Jessica R. Bloomfield

Associate
Jessica R. Bloomfield

Overview

Jessica Bloomfield is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's Land Use and Government Team. Ms. Bloomfield's practice focuses on obtaining approvals for planned unit developments and zoning map amendments from the District of Columbia Zoning Commission; obtaining variance and special exception relief from the Board of Zoning Adjustment securing approvals for new embassies and chanceries from the Foreign Missions Board of Zoning Adjustment; and obtaining public space approvals from the District Department of Transportation Public Space Committee.

Ms. Bloomfield also has experience working with the D.C. Council and various District agencies and utilities on street and alley closures and land dedications, negotiating with the Office of Planning through the Large Tract Review process, and drafting agreements and covenants for development approvals. She represents a variety of small and large developers and land owners on mixed-use, mixed-income and transit-oriented developments. Her work routinely involves coordinating tasks with architects, designers, transportation planners, civil engineers and other project consultants. In addition, Ms. Bloomfield frequently represents clients before neighborhood community groups and successfully engages with community stakeholders.

In addition to her law degree, Ms. Bloomfield holds master's degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon School of Planning, Public Policy and Management, as well as a bachelor's degree in Architecture from Tufts University.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Bloomfield worked in the public sector, focusing on issues related to land use and transportation planning, sustainable development and environmental regulation.

Credentials

Education
  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Oregon, MCRP, School of Planning, Public Policy and Management
  • Tufts University, B.A., Architecture, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
Memberships
  • District of Columbia Building Industry Association
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Washington Area Bicyclist Association
Honors & Awards
  • Order of the Coif

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