E4. Reinventing the Suburban Office Park: Planning and Zoning for Tomorrow's Market

APA Pennsylvania Chapter


Tuesday, October 18, 2016
8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EDT

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Suburban business parks and employment centers are increasingly finding that they cannot
address the demands of today’s business and development market. In this session, we will
explore how to bring new life to older business parks through master planning, zoning, and
new development. The session will focus on two case studies in Montgomery County - the
Horsham Business Parks and Bala Cynwyd. Government officials, planning experts, and private
developers are seeking to transform these aging office parks into dynamic centers that embrace
a mix of uses and public amenities in order to maintain the value of a major employment center.
The experiences of professionals involved in bringing a new vision to these areas will be shared.


Scott France, AICP

Scott France is Section Chief of County Planning for the Montgomery County Planning Commission, where he works on county-wide issues involving land use, comprehensive planning, revitalization, housing, demographics, and zoning. Scott has worked on many economic development projects for the Planning Commission including the Turnpike Corridor Study, the Horsham Business ... Read More

Terrence Foley

"Terrence Foley is the President & CEO of the City Avenue Special Services District (City Ave District). The City Ave District is a unique, municipal authority working with businesses, property owners, developers and residents to shape the future of this important corridor. Spanning across the City of Philadelphia and Lower Merion ... Read More

Michael Brookshier

Michael Brookshier is Vice President of Development at Keystone Property Group, responsible for all new construction at existing properties as well as development opportunities outside the current portfolio. Keystone owns over 10 million square feet of property with a value approaching $1.5 billion. Its development strategy is to add ... Read More

Contact Info

Susan Shermer, sshermer@shermer-assoc.com