Entries by Martha Faust

2016 Minnesota Real Estate Journal Brownfields Redevelopment Summit

The 2016 Minnesota Real Estate Journal Brownfields Redevelopment Summit focused on redevelopment strategies in three different Minnesota markets: core cities, suburbs, and regional cities. Date: May 19, 2016 Agenda: How Redevelopment Supports a Strong Regional Economy – Cecile Bedor, GREATER MSP Surburban Redevelopment: Northern Stacks 1 – From Blight to Office Development in Fridley Scott […]

Stormwater Management on Brownfields

Date: April 13, 2016 Minnesota Brownfields looked into stormwater management on brownfield sites, during and after remediation. This event covered topics including: Regulations and enforcement Emerging issues, new technology, and green infrastructure Subsurface Contamination- groundwater and soil Liability and Concerns for Plume and Vapor Intrusion Long term management vs management during construction Successes, headaches and […]

2015 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Brownfields Training Conference Preview

About 60 redevelopment professionals gathered in Washington, DC last week to review abstracts for the 2015 EPA Brownfields Conference.  I joined a small group in the Creating More Sustainable Communities track. Our group was impressed by excellent proposals from around the country spanning topics ranging from climate change, to green infrastructure, renewable energy, public benefit reuse, urban […]

Brownfields Tools & Funding for Redevelopment: Moorhead Workshop

On July 16, Minnesota Brownfields co-hosted a full-day workshop in Moorhead through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) program.  The program was targeted to both Minnesota and North Dakota communities.  Below are presentations specific to Minnesota: Brownfields 101: What is a Brownfields & Steps to Redevelopment Minnesota Department of Employment […]

2014 State of Brownfields Update

100+ redevelopment professionals met at Stinson Leonard Street on June 24 for the latest news from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a state legislative panel on redevelopment, and an update on vapor intrusion.  Sandeep Burman – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Rep. Bob Gunther – Minnesota House of Representatives Dr. Susan Hedman – Regional Administrator, EPA […]