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MAY, 2017

Urban Redevelopment News

Growing Private Investment in Urban Redevelopment

The redevelopment of American cities is not what it used to be. Once largely led by the federal government as a response to urban blight, urban revitalization is becoming more…


East Syracuse, NY Attains BOA Designation

The New York state executive branch revealed two additional Brownfield Opportunity Area designations—including the village of East Syracuse. Through this designation, the municipal government hopes to revitalize the business district on Manlius Street, among other redevelopment projects.



EPA Region 5: Cleanup Roundup in Ohio, Wisconsin

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in May began cleanup of hazardous waste from a former storage drum-reconditioning facility, Gray Container, located in Cleveland.

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Social & Regulatory News

BRIDGE(ing) the Affordable Housing Gap

San Diego County is in the midst of an affordable housing shortage — and more units could be lost as government-aided housing agreements expire over time. And the state of…


Nevada Cement Facility To Reduce Emissions, Upgrade Pollution Controls

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an agreement in early May with the Nevada Cement Co. to install new air pollution control technology at its Fernley, Nev. facility and replace a heavy-duty diesel truck and a diesel railcar mover at the facility with clean emissions vehicles. The agreement improves Nevada Cement’s compliance with federal clean air laws and resolves alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.



EPA, Alaska Collaborate To Enhance Fairbanks Air Quality

Fairbanks, Alaska’s North Star Borough is being reclassified as a “serious” nonattainment area for fine particulate air pollution, and faces an especially difficult challenge of meeting existing pollution standards for a number of reasons.

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Redevelopment News

New Manufacturing Jobs Mark Virginia GM Redevelopment Plan

RACER Trust and idX Corp. have completed the sale and transfer of the former General Motors Fredericksburg Powertrain Plant property in Spotsylvania County, Va., near Fredericksburg.


Renewal & Redevelopment: Spotlight on GM Flint Factory, Chicago and D.C. Initiatives

This summer, Renewal & Redevelopment magazine will take an in-depth look at the General Motors restoration of an old factory in Flint that’s considered to be the company’s birthplace. The particular theme that this narrative will take involves the challenge of historic restoration during a redevelopment initiative.



Public Discussion Takes Flight About Former Mich. Air Force Site

The Keweenaw County (Mich.) Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) hosted an informal informational presentation in April to describe upcoming environmental activities at the former Calumet Air Force Station, also referred to simply as Mount Horace Greeley.

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