Williamsburg Waterfront

Tue, Apr 22, 2008

The richly historic, once-thriving industrial zone of the Williamsburg waterfront has witnessed a rapid transformation into a residential neighborhood. New condominium developments, large and small, such as The Edge, Northside Piers and Palmer's Dock, and Schaefer Landing, along with adaptive reuse of landmark structures such as the Austin Nichols warehouse, offered an impressive range of goals of sustainable urbanism: brownfield reclamation, public parks, and waterfront access, a percentage of affordable housing, and LEED-certified design and construction.

The presentations and panel featured the developers of the major residential projects and public officials who conceived and crafted the rezoning effort in a discussion of what is going right and where there is room for improvement.

Speakers

Carol Willis, Introductory Remarks

Shaun Donovan, Commissioner, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Ron Moelis, Principal, L&M Equity Participants

Dan Kaplan, Senior Principal, FXFOWLE Architects, PC

Jeff Levine, Principal, Douglaston Development

Stephen B. Jacobs, President, The Stephen B. Jacobs Group

Robert Powers, Powers & Company, Inc.

Tom O'Gara, Principal, JMH Development

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