Richard Petersheim oral history interview, 2004 April 19
Richard Petersheim discusses his work as a managing partner for the Charlotte, North Carolina office of LandDesign. In, 2001 LandDesign was selected by the City of Charlotte to design a new urban community that would encompass lands from the Second Ward neighborhood of Charlotte, also known as Brooklyn prior to its demolition through urban renewal in the 1960s-1970s. Mr. Petersheim describes planning efforts for the new community, which involves several city departments, historical groups and former residents of the Brooklyn. The plan, as Mr. Petersheim describes it, aims to rebuild a racially and economically diverse community that includes affordable housing options. He also mentions LandDesign's plans for the old Second Ward High School gym.
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