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    2017 RE3 Conference

    Philadelphia, Nov 1, 2017, Marriot Downtown
    The must-attend event of 2017 focused on…
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    2017 National Brownfields Conference

    Pittsburgh, Dec 5, 2017, David L. Lawrence Convention Center
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Latest News

  • 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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  • 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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  • Mayors Applaud Brownfield Redevelopment Legislation

    In late July, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Brownfields Task Force Chair Elizabeth (NJ) Mayor Christian J. Bollwage applauded passage of Brownfield Redevelopment legislation, commending members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing a bipartisan Brownfields Redevelopment bill.

     

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  • Smart Growth America to Host Inaugural Amazing Place Ideas Forum

    Smart Growth America’s Amazing Place report demonstrates ways that cities are investing in vibrant, walkable neighborhoods to help attract new residents and jobs, support existing businesses, and benefit everyone’s quality of life.

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  • Western Mass. Communities Recipients of Grant Funds

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency celebrated the recipients of seven Brownfields grants in western Massachusetts. This year, entities in western Massachusetts received $2.4 million for assessment and cleanup of Brownfields sites.

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  • Bluefield, West Va.: Helping New and Small Businesses Get Digital

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service, EPA and the Appalachian Regional Commission have teamed up with Smart Growth America, to deliver what’s dubbed “Cool & Connected” technical assistance. 

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  • EPA Steps Up With Funds for Green Bay Multi-Use Property

    Green Bay, Wis. redevelopment efforts are getting a big boost with a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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  • Florida Measure Adds Flexibility to Dry Cleaner, Petroleum Site Cleanups

    Innovative Florida environmental site cleanup and Brownfield programs received a boost as the 2017 regular session of the Florida Legislature concluded.

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Legislative

  • Mayors Applaud Brownfield Redevelopment Legislation

    In late July, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Brownfields Task Force Chair Elizabeth (NJ) Mayor Christian J. Bollwage applauded passage of Brownfield Redevelopment legislation, commending members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing a bipartisan Brownfields Redevelopment bill.

     

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  • Guest commentary — A legislative update from state Sen. Wayne Schmidt

    For example, cleaning up an underground storage tank is considered an environmental activity but not currently eligible for approval by the Department of Environmental Quality. Cont.

  • Legislative Update: Six New California Laws Impacting Water

    “This legislation ensures that every urban retail water supplier has a tool to curb excessive water use by customers,” said Hill. Cont.

  • A legislative fix for Homestead Tax exemption

    NAV is calculated by taking the Gross Assessed Values and subtracting off credits, abatements, exemptions and TIF (Tax Increment Financing). The Homestead exemption that many of us get on our homes is an exemption that gets subtracted from the gross ... Cont.

  • Legislative Leaders Call for Raimondo to Halt $3.6M to Developer Robbins

    "Look, I'm supportive of Commerce as a whole. They're doing what they need to do for the state, and there will be some blunders," said Tobon. Cont.

  • Legislative Recap

    ... • The Michiana Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America selected U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Jimtown, to receive the 2016 Colonel Jack Stephens Citizenship Award in recognition of her service to active duty, reserve and veteran ... Cont.

  • Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

    SB 814 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) - Drought: excessive water use: urban retail water suppliers. SB 954 by Senator Robert M. Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) - Public works: prevailing wage: per diem wages. Cont.

  • Blair Horner: Some Good News In From the 2016 Legislative Session

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set the maximum contaminant level for lead in drinking water at zero, as any level of lead exposure can be detrimental to human health. Cont.

  • Legislative wrap: Sick leave, contractors and telecom see action

    The bill extends funding for the downpayment assistance program to seven years in order to turn the program's funding into essentially a revolving loan fund, and therefore extend the downpayment assistance program indefinitely. H.868 also extends the ... Cont.



  • 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.

To learn more...

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The former General Motors Indianapolis Stamping Plant property presented a unique, 103-acreurban redevelopment opportunity ...

It was formerly a 100-year-old textile warehouse that held 550,000 bales of cotton ...

Despite the cloud of uncertainty around federal funding, there's a mood pervading that mostly consists of "carry on regardless" ...

Redevelopment Renewal Awards is the annual recognition of the outstanding renewal projects to the Renewal Industry.

The Renewal Awards categories are: Environmental Impact, Economic Development, Social Development, Sustainability, Renewable Energy.

We're gearing up for the next year's Awards Program. Your suggestions and ideas are welcome and help us improve the Program.
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Michigan developers now can collect some of the taxes generated by businesses on brownfield sites upon which they're building ...

Innovative Florida environmental site cleanup and Brownfield programs received a boost as the 2017 regular session of the Florida Legislature concluded ...

Green Bay, Wis. redevelopment efforts are getting a big boost with a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency ...