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Renovated Daisy Hill home has perfect family flow

first_imgAFTER: It is now modern and open plan.Downstairs near an inground swimming pool is Mr Prieditis’ favourite space at the property.“It is very nice to sit out there and have a few drinks and entertain,” Mr Prieditis said.“It is somewhere social to sit around and even in winter it is nice when the heat radiates out of the pizza oven.”He referred to the location of the house as the “Golden Triangle” — close to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Ipswich. BEFORE: The area was dark and dated. The house at 75 Trevallyan Drive, Daisy Hill, is for sale. AFTER: The changes are subtle, but pleasant.Owner of 75 Trevallyan Drive Mark Prieditis said the whole street gets involved with the event, and it was something he would miss as he sells his property.“It’s been happening every year for nearly 30 years,” he said.“As soon as it gets dark, everyone gets paper bags and puts in candles to light up the whole footpath.“If someone is away on holidays, we’ll step in to fill the gaps, and we sing Christmas carols as we go up the street.“Everyone gets to be social and say hello to people you might not usually speak that much to.“It’s a great community thing we do.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThe house leads seamlessly from indoors to outdoors.When Mr Prieditis moved into his house a decade ago, they gutted the property and doubled the living areas. AFTER: The same spot is now bright and has been extended out to the side.There are now polished timber floorboards, exposed timber ceilings and an open plan living design that Mr Prieditis said was fantastic for family living.“It’s been a great house because it flowed in a way that kept us engaged as a family,” he said.“We were always engaged in conversation or with what was going on, which was great when the kids were growing up.” Sitting by the pizza oven is one of Mr Prieditis’ favourite spaces.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 BEFORE: The kitchen was cramped and cluttered. HEADING into Christmas, this Daisy Hill street is the place to be.Trevallyan Drive comes alive, as the occupants of the street hold a progressive Christmas party. BEFORE: The backyard and pool.last_img read more


September 28, 2020 0

Bundesliga: Klinsmann quits as Hertha Berlin coach after 10 weeks

first_img Promoted ContentWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People LiveContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Shortly after his arrival, Klinsmann said that Berlin deserved “a super club” and later said Hertha should target Champions League football within three years. – Ill-fated – According to German daily Bild, Klinsmann may have resigned due to a dispute with the club over his future in the Hertha dugout. The newspaper claimed that Klinsmann was frustrated by the club’s reluctance to guarantee his job as coach beyond the summer. The former Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Tottenham star will retain his place on the club board, a position he held before taking over from Covic last November. Loading… Jurgen Klinsmann shocked Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin on Tuesday by stepping down as coach just 10 weeks after taking the reins at the ambitious capital club. The 1990 World Cup winner announced his surprise decision in a post on his Facebook page, three days after Hertha slumped to a 3-1 home defeat to fellow strugglers Mainz which left them just six points above the drop zone. Hertha Berlin’s German head coach Jurgen Klinsmann quits after just 10 weeks in charge “After long consideration, I have decided to give up my position as head coach and return to my original, long-term role on the club board,” wrote the 55-year-old. “I am convinced that Hertha will stay up,” he added in a message addressed to the club’s fans, before suggesting that he felt a lack of trust from the club hierarchy. “In a relegation fight, unity, solidarity and concentration on the essentials are the most important things. If they are not guaranteed, I can’t reach my potential and live up to my responsibility as coach.” Klinsmann’s decision is a hammer blow to Hertha, who had looked to him to guide them away from relegation and towards the Champions League places. “We were very surprised by what happened this morning. There were no previous indications of this decision,” said sporting director Michael Preetz. The club confirmed that Klinsmann’s assistant Alexander Nouri would take over as interim coach with immediate effect. Former Germany boss Klinsmann was brought in as a short-term solution in November after a disastrous start to the season under coaching novice Ante Covic. Since taking over, he has become the face of Hertha’s bold new ambitions to establish themselves among the Bundesliga elite, following a lucrative new deal with investor Lars Windhorst last summer.center_img Klinsmann #quits as Hertha Berlin coach after 10 weeks – Sport24#herthaberlin #Bundesliga https://t.co/GNJA6t9LFd— 90 Minutes Football News (@footy90com) February 11, 2020 Read Also: Bundesliga: Leipzig hold leaders Bayern to stay point behind As Germany head coach, Klinsmann presided over the so-called “summer fairytale” of 2006, leading the national team to the World Cup semi-finals on home soil. He later coached the US national men’s team from 2011 to 2016, leading them to the World Cup finals in Brazil in 2014. Hertha was only his second job in club football, following a similarly ill-fated spell at Bayern Munich in 2009. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more


September 26, 2020 0

Area Boys And Girls Basketball Scores (12-16)

first_imgArea Boys And Girls Basketball Scores.Friday  (12-16)Boys Scores.SW Hanover  49     Jac-Cen-Del  25Jennings County  59     Greensburg  54North Decatur  64     Waldron  48Lawrenceburg  63     Rushville  40Hauser  72     Edinburgh  50New Washington  51     Rising Sun  40Switz. County  69     Trinity Lutheran  60Indy Lutheran  40     SW Shelby  35Crothersville  66     Shawe Memorial  54Girls Scores.Greensburg  57     Batesville  49Connersville  47     South Dearborn  25Indy Lutheran  40     SW Shelby  37last_img read more


September 24, 2020 0

Batesville students travel to Germany as part of Hillenbrand global initiative

first_imgBatesville, In. — Hillenbrand, Inc. is launching a first-of-its-kind workforce initiative designed to attract and retain talented employees on a global scale. In partnership with Coperion, its subsidiary operating company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, Hillenbrand is looking to this unique program to help bridge the international gap in its workforce.German unemployment rates hover at 2%; in Batesville, Ind. the rate is around 3%. With two very low unemployment rates in key Hillenbrand locations, the company, like many others, is challenged to think differently about how it attracts and retains employees. To address changing workforce demographics, the company is partnering with Batesville High School near Hillenbrand’s headquarters in Batesville, Ind. and Karl Maybach Gymnasium in Friedrichshafen, Germany, which is near Coperion’s manufacturing site in Weingarten. The two schools are connected in an exchange through the German American Partnership Program (GAPP).“As companies continue to grow and compete for talent in the current workforce environment, we have to become an employer of choice and create a compelling value proposition,” said Kim Ryan, SVP Hillenbrand/president, Coperion. “We strive to be a great company and we’re willing to invest in our future workforce and our capability to create an impactful experience for these students.”Students from both schools are getting a rare opportunity to select and tackle real-world business challenges associated with meeting one or more of the seventeen United Nations Global Compact Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). Students are working across cultures to research global challenges such as climate, water and food crises, and inequality under the UN’s theme of Making Global Goals Local.Students in both countries will have the chance to talk with business leaders and tour Coperion facilities in Stuttgart and Weingarten, gain a better understanding of the company and its goals and objectives, and then determine how the SDG they’ve chosen to address translates into action for the company.“Having partners like Hillenbrand and Coperion supporting us in this exchange program is exciting for me and certainly for the students,” said Andrew Cambron, German Teacher, Batesville High School. “We wanted to build meaningful relationships for our students and develop programming that helps them define a career path and learn how their actions can make a real difference in the world.”This multi-year program and enhanced educational opportunities are part of Hillenbrand’s workforce initiative, which fosters student interest and experiences in global manufacturing environments and exposes kids to potential career opportunities.“The program opens up an avenue for us to get a different perspective on the workforce that we need to attract in the next five to ten years,” said Glennis Williams, SVP and chief human resource officer, Hillenbrand. “We can develop a pipeline of employees if we can find more opportunities to reach out at a young age and get people excited about the fact that manufacturing means something more than running a piece of machinery.”Students from both schools have been working together since the spring. In July, 25 students from Batesville will travel to Friedrichshafen to meet their counterparts in person. The students will continue working in the project-based-learning environment at Karl Maybach and at Coperion. In 2020, students from Germany will travel to Batesville to continue working on the program.On the Web: Partnership Video HighlightsSubmittedlast_img read more


September 23, 2020 0

Women in Business event to go virtual

first_imgGreensburg, IN — In one form or other, The COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 certainly has disrupted business as usual for almost everyone, including the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber made the decision to move forward with the Women in Business Conference, only in a different format.Inspire, Influence, Innovate will be the theme for this year’s event and will feature a keynote speaker making a return engagement with all new material written specifically for the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Conference.The event will present three – one hour live virtual sessions over a three-week period beginning Aug. 27. 2020. The event will run on consecutive Thursdays, Aug. 27, Sept. 3 and conclude Sept. 10. Each session will have a specific theme starting with Inspire, followed by Influence and concluding with Innovate.”Executive Director Jeff Emsweller said there will be an opportunity for attendees to also participate in a bonus session following each program, where they will receive an additional 15 minutes of question and answer time with Lindsay following the conclusion of each presentation.The Chamber Director said that attendees who register for the total Women in Business Conference Experience (all three sessions) by Aug. 17, will receive a swag box either delivered to them or picked up.Also, registered attendees will be eligible for a drawing for several door prizes including webcams from Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation and a Chrome Notebook from Computer Solutions Innovations. The Chamber anticipates having other nice prizes as well.The Inspire, Influence, Innovate 14th Annual Women in Business Conference is sponsored by Duke Energy, First Financial Bank, and Honda Manufacturing of Indiana.Ticket prices for the event are $69 for all three sessions with an additional $5 for bonus time with Lindsay Boccardo in a separate breakout room following her initial presentation. Should attendees desire to only participate in one specific session, the price is $29.95 each session. By signing up for the Women in Business Experience (all three sessions), attendees will save $20 and will receive the Swag Box.Tickets are available online at the Chamber’s website, www.greensburgchamber.com or by emailing at execdirector@greensburgchamber.com, or dlowe@greensburgchamber.com.Businesses wishing to participate as a virtual vendor or other sponsors may also contact the Chamber via the email or by calling 812-663-2832 or 812-593-4003.last_img read more


September 23, 2020 0

Nations League: Barca’s Fati becomes youngest Spain scorer in sinking of Ukraine

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: Traore withdraws from Spain squad Fati, Torres, Traore lead Spain squad full of fresh faces Laliga: Messi hits 25-goal mark Spain forward Ansu Fati became the national team’s youngest ever goalscorer on Sunday as the 17-year-old inspired Luis Enrique’s side to a resounding 4-0 win at home to Ukraine.The FC Barcelona player’s inspiring performance was in the 2010 FIFA World Cup winners’ first victory in the 2020/2021 UEFA Nations League. Spain captain Sergio Ramos scored the opening goal with a penalty kick in the third minute after Fati had earned the spot-kick.The Real Madrid defender also doubled his side’s advantage by heading home in the 29th minute.Fati had been threatening to score from the off and finally got a goal worthy of his inspirational performance.This was when he fired in off the post from outside the area in the 33rd minute, having gone close with an overhead kick and another effort earlier on.Substitute Ferran Torres, 20, struck with  a volley in the 84th minute to also get his first goal for his country and round off the victory. It took Spain to top of League A Group 4 with four points from two games.Reuters/NAN.Tags: 2020/2021 UEFA Nations League.Ansu FatiUkrainelast_img read more


September 22, 2020 0

Hety is back! | Guyanese passes fitness test; recalled to T20 side

first_img(CMC) – STROKE-maker Shimron Hetmyer has been recalled to the West Indies squad for the two-match Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka next month after passing a critical fitness test.The 23-year-old left-hander was left out of the ongoing one-day series in Sri Lanka after failing a similar fitness assessment last month but was re-tested during the last week following his outing for Guyana Jaguars in the domestic four-day championship, and met the minimum requirement.However, opener Evin Lewis, who like Hetmyer also failed to meet the minimum fitness standard and was overlooked for the one-day tour, did not undergo a re-test and has not been included for the upcoming matches on March 2 and 4 in Kandy.CMC Sport understands that selectors are hopeful the left-handed opener can be re-tested soon, so he can be available for the white-ball home series against New Zealand in July.Meanwhile, fit-again all-rounder Andre Russell has earned a recall and is now set to feature for the first time since he limped out of West Indies’ ill-fated ICC 50-over World Cup campaign in England, last June, with a knee injury.“Shimron Hetmyer missed out on selection for the ODI squad. He has since attained the required fitness level, becoming available for selection and has been included,” said chief selector Roger Harper.“Andre Russell is back in the squad, having been cleared by the medical panel and successfully completing CWI’s return-to-play protocol. Andre will add potency to every department of the team.”The 31-year-old Russell underwent surgery following the World Cup, making a successful recovery and has since mainly focussed on franchise cricket around the globe.He has not represented West Indies in a T20 International in 19 months.Selectors have also recalled Test and one-day batting star, Shai Hope, fast bowler Oshane Thomas and left-arm spinning all-rounder, Fabian Allen to the 14-man squad.Hope last played against Afghanistan in November before missing series against India and Ireland, while Thomas escaped serious injury in a vehicular accident in his native Jamaica earlier this week to be fit enough to make the trip.Allen, a member of the one-day squad, also missed the India and Ireland series recovering from injury.“Oshane Thomas appears to be focussed and raring to go. He will add pace and penetration to the bowling unit,” said Harper.“Shai Hope provides an opening option and cover as a back-up wicketkeeper also. Fabian Allen returns from the injury he sustained in the series against Afghanistan late last year. He will provide a spin-bowling option as well as add depth to the batting group.”Disappointingly, there is no place for Test captain and leading fast bowling-all-rounder Jason Holder, who toured India last December, was then rested for the Ireland series and has now been snubbed by selectors.CMC Sport understands that 21-year-old fast-bowling all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford, who played all three T20s against Ireland last month, has been dropped after failing a fitness assessment.SQUAD – Kieron Pollard (captain), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr, Kesrick Williams.last_img read more


September 18, 2020 0

Marylove to Play Farewell Match as She Starts Pro Career Sojourn

first_imgEdwards, plays for the CBN Futures and will be showcasing her talent against highly rated Aanu Ayegbusi of the Abuja-based team.Although Team Ndoma-Egba are making their debut in the League, they have a formidable line up that includes two former champions – Thomas Otu and Sunday Maku – and Mohammed Mohammed who is currently in the top 10 of the NCC Rankings.Two other tennis league matches will take place in Ado Ekiti and Jos.In Ado Ekiti where Team Yetade will be hosting Team Goshen of Ilorin in an evenly poised tie, the ladies singles between top 10 player Patience Onebamhoin of Goshen and fast rising junior Molade Bamidele, a quarterfinalist at the CBN Seniors has the potential to be the star match of the tie. The tie will take place at the Fountain Hotel tennis courts inside the Trade Fair Complex.In Jos, defending champions Team Offikwu parading national champions Sylvester Emmanuel and Sarah Adegoke will be taking on newcomers Team Tech Vibe at the Elim Sports Club.“It is going to be a great weekend for tennis and we shall use the opportunity of the Lagos tie to send-forth our future world star Marylove Edwards. We hope that tennis fans and stakeholders will come and watch the matches and bid her farewell, in all the senses of that word, with a prayer and a package,” observed Godwin Kienka, director of the International Tennis Academy which coordinates the league.Adding, “We are going to make it fun for everyone with refreshments, take- away gifts and some raffle draws.”Each tie is made up of two men’s singles, one ladies singles and a men’s doubles on Saturday and two men’s reverse singles and one mixed doubles on Sunday.All the ties start at 10 am on Saturday and SundayShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram NCC TENNIS LEAGUENigeria’s prodigious junior tennis talent, Marylove Edwards, will be playing what effectively will be her farewell match in Nigeria in the NCC Tennis League tie between Lagos-based Team CBN Features and Team Ndoma- Egba of Abuja taking place at the National Stadium Lagos tennis courts on Saturday.Edwards, the national 14 & under champion who got to the finals of the CBN Senior Championships two months ago, will be leaving for America this month to begin what would effectively be her pro tennis sojourn with the famous Nick Bolletieri Tennis Academy.last_img read more


September 17, 2020 0

Cazenovia, Chittenango boys track gain big wins

first_imgMoving to the sprints, Sam DeLeon, in 23.9 seconds, edged Jack McNerney (24.1) in the 200-meter dash as Jack Aronson handled the 400-meter dash in 53.7 seconds, with Cormac Race (56.0 seconds) the runner-up. DeLeon was second in the 100-meter dash and Connor Wilson second in the 400 hurdles in 1:06.2.Sweeping the field events, the Lakers had Angelo Annotto throw the discus 119 feet 1 inch ahead of Kyler Hathaway (106’1 ¾”) as Annotto also won the shot put, heaving it 41’ ½”.Ray Satchwell had a first-place long jump of 20’11 ½” ahead of Hathaway (18’7”), also going 41’8 ¾” in the triple jump to beat out Josh Maxwell (37’5”), while DeLeon cleared 11 feet in the pole vault. Dalton Sevier, who topped 10’6” in the pole vault, won the high jump with 5’10” as Austin Sanders topped 5’8”. Not only does the Cazenovia boys track and field team remain undefeated and dominant against OHSL Liberty National division foes, its neighbors from Chittenango are generating some noise, too.As the Lakers were busy roaring past Institute of Technology Central 123-18 Wednesday afternoon, the Bears were handing Westhill its first defeat of the season in a 73-68 thriller.Again, Cazenovia’s depth was on full display against ITC, starting with Jared Smith, who ran the mile in five minutes, 10.5 seconds, shared top honors with Noah DeRochie in the 3,200-meter run (both going 11:14.9) and was second in the 800-meter run to Andrew Kent, who won in 2:10.8. Tags: CazenoviaChittenangotrack and fieldcenter_img While all this was going on, Chittenango was amassing enough points to topple Westhill and Devin Myers was at the forefront of the Bears’ efforts.Myers was victorious in the 110 hurdles in 15.7 seconds, and then went 1:02.3 to beat Parker Tedford (1:05.5) in the 400 hurdles before unleashing a top triple jump of 40’10 ¼”. Myers also was second in the long jump with 18’10 ½”.Jeremy Warters , second in the 110 hurdles in 17.0 seconds, tied Westhill’s Will Remillard by clearing 7’6” in the pole vault, and topped 5’10” in the high jump, while Jacobi Dwyer, in 54.2 seconds, went 1-2 with Caleb Prenoveau (54.6) in the 400 sprint.Prenoveau got his own victory in the 800 in 2:06.3. Ersilio Cerminaro, second in the mile (4:44.5) and 3,200 (10:35.9), paired with Prenoveau, Nate Lampman and Dave Gratien to win the 4×800 in 8:47.02.Chittenango’s girls team also had plenty of its own highlights, even though it lost, 90-51, to Westhill as the Bears swept all of the distance races.McKenzie Dombroski was first in the 800-meter run (2:31.5) and 1,500-meter run 5:14.9), with Chelsea Lamphere taking the 3,000-meter run in 11:38.2. This came after Dombroski, Lamphere, Piper Beckwith and Emily Moon won the 4×800 relay in 10:51.8.Maryanna Garcia also won twice, going 1:01.1 to edge Westhill’s Ashley Bolesh (1:01.4) in the 400 sprint while taking first place in the 200 in 27.6 seconds. Mia Morgillo tied Westhill’s Madison Scheirer by clearing 4’6” in the high jump and was a close second (1:16.3) to Lauren Bendall (1:16.1) in the 400 hurdles.On Friday, Chittenango’s boys team was victorious in the distance medley relay at the New Hartford Invitational. Cerminaro, Lampman, Price and Dylan Reaume went 11:12.10 to beat the field by more than 11 seconds.Prenoveau helped Lampman, Price and Cerminaro get third place in the 4×800 in 8:24.22, with the Bears also fifth in the 4×200. Myers, in 1:01.33, beat out Warters (1:02.78) for third place in the 400 hurdles, and Myers also was fourth in the 110 hurdles in 16.24 seconds.For the Chittenango girls at the East Syracuse Minoa Invitational, Morgillo was sixth in the pentathlon with 1,828 points. The Bears were fifth in the 4×400 in 4:30.92 as Dombroski got fourth place in the 800 in 2:23.77.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more


September 17, 2020 0

City hosts workshop regarding urbanization of USC

first_imgOn Tuesday at the Galen Center, the City of Los Angeles’ Dept. of City Planning held a public workshop regarding the adoption of the Urban Design Guidelines and Jefferson Boulevard Concept Streetscape Plan.Master plan · An attendant of the Los Angeles Dept. of City Planning’s workshop on the USC’s construction plans speaks at the Galen Center. – Dasha Kholodenko | Daily TrojanThe documents are a part of the appendences to be added to the Specific Plan and Development Agreement, with focus on Subarea 3, the territory that the University Village, Cardinal Gardens and Century currently occupy. The Specific Plan is an agreement on USC’s land use.Though the Specific Plan was approved by the City Council in January 2013, the university and the Dept. of City Planning were required to further develop design goals to specifically address pedestrian and bicyclist linkages, connectivity on campus, access to open space and the newly constructed Expo line Metro station. The design goals, which will be up for adoption in the next few months, were presented at the public workshop. According to project manager Michelle Levy, after the workshop there will be a formal public hearing on Nov. 5 at the Galen Center and, from there, the guidelines will be reviewed by the City Planning Committee and then by City Council.The Streetscape Plan regarding Jefferson Boulevard will allow for a more transit-supportive and bike and pedestrian-friendly space. According to the appendix document, on-street parking will be removed to configure a street with two westbound and two eastbound lanes. The sidewalks will be widened from approximately 10 feet to 14 feet. Seven-foot bike lanes will be added along the curb edge. Bike amenities, including lighting, benches, signage and bike racks will be installed. New trees will also be planted. All these improvements will be implemented in phases.In conjunction with the Streetscape Plan, the Urban Design Guidelines cover the design of building facades, building massing, ground floor pedestrian access points and open spaces and landscaping.“[The workshop] meeting is more of an open house,” said Haydee Urita-Lopez, a policy planner for the city. “It’s just really nice to come by and have a chance to ask questions. The public will be able to formulate some opinions so that they can make formal statements at the public hearing.”David Koo, an urban designer of the project from landscape firm Meléndrez, is optimistic about the streetscape changes on Jefferson Boulevard.“We’re designing it for safety, for it to be more open and public, more pedestrian-friendly,” he said. “While Subarea 3 is being developed, parts of Jefferson are going to be changed concurrently. Over time, it will be better for pedestrians, cars and cyclists.”After attending the workshop, Rosaline Tio and Nina Idemudia, both students in USC’s Master of Planning program, pointed to the need to spread the word of these changes to the community in South Los Angeles.“There are obviously not as many people here as there should be in a large community,” Tio said. “How many people know about this? How many people are going to be shocked when this starts happening? It seems like there are niche groups very informed about it, but among the student population and just residents who live here, there might be a disconnect between who knows about it and who doesn’t.”Idemudia shared very similar sentiments.“I found the information very helpful because they were engaging our questions. Overall, it was really good, except that they didn’t engage the community as much,” she said.She also, however, said she found many positives in the proposed guidelines.“Multimodal transit and incorporating more bike lanes will be cool,” she said. “It doesn’t seem like it’s going to impact traffic at all, because you’re not losing any driving space, just parking space. Parking’s going to be here or there, but it’s good to have people think about, ‘OK, it’s more inconvenient for me to drive than it is for me to walk.’” Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more


September 17, 2020 0