Expanding Housing Choices for the Future of Virginia

September 29, 2022

Van Metre Hall, Mason Square at Arlington
3351 Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22201

5 – 7 p.m.

Join the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship of the George Mason School of Business to discuss zoning and housing policies and change.

In 2021, McGuireWoods released “Zoning and Segregation in Virginia: Part 1,” a study examining why neighborhoods remain racially and economically segregated a half-century after the Fair Housing Act of 1968. The study found that zoning policies perpetuate the separation of housing by wealth and income. McGuireWoods recently released Part 2 of the study, which proposes state and local policy changes to increase housing opportunities for all Virginians.

Presenter: Scott Adams – Partner, McGuireWoods

Scott heads McGuireWoods’ land use practice group and is a leader in the Northern Virginia land use and development field. His legal practice focuses on land use and development issues in Northern Virginia, where he assists developers and landowners in navigating the land use entitlement process, including obtaining rezonings, special exceptions, special permits, variances and comprehensive plan amendments.

Discussion Panel

Emily Hamilton is a senior research fellow and director of the Urbanity Project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Her research focuses on urban economics and land-use policy.

Tracy Baynard joined McGuireWoods Consulting in 1998. She represents private sector clients in the areas of transportation planning, funding and policy; public-private partnership and innovative procurement; education policy; technology policy; and land use and economic development and procurement before state and local governments.

Jill Norcross joined Virginia Housing in 2020 as the community outreach regional manager for Northern Virginia. She plays a key role in Virginia Housing’s project development, community lending and relationship building initiatives that enable the state’s housing finance agency to respond to regional housing needs.

Sponsored by Virginia Housing