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Inhabitat: How are you incorporating sustainability into the plan?

Liz Rooks: One of the ways is by choosing Hines as developer for the Mixed-Use Center [referred to as Triangle Commons in the master plan document]. Expertise in sustainable development was one of the criteria we considered, and Hines is known as one of the greenest commercial developers. The immediate next step is to come up with a land plan for the Mixed-Use Center. In conjunction with Hines, we've hired the architectural firm EE&K. They're a well-recognized firm for doing mixed-use site planning, and over the next three months we'll be preparing the actual plan for the Mixed-Use Center.

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