Thursday, February 28, 2019 - Friday, March 1, 2019
8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Turning old buildings into productive new uses

National Speakers – Local Examples – Real-World Solutions

Thank you to all who attended the Adaptive Reuse Summit in either Hartford or Norwalk.

Our speakers’ presentations:

James B. Lindberg, Making Building Reuse the New Normal
Vice President, Research & Policy Lab, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Bob Stevens, Beating the Odds
Principal & Co-Founder of M&S Development; Founder, Stevens & Associates, PC, Brattleboro, VT

Merrill Hoopengardner, Opportunity Zones and Advocacy
President, National Trust Community Investment Corporation

Patrick McMahon, Introductory remarks:  Hartford ~ Norwalk
CEO Connecticut Main Street Center

Panel 1 – Reuse Projects from the Developer’s Perspective

HartfordModerator: Kent Schwendy, CIL ~ Phil Kuchma, Kuchma Corporation ~ Thacher Tiffany, Beacon Communities ~ Mike Freimuth, CRDA

NorwalkModerator: Kim Morque, Spinnaker Real Estate Partners ~ Phil Kuchma, Kuchma Corporation ~ John Guedes, Primrose Companies ~ Arthur Collins, Collins Enterprises, LLC

Panel 2 – Resources & Tools for Adaptive Reuse Projects

HartfordModerator: Michael Piscitelli, City of New Haven ~ Jessica Bailey, Greenworks Lending ~ Julie Carmelich, SHPO ~ Sara Bronin, Center for Energy & Environmental Law, UCONN Law School ~ Gregory Farmer, CT Trust for Historic Preservation

NorwalkModerator: David Kooris, DECD ~ Jessica Bailey, Greenworks Lending ~ Julie Carmelich, SHPO ~ Brad Schide, CT Trust for Historic Preservation ~ Ralph Blessing, City of Stamford


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Supported, in part, with a grant from the State Historic Preservation Office



Co-hosted by CT Preservation Action


Many thanks to our generous sponsors!

Lunch Sponsor
Norwalk Redevelopment Agency

Breakfast Sponsors
Fuss & O’Neill
John Moriarty & Associates, Inc.
Liberty Bank
TSKP Studio

Event Sponsors
Burlington Construction
Bartlett Brainard Eacott
Norwalk Preservation Trust
Pullman & Comley
Patriquin Architects
Viking Construction, Inc.