I am pleased to announce that Professor John Nolan has accepted my invitation to visit Beacon to speak and answer questions on the topic of the Beacon Transit Oriented Development, this Monday June 28th at the City Council Workshop Meeting at City Hall 7:00 PM.
Professor Nolan’s credentials include: Professor of Law at Pace University School of Law where he teaches property, land use, and the lawyer’s role in green development. He is Counsel to the Law School's Land Use Law Center and Real Estate Law Institute. Professor Nolan is a visiting Professor at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Professor Nolan has served as a consultant to President Carter's Council on Development Choices for the 1980's, President Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development, New York Governor George Pataki's Transition Team, and Governor Elliot Spitzer’s Transition Team.
Professor Nolan is familiar with the Beacon Transit Oriented Development. He has offered several suggestions to the zone text that can be found in the February 7, 2010 Q and A document. At his request his staff has supplied the Beacon Conservation Advisory Committee with model TOD green building standards which we are using to enhance that portion of the code.
Members of the Beacon Deserve Better Committee, Main Street Corridor Committee, Beacon Conservation Advisory Committee, the Beacon Planning Board and the general public are invited to attend. Please pass this message on.
Steve Gold, Mayor