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Washington, D.C. is featured in a new ULI Stormwater Report.

Two projects in Washington, D.C., Canal Park and The Avenue, are featured in new ULI stormwater report.  The report, titled Harvesting the Value of Water:  Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Real Estate, was prepared by ULI’s Urban Resilience Program.  Canal Park is a neighborhood park developed by a public/private partnership and located on the site of a former D.C. waterway, with 95 percent of the park’s irrigation, fountain, toilet-flushing and ice rink water provided through rainwater recycling.  The Avenue is a mixed-use, transit-oriented development in downtown D.C. that features a robust stormwater management system in a … Read More

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Opportunity to Submit Plan Amendments for DC Comprehensive Plan

The DC Office of Planning is seeking recommendations for Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.  Amendments generally fall into one of the categories below: Technical Changes Reflect New Plans Other New or Modified Narratives, Policies or Actions Map Changes Resilience Element Any individual or company can submit a proposed Amendment, and the Open Call period for submissions ends May 26. For more information on how to submit an Amendment, click here:  https://plandc.dc.gov/page/propose-amendment For more information on the process and timeline, click here: https://plandc.dc.gov/ Background on the Amendment Process The 2006 Comprehensive … Read More

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ULI Washington Congratulates Montgomery County and Arlington County for winning APA National Planning Awards!

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Congratulations to two local jurisdictions from the Washington region that were honored with three national planning awards from the American Planning Association this year.  A total of five Excellence Award recipients were selected by the APA Awards Jury as well as 12 Achievement Award recipients. Read more about each of this year’s local award recipients below.  2017 NATIONAL PLANNING EXCELLENCE AWARD: PLANNING LANDMARK Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve Montgomery County, Maryland  SUMMARY Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve is a 93,000-acre designated land use zone that preserves farmland and rural open space in the … Read More

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Regional Branding Campaign Kickoff

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Over 150 regional leaders gathered at the Hay Adams Hotel on March 30 to hear an update on the progress that has been made to advance the Roadmap for Greater Washington’s Economic Future.  The Roadmap is a research effort that began in 2015 to identify the challenges facing the region and action items to jump start the region’s economic pivot away from federal government dependence into a diverse, sustainable economy.  At the briefing, speakers addressed the progress being made on each of the Roadmap’s action items, including transportation, housing affordability, … Read More

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ULI Washington Member Survey Results

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Last month, ULI Washington distributed a survey to its 2,100 members.  Over 260 responses were received.  The responses provided excellent input for understanding the experience of the members.  Thirty two percent of the respondents were women and 48 percent were under 35 years old.   A thorough analysis of the survey will be shared with members next month; below are selected results from the survey:   When asked how satisfied they are with the benefits received through their ULI membership, 36% said they were highly satisfied and 60% expressed satisfaction. … Read More

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Redevelopment of St. Elizabeths East Campus Creates Opportunities for Economic Mobility in D.C.’s Ward 8, According to Rose Center Panel

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The District of Columbia has a unique opportunity to improve access to economic mobility in the Congress Heights neighborhood from the long-planned redevelopment of the St. Elizabeths East Campus, according to an inter-disciplinary panel of experts visiting Washington, D.C. from February 28-March 3 assembled by the Rose Center for Public Leadership—a joint program of ULI and the National League of Cities (NLC). Washington, D.C. is one of four cities—along with Anchorage, Alaska; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and San José, California – in the 2017 Daniel Rose Fellowship. Now in its eighth … Read More

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Peer Exchange Group Program (PEG) Kickoff a Success

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In mid-February, ULI Washington began a new program of Peer Exchange Groups (PEGs) to create opportunities for more meaningful networking among our members. A Peer Exchange Group (PEG) is a unique opportunity to make meaningful connections with real estate professionals like yourself. Each PEG is composed of 8-10 non-competing members who all commit to a shared set of meeting processes and language protocols. The experience provides a safe haven where individuals faced with similar personal and professional challenges gather to share experiences and consult each other in absolute confidence. In … Read More

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Work of ULI Washington featured in COG Report- State of the Region: Human Capital Report

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Region’s ‘Human Capital’ is a key driver of economic growth Work of ULI Washington featured in new report by Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments The future economic prosperity of metropolitan Washington will rely on the region’s investment in its residents and their collective knowledge, skills, and abilities, according to a new report released by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). According to the State of the Region: Human Capital Report, the region’s prosperity can be attributed to its enterprising residents who are attracted to the area for its rich … Read More

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ULI Washington Adopts New Strategic Plan for 2016-2020

During a year-long process, members and staff from ULI Washington worked together to update the district council’s strategic plan.  A group of 10 members including former district council chairs, and current committee chairs drafted the original plan.  The key objectives of this  committee were to 1) Set the direction and goals for the district council for one, two and five years; 2) Determine the program of work to achieve the organization’s strategic goals and objectives; and 3)  Align the budget, staffing, and governance with the plan to implement desired outcomes.    … Read More

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Release: New Report Finds Public-Private Partnerships Crucial to Moving Indian Head Forward

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A new Technical Assistance Panel – or TAP – released by ULI Washington has found that public private partnerships can be used catalyze redevelopment and set the Town of Indian Head on a path to economic vitality and growth. The report, titled “Economic Development Opportunities in Indian Head” documents the findings of a panel of a panel of eight ULI members who were convened September 20-21, 2016 to address barriers to economic growth that have resulted in a significant decline in commercial and residential development in the Town of Indian … Read More

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