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Brownfields Redevelopment Journey: Santasieri


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This presentation was delivered at NADO's 2018 Annual Training Conference, held in Charlotte, NC on October 13-16. For more information, visit:

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Brownfields Redevelopment Journey: Santasieri

  1. 1. Today’s Agenda 8:30 -8:40am: Introductions 8:40 - 9:50am: • Overview of Brownfields • Panel Presentations on Funding, Resources, and Partners • Q & A 9:50 – 10:40am: • Presentation of Fountains at Southend Project • Stuart Proffitt, Managing Principal, Proffitt Dixon • David Franchina, Partner, McGuire Woods LLP 10:40 – 10:45am: • Overview on the City of Charlotte’s Brownfields Redevelopment • Todd C. DeLong, AICP, Redevelopment Manager, Economic Development, City of Charlotte, NC • Ed McKinney, Assistant Director, Charlotte Planning, Design + Development, City of Charlotte, NC Quick break 10:55: Board the Bus • Tour of Charlotte’s Redeveloped Brownfield sites • Carolyn Minnich, Brownfields Project Manager, Division of Waste Management, N.C. Department of Environmental Quality
  2. 2. Brownfields Basics Colette Santasieri, PhD October 14, 2018
  3. 3. “Real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” EPA estimated 450,000 brownfields in the US What is a Brownfield? Source: Source: Source:
  4. 4. 18th to 20th Century – Industrial Revolution: agrarian and rural, to industrial and urban society; created machines, chemical manufacturing, iron production, factory systems, tanneries, petroleum refineries, ship yards… wastes: sulfuric acid, soda ash, limes, dyes, wood pulp, paints, solvents, coal tar, petroleum products buried, dumped, discharged to waterways History of Brownfields
  5. 5. Mid- 1900’s: • Urban exodus; economic shift • industries, factories, warehouses, rail yards, and mills that were once part of our nation's economic and historic fabric – obsolete, moved • Abandoned industrial sites; soil and water contamination History of Brownfields
  6. 6. Newer Brownfield Sites Not just the industries of the 19th century…
  7. 7. Disadvantages of Having a Brownfield Site • Potential harm to human health • Harm to the environment • Lowers surrounding property values • Contributes to neighborhood deterioration • Contributes to negative perception of the neighborhood • Reduces local employment opportunities • Reduces or loss of tax revenue • Limits economic growth • Attracts vandals, open dumping, or other illegal or unwanted activity • Contributes to sprawl – as activities locate on greenfields news-leader/article33406179.html
  8. 8. Advantages of Having a Brownfield Site location efficiency and existing infrastructure
  9. 9. Advantages of Having a Brownfield Site opportunity to become a community asset Before After brownfields-group-eases-cleanup-process/ brownfields.aspx
  10. 10. Brownfield Redevelopment Options Commercial, Light Industrial Bronx Terminal Market, New York FedEx Facility, Newark, NJ
  11. 11. Brownfield Redevelopment Options Residential Alexan CityView, Bayonne, NJ
  12. 12. Brownfield Redevelopment Options Mixed Use Harrison Commons, Harrison, NJ
  13. 13. Brownfield Redevelopment Options Public/Government Camden ECDC School, NJ Mercer County Criminal Courthouse, Trenton, NJ
  14. 14. Veterans Memorial Park, Peabody, MA Brownfield Redevelopment Options Parks and Open Space The HighLine, NYC
  15. 15. Brownfield Redevelopment Options Energy Solar Farm, PSE&G, Trenton, NJ
  16. 16. Brownfield Redevelopment Options Urban Agriculture Urban Commercial Farm, Lynchburg, VA Community Garden, Philadelphia, PA
  17. 17. Colette Santasieri, PhD Executive Director, Policy and Planning Innovation for Civil Infrastructure and Environment Executive Director, NJIT Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities Program 973-642-4165
  18. 18. Cindy Nolan, Brownfields Program Section Chief, U.S. EPA  The EPA Brownfields Program Andrew Seth, President, Sustainable Strategies DC  Other Federal Programs Beth Gray, SVP/Environmental Risk Manager, Wells Fargo-RETECHS  The Lender’s Perspective David G. Biss, Principal, Eisenstein Malanchuk LLP  Insurance Recovery Colette Santasieri, NJIT TAB Program  Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities Program The Brownfields Redevelopment Journey – Partners, Resources, and Funding