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A Redding woman who started a group to address the future of the Gilbert & Bennett property is hosting a community coffee event on Sunday.  Jane Philbrick, a Harvard Design School graduate, started TILL Georgetown, which stands for Today’s Industrial Living Landscapes.  The team of brownfield experts, financiers and Harvard professors have come up with plans to redevelop the old wire mill site.  Sunday's meeting is at 4pm at 101 Peaceable Street.  For this project, Philbrick proposes three phases.  One is to stabilize existing historical buildings and do environmental remediation, next get in some commercial and housing development, and then a commercial space for an anchor tenant. Georgetown Land Development Corporation owns the property, but also owes back taxes and fines to Redding.  The town has filed suit to foreclose and retake ownership.