DC Big Box retail talk tonight: National Building Museum
Small Mart editorial cartoon, Steve Breen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2006.
Thursday, September 8, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Big box retail is typically thought of, and built in, the context of suburbia or rural communities. But increasingly this retail model is being applied to urban areas. Washington, D.C. has retailers such as Target, Best Buy and Home Depot and is considering four Wal-Mart stores in various parts of the city. Join expert panelists for a discussion about how this retail model is affecting D.C.’s planning, land use, transportation, and economy.
Harriet Tregoning, director, DC Office of Planning
Jay Klug, principal, Acquisition & Development, JBG Rosenfeld Retail
Kennedy Smith, principal, the Community Land Use and Economics Group
Moderator: Gideon Berger, Urban Land Institute, Daniel Rose Center for
Public Leadership in Land Use