RE-Development Academy Announces Fall Webinar Series and Brownfields Conference Workshop

The Real Estate Development Academy (RE-Development Academy) is hosting a series of webinars and a Brownfields Conference workshop focused on successful redevelopment practices at some of the toughest sites in the country. The changing economic climate and shifting real estate demand makes clear that former industrial and brownfield sites are critical building blocks for communities.[…]

Webinar Series Coming this Fall: Catalyzing Redevelopment in Economically Distressed Areas

A Three-Part Webinar Series offered by EMS and Vita Nuova, LLC in conjunction with US EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization The Real Estate Development Academy Program (RE-Development Academy) is hosting a series of webinars focused on successful redevelopment practices as a lead in to a Brownfields University Workshop offered at the National Brownfields[…]

Opportunity Zone Prospectus for Belfast, Maine

Investor alert! An Opportunity Zone Prospectus has been developed for the city of Belfast, Maine. Situated in the heart of Maine’s coastal region, Belfast is located 45 miles from Maine’s capital of Augusta, 30 miles from the City of Bangor, and 80 miles from Maine’s largest city of Portland. The City is known for its[…]

EPA Releases Superfund Site and Opportunity Zone Fact Sheet

by guest blogger Kat West of Skeo Solutions On November 1, 2020, EPA’s Superfund Redevelopment Program released a fact sheet that promotes opportunity zones to help revitalize contaminated and formerly contaminated property, including Superfund sites. Often called ‘once in a lifetime’ tax benefits, opportunity zones represent a significant incentive for Superfund redevelopment across the nation. Approximately 343[…]

On Demand Webinar: Market Insights for Brownfield Redevelopment–Trends in the COVID-19 Era

Gain insights on how residential and commercial markets have been affected by COVID-19, and what communities can do not to help themselves take advantage of current or forecasted market trends when considering brownfields redevelopment. Webinar now available on demand sponsored by the EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization Presenters: Juliet Burdelski, Vita Nuova, LLC[…]

EPA Announces FY2021 Brownfields Program Grants RFP

EPA’s Brownfields Program provides funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofit organizations to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. A brownfield site is defined as real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, controlled substances, petroleum[…]

Rebuilding America Webinar #2 – The Oakley Story: From Cul-de-Sac to Regional Hub

This is an evolving story of how a small town in California banded together with an industrial owner of a former manufacturing site and a developer to create a dynamic new job center. Working together, they overcame legacy environmental impacts, a bottleneck of transportation infrastructure, and lack of jobs for the growing middle-class population. Hear[…]

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[…]