Town Center Economic Development Opportunities Panel this Thursday

On April 2, 2018, the City Council appointed eleven individuals with varied experience and backgrounds to serve on an Economic Vitality & Town Center Task Force. The purpose is to assist and advise consultant SCJ Alliance in identifying and developing recommended amendments and updates to the City’s Economic Vitality Strategy, development codes and Town Center Subarea Plan to support and encourage the types of development desired by the community.

As part of this process, the city reached out to real estate professionals, developers, economic development professionals, and architects for a panel discussion. Four individuals from varied backgrounds accepted an invitation to participate on a panel and will be discussing such things as factors these professions take into consideration when identifying development opportunities, planning and implementing projects, facilitating economic vitality, developing within certain markets and market cycles, and creating livable and lively environments.

The meeting will begin with a brief introduction of each speaker. Panelists include Chris Fiori, Principal and Project Director of Heartland LLC; Bob Tiscareno, AIA, Design Principal and Founder of Tiscareno Associates; Joe Ferguson, Co-founder and principal of Lake Union Partners; and Brynn Estelle Telkamp, Designated Broker and Retail Brokerage Consultant with BeRetail. This will be followed by speakers providing opening remarks, a question and answer session, and open discussion.

The panel will take place on Thursday, July 12 at 6pm at Interim City Hall.