Revitalization Through Community Collaboration Agenda

Speaker Presentations

Agenda and Video Recording

Below is a conference agenda with time markers for the video recording.

0:30 - 13:45 Introduction, Conference Overview, and Welcome
Introduction Sharon Bulova, Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
Conference Overview Barbara Byron, Director, Office of Community Revitalization and Reinvestment
Welcome Gerry Hyland, Mount Vernon District Supervisor, Co-Chairman, Community Revitalization and Reinvestment Committee
13:45 - 1:24:15 Moving Community from Conflict to Consensus: Re-creating Thornton Creek and a Mixed-Use, Transit Oriented Neighborhood in Northgate, Seattle
Introduction Lucia Hall, Office of Community Revitalization and Reinvestment
Speaker Peggy Gaynor, ASLA, President, GAYNOR, Inc.
1:24:15 - 2:10:15 Urban Smart Growth: How to Grow, Redevelop, and Build Investments While Engaging the Local Community
Introduction Matt Flis, Office of Community Revitalization and Reinvestment
Speaker Jair Lynch, President & CEO, JAIR LYNCH Development Partners
2:32:15 - 3:20:00 Stakeholder Groups:  How to Build Place By Creating Strong Stakeholder Organizations
Introduction Scott Sizer, Office of Community Revitalization and Reinvestment
Speaker

Cecilia Cassidy, Executive Director, Rosslyn Renaissance / Rosslyn BID

3:20:00 Closing Remarks
Introduction Barbara Byron
Speaker Jeff McKay, Lee District Supervisor, Co-Chairman, Community Revitalization and Reinvestment Committee

Speaker Topics and Bios

Peggy Gaynor, ASLA, President, Gaynor, Inc.

Peggy Gaynor was a prime consultant for the Thornton Creek Water Quality Channel project in Seattle, WA, hired by the Thornton Creek Legal Defense Fund, Lorig Associates and the City of Seattle to create a design vision for redevelopment that all the diverse stakeholders could support. The final built project transformed a nine acre surface parking lot for the Northgate Mall, under which a stream had been buried in a 60in pipe since the 1960's, into Thornton Place, a mixed-use transit-oriented development with over 500 units of housing, and the 2.7 acre Thornton Creek Water Quality Channel, an urban park that combines Natural Drainage System stormwater treatment, daylighted creek channel and pedestrian ADA-accessible neighborhood connections.

This redevelopment was long delayed due to conflicts among neighborhood environmental advocates, land-owners/developers and city officials. The success of this project rested upon the ability of all stakeholders to agree upon a balance between urbanization, stormwater treatment and environmental restoration. Ms. Gaynor will speak to how this process worked, the ‘Hybrid’ design breakthrough that occurred, and how other communities can learn from this unique project to create their own win-win solutions. [Return to Agenda]

Jair Lynch, President & CEO, JAIR LYNCH Development Partners

As President & CEO of JAIR LYNCH Development Partners, Mr. Lynch is the principal-in-charge, assuming primary responsibility for firm management and project coordination. His commitment to developing a quality product and delivering superior service has produced distinctive urban mixed-use projects for a distinguished list of public, private and non-profit clients in addition to institutional investors.

Mr. Lynch has more than fifteen years experience in public and private real estate development and construction, including projects in both California and Washington, DC. He founded JAIR LYNCH in 1998 and has since managed more than 1.2 million square feet of development valued at $270 million. Another 825,000 square feet of development valued at more than $285 million is planned or under construction in the District of Columbia. These include urban infill residential, commercial, retail and institutional projects involving new construction, tenant-in-place renovation, historic preservation and mixed-use development programs. Under his leadership, JAIR LYNCH managed the development of the first LEED Gold and Silver certified public buildings in the District of Columbia and delivered the smallest LEED Gold for Neighborhood Development project in the country. [Return to Agenda]

Cecilia Cassidy, Executive Director, Rosslyn Renaissance / Rosslyn BID

Since 1991, the Rosslyn Renaissance membership organization has been the leader in making Rosslyn a place/destination. Through working with the residential, commercial, cultural and government communities within Rosslyn it has helped to facilitate the marketing and development of Rosslyn. In 2001, many of the same participants in Rosslyn Renaissance created a business improvement district (BID) to continue a number of the activities that Rosslyn Renaissance initiated.

Cecilia Cassidy spoke to how both the Rosslyn Renaissance membership group was created, how it’s role has changed in the twenty years it has been operating, the creation of the Rosslyn BID, and how these two related organizations have helped to link the variety of stakeholders in Rosslyn. [Return to Agenda]

 


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