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The City of Atlanta Brownfields Funding: A Catalyst for Implementing Redevelopment Vision

A 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

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