Category Archives: Community Outreach

New ULI Washington Partner- MetroNow Coalition

ULI Washington recently joined the MetroNow coalition, a regional effort to put Metro on a safe, smart, and sustainable path in 2018.  This is a first-of-its-kind branded regional collaboration effort that is combining the collective voices and assets of the regional business community to drive action. The unprecedented level of regional collaboration behind the MetroNow coalition indicates how important a priority Metro is to the Greater Washington business community and how willing it is to work with others in a diverse coalition to create the environment that is needed for … Read More

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ULI Washington Holiday Service Opportunity: Community of Hope Holiday Market Event Recap

On Saturday, December 9th, over 35 ULI Washington Young Leaders volunteered at Community of Hope’s Holiday Market Event at the organizations Conway Health Center in Southwest DC.  ULI Washington volunteers helped children build gingerbread houses and with arts and crafts, along with making holiday cards, distributing toys and helping with handing out hot chocolate and cookies. The event was in conjunction with the funds raised at the Inaugural ULI Washington Young Leaders Trivia Night this past November which raised $10,000 for Community of Hope and its mission of helping the … Read More

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ULI Washington Panel Provides Recommendations for Brainard Warner Adaptive Reuse in Kensington, MD

A Project Analysis Session (PAS) was held on November 3, 2017 at the Town of Kensington’s Town Hall.  The sponsor of the PAS was the Montgomery County Department of Parks (MNCPPC) which is the current steward of the 4.5-acre property.  The site includes two historic buildings that had been used as a nursing home facility for about 50 years.   The original house on the site was built in 1891 by Brainard Warner, the founder of the town of Kensington and a significant figure in the development of Montgomery County and … Read More

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Welcome Back Message From the Chair

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR ULI Washington Yolanda Cole, FAIA Sr. Principal, Hickok Cole Architects   Members of ULI:   I’ve been a member of ULI for a large part of my career, and I am truly pleased and honored to have been chosen to lead the ULI District Council for the next two years as its Chair. As my first step, I’ve been conducting a “summer walkabout” of ULI Washington’s Committees, Programs and Initiative Councils to observe first-hand what our members are doing and how they are contributing to, and … Read More

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Special Thanks to ULI Washington UrbanPlan Volunteers!

In late May, ULI Washington volunteers worked with 240 high-school students as they participated in UrbanPlan, a classroom curriculum in which students learn about the fundamental forces that affect development in the United States. ULI Washington offers UrbanPlan at five high-schools and three Universities in the D.C. region, with this spring’s programs taking place at Bethesda Chevy-Chase High School and Robinson Secondary School. Through the two-week UrbanPlan curriculum, students work in development teams to analyze and respond to a hypothetical “Request for Proposal” for the redevelopment of a blighted urban area. At Bethesda … Read More

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