La Plata is poised to be the ideal “Petri dish” to serve as a regional and national model
I am particularly excited by the work Dr. Hellman has been doing with his real estate partners to make the concept of virtual adjacency a reality. Having identified La Plata, Maryland as a good location for this purpose in 1986, they have purchased enough land in the right location (between the College of Southern Maryland and the Town of La Plata, at the intersection of the major roads, with four fiber-optic networks on site) to bring the vision to fruition. And, Dr. Hellman patiently guided them to complete a comprehensive Vision Planning exercise to manage growth over the next century.
— Mark Addleson, Ph.D., George Mason University, MS Program Organization Development and Knowledge Management, in a letter written to Robert Peck, Commissioner of Public Buildings, GSA, 28 Dec 2010.