Posted in Architecture | Communities | Cultural Facilities | Current Events | Site Design & Land Development by Steven M. Beattie, RLA (Senior Project Manager) on February 17, 2014
The Buffalo Valley Rail Trail – Final Section Feasibility Study was a collaborative planning process between the Buffalo Valley Recreational Authority (BVRec), Bucknell University’s Engineering Department, and Larson Design Group (LDG). Funded by a $5,000 Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Mini-Grant, this planning process included donated time and services from Bucknell University, LDG, and many volunteers that made up the design committee. The planning process aldo included extensive public outreach to adjacent neighborhoods.
Public Parks and Recreation: Essential Community Services
In November 2011, BVRec celebrated the opening of the 9.2-mile Buffalo Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) between Mifflinburg and Lewisburg. Due to limited funding and the need for a Route 15 trail crossing, the BVRT was stopped short of downtown Lewisburg and the West Branch Susquehanna River. Currently, visitors to the trail who reside east of Route 15 must drive to a trail head in order to safely access the BVRT and enjoy the beautiful open spaces the trail traverses between Mifflinburg and Lewisburg.
Posted in Communities | Current Events | Economic Development | Initiatives | Stewardship | Transportation by Chris Keiser (Project Designer) on January 21, 2014
A lot has changed since 1994, especially in downtown Williamsport. Stores, restaurants, hotels, theaters, and bars have all been added to the landscape of what is referred to as the CBD (Central Business District). In 1994, Pine Street was home to a handful of menswear shops; since then, it has been transformed into upscale apartments, along with a variety of dining and nightlife establishments. In fact, the model building for the pre-mall era of shopping, L.L. Stearns and Sons, was demolished to make way for the Trade and Transit Center, and is now home to public transportation, civic office space, a community theater, and a restaurant. The former administrative services building for the Williamsport Area School District, which had previously been George Washington Elementary School, is now a Kohl’s department store. The Market Street Bridge has been replaced with a new concrete span, leading to a paved pedestrian and bike trail. There have been many other significant changes that have occurred since 1994, but I’d like to focus on three things: planning, cars, and stewardship. This is a curious combination, yes, but I promise it will all make sense when I’m done.No comments yet | Permalink |
Posted in Codes & Regulations | Communities | Current Events | Economic Development | Housing | Initiatives | Innovative Solutions | Leadership | Politics | Sustainable Design | Urban Development by Marty Muggleton (Chief Development Officer) on November 15, 2013
Posted in Employees | Information Technology | Stewardship by Jillian Ibbs (Marketing) on November 11, 2013
At Larson Design Group, we believe that our employees are our greatest asset. In this feature, we profile some of the staff members who contribute to our success. This month the spotlight is on Ryan Raplee, Web Designer with LDG’s IT group.
Where did your career take you before joining LDG?
I was very fortunate to begin my career at LDG as a Student Co-Op in the Information Technology department. The Co-op program offered by LDG allowed me to gain valuable experience, earn some money, and gain college credit all at the same time. It was awesome. I worked as a Job Co-op off and on for 2 years.
Posted in Codes & Regulations | Communities | Current Events | Economic Development | Education | Initiatives | Networking | Site Design & Land Development | Sustainable Design | Urban Development by Keith Kuzio (CEO) on October 9, 2013
On October 2, 2013, we engaged our community to consider what it means and what it might entail to become a Strong Town. Charles “Chuck” Marohn presented his Curbside Chat in Williamsport, PA on the campus of Lycoming College. This candid presentation on the future of America’s cities, towns, and neighborhoods was well attended by state and local government officials, business owners, faculty and students of the college, and concerned citizens.
If you were unable to join us, we’ve posted the video of the day’s presentation for you to view. I’m sure you’ll agree that Chuck brings timely topics for our consideration as we endeavor to make our communities stronger. We welcome your comments.Comments (1) | Permalink |