New City Enterprises LLC convenes visionary placemakers, environmental experts, non-profits, and community members to listen to one another, build consensus, and make their visions a reality.
We take seriously the responsibility of working with communities on matters that affect their future. Our visionary places are carefully and thoughtfully conceived from socio-economic factors, physical perspective needs, and – most importantly – the desires of the community. To achieve that, we build long-lasting partnerships with our neighbors and integrate into the neighborhood to make sure that future placemakers don’t just solve our issues, but theirs as well. We work hand-in-hand with our neighbors and community leaders to carefully craft plans that build on what makes the area unique — the natural beauty, developed resources and communal spaces that attracted residents to the area. Then, we follow through with our partners to ensure the shared vision of the approved development is delivered as promised and ensure that the community assets remain protected for the lifetime of the community.
Greg Hamm is the ultimate community convener and placemaker. He leads as the conductor of a city's vision and will.
When at General Growth Properties, Greg and his team won broad public support and unanimous approval from the Howard County Council for the creation of 13 million feet of transit-oriented, mixed-use development for the revitalization of Downtown Columbia, Maryland. This re-zoning — among the largest in Maryland history — allowed Columbia to re-establish its relationship with the values laid out in master plan developed by James Rouse in the 1960's.
He planned for the preservation of Merriweather Post Pavilion and set in motion it’s transfer from private developer to non-profit local ownership.
Since the early 1990’s Hamm has led the entitlement efforts or pre-development approvals for more than 30 million feet of development in more than 25 separate processes, in four jurisdictions between Virginia and Maryland.
Hamm prioritizes community involvement in the planning and building of developments. Success in advancing the growth of great places requires an inordinate amount of listening and learning from highly informed, educated and passionate parties; residents, leaders, elected officials and members of the counties' staff.