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Members Only Tour: Chapman Stables Redevelopment
June 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chapman Stables Tour
Join us for a hard-hat tour of the historic Chapman Stables building. Originally the Chapman Coal Company Stable and Garage, this historic landmark is being transformed into residences. This is a unique opportunity to ask the building’s developers about their experience adaptively using a protected historic site.
The site is an important surviving building in what was a historically evolving light industrial complex. It was established by local businessman J. Edward Chapman in the early 20th century. In 1906, Chapman – an established local coal dealer – moved his business from downtown to the edge of the city at N and North Capitol Streets NW. There he expanded several large lots into a coal yard with stable buildings and a small coal office facing N Street. One of the stables, a three-story brick structure built by Chapman in 1906, housed at least 103 horses on the lower stories, and a box factory in the third story. It was destroyed by fire in 1910 and converted into a single-story box factory and warehouse, which remains today. The coal yard, stables and box factory and work spaces essentially filled the center of the square.
Chapman Stables website: http://www.
Stan Voudrie is responsible for entitlements, development, repositioning, and community and government relations. Prior to joining FP, he served as advisor to the Chairman of Dulles Transit Partners with responsibility for business planning, community and government relations. This effort resulted in the successful formation of a special purpose taxing district which provides almost $500 Million for the funding of Metro Rail to Dulles Airport, as well as an executed agreement for the development of the $4 billion rail project in the Washington DC area. Mr. Voudrie has also served as an operations manager for Caterpillar, Inc. and was elected by the United Auto Workers Union to serve as steward and labor representative for collective bargaining negotiations. Mr. Voudrie has started and managed a successful commercial printing business and a land development company. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bradley University, and a Masters in Business Administration with leadership honors from the University of Rochester.
John Sunter focuses on development, approvals, and project management. He brings more than 25 years of experience as a versatile real estate executive in all phases of investment and development of major properties ranging from 60,000 to 600,000 SF. He is currently responsible for the 110 unit Chapman Stable and Garage apartment development in Washington, DC. He previously worked for 14 years with Clark Realty Capital LLC where he led the creation of deals and development management for projects ranging from a 46 story apartment tower in Philadelphia, to a 400-unit 4-story apartment project, to a 27 lot land assemblage and entitlement in Washington, DC – many representing complex projects that had a positive change for the residents and greater community in emerging urban areas. He also lived and worked internationally for Hines developing the 32 story Embassy House apartment tower in Beijing, China. Previously, Mr. Sunter also guided the design, development, and construction of office buildings in Washington, DC for The Oliver Carr Company. Mr. Sunter received a Master of Business Administration degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from Pennsylvania State University.
Max participants: 10 per tour
Hard hat tour + closed toe shoes required (no heels)