Category: Environmental

EPA Funding Transforms, Renews Brownfield Sites

Partially through EPA funding, Ayres helped the Village of Waunakee, Wisconsin, turn a contaminated Alloy Casting site into its new library campus. By Scott Wilson, PSS It’s understandable when community leaders look a little uneasy when the words “environmental cleanup site” are mentioned when discussing a piece of developable property that could be eligible for… Read More »

Project Designs Incorporate Protections for Endangered, Threatened Species

Most students entering the fields of engineering, planning, or landscape architecture probably don’t give much thought to protecting Northern long-eared bats, manatees, Kirtland’s warblers, or Higgins’ eye pearlymussels. As careers progress, however, it’s likely these professionals will deal with an animal or plant that is on the federal endangered and threatened species list while designing… Read More »

Demystifying Brownfields for Communities

By Matt Ashby, AICP CUD Brownfield redevelopment is something many communities encounter, but few are ever prepared for. Working with the alphabet soup of acronyms from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can be challenging at best, yet with a little patience, this program can help advance downtown redevelopment. In short, communities may be able to… Read More »