At this morning's meeting of the TPO's Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC), a City of Norfolk Staffer mentioned that they already had their first charette on the Harbor Park multimodal facility. I was elated. In Virginia Beach, a "charette" is a public meeting where residents can chime in on land planning issues.
After adjournment I went over to speak to him. It turns out that it had simply been Staff doing some initial conceptualizing.
One of the reasons we can't communicate as a region: we can't even use the word "charette" to mean the same thing.