Show Me How: Brownfields Redevelopment in Economically Distressed Areas

As part of USEPA’s Re-Development Academy, part 3 of the 3-part webinar series focused on successful brownfield redevelopments in economically distressed areas. Each site story explained site conditions prior to redevelopment; the tools and approaches used to identify opportunities and constraints and reposition the property; market activities and how buyers were identified; and the deal negotiation process. Developers and an environmental insurance broker discussed how environmental risk and other liabilities were extinguished or controlled through the redevelopment process. Participants gained a better understanding of possible solutions and approaches to the common challenges experienced at brownfields sites. All was tied to how to attract developers and the tools needed to do it. It can be viewed here.