Shaping a Downtown that supports all people and neighborhoods, Shomari Benton and Erika Brice

This week, Host Kemet Coleman talks with Shomari Benton, partner at Benton, Lloyd & Chung LLP, and Erika Brice, commercial real estate investor. The episode dives into real estate development in adjacent neighborhoods, historic preservation, and what it means to build an inclusive Downtown that benefits all people and neighborhoods. Shomari and Erika are working together to repurpose the historic Wheatley-Provident Hospital and share how it will benefit the community. 

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