Event: Preservation and Change Workshop

Date: Sat, Aug 13th 2016, 10:00am - 2:00pm


How does the City plan to preserve Downtown’s character and sense of history?  Come learn.

What should Downtown look like in the future and how will it be shaped? Share your perspective.

Please join the Santa Monica community and the Planning Department for a discussion about the Downtown Community Plan and its approach to Preservation and Change. At this Saturday workshop, we will roll up our sleeves and discuss the importance of conserving character Downtown, as well as its sense of history.  We will explore various options for the scale of new buildings Downtown, the types of uses and how they should contribute to best serve the community.

Come listen to three local expert panelists share their perspectives on subjects like Adaptive Reuse, Affordable and market-rate housing and the challenges of creating new projects that fit into their existing environments.

  • Hamid Behdad, President, Central City Development Group. Hamid has served three Mayoral Administrations for the City of Los Angeles, where he earned the title “Czar” of Adaptive Reuse Projects for the city.
  • Robin Hughes, President & CEO, Abode Communities. Robin is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit developer, architect, manager and operator of service-enhanced affordable housing.
  • Dan Rosenfeld, Real estate investor. Dan is a private real estate investor who alternates between private and public-sector service, having served as Director of Real Estate for the State of California and City of Los Angeles, and as a Senior Deputy for Economic Development with Los Angeles County.



Where: Santa Monica Bay Women's Club - 1210 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 - View Map


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