• 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


June 2017

Justice For All: Stakeholder Engagement Opens Doors To Indy Initiative
Community Outreach
Justice For All: Stakeholder Engagement Opens Doors To Indy Initiative

Wedged between blue-collar neighborhoods that once supplied its workforce and the central business district of a thriving Midwest capital, the former General Motors Indianapolis Stamping Plant property presented a unique, 103-acreurban redevelopment opportunity. With the leadership and support of Mayor Joe Hogsett and his administration, RACER Trust is under contract…Read more

Palmetto Compress Development Pushed Boundaries of Resilience
Economic Development
Palmetto Compress Development Pushed Boundaries of Resilience

It was formerly a 100-year-old textile warehouse that held 550,000 bales of cotton. It was what the Columbia, S.C. public development coalition called "a very unlikely redevelopment, a non-descript, ugly and old 320,000-sq.-ft. facility." These days it's a thriving 400-plus unit market-rate residential structure that caters to students attending the…Read more

Northeast Sustainable Community Workshop: 'Carry On Regardless'
Environmental Remediation
Northeast Sustainable Community Workshop: 'Carry On Regardless'

Despite the cloud of uncertainty around federal funding, there's a mood pervading that mostly consists of "carry on regardless." At the recent Eighth Annual Northeast Sustainable Community Workshop, organized by BCONE (Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast), there was a demonstration that a continuing interest in environmentally responsible urban redevelopment is…Read more

Historic Preservation
D.C.'s Ampeer: Making Connections 'Inside and Out'

Ampeer, a "new brand of exclusive turnkey luxury residences," will open the doors to its flagship Dupont Circle property in July. The property, which is the result of a highly-detailed and meticulous renovation of the legendary Patterson Mansion, offers 92 uniquely-designed residential units, communal living spaces that encourage social interaction,…Read more

Industrial Redevelopment
Coloring An 'Empty Canvas': Chicago's South Loop Vision

In Chicago, global developer Related Midwest reveals it will take its time to develop a "city within a city" on a 62-acre parcel of land along the Chicago River. The project is described as "one of the most ambitious developments ever conceived in Chicago," and would include more than 10…Read more

Interim Use Strategies
Public–Private Collaboration in Economic Development and Displacement

What is the relationship between economic development and human displacement—or homelessness? How, if at all, does one interact with the other? I've researched the subject (lightly) and while it isn't difficult to obtain information on homeless population size and geography, trends in data that establish causality is less easily located,…Read more

Rural Redevelopment
Brewed Awakening

Early in 2011, Joe Kuosman, Ben Self, Robin Sither and Brady Barlow searched for a location for the craft brewery they wanted to open in Lexington, Kentucky. The men knew they wanted their business to be in a neighborhood near downtown, be environmentally friendly and sustainable. By August, the partners…Read more

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