Tuesday, May 11, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am


See Webinar recording & resources below

Besides the obvious, why are these buildings vacant? What are the impacts? What can we DO about it? Donald Poland examines why properties are unused, the importance of market alignment, and expands your toolbox with dreams & visions, master plans, zoning & code correction, parking strategy, & historic preservation tools to bring them back to life.

This session is presented as part of CT Economic Development Week

Speaker: Donald J. Poland, PhD, AICP
Managing Director of Planning & Strategy, GOMAN + YORK

Issues addressed will include:

  • Besides absentee ownership, what are other reasons for functionally obsolete properties?
  • What are the community and regional impacts of vacant properties?
  • How do we help private investors weigh the risk/reward of redevelopment?
  • How do we implement the community vision by layering the redevelopment
    tools at our disposal?

This event is approved for 1 AICP credit for certified planners

Webinar Resources:

Webinar Recording (YouTube)

Webinar Evaluation (Google)

Chat Log with links (PDF)

Slide Deck (PDF)