• Rockford, Ill.: Modernizing a Century–Old Community Landmark

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  • Using GIS To Decipher Large-Scale Remediation Projects

  • Right Place, Right Time


Rails, Crowns, and Expertise

Brownfield News readers may have a sense that Canada is just stepping out of the starting blocks on redevelopment, but there are number of projects and methods already underway here. We'll explore those and take a look at a brownfield evangelist, Brian Villemaire, an associate broker with Royal LePage, the country's largest commercial real estate firm. With this issue’s focus on railroads it’s a good time to look at one of Canada’s larger redevelopment projects—the Canadian National locomotive repair shops in Moncton, New Brunswick. Moncton has long been the railroad’s East Coast hub and the repair shops once employed some 6,000 people who fixed and rebuilt locomotives from throughout the road’s eastern region. As diesel engines replaced steam, employment at the shops dwindled from its peak in the ’40s and ’50s and the shops were closed in 1986. The land sat idle until the Canada Lands Company assumed responsibility for…Log In to Read Full Article

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