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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Land Use

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • House, Senate Reject Trump Request to Cease Transit Construction

    House and Senate committees have both passed transportation budget bills for the upcoming year. While the House made a few cuts, the Senate flatly rejected President Trump’s requests to eliminate the TIGER grant program, halt all new federally supported transit construction, and slash passenger rail service.

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  • EPA Funding to Revitalize Wilmington, Del. Brownfields

    EPA in April awarded a grant to the City of Wilmington, Delaware to assist with area-wide planning for cleanup, redevelopment and productive reuse of former industrial properties in the City.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • PRIME INDUSTRIAL LAND IN MUNCIE, IN

    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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  • PRIME INDUSTRIAL LAND IN FLINT, MI

    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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  • PRIME INDUSTRIAL LAND IN MASSENA, NY

    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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  • PRIME INDUSTRIAL LAND IN ELYRIA, OH

    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:

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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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