Both Terry and I recently hit the road to promote Pangea’s real estate development efforts in the St. Louis Metro East market. Terry was in Chicago to attend the recent Building Green Chicago Conference & Expo. Over 300 real estate, construction, design, education, government and other professionals committed to sustainable initiatives were in attendance from the city and the private sector to discuss the state of green design in Chicago.
I spent time in our great state’s capitol of Springfield meeting with representatives from DCEO (the IL Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity), the state legislature and other various individuals involved in the St. Louis Metro East effort to craft a solution to the looming implementation of the new Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative Jerry Costello are working hard to address this issue and formulate a way to protect those affected while addressing FEMA’s concerns. Pangea Development believes in responsible, low-impact development in all areas and is encouraged by the tremendous local efforts of many civic and business leaders who have taken a proactive role to ensure that the voices of those in the public and private sector are heard and considered. While in the capitol I also spent some quality time drumming up support for Pangea’s latest endeavor, The Estates at Palmer Creek, and bringing our leaders and reps up to date on Pangea’s efforts to create Metro East jobs while providing a quality built, amenity-rich residential development in Columbia, IL.
Sean Goding, President