At its first meeting, the newly established, 12-member Queen Mary Land Development Task Force elected Michael Bohn, design director of Long Beach-based architecture firm Studio One Eleven, as chair and Jeff Hoffman, owner of a global corporate citizenship, philanthropy and civic engagement firm, as vice chair.
Michael Bohn, right, design director for Long Beach-based Studio One Eleven, has been elected chair of the newly established, 12-member Queen Mary Land Development Task Force. With Bohn is Jeff Hoffman, owner of a global corporate citizenship, philanthropy and civic engagement firm, who was elected vice chair. (Photograph by the Business Journal’s Larry Duncan)
The task force, comprised of representatives from downtown and experts in tourism, hospitality, architecture, economic development and historic preservation, also received and filed a presentation on tidelands restrictions during its meeting on January 6 at First Congregational Church’s social hall. The task force’s next meeting will take place at the same location at 5:30 p.m. on February 3.
Bohn has more than 20 years of experience as a licensed architect, focusing on environmentally responsible projects along with transit-oriented development, mixed-use urban infill, multi-family housing and education.
Hoffman is president of Jeff Hoffman and Associates who worked for the Walt Disney Company for 31 years and serves on the board of directors for Points of Light, the world’s largest volunteer service organization, among other national non-profit organizations.
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal established the task force last year as the city and the ship’s new master leaseholder, Los Angeles-based Urban Commons, LLC, considers development proposals for more than 43 acres of land surrounding the attraction.