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Opportunity Zones by the Numbers

Watch the recording of this webinar. Opportunity Zones have received a lot of press, both good and bad. They are a new way to attract large-scale investments to tough parts of the country. However, understanding and communicating their benefits is not so simple. Join Abigail Emison of Vita Nuova and Michael Malley of Mikton Consulting as[…]

Creative Solar Investment Partnership Yields Community Benefits

Changing a site to something productive takes vision and persistence over a long period of time. This type of work also requires new and creative partnerships. The Overland Jeep 80-acre site in Toledo, Ohio is a great example of working partnerships. From 1888 to 2006, the site was home to Toledo’s century-old automobile manufacturing hub,[…]

IRS Extends Deadlines for Qualified Opportunity Zone Investors

On June 4, 2020, the Department of Treasury and IRS issued Notice 2020-39.  This Notice modifies the deadlines contained in Notice 2020-23 as described in my May 21st article.  The new Notice issued on June 4th provides additional extensions of time to investors of qualified opportunity funds (QOFs) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Specifically,[…]

A Strategic Framework for Sustainable Brownfield Redevelopment

A Strategic Framework for Sustainable Brownfield Redevelopment

A series of on-demand tutorials that outline a logical and structured framework to support the sustainable reuse of brownfield and underutilized properties. The Strategic Framework for Sustainable Brownfield Redevelopment course consists of a series of on-demand tutorials that outline a logical and structured framework to support the sustainable reuse of brownfield and underutilized properties. The[…]

Ways to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Team Rubicon

As a Redevelopment Institute reader, you’re no doubt invested in the continued development and financial stability of our communities. With the health and economic challenges suddenly brought on by COVID-19, we wanted to provide some resources for those looking for ways to help. First, the Redevelopment Institute would like to highlight the efforts of Team[…]

White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council Releases Opportunity Zone Report

The White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council recently released its one-year report on Opportunity Zones, which details actions taken over the past 12 months as well as recommendations to further strengthen the Opportunity Zone program. Comprised of representatives from federal agencies and federal-state partnerships, the Council was established in December 2018 to make efficient use[…]