How Can Brownfields Be Redeveloped?

how can brownfields be redeveloped?

Executive Summary Often vacant plots are a source of untapped potential, but development can be complicated if there are environmental concerns. Brownfields, or abandoned land with suspected contamination, can provide the opportunity for new developments as long as the proper steps are taken to ensure the health of the environment and the surrounding community. Redeveloping […]

Why Dry Cleaning Properties Are So Difficult to Remediate

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If you’ve ever owned a suit, silk dress or other delicate professional wear, chances are you’ve been to a dry cleaner. Dry cleaning services are common in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s estimated that there are roughly 38,000 dry cleaning shops located across the country. Dry cleaning […]

Portland-Area Brownfield Sites That Have Been Successfully Redeveloped

If you’re looking to build a new structure in an urban environment like Portland, chances are you’ll be building on top of a site that was previously used for commercial or industrial purposes. With this comes an inherent risk that the land may be contaminated with pollutants or hazardous substances that can complicate your project. […]