Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024

Lauren Riley Set to Moderate BISNOW’s Future of Alexandria

On July 9th, BISNOW will be hosting The Future of Alexandria: Evaluating Major Projects, Residential Development, Housing Policy Changes, Infrastructure Upgrades and Investment Opportunities with Developers, Investors and Economic Leaders. Lauren Riley, Associate within the Land Use and Zoning Practice Group, will moderate a discussion entitled “Building Alexandria: Public/Private Partnerships, Economic Development, Investment Opportunities and More”. A member of the firm since 2019, Lauren primarily focuses on securing zoning and land use entitlements including rezonings, special permits, and special exceptions. Before joining the firm, Lauren worked for the general practice law firm of Walton & Adams, P.C., where she gained valuable experience in eminent domain practice, zoning and land use research, and civil litigation. Lauren earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alabama in 2015 and graduated from William & Mary Law School in 2018, where she was an articles editor for the William & Mary Business Law Review.

At the panel, you can expect to learn:

  • In 2022, Alexandria delivered the second-most office-to-residential conversions in the country, with 435 converted units. How are developers and economic leaders assessing the ongoing opportunities and prospects for these redevelopment projects throughout the area?
  • With Alexandria lawmakers voting to eliminate single-family-only zoning, allowing for the construction of buildings with up to four units in residential neighborhoods, how will this policy change contribute to housing diversity and address the city’s housing needs?
  • Critics argue that the policy change of single-family-only zoning may primarily benefit developers rather than producing affordable housing. How does Alexandria plan to incentivize affordable housing development and ensure that the new policy effectively serves the needs of all residents, including those with lower incomes?
  • How are infrastructure upgrades and transportation planning being integrated into major development projects in Alexandria to support increased housing density, enhance connectivity and alleviate traffic congestion?
  • What investment opportunities are emerging in Alexandria’s evolving economic landscape and how can stakeholders capitalize on these opportunities for sustainable growth?

You can register to attend the event hosted at the Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria HERE.