Get ready to dive into our series of crucial conversations about the heart of our city!

Cathedral District-Jax, Inc. (CDJ) is proud to introduce Community Dialogues, a combination of online and in-person events aimed at bringing together great minds to discuss the most pressing issues affecting our beloved downtown Jacksonville. Together, we can and will make a difference in our city!

CONVERSATION OVERVIEW

Webinar  •  July 24  •  4 pm -5 pm

Join CDJ for a free webinar with experts from Zyscovich and Kasper Architects to discuss adaptive reuse trends in real estate. Adaptive reuse refers to the process of reusing an existing building for a purpose other than which it was originally built or designed at the same time retaining its historic features. In this webinar, we will look at the new normal of remote work, and other factors revolutionizing the way buildings and structures are being retrofitted, reused, and redeveloped. Our panel will discuss the practical differences between new construction and adaptive reuse, how adaptive reuse meets sustainability objectives, and the implications of adaptive reuse for structures of varying ages.

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Ginny Myrick

A devoted community trustee and advocatel, Ginny Myrick has a decades-long record of success in economic development, urban renewal and government relations.Immediately prior to assuming leadership of the Cathedral District project, Ginny served as president of Myrick Policy Group, a state and local government relations firm with a specialty in economic development. She played a similar role as a Senior Policy Advisor in Government with Holland & Knight, LLC, and is also a former State Director of Legislation for the City of Jacksonville and Vice President of Government Relations for JAXPORT.  Read more>

Becky Morgan

Becky Morgan spearheads Zyscovich’s commercial design efforts in North Florida. As a registered interior designer (NCIDQ), Becky brings a passion for transforming spaces, particularly historic buildings. Her expertise fosters revitalization projects, breathing new life into neglected gems. The bulk of her Jacksonville portfolio is comprised of her work in Historic Springfield. Among many residences and commercial projects, her most notable was a full renovation of the once 1930’s Akra Brother department store into Crispy’s Springfield Gallery, a local pizzeria and bar. Becky was also a key design professional in transforming the long-vacant Brewster Hospital into a modern office building now housing the North Florida Land Trust.

Erik Kasper

Erik Kasper has over 25 years of experience practicing architecture and planning through a diverse spectrum of building types in both new as well as renovations. He has a unique approach to lead an office that continuously exceeds client expectations by delivering award-winning designs on time and within budget. He has instilled in his team a client-first mentality, taking on each project as if they were their own. He cares about our local impact and is dedicated to the continued growth in our community.

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MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON FOR OTHER UPCOMING COMMUNITY DIALOGUES!