2022 ITINERARY

Wednesday, April 27

DAY 1

4:38 - 5:00 pm

Airport Venue

Arrival Plans

Upon arrival, BDA staff will collect and transport luggage to the Crystal Gateway Marriot for safe keeping. Delegates will be escorted to the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Metro Station to take either the Blue or Yellow Line to the Crystal City Station then walk to the welcoming reception. 

5:00 - 6:30 pm

Reception

Welcoming reception powered by Puget Sound Energy

(Highline RxR – 2010 Crystal Dr)

  • Introductory remarks from BDA leadership

  • Insights into the political landscape and how decisions are made
    Arlington County Commission Chair Katie Cristol 

 

Thursday, April 28

DAY 2

6:30 - 8:30 am

Breakfast

Open tab breakfast (Flying Horse, base of Magnolia Hotel)

Fuel up with coffee and grub.

8:30 - 8:45 am

Gather

Group up to walk to the venue

(Crystal Gateway Marriott lobby)

Delegation will be escorted to JBG SMITH Marketing Center for a pair of presentations. 

9:00 - 10:00 am

Presentations

National Landing overview

(JBG SMITH Marketing Center – 2011 Crystal Dr)

  • Development vision and buildout
    Jack Kelly, Vice President, JBG SMITH

  • History and future of National Landing
    Tracy Sayegh, President & Executive Director, National Landing BID

10:00 - 10:20 am

Walking Tour

Crystal City  

Guided by Rob Mandle, Deputy Executive Director, National Landing BID

10:20 - 11:00 am

Presentations

Influence of arts and culture

(Synetic Theater – 1800 S Bell St)

  • Establishing a theater for the community
    Paata Tsikurishvili, Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Synetic Theater

  • How arts and culture shape neighborhoods 
    Angela Adams, Public Art Director, Arlington Economic Development

11:00 - 11:15 am

Walking Tour

Crystal City  

Guided by Rob Mandle, Deputy Executive Director, National Landing BID

11:15 - 12:20 pm

Presentations

Urban design, placemaking, and Amazon’s plans
(Amazon Aurora (WAS16) – 1770 Crystal Drive) 

  • Why urban design matters
    Kris Krider, Planning Supervisor for Urban Design and Research, Arlington CPHD

  • Power of placemaking
    Tracy Sayegh Gabriel, President/Executive Director, National Landing BID

  • Amazon HQ2 plans and goals
    Joe Chapman, Director, Global Real Estate and Facilities, Amazon

12:20 - 1:00pm

Lunch

Catered lunch

(Amazon Aurora (WAS16) – 1770 Crystal Drive) 

1:00 - 1:20 pm

Walking Tour

Pentagon City 

Guided by Rob Mandle, Deputy Executive Director, National Landing BID

1:20 - 2:00 pm

Presentations

Managing Arlington’s growth

(Bartlett Rooftop - 520 12th St S)

  • Planning and building for density
    Anthony Fusarelli Jr, Planning Director, Arlington CPHD

  • Access and connectivity
    Dennis Leach, Director / Sarah Crawford, Dep Director, Arlington DES, Transportation

 

2:00 - 2:20pm

Presentation

How Amazon HQ2’s urban design interacts with the built environment 

(NE corner of 12th St S & S Elm St)

  • Brian Earle, Principal, ZGF Architects LLP

  • Ben Spicer, Sr Associate, NBBJ

  • Darren Crabil, Sr Associate, NBBJ

2:20 - 2:40 pm

Walking Tour

Pentagon City 

Guided by Rob Mandle, Deputy Executive Director, National Landing BID

2:40 - 3:20 pm

Panel Discusion

Approaches to Affordable Housing
(Location TBD)

•    Catherine Buell, Head of Community Development, Amazon 
•    Anne Venezia, Housing Director, Arlington County
•    Request Pending, Washington Housing Conservancy

2:40 - 3:20 pm

Reception

Approaches to Affordable Housing
(Location TBD)

•    Catherine Buell, Head of Community Development, Amazon 
•    Anne Venezia, Housing Director, Arlington County
•    Request Pending, Washington Housing Conservancy

Friday Itinerary

Dallas Study - Tour Oct 4

6:30 - 9:00 am

Breakfast

Open tab breakfast (Flying Horse, base of Magnolia Hotel)

Fuel up with coffee and grub.

9:00 - 9:15 am

Gather

Group up for morning programming (gather in Magnolia Hotel lobby)

The group will depart for the morning presentations at 9:15 am

9:30 - 11:00 am

Presentations

Destination and neighborhood districts (Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, 325 North St. Paul St)

  • Destination marketing and appeal with Renee McKenney, Senior VP/Chief Experience Officer, Visit Dallas

  • Uptown overview with Noelle Leveaux, Interim President & ED, Uptown Dallas Inc

  • Deep Ellum overview with Stephanie Keller Hudiburg, ED, Deep Ellum Foundation

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Walking Tour

Redeveloping an Iconic Neighborhood (Dallas Farmers Market, 920 S Harwood St) 

Delegate will tour the transformed Farmers Market and learn about the challenges and benefits from Brian Bergersen, CEO & President, Spectrum Properties

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Lunch & Learn

TBD (address)

The delegation will break up into three groups to tour the Bridge Homeless Center. While one group is touring, the other two will enjoy a Farmer Market lunch. After the final tour, Dr. David Woody of the center will share details about the center.  

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Walking Tour

Pacific Plaza + East Quarter Developments 

Evan Sheets and Jacob Browning from Downtown Dallas Inc will guide the group through exciting open space project and revitalization development project. 

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Free Time, Gather

UPDATE: Free time, 5:15pm bus departure (gather in Magnolia Hotel lobby)

Enjoy some free time in the City before we head back home. Assemble in the Magnolia hotel at 5:45pm for a bus departure to DFW.