Category Archives: Press Releases

Release: New Report Recommends Transforming Westfields From Business Park Into a Community Within a Park

A new Technical Assistance Panel – or TAP – report sponsored by the Westfields Business Owners Association (WBOA) and released by ULI Washington has concluded that Westfields has a niche position in the office marketplace and with the right redevelopment holds a promising future in the Washington DC region. The report, titled “What’s Next for Westfields?, <insert hyperlink>” documents the findings of a panel of ten ULI members who were convened December 5-6, 2016 to offer recommendations on how Westfields can – once again – thrive as best in class. … Read More

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Advisory: Panel to Offer Recommendations on Modernizing the Research Boulevard Corridor in Rockville, MD

On March 27-28, the City of Rockville and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) are sponsoring an independent Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) in conjunction with ULI Washington. The purpose is to better understand the market position of the Research Boulevard office park corridor and consider options and recommendations for future land use, urban design, and economic development actions as they draft the city’s next Comprehensive Master Plan. After a tour of the study area and various interviews, the panel will provide an open press initial presentation of their findings, the … Read More

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Release: Real Estate Trends Conference Awards Program Announces The Finalists

ULI Washington today announced the finalists for its annual Real Estate Trends Conference Awards Program, a conference component that highlights innovative development under way in the Metropolitan Washington Region. The six distinctive award categories recognize innovative projects, policies, and initiatives that contribute to the enhancement of vibrant neighborhoods, exemplify creative problem solving, and celebrate visionary thinking. The finalists, in alphabetical order, are: Mixed Use Lot 31|Bethesda, MD Engine Company 13 and Hyatt Place Hotel| Washington, DC Office Maurice Electric at Union Market| Washington, DC 5600 Fishers Lane| Rockville, MD Adaptive Reuse … Read More

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Release: ULI Washington Launches Regional Fellows Program

Program seeks to foster regional solutions to land use challenges In an effort to strengthen land use decision-making among local government leaders and to foster regional solutions to land use challenges, ULI Washington has launched its Regional Fellows Program. The mission of ULI Washington’s Regional Fellows Program is to empower leaders in the public sector to envision, build, and sustain successful 21st Century communities by providing access to information, best practices, peer networks, and other resources to foster creative, efficient, and sustainable land use practices. ULI Washington’s Regional Fellows Program … Read More

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Release: Oliver “Ollie” T. Carr, Jr. Honored at ULI Washington 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner

November 14, 2016 Washington, D.C. This past Thursday, November 10th, ULI Washington honored Oliver “Ollie” T. Carr, Jr., Chairman and CEO, CARR Companies with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award in front of a crowd of over 750 civic leaders and real estate professionals at the National Building Museum. Colden “Coke” Florance, Senior Consultant with SmithGroupJJR, presented Mr. Carr with the award, remarking that he was “largely responsible for the resurgence of the city (Washington, D.C.).” Upon receiving the award, Carr remarked: “It really is wonderful to be here! I appreciate … Read More

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Advisory: Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner Honoring Oliver T. Carr, Jr.

ULI Washington has announced the date and location for its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner. This year’s dinner will recognize Oliver T. Carr, Jr., Chairman of Carr Companies. Who: ULI Washington; Oliver T. Carr, Jr. What: 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner Where: National Building Museum, 440 G Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 When: Thursday, November 10th, 2016, 6:30pm-10:00pm On Thursday, November 10th ULI Washington will celebrate Mr. Carr’s contributions to the industry and to the Washington metropolitan area at our Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner. ULI Washington established the Lifetime Achievement … Read More

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Advisory: Walkable Urban Metro Washington Conference

ULI Washington has announced the date and location for the 5th Annual Walkable Urban Places Conference. This year’s conference will focus on the impact walkability will have on the future of real estate development. Who: ULI Washington, The George Washington University’s Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis and the School of Public Health What: 2016 Walkable Urban Metro Washington: The Future of Real Estate Development Where: George Washington University Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21St St NW, Washington, DC United States When: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016, 8:00am-12:30pm ULI Washington will … Read More

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Release: New Report Proposes Redevelopment Strategies for Downtown La Plata

A new Technical Assistance Panel – or TAP – report sponsored by the La Plata Town Center Corporation (LPTCC) and released by ULI Washington has concluded that downtown La Plata is poised for change and recommended a host of strategies aimed at spurring and enhancing redevelopment. The report, titled “Connections and Community: Knitting Together La Plata’s Center” documents the findings of a panel of a panel of nine ULI members who were convened May 11-12, 2016 to shape and focus development in a roughly six-block area north of Charles Street … Read More

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Release: New Report Recommends Broad Strategy for Branding the Pike District

A new Technical Assistance Panel – or TAP – report sponsored by the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee and released by ULI Washington has recommended broad strategies for branding the Pike District. The report, titled “Identifying and Branding the Pike District,” documents the findings of a panel of nine ULI members who convened March 29-30, 2016 to help develop concepts for visibly and distinctively identifying the Pike District. The stretch of Rockville Pike that comprises the Pike District study area presents a suburban—yet slowly urbanizing—environment that possesses the infrastructure and … Read More

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Release: Expert Panel Generates Innovative Ideas for Ward 7 Industrial Site

A new Technical Assistance Panel – or TAP – report released by ULI Washington and sponsored by the DC Office of Planning and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments has concluded that a decommissioned vacant portion of the Benning Road Power Plant and Service Center, if it becomes available for redevelopment in the future, could provide much needed connectivity and beautification as well as commercial and retail options for the adjacent Ward 7 neighborhoods. The report, titled “Powering Progress on Benning Road” documents the findings of a panel of seven … Read More

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