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Friday, November 30, 2012

Can we give them our perspective?

Sue Marchetti brought this to our attention. She wrote:

Civita, as you probably are aware, is a huge new development of houses in Mission Valley where the quarry used to be.  They will have 60 acres of parks!  And they are inviting people to come to a workshop on Dec 1, to help plan the parks.  Glen Schmidt will lead the workshop.  A quote from Maarco Sessa of Sudberry Properties which is the developer:  

"We're looking for ways to make Civita parks jewels of the city."  The workshop will be led by Glen Schmidt, (whose firm Schmidt Design Group specializes in the sustainable design of public places and parks) "The general lframewok of the parks has been approved and now they are looking for the refinements that will make Civita parksworthy of affection by the whole community", per Glen Schmidt.  

According to the article, the central park will be one of the largest public parks to be built in decades in metropolitan San Diego.

Seems as if this would be a great opportunity for those who know the plants intimitely to put forward ideas for specific plants to be used.  And I nominate you all to carry the ball - if you have time to make this meeting.

It is Saturday, Dec 1, 10:00 a.m. at the Circa 37 Leasing Center, 7800 Westside Dr, SD.  I think that is in Mission Valley. 

RSVP's are requested to anne@sudprop.com.  I am going to try to go also. 
If you can think of others who might/could/should go, please forward to them also.

Map courtesy Civita web site

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