Fairfax County to Host Tysons Workforce Housing Summit on Dec. 3

Nov. 29, 2010
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  • Summit addresses tools and strategies that developers and landowners can use to offer workforce housing, as well as the benefits of this housing for employers.
  • Panel discussion with nationally renowned developers to be moderated by Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Fairfax County, in partnership with the ULI Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing, will host a Tysons Workforce Housing Summit on Friday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. at the Capital One Financial Building in Tysons.

The summit includes an introduction by Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, followed by a panel discussion of nationally renowned developers, moderated by Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The panel will include: Thomas S. Bozzuto, Chief Executive Officer, The Bozzuto Group; F. Barton Harvey III, former Chairman of Enterprise Community Partners; J. Ronald Terwilliger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Trammell Crow Residential; and John McClain, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Center for Regional Analysis, George Mason University. There will also be an interview and discussion with Walter P. Havenstein, Chief Executive Officer, SAIC.

The purpose of the summit is to bring together stakeholders to discuss best practices for the future redevelopment of Tysons into an enjoyable community where residents can live, work and play. A major component of this plan is the availability of workforce housing. 

“The Board of Supervisors has approved an ambitious plan to turn Tysons into a walkable, livable second downtown for the Washington Metro area,” said Chairman Bulova. “In order to fully realize the benefits of this redevelopment, we must work together to ensure plentiful housing options are available to all Tysons employees.”

The summit will address the benefits to employers of a workforce that lives near where they work and the tools and strategies that developers and landowners can use to leverage the increased development potential in Tysons to ensure the provision of workforce housing.

In June 2010, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopted a new Comprehensive Plan for the redevelopment of Tysons. The plan will transform Tysons into a transit-oriented mixed-use urban center.

For information, visit the Tysons Workforce Housing Summit page.


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