Deputy Director for Equitable Development
City of Richmond

Maritza E. Mercado Pechin, AICP is the Deputy Director for Equitable Development at the City of Richmond, Virginia. Maritza is leading the Diamond District project, which entails redeveloping 67 acres of city-owned land to create a minor league baseball stadium within a mixed-use, mixed-income community. Some of her other current projects include the redevelopment of Richmond’s defunct coliseum and the US DOT-funded Reconnect Jackson Ward project. Maritza was previously a planning consultant with AECOM and the development manager at Fulton Hill Properties, a Richmond-based firm that focuses on urban infill and adaptive reuse projects. Maritza attended Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania. Maritza’s first experience with ULI was as the leader of a finalist team in the ULI/Hines competition. Since then, she has served in leadership roles in the local YLG, District Council, and national NEXT.

Speaking at the Following:

May 16

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

P3s in 2023: How to Navigate Equitable Development in the Modern Era

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Metro Toronto Convention Center - North Building, 106 Constitution Hall