From The Richmond City Department of Planning & Development Review:
Mark your calendar for Friday, August 20 for a educational discussion and panel on revitalizing vacant properties in Richmond.
Hosted by The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the Virginia Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) and the Partnership for Housing Affordability, the morning will include a dynamic discussion with regional leaders and national experts about addressing vacant property issues in Richmond-area neighborhoods.
The forum will focus on existing tools and strategies, as well as explore new policy alternatives that address concentrations of vacant properties in communities.
Rachel Flynn, Director of Planning and Development Review, will be joined by two city attorneys at 9 a.m. to discuss “Neighborhood Stabilization Tools and Strategies in Greater Richmond” and review vacant property trend data in the city, local policy tools and strategies, and a case study that demonstrates how a vacant building can be turned around.
The second portion of the program at 10:30 a.m. will discuss “Neighborhood Stabilization Policy Alternatives” and the panel will include, Jim Kelly, Assistant Professor, University of Baltimore; Meredith Mishaga, Program Coordinator, Baltimore Neighborhood Collaborative; and Racquel Reddie, Community Development Manager for the National Community Stabilization Trust.
They will discuss current foreclosure trends, impacts, programs and community development best practices that can help stabilize neighborhoods with high concentrations of vacant, foreclosed and/or bank-owned properties. Click here for more information.
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
701 E. Byrd St.
Friday, August 20, 2010 – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Call (804) 422-5013 for more information.