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CMSC Webinar – Parking Requirements: A Roundtable Discussion

Parking, always a hot downtown topic gets even hotter with the parking requirements debate.

Quickly you find that the debate is connected to housing, density, infrastructure, demographics, market position, and so much more.

Join us in this dynamic roundtable discussion on parking requirements from three different perspectives: development, commercial retail, and municipal economic development.

This event is approved for 1 credit for certified planners with thanks to our AICP Certification Maintenance Provider FHI Studio.

This event is eligible for Certified Connecticut Municipal Official (CCMO) credit with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM).

Meet our panel:

  • Alyssa Kent, Senior Development Manager and Design Director, Spinnaker Real Estate Partners
  • Michael Berne, Principal, MJB Consulting
  • Mark Barnhart, Director of Community and Economic Development, Town of Fairfield
About the Presenters:

Mark Barnhart, Director of Community and Economic Development, Town of Fairfield

Mark S. Barnhart is presently the Director of Community & Economic Development for the Town of Fairfield, having been appointed to the post in September 2002. Previously, Mr. Barnhart had served as the Town Manager and Chief Executive Officer for the Town of Stratford from 1992 to 2002. In his capacity as Town Manager, Mr. Barnhart was instrumental in efforts to successfully remediate and redevelop the former Raymark site as well as the Stratford Army Engine Plant (SAEP). Mr. Barnhart began his professional career with the City of Camden, NJ, where he served as the Assistant to the Director of Public Utilities. In 1989, Mr. Barnhart was appointed Assistant/Town Manager of Stratford, Connecticut, a position he held until his promotion to Acting Town Manager in October 1991.

Mr. Barnhart holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his undergraduate studies at Albright College, in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Michael Berne, Principal, MJB Consulting

Michael Berne is the President of MJB Consulting, a New York City and San Francisco Bay Area-based national retail planning and real estate consultancy.  One of the nation’s leading authorities on Downtown and Main Street business districts, Michael speaks and writes widely on the subject.  He regularly presents at the conferences of the International Downtown Association (IDA) and has served on its Board and Executive Committee (as Vice Chair).  He has taught classes at Penn, CUNY and Pratt.  In addition to his “Retail Contrarian” blog, he has contributed articles to ULI’s Urban Land, CNU’s Public Square, IEDC’s Economic Development Journal and Dow Jones & Co.’s MarketWatch as well as contributed sections to two recent books, Suburban Remix: Crafting the Next Generation of Urban Places (edited by David Dixon and Jason Beske; Island Press, 2018) and Main Street’s Comeback (written by Mary Means; Hammondwood Press, 2020).  He is frequently quoted in high-profile publications such as the Financial Times, the Washington Post, Planning, Governing and Bloomberg Businessweek.  His firm has long been active across Connecticut, including past engagements in Greenwich, South Norwalk, Bridgeport, New Haven and Mystic, and he delivered a webinar presentation, entitled “The Future of Main Street Retail”, to a Connecticut Main Street Center audience in September 2021.

Alyssa Kent, Senior Development Manager and Design Director, Spinnaker Real Estate Partners

Alyssa Kent is a Senior Development Manager at Spinnaker Real Estate Partners. Prior to that, she worked as an Owner’s Representative at the same company, and the Director of Design at Becker + Becker Associates, an architecture and development firm. Alyssa started their career as an Intern Architect at Louviere, Stratton & Yokel and later became a Teaching Assistant at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Alyssa holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and currently serves on the Connecticut Main Street Center Board of Directors.

 

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CMSC Webinar: Parking Requirements- A Roundtable Discussion
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Join us in this dynamic roundtable discussion on parking requirements from three different perspectives: development, commercial retail, and municipal economic development.

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Date

May 23 2024

Time

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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