Entries by MN Brownfields

Soil Reuse 2.0 Forum

Over 100 redevelopment professionals met May 15 in St. Paul to discuss a new Minnesota Brownfields report (Executive Summary, 11 pages) on current conditions and existing barriers to off-site soil reuse. View the program agenda. View Deb DeLuca and Steve Heurung’s presentation. View Breakout Group Discussion Notes. Read the full Report + Appendices (64 pages, […]

Soil Reuse Study Report

We’re pleased to share results from a 24-month study evaluating the potential for cost savings associated with the off-site reuse of soil at brownfield sites and the legal framework surrounding soil reuse. Study objectives were to: Gather site-specific data on soil-reuse activities, costs, and driving and limiting factors for soil reuse in Minnesota. Examine and […]

Transit Oriented Developments of Brownfields

  Successful transit-orented development (TOD) requires strategic integration of land-use planning, transportation planning, and resource allocation throughout all project steps, such that public investments leverage maximal community benefit while laying a foundation for continued economic development. Brownfields reuse is an important component of this process. Metro areas throughout the U.S. are currently confronting this dual […]

2013 State of Brownfields Update

This popular event in its 6th year was held at Leonard, Street & Deinard. Topics included the 2013 Minnesota Legislative session, the latest at U.S. EPA, and updates on redevelopment projects: including Arden Hills’ former TCAAP site, St. Cloud’s Central Business District, and St. Paul’s former Ford Plant site. Below are links to presentations:    […]

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) & Brownfields

Minnesota Brownfields co-presented at the EPA Brownfields 2013 conference in Atlanta.  The session was:  “Corridor Answers for Transit Oriented Development of Brownfields” Links to session presentations & publications: Presentation by Federal Transit Administration City of Austin Capital Metro City of Cleveland Health Tech BRT line Minneapolis-St. Paul TOD & Brownfields Publication:  Brownfields & TOD – […]