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2019 Leckey Forum: Planning for Equity and Affordability

  • Barbara M. Donnellan Auditorium, Arlington Central Library 1015 N Quincy St Arlington VA 22201 (map)

Minneapolis recently adopted a bold new comprehensive plan that will transform the way the city will grow, taking steps toward addressing historic patterns of segregation and lack of affordability. The plan allows the development of tri-plex housing citywide, eliminates minimum parking requirements, and allows more high-density housing along transportation corridors.

At this year’s Leckey Forum we will hear from Andrea Brennan, Director of Housing Policy and Development for Minneapolis, about how the city engaged with residents to develop this new plan.

A panel of local leaders will discuss what we can learn from Minneapolis.

The Leckey Forum is a free event designed to educate the public about housing affordability issues. Space is limited and participants are asked to register in advance to ensure their attendance.


2:30 Registration Opens

3:00 Opening Remarks - Aisha Alexander
Young Senior Director for Strategy and Equity, Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation

3:20 Keynote - Andrea Brennan Housing Policy & Development Director, City of Minneapolis

4:15 Panel discussion
Moderator: Michelle McDonough Winters
Solomon Greene Urban Institute
Chuck Bean Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Kathleen McSweeney Arlington County Planning Commission

5:30 Closing Remarks - Christian Dorsey Arlington County Board Chair

5:45 Adjourn

6:00 Reception

Learn more about Minneapolis 2040.

The Leckey Forum will be filmed and photographed for use in educational and promotional material for the Alliance For Housing Solutions. If you do not wish to be in the recording or photographs please contact Bethany Keener, AHS communications director, at

Our Sponsors:
Partners in Affordable Housing





John Andelin and Ginger Geoffrey
Charles and Jennifer LawsoN


Bank of America
Kim Honor and Philip Matkovsky
Ralph and Janice Johnson
McGuireWoods LLP
Northern Virginia Association of Realtors
Larry and Rose Mary Padberg
Shooshan Family Fund
Rock Spring Congregational Church
Mary Margaret and Thomas Whipple

Earlier Event: April 27
Arlington Home Show and Garden Expo
Later Event: September 17
Housing Happy Hour with Wilma Jones