M&S Welcomes Katie Stuart-Buckley To The Team As Development Director

M&S Development welcomes Katie Stuart-Buckley to their team as Director of Project Development. Katie’s experience as a municipal official, housing developer, and most recently as the Commissioner of Housing & Community Development in the Agency of Commerce & Community Development for the State of Vermont, means she is uniquely qualified to support the M&S mission of Empowering Community Revitalization. As Director of Project Development, she will lead M&S to provide real estate development, capital sourcing, and deal-structuring services to projects which benefit economically challenged communities. Katie understands the fundamentals required for economic growth and social vitality within rural and distressed communities and is committed to advancing projects grounded in the responsible development of our cities and towns. 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. According to Katie, “The key to unlocking the rural economy is the revitalization of our historic downtowns and villages. At M&S, we work to reimagine Main Street for the 21st century by creating places for people of all ages and incomes to live, work and play.”

Prior to her appointment by the Governor, 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.

Katie is excited to collaborate with Stevens & Associates to provide a suite of services to support transformative downtown projects and community revitalization.  To learn more visit: Stevens & Associates, P.C.


Vermont Statewide Housing Conference 2018

Stevens & Associates and M&S Development are looking forward to presenting at the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference 2018.

On November 14th, look for Jillian Tomaselli, AIA and Martha Ratcliffe to speak during the Small Living Spaces-Municipal and Developer Considerations workshop. Bob Stevens, PE will present during the case study-oriented workshop, Economic Development. Trends, living spaces, and economic tools will be addressed during these sessions.

Join us and register at https://www.vhfa.org/conference/register-to-attend

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


Update ~ Putnam Block Redevelopment Project

As reported in the Bennington Banner on Wednesday, October 10th, Robert Stevens, standing, of M&S Development, and Bill Colvin, of the Bennington County Regional Commission, update the Bennington Select Board Monday on the Putnam Block project and its construction schedule.


Read the complete article for more details: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/excitement-building-as-putnam-block-project-construction-nears,552702?


SNEAPA 2018 Conference

Bob Stevens, PE and Craig Miskovich, Esq. will present – “Beating the Odds: Overcoming the Obstacles that Face Economically Challenged Downtown Mixed-Use Projects” at the Southern New England American Planning Association Conference in Hartford, CT on Oct. 19th.

This session will explore which metrics to measure and how to show the value of a project. It also will delve into unique strategies to leverage that value into community support and funding sources.

Please join them for this two-day conference of high quality, hands-on and interactive sessions, mobile workshops, planning law and planning ethics presentations, and member networking. For more information visit https://lnkd.in/dCv6n4w

“Making It Happen!”

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