Tag: Redevelopment

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 »

Catalyst Development Starts with Solid Brand

By Matt Ashby, AICP, CUD The term “catalyst” is defined as someone or something that initiates change, and the word has become quite popular in redevelopment circles. But if “catalyst” still smacks of jargon, here’s a translation of what it means in the redevelopment world: A catalyst is a place where a developer sees investment… Read More »

Tales From the Field: Halloween Reflections on Our Top 5 Projects with a Spook Factor

By Matt Ashby, AICP CUD, and Ben Peotter, PE Whew! We made it past All Hallow’s Eve and lived to tell about it. A few of our projects had us sweating a little, but we’re out of the proverbial woods now. Our redevelopment and brownfield work often takes us to places with historic and colorful… Read More »