36 research outputs found

    Brownfield Redevelopment Strategies for Gary, IN,

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    The Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center conducted a technical assistance workshop for Gary, Indiana officials on June 29, 1999. This workshop represented an important step in the city’s efforts to address its brownfields cleanup and redevelopment needs. The city has begun its participation in a regionally-awarded brownfields pilot grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The workshop agenda focused discussion on overcoming the barriers to brownfields redevelopment and the financing basics of brownfields redevelopment. These topics were discussed in the context of the redevelopment of the Airport Development Zone and a major area of Gary’s waterfront

    Redevelopment Strategies for the USX/Cement Plant Site in Duluth, Minnesota,

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    In May 1999, the Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center (GLEFC) conducted a strategy-building workshop in Duluth, Minnesota. The purpose of the workshop was to assist the City of Duluth in its efforts to develop actions leading to the successful redevelopment of the USX/Cement Plant site. Particular emphasis was placed on financing strategies pertinent to properties with a history of environmental contamination, often characterized as brownfields. Due to its long history as an industrial site, the 65-acre Cement Plant had its share of perceived environmental contamination, as well as real contaminants detected during previous site assessments and a current Phase I assessment

    Redevelopment Strategies for the Darst Street Site in Peoria, Illinois

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    In July, 1998, the Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center (GLEFC) conducted a consulting workshop in Peoria, Illinois. The purpose of the workshop was to assist the City of Peoria in its efforts to develop actions leading to the successful redevelopment of the Darst Street site. Particular emphasis was placed on strategies pertinent to properties with a history of environmental contamination, often characterized as brownfields. In the case of Darst Street, where the level of environmental concern was not fully known, remediation funding strategies were not addressed. Redevelopment of the site and the prospect for a variety of users was the major focus of the day’s discussion, and produced some enlightening and refreshing options for the City to consider

    The Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund in the Great Lakes Region: Assessment and Recommendations

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    The GLEFC was asked by the United States Environmental Protection Agency‚Äôs (USEPA) Region 5 brownfields staff to provide an assessment of the viability and implementation of the Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund (BCRLF) by the 12 pilot award recipients in the Region. The purpose of this report is to evaluate the administrative performance of the BCRLF at the 6-state regional level. It should be stressed that this is not an evaluation of the performance of individual pilots. This assessment was intended to be a ‚Äúsnapshot‚ÄĚ of the pilot community‚Äôs implementation of the BCRLF, and the site visits were all made in conjunction with EPA‚Äôs pilot management staff. The GLEFC team of Kirstin Toth, Project Manager and Adina Wolf, Research Associate, led the discussions of how best to spur activity in the loan product, and what conclusions could be made about the program to increase its effectiveness. Donald T. Iannone, the former GLEFC Executive Director, served as a consulting advisor to the project
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