PHILADELPHIA -- Dan Garofalo, environmental sustainability coordinator and senior facilities planner at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named to the first Civic Design Review Committee of the City of Philadelphia.
The seven-member committee, mandated by the cityâ€™s new zoning code, will advise the City Planning Commission as it reviews development projects that have a significant impact on public streets, sidewalks, trails, parks and open spaces. The committee will consist of six standing members and one rotating member, depending on the projectâ€™s location.
â€śEstablishing the Civic Design Review Committee demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that development projects make the most positive impact possible on Philadelphiaâ€™s treasured public spaces, both downtown and in our neighborhoods,â€ť Mayor Michael A. Nutter said.
The other newly appointed standing members are Nancy Rogo Trainer, principal at VSBA LLC, architect and member of the City Planning Commission since 2008; Michael Johns, acting deputy executive director for operations at the Philadelphia Housing Authority and architect; Anita Toby Lager, managing principal at LRSLAstudio and landscape architect; Anne Fadullon, director of real-estate development and investment at the Dale Corporation; and Cecil Baker, architect and long-time Washington Square West Civic Association zoning-committee member.
The seventh seat on the committee is rotating for each project, to be filled by a representative of a local registered community organization in the projectâ€™s area.