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brownfield

An abandoned, idled or underused industrial and commercial property, the reuse or redevelopment of which is complicated by real or perceived contamination. Brownfield sites have received US EPA funding for redevelopment.
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The EPA s Brownfields program targets these sites to encourage redevelopment, and help to provide the opportunity for productive community use of contaminated properties.
The news of late has focused on the economic troubles facing Puerto Rico's government, at the expense of the tremendous real estate investment opportunities on this Caribbean island," says David Southgate, Brownfields Project Director at the quasi-public Desarrollo Integral del Sur, Inc.
And research suggests brownfield sites are not just good for people but provide "habitat mosaics" for wildlife.
The Brownfield Incentive Grant is the first in a series of new programs for brownfields, and each will help land owners and developers cleanup contaminated properties and bring them back into productive use.
Internet-based GIS applications were part of the strategy in redeveloping brownfields in Emeryville, California (Dayrit et al.
More than 1,330 contaminated properties in 225 communities in the state have been the beneficiaries of the state brownfields programs in the past 10 years.
There are a number of other programs to encourage redevelopment of brownfield properties in Michigan.
EPA Brownfields program began in response to community concerns about blight, disinvestment, and environmental contamination in the 1990s.
7 million to be used to conduct site assessment and planning for eventual cleanup at one or more brownfields sites or as part of a community-wide effort;
The optimism about brownfields policies has considerable staying power, in part because it rests on a foundation of specific expectations about brownfields, their cleanup and reuse, and assumptions about the typical site and typical developer.
Because of the way the law reads, grants and funding often do not cover the demolition portions of a brownfields project.
The Sudbury Basin is a good example of brownfields and over the years new discoveries, such as the footwall deposit at Nickel Rim, have built up geologist's expertise.