Trump: You’re HiredDonald Trump is getting down in the dumps. The real estate mogul recently signed on to take over the New Jersey Meadowlands Redevelopment project, pledging to convert 785 acres of garbage dumps into a golf course that rivals Pebble Beach with luxury high-rises and single family homes. The Meadowlands Redevelopment project is one of the most complex brownfield initiatives in the nation. Cherokee Investment Partners, the major investor in the project, felt that a new developer and day-of-day operator was critical to ensure that the project would achieve its original vision of a restored Meadowlands that provided benefits to the local communities and environment. Cherokee chose Donald Trump and the Trump Organization for its operational expertise and financial strength. Courtesy: Jack Leone Several weeks after the Trump Organization took over the project, a confident Donald Trump confirmed that he had struck a deal with Cherokee, telling reporters that he was…Log In to Read Full Article
Brownfields in Paradise? You Bet . . .
While Hawai’i truly is the paradise that people think it is, parts of the islands also experience many of the same challenges faced by industrial areas on the mainland. One of these challenges is cleaning up contamination from inadequate environmental practices of the past. For the last decade, Hawai’i environmental officials… Read more
President Obama Gears Up for ‘Green & Brown’ Vision
If the first 40 days following the Presidential election are a precursor of things to come, the first 100 days of President Barack Obama’s administration could serve as the dawning of a new era that will benefit brownfields. Obama has made indications that the “greening of brownfields” is part of… Read more
In Oklahoma, A Blessed Groundbreaking to ‘Serve Everyone’
What do dynamic cultural exhibitions, spectacular native architecture, an oral history theater, and a dynamic family visitor center have in common? They are just some of the core components of one of Oklahoma’s most ambitious and cutting-edge projects to date. The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum (AICCM), a 125,000-square… Read more