Rob ScrantonPresident, CBI Development, LLCChris Jakubiak has a remarkable gift for finding the common ground between the public and private sectors especially in the area of downtown redevelopment and infill. I have seen him work to open eyes to real and viable possibilities for downtown infill and that type of original thinking is not easy to come by.
John PickCity Administrator, City of SalisburyJakubiak has negotiated annexation agreements on behalf of the Mayor and City Council which has provided clarity and predictability to the growth the City has seen on its municipal edge. These negotiated agreement annexations have secured commitments from developers to higher energy and environmental standards and to supporting affordable housing, among other goals.
Anne RoaneCity Planner, City of CambridgeJakubiak Town + City Planning have played a vital role in the city planning of Cambridge, from the award winning “City of Cambridge Comprehensive Plan” to the update and modernization of our zoning codes. Chris’ thoughtful and persistent approach in engaging with our Planning Commission and the public has made it possible for Cambridge to embrace positive and fundamental changes in how and where we grow and develop.
Carol Nethen WestPublic Art Advocate , City Dock Advisory Committee Member, Annapolis, MDChris Jakubiak recognized the difficulty that others had in understanding an essential city redevelopment concept and its relational value to the preservation and protection of a unique culture. He was able to handle stress and criticism with calmness and intelligence and wrote a brilliant Master Plan.
Caroline MooreCEO, Ekistics, LLC Baltimore, MDJakubiak takes the time to listen and to engage and to find the areas where mutual interests can be advanced, which is the critical zone for success in the real work of urban planning.