You are invited to join local, county, state and regional officials and agencies, developers, planners, property owners and managers, neighbors and the general public to discuss how to revive, renew and repurpose office park developments in the Interstate 287 corridor from Tarrytown to Port Chester. The New York-Connecticut Sustainable Communities Consortium and the Urban Land Institute are sponsoring Repurposing the I-287 Corridor, an interactive planning program to be held on Wednesday November 7, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at 1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY.
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The program, which will be facilitated by John Nolon, Executive Director of the Pace University Land Use Law Center, is intended to describe, discuss and determine the need for the application of the tools of "adaptive reuse" in the Interstate 287 corridor. Adaptive reuse refers to the process of reusing an old site or building for a purpose other than for which it was built or designed.
Invited participants will include representatives from Westchester County, the cities of White Plains and Rye, the towns of Greenburgh and Harrison, and the villages of Tarrytown, Elmsford, Rye Brook and Port Chester.
The New York-Connecticut Sustainable Communities Consortium is an unprecedented bi-state collaboration of cities, counties and regional planning organizations which has come together to launch New York-Connecticut Sustainable Communities. This initiative, funded with a $3.5 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant, will integrate housing, economic development, transportation and environmental planning. The goal of the Consortium is to reposition the New York-Connecticut region to fully harness its innovation capabilities in a competitive global environment, build on its strong foundation of energy efficiency, and become as equitable as it is efficient. Its primary focus is to leverage the most extensive and robust transit system in the nation by developing livable communities with mixed-income housing and employment at key nodes and corridors.
The Urban Land Institute provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI is an independent global nonprofit supported by members representing the entire spectrum of real estate development and land use disciplines. ULI serves on the Advisory Board to the New York-Connecticut Consortium.
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