Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Upcoming: Williamsburg Waterfront Panel


The Skyscraper Museum is presenting a panel discussion about the Williamsburg Waterfront on April 22. It will include Shaun Donovan, Commissioner, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development; Stephen B. Jacobs, President, The Stephen B. Jacobs Group; Dan Kaplan, Senior Principal, FXFOWLE Architects, PC; Jeffery E. Levine, Principal, Douglaston Development; Tom O'Gara, Principal, JMH Development; Ron Moelis, Principal, L&M Equity Participants; Robert Powers, Powers & Company, Inc.; Philip Tugendrajch, E T Partners, LLC. Per the Museum:
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.
The program starts at 6:30 and takes place at the NY Public Library Donnell Library Auditorium, 20 West 53rd St. between 5th & 6th. It's free for museum members, $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. More information here.

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