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Mission focus, exceptional learning experience, and expectations for fifteen high value-add events—these are the results Stephen delivered as project manager for the 3500-attendee Urban Land Institute’s 2017 Spring Meeting in Seattle.
Should we buy the property or not? A client was considering a large developable land purchase inside an urban growth boundary and outside a City’s boundary. To undergo annexation into a city is a time consuming, expensive process that requires many technical, policy, and political decisions.
Stephen Antupit seeded community-nourishing, “homegrown business” partnerships with the Seattle Market Gardens and broke new ground with the city’s first-ever land-use/growth management policy support for community gardens.
The client challenge was complex: develop a compelling vision and workable plan to completely redevelop an inefficient, outdated (and often unsafe) public housing project located in an historic neighborhood with input from all stakeholders. Success was dependent on the strength of public outreach, effectively communicating innovative thinking about healthy communities and integrated sustainability.
To position, market and execute large-scale transit community revitalization, Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) employed brand strategies of conventional master plan developers for three in-city sites. Stephen Antupit designed and led a creative program, strategically navigated bureaucracy, and built public/private partnerships. His idea: position a public agency as a partner with private developers investing in residential development sites.
Kathryn Gardow, PE brought leadership and organizational expertise to an small city’s engineering department in crisis.
Kathryn Gardow serves as a board member of the Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network, the leading statewide organization that educates and advocates for sustainable food and farming programs and policies in Washington State.
Sound Transit needed the City of Seattle to create transit-friendly urban design visions, zoning and development codes to best leverage the transformative LINK project. Stephen Antupit created a multi-year program that developed neighborhood-specific visions and implemented zoning + codes at the launch of the region’s ambitious light rail program.
When an historic school structure’s ongoing, below-market availability as an asset for community, youth arts and education was suddenly served with a “purchase or vacate” ultimatum, Stephen Antupit expertly guided neighbors and navigated community partner interests into action.