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Just AWESOME having Leon Krier visit CU Denver!!
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I'm so grateful that Jerre Johnson, Donna Ware, and person after person from Kingsmill and James City County and Williamsburg turned out last night to point out to the commissioners how misguided this entire Xanterra plan is. Jim Zinn and KCSA should have just kept their opinions to themselves since they are prevented, legally, from taking a position against the company that controls them.

Perhaps it would have been better for the commissioners to go ahead and vote no. Staff says not to approve this. The community overwhelmingly says not to approve this. Who is it that wants to approve this? The out-of-town investor Xanterra, their out-of-town developer (long and) Winding Road, and their gun-for-hire local lawyer. That's it. As I've said from the beginning we do not need this and we do not want this. 

We really don't need to be improved, according to Xanterra's idea of improving us, we think Kingsmill and James City County and Williamsburg are pretty good just as we are. And if the failed million-dollar cottages and Burwell's Bluff and shutting off of the club and river and restaurant are any indication of Xanterra's idea of how to improve Kingsmill - once again I say: No thanks!
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Save the Carter's Grove County Road from development by Xanterra.
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THANK YOU David Brussat for the first 2013 Rose in your annual "Roses and Raspberries" for the program at CU Denver!

"A rose to the University of Colorado Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning for establishing its Contemporary Traditional Architecture Initiative and hiring noted classicist Christine Franck to run it. Geez! A school of architecture gets a rose just for creating a new department to study new traditional architecture? Good. But it attests to the vigor with which modernism has stifled any regeneration of the traditional programs it expunged from architecture schools in the 1940s and beyond."
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If you couldn't be in Denver last week to join me for my lecture on New Traditional Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning, sponsored by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Rocky Mountain Chapter, you should be able to watch the video here: http://kts.artstor.org/service/get_player/?entry_id=0_1ieog6f3
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Congratulations to all the winners of this year's Institute of Classical Architecture & Art New England Chapter Bulfinch Award winners! Classicism is alive and well in New England.
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