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Carol Willis, Introductory Remarks
Shaun Donovan, Commissioner, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Ron Moelis, Principal, L&M Equity Participants
Dan Kaplan, Senior Principal, FXFOWLE Architects, PC
Jeff Levine, Principal, Douglaston Development
Stephen B. Jacobs, President, The Stephen B. Jacobs Group
Robert Powers, Powers & Company, Inc.
next: Tom O'Gara, Principal, JMH Development
The richly historic, once-thriving industrial zone of the Williamsburg waterfront is witnessing a rapid transformation as a burgeoning residential neighborhood. New condominium developments, large and small, such as The Edge, Northside Piers and Palmer's Dock, and Schaefer Landing, along with adaptive reuse of landmark structures such as the Austin Nichols warehouse, offer an impressive range of goals of sustainable urbanism: brownfield reclamation, public parks and waterfront access, a percentage of affordable housing, and LEED-certified design and construction.
The presentations and panel will feature the developers of the major residential projects and public officials who conceived and crafted the rezoning effort in a discussion of what is going right and where there is room for improvement.