The Executive Office of the Mayor and the District of Columbia Office of Planning are hosting a free public conversation entitled “Preserving and Planning for Progress” at the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The event seeks to bring together historic preservationists, real estate development professionals, and community stakeholders to engage one another on the opportunities and challenges around growth and development in the nation’s most historic city. It will consist of a series of moderated discussions with local and national experts to provide context on the District’s unique regulatory environment and highlight planning innovation and creative development partnerships that have been inclusive of historic preservation goals.
The District is experiencing outstanding growth in both its population and economy. Over the next twenty years the population is expected to grow by more than 200,000 people. During this same time period the District is expected to add 40,000 new jobs. This is now the time to begin conversations about how the District can maintain momentum around development projects in the pipeline, accommodate future growth, and preserve the city’s historic character.
The event will begin with a gallery exhibit in the Map Room followed by a welcome address from Eric Shaw, director of the Office of Planning. Mayor Muriel Bowser will also speak at the event.
There will also be panel discussions and keynote speakers Alfred Fraijo Jr., an equity partner of the global law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, and Brent Leggs, senior field officer at the National Trust for Historic Preservation based in DC.
To register and read the entire itinerary of the event, click here.