A New Life for Older Buildings: Reclaiming Neighborhood Anchors for Today’s Needs

Location: Brunswick Ballroom - Room B (Lower Level)
Date: Fri, October 20
Time: 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Factories, schools and other older buildings were the anchors of neighborhoods and small cities in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. By repurposing these abandoned buildings as affordable homes, these once blighted structures can again be significant spaces for revitalizing communities. Through case studies and discussion, this workshop will address specific challenges including feasibility and design, vision, community engagement, environmental concerns and funding possibilities.

Workshop Session I

Matt Reilly: MEND Springside

Matt Reilly: MEND Duffy School

John Restrepo: Reclaiming Churches for Affordable Homes

Julia Taylor: Isles Mill One