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Mayor Bowser to Host Planning and Preservation Symposium

Monday, February 29, 2016
Discussion will address how the District will plan for 800,000 residents while preserving its history

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Tomorrow Mayor Muriel Bowser will provide remarks at the Office of Planning’s “Preserving and Planning for Progress” symposium, which aims to tackle how the District will plan for 800,000 residents in the next 20 years while preserving its rich and diverse history. The event will consist of local and national experts providing insight on the District’s unique regulatory environment, highlight planning innovation, and focus on creative development partnerships that have been inclusive of historic preservation goals.


Mayor Muriel Bowser
DC Office of Planning Director Eric Shaw
Neil Albert, DowntownDC Business Improvement District
Shalom Baranes, Shalom Baranes Associates
Elizabeth Okeke-Von Batten, Center for Design & the City; Sustainable Cities Design Academy
Alfred Fraijo Jr., SheppardMullin, LURN Network, Friends of the Hollywood Freeway Central Park
David Franco, Level 2 Development
Laura Hughes, EHT Traceries
Richard Lake, Roadside Development
Demond “Brent” Leggs, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Sommer Mathis, CityLab
Washington, DC Economic Partnership President & CEO Keith Sellars
Rebecca Miller, DC Preservation League
Paul Millstein, Douglas Development Corporation
Robert Sponseller, Shalom Baranes Associates


Preserving and Planning for Progress Symposium


Tuesday, March 1 at 5 pm


Howard Theatre
620 T Street, NW
*Closest Metro: Shaw-Howard Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]