PODCAST

Dirt NC

Jed Byrne

Conversations about all thing "built environment" in the Tar Heel State. We will be discussing places and spaces and the people who make them awesome!
E1.20 Interview with Steve Hepler of LS3P in Raleigh, NC
Summary: Steve Hepler and I discuss how he knew he wanted to be an architect and his thoughts on organizations returning to work. Show Notes: Welcome to Dirt NC where we talk all about the places and spaces of North Carolina and the people who make them awesome, I am your host Jed Byrne. Throughout my career in engineering, construction, finance, and development, I have covered just about all sides of the land use ecosystem. This show creates an opportunity for me to share what I have learned with you as well as introduce you to some of my  friends, both new and old who are doing transformative work. With each episode of Dirt NC my goal is to make sure you walk away learning something new about land use. I promise to keep it simple and straight to the point. If you ever have a question for me, please reach out on Twitter at @Oakcitycre ________________________________________________________I had the chance to visit the Raleigh Office of LS3P to interview the Raleigh Office Leader and Principle, Steve Hepler, AIA, GGP. We talk all about his path to becoming an architect, a profession he knew he wanted to be a part of from a very early age. We also discuss the surprise benefits that came from remote work, his advice for other architects, and how the key to great work is often “listening”.Connect with LS3P: Website | LinkedIn | Instagram | TwitterSteve Recommends: The Way of the ShepherdAbout Steve Hepler, AIA, GGP:  Vice President and Principal Steve Hepler serves as LS3P’s Raleigh Office Leader. Steve brings 40 years of experience to the firm as Principal-in-Charge and Architect-of-Record on a variety of project types including corporate commercial, retail, mixed-use, institutional, higher education and healthcare project types throughout the Southeast.Steve is active in professional and community organizations, serving as the 1993 President of the AIA-Charlotte chapter and a member of the AIA North Carolina Board of Directors in 1992. He is the former Vice Chairman of the Myrtle Beach Community Appearance Board in Myrtle Beach, SC and a former member of the Historic District Commission in Georgetown, SC.He is an active member in the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and serves on its Inter-City Visit Task Force Committee. Steve is also a member of the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board, a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a member of the Triangle chapter of CoreNet, and a member of the National Association of Industrial Office Parks (NAIOP). ________________________________________________________ As always, I am grateful that you have chosen to share this time with me! If you have comments/questions/suggestions about Dirt NC or anything land use related you can find me on twitter at @OakCityCRE and if you want a simple and to the point update on Raleigh commercial development you can subscribe to The Top Five, my free weekly newsletter at www.oakcitycre.com  Until next time, Thank you!
Nov 21 2021
38 mins
E1.19 Interview with Jedidiah Gant with Raleigh Murals Project in Raleigh, NC
Summary: Jedidiah Gant and I talk all about murals in Raleigh and the process of getting a mural on a wall. Show Notes: Welcome to Dirt NC where we talk all about the places and spaces of North Carolina and the people who make them awesome, I am your host Jed Byrne. Throughout my career in engineering, construction, finance, and development, I have covered just about all sides of the land use ecosystem. This show creates an opportunity for me to share what I have learned with you as well as introduce you to some of my  friends, both new and old who are doing transformative work. With each episode of Dirt NC my goal is to make sure you walk away learning something new about land use. I promise to keep it simple and straight to the point. If you ever have a question for me, please reach out on Twitter at @Oakcitycre ________________________________________________________In this episode Jedidiah and I talk about all things mural in Raleigh. We start off talking about 90’s bands, but then get into the four key requirements of any mural project and the process of getting “Green City, USA” from a concept up onto the wall in Downtown Raleigh. We even get into how we both got our names.About Jedidiah: Jedidiah Gant is a designer living with his wife, two kids, and pup in Downtown Raleigh where he's walked the streets looking for creative opportunities and vinyl records since 2005. His work focuses on media strategy, creative urbanism, and community engagement (or some combination of all three).  He is the Brand Director at Myriad, a video agency who focuses on making video make a difference for tech and social impact brands. As well, he is the Director of the Raleigh Murals Project, a non-profit organization that has helped make Raleigh colorful since 2015 by installing murals with brands such as ACLU, Google Fiber, March for our Lives, Red Hat, Truth, and Vans among many others.  He has a bachelor degree in Architecture from UNC Charlotte and a Masters Degree in New Media from NC State’s College of Design (Art+ Design). He has taught media theory in the Art + Design graduate department since 2019.  Raleigh Murals Project InstagramRaleigh Murals Project TwitterJedidiah Gant InstagramJedidiah Gant TwitterJedidiah Gant LinkedInYard Style Christmas (Album)Natty Christmas (Album)________________________________________________________ As always, I am grateful that you have chosen to share this time with me! If you have comments/questions/suggestions about Dirt NC or anything land use related you can find me on twitter at @OakCityCRE and if you want a simple and to the point update on Raleigh commercial development you can subscribe to The Top Five, my free weekly newsletter at www.oakcitycre.com  Until next time, Thank you!
Nov 6 2021
59 mins
E1.18 Interview with Jed Byrne with WithersRavenel in Raleigh, NC
Summary: Guest host Cara Byrne steps in to interview Jed Byrne in a special “get to know your host” episode. Show Notes: Welcome to Dirt NC where we talk all about the places and spaces of North Carolina and the people who make them awesome, I am your host Jed Byrne. Throughout my career in engineering, construction, finance, and development, I have covered just about all sides of the land use ecosystem. This show creates an opportunity for me to share what I have learned with you as well as introduce you to some of my  friends, both new and old who are doing transformative work. With each episode of Dirt NC my goal is to make sure you walk away learning something new about land use. I promise to keep it simple and straight to the point. If you ever have a question for me, please reach out on Twitter at @Oakcitycre ________________________________________________________Cara Byrne, my wife, steps up to the plate to get the “dirt” on me, Jed Byrne.  She asks me all about my professional and educational background, we play a great game of “this or that”, she asks some questions from the audience, and things even get personal!Stay tuned to the very end for a hidden clip from an episode “indtruder”.LinkedInTwitter ________________________________________________________ As always, I am grateful that you have chosen to share this time with me! If you have comments/questions/suggestions about Dirt NC or anything land use related you can find me on twitter at @OakCityCRE and if you want a simple and to the point update on Raleigh commercial development you can subscribe to The Top Five, my free weekly newsletter at www.oakcitycre.com  Until next time, Thank you!
Oct 20 2021
52 mins
E1.17 Interview with Kathleen Henry of Wake County Economic Development in Raleigh, NC
Summary: Kathleen Henry and I go on a deep dive about Economic Development in Wake County. Show Notes: Welcome to Dirt NC where we talk all about the places and spaces of North Carolina and the people who make them awesome, I am your host Jed Byrne. Throughout my career in engineering, construction, finance, and development, I have covered just about all sides of the land use ecosystem. This show creates an opportunity for me to share what I have learned with you as well as introduce you to some of my  friends, both new and old who are doing transformative work. With each episode of Dirt NC my goal is to make sure you walk away learning something new about land use. I promise to keep it simple and straight to the point. If you ever have a question for me, please reach out on Twitter at @Oakcitycre ________________________________________________________Today I had the chance to chat with Kathleen Henry who is an Economic Development Director with Wake County Economic Development (WCED).  We do a deep dive all about what the economic development process actually looks like, what is the current state of economic development in Wake County, and what do site selectors look for when they are on the hunt for locations for their clients.  About Kathleen: As a key member of WCED’s business recruitment and expansion team, Kathleen Henry manages all aspects of the business recruitment and expansion process and contributes to the overall BRE strategy. She also leads efforts around WCED’s International Business & Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) initiatives with the goal of recruiting and marketing the region to foreign-owned companies.Before arriving at WCED, Kathleen worked for World Trade Center Savannah, an international economic development organization in Savannah, Georgia where she served as the Manager of Research and Trade Development, helping regional companies with their international growth strategies as well as managing the planning, marketing and execution of inbound trade missions and outbound trade and investment development efforts for the region.Born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, Kathleen moved to Savannah, GA to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Armstrong State University. During her four years at Armstrong, she competed as a member of the university’s national championship tennis team. Kathleen was drawn to Wake County for its great quality of life and for the opportunity to contribute to its exciting economic growth. Kathleen loves spending time outdoors, running the Greenways, experiencing the local food scene, attending sporting events and traveling.LinkedInTwitter ________________________________________________________ As always, I am grateful that you have chosen to share this time with me! If you have comments/questions/suggestions about Dirt NC or anything land use related you can find me on twitter at @OakCityCRE and if you want a simple and to the point update on Raleigh commercial development you can subscribe to The Top Five, my free weekly newsletter at www.oakcitycre.com  Until next time, Thank you!
Oct 7 2021
40 mins
E1.16 Charles Dillard, AICP - Urban Designer with The City of Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Summary: Charles Dillard and I talk all about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and their re-emergence in Raleigh. Show Notes: Welcome to Dirt NC where we talk all about the places and spaces of North Carolina and the people who make them awesome, I am your host Jed Byrne. Throughout my career in engineering, construction, finance, and development, I have covered just about all sides of the land use ecosystem. This show creates an opportunity for me to share what I have learned with you as well as introduce you to some of my  friends, both new and old who are doing transformative work. With each episode of Dirt NC my goal is to make sure you walk away learning something new about land use. I promise to keep it simple and straight to the point. If you ever have a question for me, please reach out on Twitter at @Oakcitycre ________________________________________________________Today I had the chance to chat with Charles Dillard, who is an Urban Planner with the Urban Design Center, which is part of the City of Raleigh Planning Department.  We talk all about ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units).  We talk about the specific niche in the housing landscape that he believes ADUs and only ADUs can fill.  We discuss the barriers to building ADUs and what the City is doing about them.  We also discuss housing affordability and displacement, which all growing cities struggle with, and what measures are being explored to help alleviate those issues.  About Charles: Charles is an urban designer and planner with the City of Raleigh’s Urban Design Center, where he is a member of an inter-disciplinary team working to envision a more equitable, sustainable and beautiful Raleigh. Drawing on his diverse background, Charles is a core member of Raleigh’s effort to reimagine what our neighborhoods and public realm can be. Charles manages the city’s Accessory Dwelling Unit program, a comprehensive set of regulations and incentives that will make Raleigh the southeast’s most ADU-friendly city.Prior to joining the Urban Design Center, Charles was an Urban Designer with RATIO in Raleigh and a planner with the New York City Department of City Planning.Charles holds a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto. Additional ADU Links:City of Raleigh Resourceshttps://raleighnc.gov/business/content/PlanDev/Articles/Zoning/AccessoryDwellingUnits.htmlReport 02 - Accessory Dwelling Unit Programs and Regulatory Tools (Download)Other City WebsitesSan Mateo County CA - https://secondunitcentersmc.org/Seattle - https://aduniverse-seattlecitygis.hub.arcgis.com/Pre-Approved ADUs:Seattle - https://aduniverse-seattlecitygis.hub.arcgis.com/pages/galleryLos Angeles - https://www.ladbs.org/adu/standard-plan-program/approved-standard-plansAffordability/Anti
Sep 22 2021
1 hr 17 mins

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