Hidden gems found during demolition at Putnam Block redevelopment

 

Bob Stevens conducts a tour of the Putnam Block Redevelopment project highlighting some of the gems hidden within.

 

 

Read more in Vermont Business Magazine: https://vermontbiz.com/news/2019/october/07/hidden-gems-found-during-demolition-putnam-block-redevelopment?utm_source=VBM+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=2051ddf604-ENEWS_2019_10_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e56b36a4-2051ddf604-286693409

 

Connecticut Architecture Conference + Expo

Join S&A’s sister company, M&S Development at  CACX 2019 – Mohegan Sun Earth Expo + Convention Center.

Bob Stevens and Skye Morse will present: Beating the Odds: The economic and community impacts of downtown mixed-use projects can be trans-formative and create lasting change. This session will identify metrics to show these impacts and how to leverage those to finance projects. Using case studies to explore Impact Assessment; Benefits and Resilience; Overcoming Barriers and Financing Strategies.

 

Putnam Block Update ~ Financing Deal Done & Construction Begins

HOLLY PELCZYNSKI – BENNINGTON BANNER Robert Stevens, Owner of M&S Construction offers congratulatory remarks at the celebration of the closing of the Putnam deal.

S&A is happy to congratulate M&S Development, all the organizations & community members responsible for reaching a huge milestone to revitalize downtown Bennington, VT.

For more information about the Putnam Block Redevelopment project visit  :

https://www.reformer.com/stories/putnam-block-financing-deal-done-construction-begins,577216

2019 Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors Conference

 

S&A Team Leader, Mark Westa, ASLA  joins Peter Flinker, Principal of Dodson & Flinker and Ted Brovitz, Founder of Brovitz Community Planning & Design for the 2019 Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors Conference.

 

During the Master Planning and Implementation Strategies to Help Downtown and Village Centers Get Ready for the New Economy session,  Mark will focus on how designers and developers can overcome the economic barriers to mixed-use downtown projects through innovative financing strategies, including the use of historic or New Market tax credits and “community-supported development.

For more details on this event, visit: https://www.planning.org/events/activity/9177284/

 

VIM – Bennington’s Putnam Block, Revitalizing the Past for the Future

Working to revitalize 4 acres and 3 historic buildings in a downtown National Historic District is an extraordinary undertaking. Learn more about this project and how S&A, M&S Development and a dedicated group of organizations are transforming a community by reading, “Bennington’s Putnam Block, Revitalizing the Past for the Future” in Vermont Innovator Magazine – Spring 2019 issue.
 

S&A Welcomes Katie Stuart-Buckley to the M&S Team

S&A welcomes Katie Stuart-Buckley to the M&S Development team. As Development Director, Katie will lead M&S to provide real estate development, capital sourcing, and deal-structuring services to projects which benefit economically challenged communities.  Her years of dedication to the region and the State of Vermont are evident through her service as a board member with the Preservation Trust of Vermont, Vermont Downtown Development Board, Vermont Housing Finance Agency, Windham Regional Commission, Vermont Disaster Recovery Fund, and the Friends of Algiers Village.

Prior to her appointment by the Governor as Commissioner of Housing & Community Development in the Agency of Commerce & Community Development for the State of Vermont, Katie held leadership roles involving municipal management and finance, sensitive redevelopment of historic buildings for adaptive reuse, non-profit affordable housing, and community and economic development.

The S&A staff is excited to collaborate with Katie and provide a suite of services to support transformative downtown projects and community revitalization.  To learn more visit: M&S Development

 

Groundbreaking News on Snow Block

Stevens & Associates is excited to provide architectural and engineering services for another great Windham & Windsor Housing Trust project. The Snow Block will offer affordable housing and replace a vacant lot adding to the streetscape and extending the downtown fabric on Flat Street. The design will respect the distinct architectural form of Brattleboro’s downtown district.
For more information, please read the October 24th article in the Brattleboro Reformer. https://lnkd.in/eiyAEEi?

Bob Stevens Presented at the Radically Rural Summit

Bob Stevens discussed the feasibility of restoring downtown historic buildings during the Radically Rural Summit in Keene, NH

For more information about this event, read the following article from the Keene Sentinel.  https://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/for-radically-rural-keene-transformed-into-a-conference-center/article_e7a9bbd3-c026-53c8-80be-d5dc096dc995.html

The Radically Rural Summit – Sept. 27-28

Bob Stevens is looking forward to the Radically Rural Summit in Keene, NH on Sept. 27th & 28th.  He will join rural leaders, founders, and trailblazers as they come together for a two-day summit to learn, connect, collaborate, and lead change to create vibrant and robust rural communities.

This event features five program tracks including three programs per track over the course of two days, as well as keynote opening and closing speeches, and the popular CONNECT event on Thursday night.  As a panelist for the Historic Buildings as a Downtown Catalyst for Vibrancy session, Bob will focus on the Putnam Block Revitalization project, Bennington, VT.

For more information about this event, click HERE.

“Making It Happen” – VT Rural Summit18

Join Bob Stevens and register for “Making It Happen!” Local Leadership for the Future of Vermont Communities on Oct. 1st at Castleton University.  Vermont communities thrive with local leaders getting big things done – share success stories, gain new skills, and think together about supporting strong leaders across Vermont.
For more information visit: https://www.vtrural.org/Summit18

CNU New England Meet Up: Western New England – April 10th

 

S&A is excited to co-sponsor an evening of learning and networking with DevelopSpringfield, M&S Development, and CNU New England. Please join us April 10th for the following presentation:  TRANSFORMING DOWNTOWNS – Combining urban design with economic strategies to rebuild downtowns, and a *bonus* workshop: PROJECT PRO FORMA WORKSHOP.

For more information visit: https://lnkd.in/dfg-RMC

 

S&A welcomes Gabrielle Ciuffreda as a Project Coordinator to the team.

Gabrielle received her A.B. in Mathematics and Biology from Bryn Mawr College and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  In New York City, she honed her skills as a litigator for nearly a decade at a large national firm where she worked on high-stakes complex civil cases, specializing in patent litigation.  Since moving to Vermont, Gabby has worked for local non-profit organizations as a Real Estate & Environmental Compliance Manager and Director of Finance & Administration.  She currently lives in Guilford, where she is a member of the Select Board.  Gabby is excited to apply her knowledge and experience with project management & permitting, budgetary controls, contracts & corporate documents, grant management, and legal relationships to her projects at Stevens & Associates and for M&S Development.

Catalyst of the Climate Economy National Innovation Summit – Sept. 6th

Join Bob Stevens for the Catalyst of the Climate Economy event on September 6th as he moderates the panel discussion for “Building of the Future: Low Carbon Solutions in our Built Environment”.

Posted by Christopher Norris on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

CNU New England Meet Up – Western New England

Stevens & Associates, M&S Development and DevelopSpringfield are co-sponsoring an evening for design, planning and development professionals to meet up and learn about the principles of New Urbanism.  The goal is to discover how we can rebuild the fabric of place in New England one project at a time.

http://www.cnunewengland.org/calendar/2017/6/6/cnu-new-england-meetup-western-new-England

 

 

 

Putnam Block Open House Presentation – Cat-tv Bennington

Putnam Block Open House // 5-4-17

Miss The Putnam Block open house last Thursday? Well, you are in luck, here it is for your viewing enjoyment! #PutnamBlock #Bennington #Vermont #Downtown #CATTV #CommunityMedia #PublicAccessTV #PEG

Posted by Cat-tv Bennington on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

M&S Development presenting at the 2017 Main Street Now Conference

Bob Stevens, President of S&A and Principal for M&S Development will present with Craig Miskovich, Esq. and Principal for M&S “Financing Projects That Don’t Pencil Out” at the 2017 Main Street Now Conference on May 2nd in Pittsburgh, PA.

http://www.mainstreet.org/main-street/training/conference/2017—pittsburgh/main-street-now-2017.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

Bob Stevens – presenting at the 2017 LOCUS Leadership Summit in Washington D.C.

Bob Stevens, President of S&A and Principal for M&S Development will participate at the 2017 LOCUS Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. on April 24th.  Bob will be joined by M&S partner, Craig Miskovich, Esq. as panelists and presenters during the Beyond P3s, How to Make a Project Viable when Public Private Partnership is not Enough session.

For more information please visit: https://smartgrowthamerica.org/program/locus/leadership-summit/

To read more about LOCUS: Smart Growth America please click HERE.

 

 

 

VLCT – Local Leadership In Economic Development Workshop

M&S Development principals, Bob Stevens and Craig Miskovich, would like to thank the Vermont League of Cities in Towns for the opportunity to speak at their Local Leadership In Economic Development workshop on March 22nd. Bob and Craig will join David White, White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors to discuss, The Developer’s Perspective – What Makes Projects Work (or Not)

M&S Development – Working with Communities – Anticipating a Successful Redevelopment Project in Downtown Bennington, Vermont

Bob Stevens, a principal for M&S Development is excited to work with the Bennington Redevelopment Group LLC on the Putnum Block Redevelopment project.  Read more about this exciting downtown revitalization effort in Business View Magazine.

Bennington Vermont – Moving Forward