Latest News

  • Flint Goes Big with New Auto Assembly Plant

    The Michigan Strategic Fund in late August approved a $4.35 million state grant to the Lear Corp., a Southfield-based auto supplier, to build a 150,000-square-foot building and the location of the former administration building at Buick City.


  • Illinois-Indiana Cooperative Leveraging Cohesion to Garner Results

    Some community and industry leaders believe finding solutions to long-standing problems, from redeveloping abandoned industrial sites to preserving the environment for future generations, requires a group effort.


  • Michigan Paper Mill Eyed for Multi-Use Placemaking Strategy

    The village of Vicksburg, Mich. has verbally agreed to a proposed $50 million redevelopment of the former Vicksburg paper mill, but any funding support will have to be hammered out later. 


  • Perth Amboy, N.J. Awarded Grants To Transform Scrap Into Green

    The city of Perth Amboy has been awarded $7.1 million in grants from the state to convert a former scrap yard into a 6.1-acre public park that will include a performance space, skate park, bike course and spray ground.


  • Smart Growth America: National Survey of Creative Placemaking

    By integrating arts and culture into the planning process for transportation projects—or creative placemaking—communities can plan and build transportation projects that better reflect and celebrate local culture, heritage and values.


  • Tulsa Brownfield Initiative Churns Ahead

    In the five years since completion of the North Tulsa Brownfields Areawide Redevelopment Plan, nearly $120 million has been committed to cleanup and redevelopment at five of the top nine sites shortlisted in the plan.


  • Activities Abound for Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE)

    The Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast has several events planned for the near future, including presenting a workshop with the LSRPA entitled, "Let's Build A Clean Land Coalition," at the October 13 ANJEC Environmental Congress.


  • DOE’s Wind Technologies Market Report: Several Key Findings

    Among several key findings from the 2016 Wind Technologies Market Report and the Distributed Wind Market Report by the Energy Department’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is that utility-scale wind installations stand at more than 82 GW, enough to meet about 6.2 percent of U.S. end-use electricity demand in an average year.


  • Energy Department Reports: Wind Energy Continues Rapid Growth

    The Energy Department this week (August 7) released three wind market reports demonstrating continued growth in wind energy nationwide. America’s wind industry added more than 8,200 megawatts (MW) of capacity last year, representing 27 percent of all energy capacity additions in 2016.


Transit Oriented Development

  • Diaz-Balart Announces Funds for Transit Oriented Development Planning Along the East-West Corridor

    These federal resources can be used to further integrate land use policies and identify multi-modal infrastructure needs for transit oriented development along the corridor. The East-West Corridor is a critical component of the Miami-Dade County's ... Cont.

  • Transit Oriented Development "Spoke" to be 1GB capable complex with help of Hotwire Communications

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotwire Communications has been selected as the telecommunications provider for the apartment complex, park, restaurant and performing arts center "Spoke," being built by private developer ... Cont.

  • City Officials from 9 Countries Converge in Japan for Deep Learning on Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

    This Technical Deep Dive was conducted as part of the World Bank's Transit Oriented Development Community of Practice (TOD CoP), a collaborative community of TOD experts, practitioners, and stakeholders, from development institutions, government ... Cont.

  • Survey Finds Americans Favor Changes that Encourage Transit Oriented Development

    Nearly three in four Americans (73 percent) would support changes in land use or zoning regulations in their community that encourage transit oriented development, according to a new America THINKS national public opinion survey by HNTB Corporation. Cont.

  • Transit-Oriented Development in LA Is Key to Fighting Poverty

    In what would seem to be a boon to low-income families, transit-oriented development (TOD) is already being planned and executed along the new rail lines. Cont.

  • UTA hears pitch for transit-oriented development

    Developing transportation within already established urban centers would save money in infrastructure costs, by limiting the need for new expenditures, he said, noting there are many ways to reach the goal of creating vibrant transit-oriented communities. Cont.

  • CityView Announces Name of Transit-Oriented Apartment Community in Union City's Station District

    The parcel is in a prime location within The Station District, a master planned, transit-oriented neighborhood targeted for redevelopment by Union City several years ago. Cont.

  • The potential impact of bus rapid transit

    + "Transit-oriented development" is one of the things that supposed to be folded into the Rezone Albany project. And based on this study, it appears BRT can influence development. Cont.

  • MARTA hosting Brookhaven/Oglethorpe Transit Oriented Development Forum

    Brookhaven, GA, January 26, 2016 - The Post Reports - MARTA will host a Brookhaven/Oglethorpe Transit Oriented Development (TOD) City-wide forum intended to introduce residents to the concept of Transit Oriented Development, the goals of MARTA's ... Cont.


    A high-visibility, 66-acre property with industrial zoning, a rail spur and convenient highway access. Local infrastructure supports high-capacity reuse, including municipal water and sewer service. All buildings on the property were demolished by 2009. The community is supportive of a variety of reuses, including general manufacturing.

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    Nearly 400 acres in the heart of Flint, MI, with access to Interstate 475 (a connector route for I-75 and I-69). Property features electric, natural gas, water, sewer and rail access, and is eligible for a variety of targeted investment incentives. History of manufacturing on the property dates to 1903; community is eager to welcome new development.

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    Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence Seaway, this vacant 217-acre property offers immediate access to an international border crossing, two rail sidings and abundant low-cost hydropower. It is easily accessible to major population centers of the Northeast United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Suitable for commercial or industrial redevelopment.

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    A 95-acre former landfill, the property is serviced by water, sewer, electric and natural gas, with a rail line adjacent to the northern boundary. The property is east of an active manufacturing facility owned by Northern Ohio Limited Partnership (and formerly by General Motors). Outstanding state and local economic development resources are available to stimulate investment.

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  • Downtown Camden Waterfront Redevelopment

    Prior to 1984, Camden's Downtown Waterfront in the City of Camden, New Jersey, consisted of primarily heavy industrial production facilities owned by Campbell Soup Company, RCA, and a major rail yard and ferry system operated by the Pennsylvania Reading Railroad Company...

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  • Milltown Park, Sandpoint, ID

    The community not only lost jobs with the closing of the mills, but also residents were being squeezed into affordable and workforce housing as second-home buyers and empty nesters were moving into the area. This 26.02 acre site, once the beating heart of the community, was contaminating its neighbors’ waters and seemed to be a lesion on this otherwise scenic northern Idaho oasis...

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  • Berry Lane Park

    One of the most ambitious open space projects to be undertaken in Jersey City, New Jersey’s history, Berry Lane Park has transformed approximately 17 acres of former brownfields into a recreational area that is surrounded by residential properties. Berry Lane Park is unique in that it incorporates design features...

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  • Hawks Prairie Park and Ride

    More than 50 years’ worth of Thurston County’s garbage is buried on the 140-acre site in Hawks Prairie, now known as the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center (WARC). The Hawks Prairie Park and Ride was built on an 8.1-acre portion of the oldest, most variably compacted, section of the WARC...

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You join the Association to make a positive impact on the world around you. Through ARI you support responsible and sustainable initiatives that aim to maximize value — economic, social and environmental. Specifically, your membership allows the Association to:

  • Empower its members to market their inventory to like-minded individuals and organizations.
  • Engage with many different stakeholders early on to build relationships, trust and commitments.
  • Enhance the ability for private and public sectors to work closer together for mutual benefits.
  • Enable its members to generate value (and thus, return) for all stakeholders; commensurate with the risk of their contribution.

But membership brings more tangible benefits, too. The following chart outlines the benefits you can expect as a member of ARI:



The Association promotes the redevelopment of blighted and underutilized properties through collaborative and accountable marketdriven solutions.

We accomplish our mission through a number of strategies that are designed to uncover potential opportunities, build relationships and facilitate peer-to-peer networking among the many diverse stakeholders.

To this end, we’re constantly upgrading and enhancing our capabilities; we’re always looking for market-driven solutions and we value our member participation.

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