES FOOTBALL: STAGE SET FOR GIRLS U13 FINALS was last modified: November 14th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Colaiste Ailighdonegal ladies footballfinalsU13slast_img read more

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Brand South Africa welcomes new Chief Marketing Officer

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 6 January 2016 – Brand South Africa’s CEO Mr Kingsley Makhubela today announced the appointment of Mrs Linda Sangaret as Chief Marketing Officer of the country’s official marketing and reputation management agency.Mrs Sangaret has recently concluded a decade long tenure as South African Tourism’s Country Manager in France.  During this time, she was key to South Africa’s efforts to position the country as a destination of choice for French tourists.Between 2000-2005, Mrs Sangaret held the position of Global Communications and Marketing Manager at the Societe Generale Investment Bank in France and was responsible for the implementation of the Bank’s communications and marketing strategy in Asia and the Americas.Mrs Sangaret has also served the country as a diplomat in Paris between 1995-1999.Welcoming Mrs Sangaret to Brand South Africa, Mr Kingsley Makhubela said, “Brand South Africa is pleased to have a global citizen of the calibre of Mrs Sangaret as its Chief Marketing Officer.  Mrs Sangaret will be responsible for co-ordinating national efforts to position South Africa as a competitive destination of choice in a range of areas and we wish her a successful tenure at Brand South Africa.”Speaking about her appointment, Mrs Sangaret said, “After many years of working to position my country positively on foreign shores, I am pleased to be able to showcase to the world, including South Africans, the beauty and magnificence of our country and its people.  In an increasingly borderless global world, a nation’s reputation and its competitive strengths are its biggest assets.  I look forward to the task of defining South Africa’s value proposition with a range of stakeholders so that we can leverage the best that the country has to offer to position South Africa as a world class destination of choice,” concluded Mrs Sangaret.Mrs Sangaret assumes office on 6 January 2016.last_img read more

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The Philadelphia Navy Yard is Repurposed

first_imgAlex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. In 2012 he founded the Resilient Design Institute. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed. A smart grid and other energy innovationsBecause the Navy Yard is being redeveloped through a central master plan, there are some exciting opportunities that have been realized, including the creation of a microgrid. Microgrids, which are small utility grids that can be separated from the regional power grid when necessary to prevent blackouts, offer important resilience benefits.There are some exciting power-generation systems being used. After wandering through the cavernous Urban Outfitters corporate headquarters, the three of us from BuildingGreen spent a while trying to find the innovative fuel cell system that powers 60% of the Urban Outfitters’ operations and has reduced their carbon emissions by 52%.This Bloom Energy solid-oxide fuel cell system uses natural gas to produce electricity, but rather than burning the electricity, as most power plants do, fuel cells operate chemically to produce electricity and waste heat that can be captured. Fuel cells are like batteries that keep operating as long as hydrogen fuel (from natural gas) is provided.The Navy Yard is housing several other leading-edge energy research programs. The Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (EEB Hub), created by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by Penn State University, is based at the Navy Yard and has a dual mission of advancing energy conservation in the commercial building sector while spurring economic growth.The EEB Hub has just completed the GridSTAR zero-net-energy demonstration home at the Navy Yard that we toured. They are also creating the Smart Energy Campus and the Center for Distributed Energy, both of which are based there (though I’m confused about all the brands housed in the EE Hub). Innovative research is being conducted on the use of plug-in electric and electric-hybrid vehicles as a way to provide distributed energy storage for the power grid, utility-scale battery storage to enhance grid reliability, and various renewable energy systems, including a new solar shingle I hadn’t seen. New life for an old military baseThe Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, which had its origin in 1776 and relocated to the present site at the confluence of the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers in 1871, was the nation’s first naval facility. Fifty-three naval ships were built here, including the famed New Jersey and Wisconsin battleships in World War II; some 574 ships were repaired here. At its peak in the 1940s the shipyard employed 40,000 people.The shipyard was largely shut down in 1995, though some Naval operations have been retained on the site. The Navy Yard, as it is now known, was considered an eyesore to many, with derelict buildings and infrastructure sorely needing a facelift, but some saw the potential of this property. The City of Philadelphia took over the facility and, with various partners, began working to make it into a driver of economic development through the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation.Today, the Navy Yard, which occupies 1,200 acres, houses more than 300 vibrant businesses that employ 10,000 workers. The facility got a major boost and critical mass in 2006 when Urban Outfitters moved its corporate headquarters into four large renovated buildings there; the company (which owns the Anthropologie and Free People brands) currently employs 1,400 workers in 400,000 square feet of commercial space.This year, the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline relocated from Suburban Philadelphia to a newly built 208,000 square-foot corporate headquarters building that has achieved LEED Platinum certification. Liberty Property Trust, one of the nation’s leading green-focused real estate investment trusts with 67 LEED projects either completed or underway, has been the guiding force for much of the real estate development at the Navy Yard. Master planning at its bestMany of the most progressive development projects today are occurring on sites where large-scale master planning is possible. That has often been the case where military bases are shut down. The Navy Yard may be the most successful such project yet.Robert A.M. Stern Architects led the master planning process in 2004, and that plan has just been revised with the 2013 Update. Sustainability is a big part of the Master Plan, and that has been driven in part by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s goal to make Philadelphia the nation’s greenest large city. It’s an impressive plan that is well-presented in an online document. I’m just back from Philadelphia, where I spent most of last week at GreenBuild, the nation’s premier conference and expo focused on the burgeoning green building movement. I heard there were 25,000 attendees.Several of us from BuildingGreen drove down the day before the conference started, and Brent, Candace, and I didn’t have any commitments on Tuesday afternoon, affording us the opportunity to visit The Navy Yard, which I had been hearing a lot about. An emphasis on green building and public transit linksAmong the features in the master plan are the following:Mixed-use inner-city development (with 6.2 million square feet of office and research space, 5.7 million square feet of industrial space, and 1,018 housing units planned in the Historic District)Continued job creation with 36,000 jobs projected for the Navy Yard at buildoutContinued emphasis on green building — nine of eleven new buildings at the Navy Yard are LEED-certifiedAn extensive network of pedestrian walkways, bicycle lanes, and bicycle paths throughout The Navy YardPublic transit links to the nearby Philadelphia International Airport and downtown, including expanded bus routes and feasibility studies underway for a subway extension to the Navy Yard, with two stationsAn extensive collection of stormwater features to manage water onsite and minimize pollution entry into the Delaware RiverExtensive open space, community gathering areas, and buffer zones, with public linkages between neighborhoods (though turf area has to be coordinated with the Federal Aviation Agency to discourage geese — which pose a threat to aviation at Philadelphia Airport). Master planning makes senseThe Navy Yard demonstrates the benefits of coordinated master planning. While such comprehensive opportunities don’t exist everywhere, elements of such planning, including smart-grid technology and microgrids, can be incorporated widely.It was exciting to see everything going on the Navy Yard, and I look forward to going back and having more time to explore.last_img read more

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