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  • 26 Oct 2020 5:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Consistent activity and opportunity for brownfields redevelopment in southeastern Pennsylvania.

    by Brandon Brown, WFMJ

    EPA representatives and city leaders toured various blighted properties to see circumstances on the ground and to provide New Castle with EPA assessment assistance and expertise on redevelopment.

    The US Environmental Protection Agency joined federal partners to meet with New Castle and Lawrence County Economic Development leadership and community leaders to discuss how EPA can assist the city in the redevelopment of former Brownfields and sites in Opportunity Zones that had become tarnished from past industrial activity.

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    Posted October 26, 2020

  • 19 Oct 2020 1:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Redeveloping former industrial site brownfield in Ansonia CT has support of US Senators and will be a major step in community revitalization.  

    Mayor David Cassetti and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal stood on the concrete bridge leading to the former Ansonia Copper and Brass site and looked at the sprawling 60-acre complex of vacant, rusted metal hulks that once churned out products 24/7.

    “Once we get these buildings down, we’ll have a blank canvas,” Cassetti told the senator. “A developer can paint whatever picture he wants and submit it to the city for approval.”

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    October 19, 2020

  • 13 Oct 2020 12:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Redevelopment brings new manufacturing to Vermont.

    Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development today announced that KAD Properties LLC has been approved for $51,718 in funding from the State’s Brownfield Initiative to remediate the former LW Greenwood property in East Randolph. KAD Models and Prototypes, Inc is a growing prototype manufacturing shop located in the San Francisco Bay Area, and more recently East Randolph.

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    Posted October 13, 2020

  • 13 Oct 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Small scale redevelopment project in Vermont with state funding suppport benefits local community.

    Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) today announced that Twin Pines Housing has received $65,000 in grant funding from the State’s Brownfield Initiative to work with Evernorth (formerly Housing Vermont) to remediate the former Tip Top Tire site in Wilder and construct four units of affordable housing.

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    Posted October 13, 2020

  • 06 Oct 2020 11:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Vermont Brownfield funding supports small town economics and creates community space.

    Albany Community Trust, Inc. has received $17,850 in grant funding from the State of Vermont’s Brownfield Initiative to remediate the former Albany General Store property.

    The presently shuttered building has a 100 plus year history of operating as a general store.  The closure was necessitated by an electrical fire in 2013.  Lamoille County Planning Commission contributed to the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and initial environmental investigation, including the removal of underground fuel storage tanks. Northeastern Vermont Development Association, and Department of Environmental Conservation – Petroleum Clean-Up Fund (PCF) contributed to site characterization, and the PCF will be used to clean up contamination from the former fueling station.

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    Posted October 6, 2020

  • 06 Oct 2020 11:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Current project in Pennsylvania with an industrial end use.

    CANPACK Group, a coalition of packaging companies, plans to redevelop a former brownfield site in Lackawanna County for a North American Center of Excellence and an aluminum-can manufacturing facility.

    CANPACK Group is a subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based Giorgi Global Holdings and manufactures aluminum and steel cans and glass bottles for the food and beverage sector.

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    Posted October 6, 2020

  • 21 Sep 2020 2:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    New Ohio law provides long term liability protection for developers when re-openers arise. 

    Effective September 15, 2020, Ohio will join the list of states that have incorporated the federal “Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser” (“BFPP”) defense to hazardous substance liability into state law, through the enactment of House Bill 168.[1] Although Ohio has previously offered a shield to state-level liability through its Voluntary Action Program, that mechanism requires issuance of a covenant not to sue by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.[2] The new statutory BFPP defense will offer property purchasers the advantage of being “self-implementing,” requiring no affirmative government approval to take effect.

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    Posted September 21, 2020

  • 21 Sep 2020 2:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Private equity firms see opportunity in Brownfield services as exemplified by this investment in Hull Associates by RCT Partners.

    Hull & Associates and Round Table Capital Partners (RTC), a New York based private equity firm, announced today that RTC has completed an investment in Hull & Associates, a premier environmental and engineering consulting firm specializing in the Environment, Energy, and Infrastructure markets in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.

    Founded in 1980, Hull is a diversified engineering consulting firm with deep sector expertise in site assessment & remediation, brownfield redevelopment, waste management & beneficial use, water / wastewater, renewable energy, infrastructure design, and other services for commercial and industrial clients, oil & gas companies, public utilities, municipal and government agencies. The Company serves over 500 active clients across eight offices in the United States. “RTC’s partnership with Hull will allow great growth opportunities for our employees,” said Craig Kasper, CEO of Hull who will take on the role of Executive Vice President. “The investment in Hull as a platform will allow inorganic and organic growth to serve our clients on a national stage,” Kasper added.

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    Posted September 21, 2020

  • 14 Sep 2020 1:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Brownfields opportunities are international, as this story from England reminds us.  As described in this article, very high housing demand is driving the redevelopment of Brownfield properties and the number of sites vary significantly by town.

    By Andrew Nowell

    The borough has just 26 brownfield locations able to accommodate 1,468 houses, according to the engineering, design and project management consultancy firm which looked into the subject.

    However, the sites in Wigan which could be turned into housing are, on the whole, reasonably large, as the borough has 113 hectares which could be put to use. This is the fifth-largest amount of land available to GM town halls.

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    Posted September 14, 2020

  • 14 Sep 2020 1:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    New Ohio law provides long term liability protection for developers when re-openers arise. 

    by Kim Palmer

    A popular state bill that gives prospective buyers of contaminated property legal immunity in hopes of spurring redevelopment around the state was signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine late Tuesday, June 16.

    Ohio House Bill 168 establishes immunity for costs associated with cleanup, in cases where any original contaminations resurface from an environmentally blighted property after federally approved remediation efforts were undertaken by the new owner.

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    Posted September 14, 2020

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