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2017 COG – ULI Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) Application Deadline

April 3, 2017
4:00 pm

Program Description

Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) are one of ULI Washington’s signature programs, where a panel of 10-12 senior-level experts work over a concentrated timeline to evaluate and provide market-based feedback on a local development or land use challenge. Panelists are selected from over 2,200 ULI Washington members in the Metropolitan Washington Area based on needed skillsets and expertise to address the problem at hand. Panel member expertise typically includes developers, property owners/managers, investors, designers, planners, engineers, market and financial analysts, as well as members of the public sector. The panel takes place over 1.5 days, with a report of recommendations completed thereafter.

Through a strategic partnership, ULI Washington and COG will deliver three TAPs in COG-designated Activity Centers between June 2017 – June 2018. These TAPs will focus on identifying priority, catalytic strategies to maximize the impacts of investments in Activity Centers and throughout our region. ULI and COG recognize that communities around the region face pressing challenges related to housing affordability. Therefore, TAP applications that include the opportunity to address challenges associated with housing affordability will be given preference.

Cost of the TAP

A typical TAP costs $20,000; TAPs selected through this partnership are reduced by 50%. The cost to the city/county sponsor for this program is $10,000. For those sponsors who are selected, ULI Washington will offer a one-year complimentary Public Agency Membership Package to ULI. Of note, this membership package includes:

  • One full membership and two associate memberships;
  • Allows memberships to be transferred to other employees within the Public Agency;
  • Should you wish to add additional individuals as members, ULI can offer a reduced rate of $100 under this membership package.

Application Process

The application period is open from February 1, 2017 – April 3, 2017.

Applications highlighting challenges associated with Housing Affordability will be given priority.Applications may be found on http://washington.uli.org/what-we-do/technical-assistance-panels/uli-cog/? Projects will be selected in May 2017 and scheduled upon selection, based on needs of the applicant.

Application deadline for the 2017 Technical Assistance Panel program is April 3, 2017 at 4 PM!

Submit applications to Paul DesJardin (pdesjardin@mwcog.org) and Deborah Bilek (deborah.bilek@uli.org).

Questions may be directed to Deborah Bilek at ULI Washington, deborah.bilek@uli.org.

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