Tag: Redevelopment

Brownfields Aren’t Just a ‘Big City’ Problem

By Scott Wilson What is a Brownfield? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a brownfield as “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.” In simpler terms, it’s a vacant or underused site, seen as a community eyesore,… Read More »

Turning Back the Clock: Park Site Returning to Pre-industrial State

By Jacob Blue, PLA An ecological transformation is taking shape in South Beloit, Illinois. Known as Nature at the Confluence, the effort will transform an undeveloped vacant area at the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River into a 34-acre park and preserve dedicated to connecting people of all ages and abilities with the… Read More »

Brownfield Redevelopment Can Bring Big Rewards

So what the heck is a brownfield, and why should communities care? Well, a brownfield is much more than where the Cleveland Browns play their home football games! And communities can reap big benefits from brownfield redevelopment projects. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a brownfield site is property in which its redevelopment may… Read More »