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

  • RE3 Focus: Pennoni On Leading Edge of Sub-Slab Depressurization

  • Using GIS To Decipher Large-Scale Remediation Projects

  • Right Place, Right Time


October 2010

A Laser Vision for Future Use
Brownfield Briefs
A Laser Vision for Future Use

The first time you visit Palouse, Wash. you start making plans to move there. The Palouse region of southeast Washington State is one of the most photogenic landscapes in the country with endless rolling hills of wheat, and prairie grass dotted with farms. Nestled in river valley is the city…Read more

Ground Breakers
Brownfield Briefs
Ground Breakers

Andrew Brack, Partner Engineering, Principal, National Site Mitigation Practice Brack brings to Partner more than 18 years of experience in natural resource management, brownfield redevelopment, soil and groundwater assessment and remediation and renewable energy development. During his career, Brack has consulted with and contracted by both public and private entities…Read more

Brooklyn’s Finest: From Brown  to Green to Gold
Case Study
Brooklyn’s Finest: From Brown to Green to Gold

Brownfields have been defined as “property that has remained idle, abandoned or underutilized because of contamination or the threat of contamination.” That definition certainly applies to the Atlantic Terrance property prior to its redevelopment. Located in urban downtown Brooklyn, N.Y., this one-third acre property was a gasoline filling station from…Read more

Editor's Letter
These Award Winners Were On 'Target'

In the quest to identify and hail the gold standard of brown, the second-annual Renewal Awards went off without a hitch (see Cover story) this fall. It's a beautiful thing when the decision-process to acknowledge excellence is clear-cut and unequivocal. In this context, we give major kudos to Manchester Street…Read more

Green & LEED
Reading, ‘riting and… remediation?

So far, the moniker for one of their newest schools has proven to be a very inconvenient truth for Los Angeles school officials. The Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences, an environmentally themed elementary school that opened Sept. 13 in the Arlington Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, was named by a…Read more

Industrial Redevelopment
Brownfield Renewal Awards 2010: A Toast to the Winners

With 32 innovative brownfield projects to choose from in selecting the 2010 Brownfield Renewal Awards, our independent panel of judges had their work cut out for them this year. The three diverse projects they selected represent the gold standard of brownfield redevelopment across three distinct industry spheres of influence: • …Read more

Insurance Focus
Know Your Limitation on Environmental Response Cost Recovery

Insurance is often considered a source of funds to compensate developers for the cost of cleaning up environmentally contaminated properties. Older general comprehensive liability policies may provide coverage for property damage caused by a release of hazardous chemicals from former industrial activities. Coverage also may be available under environmental liability…Read more

Regional Report
Bluegrass State, Brownfield Opportunity

Louisville, KY.: The Green Building In Kentucky, the brownfield redevelopment contingent is “throwing a party”—but not the type of party one would assume. In an effort to drive Kentucky brownfield redevelopment to a higher level, these parties are known as “grant funding parties.” The can-do spirit in Kentucky is an…Read more

Regional Report
Focus on Ohio, Kentucky and West Va. : Powhatan Place, Ranson, West Va.

PROPERTY SIZE/END USE: The 20-acre redevelopment includes a 5-plus acre former Kidde Brass & Aluminum foundry located less than three blocks from the Ranson City offices on the Commerce Corridor. The mixed-use urban infill development is designed to meet LEED-ND certification for neighborhood development, and will be the first of…Read more

Regional Report
Focus on Ohio, Kentucky and West Va. : Tech Town, Dayton Ohio

PROPERTY SIZE/END USE: Tech Town is a 30-acre urban office campus strategically located in downtown Dayton near Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the University of Dayton and Wright State University. Tech Town is one anchor of the Ohio Aerospace Hub of Opportunity and Innovation. The campus supports both new and…Read more

Regional Report
Focus on Ohio, Kentucky and West Va. : Warrensville Heights Town Center, Warrensville Heights, Ohio

PROPERTY SIZE/END USE: Warrensville Heights, Ohio is an economically challenged, post-industrial, inner-ring suburb of Cleveland. At the heart of this community is a 17-acre Brownfield site that the city plans to redevelop with a cluster of community-oriented …Read more

Regional Report
People: Focus on Ohio, Kentucky and West Va.

Brooke Furio, Sustainable Local Government Lead, Superfund Division, Community & LandRevitalization Branch, U.S. EPA, Region 5—Cleveland. Since the late 1990’s Furio has worked on brownfields and land revitalization issues for the U.S.EPA in Region 5. In 2005, he spent 3 years on loan to the city of Cleveland as the…Read more

Regional Report
Small Towns, Big Redevelopment Plans

Everyone loves an underdog—in sports, in business and beyond. Consider the city of Ranson, West Va., and its sister city, Charles Town, which are located about an hour northwest of Washington, D.C., at the edge of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. Charles Town, West Va.: American Public University System (APUS) Academic…Read more

Rural Redevelopment
Gaming Goes Green

On a scorching hot day in June 2009, a team from Duke-Hemisphere Redevelopment visited a hulking 1.5-million square foot Delphi Automotive plant near Columbus, Ohio. Walking through the plant was like a journey back in time. The dimly lit manufacturing facility had a noticeably sweet and sticky odor from nearly…Read more

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