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Done. I'll rsvp tomorrow.

Steve

>Steve,
>
>I hope you will be able to join us on Wednesday. Could you forward this to 
>the smartgrowth washtenaw list serve?
>
>Thanks!
>
>Jim
>
>********************************************************************
>
>
>ANNOUNCEMENT AND INVITATION: URBAN DESIGN FOR ANN ARBOR
>
>An informal get-together will be held this coming Wednesday, September 29, 
>1999 to discuss the possibility of forming an urban design advocacy group 
>for Ann Arbor.
>
>Given the intense development pressures facing our city, it is imperative 
>that we implement an urban design process for our city. Urban design 
>principles and values will help ensure that this development be community 
>oriented, ecologically sound, and aesthetically inspiring.
>
>Some of the near-term objectives of the group might include, but not be 
>limited to:
>
>* The hiring of a full-time urban designer in the Planning Department
>* The incorporation of design charettes into the area planning process
>* The incorporation of design jury review in the site-plan review process
>* The creation of an architectural design code
>* The creation of an urban design plan for the Lower Allen's Creek Valley
>
>Please join us!
>
>DATE: Wednesday, September 29, 1999
>TIME: 7:00 p.m.
>PLACE: The home of Ann Arbor architect Doug McIntosh
>       716 N. Fifth Ave. (just up the hill behind Casey's Tavern)
>
>Please RSVP. Refreshments will be served.
>
>Contacts:
>
>Doug McIntosh
>p) 327-9098 (evenings, weekends); 248-318-8581 (cell-days)
>e) Doug716@aol.com
>
>Jim Nicita
>p) 994-7460 (evenings); 810-622-8507 (weekends)
>e) jim_nicita@hotmail.com
>
>[Please feel free to forward this invitations to interested individuals or 
>relevant lists.]


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