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Outreach and Brownfield Redevelopment - Making the Community a Part of the Team

The ideal brownfield project or program is one in which both the community’s and the developer’s objectives are met—the win/win scenario. This is most easily accomplished when there is good communication between community stakeholders and those directly involved in redevelopment. In many cases community participation is required by law, particularly when public resources are being utilized. Even when outreach to the community may not be explicitly required, it can expedite both individual projects and community-wide redevelopment efforts. “Community outreach” can mean different things to different people, and to many developers in the brownfield arena community outreach is: 1) avoided, 2) contacting the local unit of government or 3) marketing their redeveloped site. As this article will try to show, community outreach can save both time and money, expedite the approval process, and result in an outcome that has broad public support. Active Communities Have Already Been Planning for Redevelopment Communities…Log In to Read Full Article

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