Entries by MN Brownfields

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 […]

6th Annual 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 – […]

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Brownfields to Parks Forum

Minnesota Brownfields and the The Trust for Public Land presented a session focused on opportunities and challenges posed by siting parks on former brownfield sites. Various case studies were discussed. Below are links to presentations and resources: Trust for Public Land – 3 Parks in Newark, NJ Scherer Brothers site – Minneapolis Bruce Vento Nature […]

2012 Rescape Awards

The winners of the 2012 ReScape Awards were selected by a panel of independent judges. Winners in each of three categories were announced on November 15 at the Union Depot in downtown St. Paul. Read more about them: Community Impact Category:  CLYDE PARK, Duluth Economic Impact Category:  RIVER OF GOODS/TERRYBEAR URNS AND MEMORIALS, St. Paul Environmental Impact Category:  COMO […]

Finalists Announced: 2012 ReScape Awards

Nine finalists — listed below in alphabetical order — have been selected by a panel of independent judges for the 2012 Minnesota Brownfield ReScape Awards. The winner in each category will be announced on November 15. Read more about them. COMMUNITY IMPACT CATEGORY Armory Square – Park Rapids Clyde Park – Duluth HCMC Whittier Clinic […]

Mankato Brownfields 101 Workshop

Minnesota Brownfields co-hosted a workshop in Mankato on September 19 along with Region Nine Development Commission and Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB). The presentations included: What is a Brownfield and Do I Have One? Steps for Successful Brownfield Redevelopment EPA Brownfield Resources State Resources:  MPCA Targeted Brownfield Assessment Program State Resources:  DEED Tools & […]

Brainerd Brownfields 101 Workshop

Minnesota Brownfields co-hosted, along with Region Five Development Commission and TAB (Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities) – Kansas State University, a workshop in Brainerd on May 16. View the workshop presentations: Supporting Sustained Economic Opportunity in Rural Communities (EPA Smart Growth) Brownfields & Economic Development:  What TAB Can Do For You EPA Brownfields Funding City of St. Cloud – Success […]

Managing Stormwater on Brownfield Sites

More than 100 professionals from the stormwater and brownfields communities met March 8th at Barr Engineering for Minnesota Brownfields most recent forum. The topic was key issues in stormwater management, the conflicts that occur when designing stormwater management systems for brownfields, and three innovative case studies:  the Central Corridor light rail project; the Atlas Cement […]

TOD & Brownfields: Making the Connection

Minnesota Brownfields held a forum focused on brownfields within transit corridors. Representatives from Cleveland and Houston discussed their experience redeveloping brownfields along LRT/BRT lines; local presentations focused on the Central Corridor, current and new funding and other tools directed at contaminated land. View the presentations: Houston LRT-Jed Greenfield, City of Houston Cleveland BRT-David Ebersole, City […]

The Economics of Revitalization Forum Series

I: THE DOLLARS AND SENSE OF REDEVELOPING BROWNFIELDS Minnesota Brownfields hosted a forum at the Humphrey Institute on the benefits of recycling and redeveloping brownfields. View the presentations: Jon Commers, Strong Towns Chris DeSousa, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Evans Paull, Redevelopment Economics Sara Peterson, Minnesota Brownfields II: THE ART OF THE DEAL – FINANCING BROWNFIELDS 2.0 […]