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Panel Discussion: Emerging Trends Shaping Our Community


The City of Fairfax has gathered a panel of experts and a moderator to talk about trends in housing, economic vitality and community development as part of the effort to prepare the 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The moderated panel discussion, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Sherwood Community Center (3740 Old Lee Highway) from 9:30 to 11:30 am.

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The expert panel includes Paul Weinschenk, President, Retail for Peterson Companies, who was instrumental in the development of Fairfax Corner, Virginia Gateway and East Market; Donald W. Knutson, President of the Knutson Companies, whose development projects include Downtown Brambleton and Crescent Place in Leesburg; and Michelle Krocker, Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance. The discussion will be moderated by Lisa Nisenson, an affiliated researcher with George Mason University’s Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship who leads Alta Planning + Design’s New Mobility Group. 

The moderator and three panelists will discuss latest trends and share their experiences in Northern Virginia communities. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panel at the end of the program. For more information, please call 703.385.7805 or e-mail

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