Evan R. Sweet, AICP
Evan R. Sweet is the Operations + Economic Development Manager of the Meatpacking Business Improvement District. He is a native New Yorker, who has been interested in New York City’s geography, economy, and development since he first saw the subway map.
Before joining the Meatpacking District, Evan worked extensively in economic development and urban planning within the New York region. He has a deep understanding of city policy, zoning, and real estate development in New York. Marquis projects Evan has contributed to include DSNY’s Commercial Waste Zones program, Central Business District Tolling, and the Islanders Stadium at Belmont Park.
Prior to his current New York residency, Evan worked in Central Kentucky, where he developed economic programming for the Paris-Bourbon County Economic Development Authority. There he developed a robust downtown retail environment and managed a 144-acre industrial park specializing in automotive and commissary industries. For his dedicated public service in Bourbon County, Evan was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel, the highest civilian title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky.
In his current position, Evan will grow the Meatpacking BID’s economic development program, including developing an asset management program and supporting public use of the neighborhood’s plazas and other public amenities. You may spot Evan walking around the neighborhood, managing the neighborhood’s Open Streets, talking with business owners, and regulating film shoots around the neighborhood.