Catherine De Almeida has received an EPA sub-award through the City of Gering, Nebraska, to fund the LARC 310 studio, which is focused on brownfield redevelopment. Last weekend, the studio went to Gering and Scottsbluff to familiarize themselves with the site's context, visit and document the site and meet with community partners and stakeholders. Mike Sarchet, one of several stakeholders who has been a leader in brownfield redevelopment throughout the tri-city area for over a decade, hosted the group by giving tours and ending the visit with a cookout at his ranch. The group also went on a few hikes, including the riverfront walk along the North Platte River and a climb up the Scotts Bluff National Monument. The students walked away with next steps and are eager to jump into further analysis and designs. The studio will visit the area two more times to present their proposals to community partners and stakeholders.
- Catherine De Almeida