The City of Atlanta Brownfields Funding: A Catalyst for Implementing Redevelopment VisionA successful community revitalization program must address site contamination to create opportunities for property reuse and new investment. Multi-modal and transit-oriented development (TOD) projects can benefit from EPA funding that is available for brownfield assessment and remediation. Cardno worked on a section of the Atlanta BeltLine to perform environmental assessment and clean-up on several key sites. This project demonstrates how the city of Atlanta's EPA-funded brownfields program can be used for catalyst projects to implement a broader community vision. The Atlanta BeltLine is a redevelopment project that is integrating regional transportation, land use, greenspace, and sustainable growth to connect downtown and 45 in-town neighborhoods. Its vision encompasses public parks, hiking trails, multiple transit options—bicycle, light rail, and pedestrian walkways—nearby affordable housing and art installations along 22 miles of an historic railroad corridor around the downtown area. This redevelopment program, the largest such undertaking in Atlanta's history, is a model for…Log In to Read Full Article
RACER Trust’s Proving Ground Stimulates Efficiency
Judge Robert Gerber, sitting in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, signed an order in effect creating RACER Trust in March 2011. RACER — for Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response — was handed a portfolio of more than 300 properties scattered over 89 locations in… Read more
Water, Water Everywhere?
While in the following pages I will recount a number of serious localized water shortages, I can tell you at the outset, this will not be another gloom-and-doom scenario to which you are treated daily in your local and national news sources. Now, in my 54th year of professional effort… Read more