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2003 RRRC Living Towns:  Town of Warrenton

"Upper Story Housing, the Arts & Asthetics: Toward a Vital and Vibrant Downtown"
June 18, 2003

John Barton Payne Building
Warrenton, VA
8:30am to 3:30pm

The second annual RRRC Living Towns Planning Workshop was held on June 18, 2003 in the Town of Warrenton and focused on a theme of Upper Story Housing, the Arts & Asthetics: Toward a Vital and Vibrant Downtown. Three panels of speakers explored topics ranging from the Mixed-Use Zoning Ordinance development to Tourism Corridor Overlay Districts to case studies of successful live theatre operations. The workshop also featured a keynote address by Ronald Lee Fleming, President of the Townscape Institute on Corporate Visual Responsibility. Other highlights of the day included a post-workshop reception was held at the Fauquier Club and a lunchtime walking tour of the Town of Warrenton.

Town of Warrenton Living Towns Brochure

Workshop Agenda

Presentation materials are available for selected panelists below. All files are in .pdf format.

Welcome & Introductions
George B. Fitch, Mayor, Town of Warrenton

Panel #1

Moderator:  Chris Mothersead, Town of Warrenton Planning Director
Bill Blatter, City of Lexington Planning Director
Helen Reinecke-Wilt, Senior Planner, City of Falls Church (presentation)
Robin Miller, Principal, Miller & Associates

Panel #2
Moderator: Jeffrey Walker, Deputy Director, RRRC
Julie Portman, Artistic Director, Ki Theatre, Washington, VA
Will Kerner, Photographer & Live Arts Cofounder
John Avoli, Mayor, City of Staunton

Keynote Speaker: Ronald Lee Fleming, President, Townscape Institute

Panel #3
Moderator: Richard Calderon, Sr. Planner, Fauquier County
Bill Frazier, Principal, Frazier & Associates
Bill Blatter, City of Lexington Planning Director
Courtney Anderson, Community Development Administrator, VA Main Street Program (presentation)

Anne-Marie Walsh, Executive Director, Partnership for Warrenton

Above: Workshop Participants hear from the first of three panels on the day
Above: A lunchtime walking tour of the Town of Warrenton provided additional insight

Sponsoring Organizations

Town of Warrenton
Fauquier County
Partnership for Warrenton Foundation
Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce
Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission
Fauquier Hospital
Lord Fairfax Community College




Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission
420 Southridge Parkway • Suite 106 • Culpeper, VA  22701 • Tel: (540) 829-7450 • Fax: (540) 829-7452

E-mail:  planinfo@rrregion.org