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    NJSWEP/BCONE Co-Hosted Spring Networking Event

    New York, Apr 20, 2017, Gigino at Wagner Park -20 Battery Pl
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    Annual NJDEP Regulatory Update

    Trenton, Apr 25, 2017, NJDEP Public Hearing Room at 401 East State St in Trenton NJ
    Hear from the management team at NJDEP about…
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    Big Apple Brownfield Awards

    New York, Apr 26, 2017, New York Law School, 185 W. Broadway
    Celebrate the best projects in New York…
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    Urban land institute 2017 Spring Meeting

    Seattle, May 2, 2017, Washington State Convention Center
    The ULI Spring Meeting is an exclusive,…
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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
    Please join us for the premier brownfields…

Economics

  • Corporate Redevelopment Plan In Work in Kalamazoo, Mich. Region

    Following an announcement by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) in late February that earmarked millions for a Kalamazoo Brownfield Redevelopment Authority project, a state senator heaped praise on the investment in her district. Cont.

  • Mich. Construction Contractor To Build on ‘World Class Work Space’

    RACER Trust has completed the sale and transfer of 3.66 acres off University Drive in downtown Pontiac to George W. Auch Co., a 109-year-old general contractor/construction management firm that will build its new corporate headquarters on the site. Cont.

  • Mich. State Funds Target Multiple Brownfield Sites

    Under a state of Michigan legislative proposal, five brownfield transformation projects would be eligible for tax benefits for decontaminating and preparing new structures on polluted land. Cont.

  • New State Legislation Helps Plug ‘Financial Gaps’

    Investors engaged in brownfield redevelopment projects in Michigan could share in $1 billion in sales and income tax rebates over 20 years under a package of real estate development bills that passed the Senate in late February. Cont.

  • Huntington, West Va. Establishes Vision for Three ‘Post-Industrial’ Properties

    Plans for how the city of Huntington can transform three post-industrial brownfield properties into usable and productive space were unveiled to the public in late February. Cont.

  • Beyond supply and demand: Macro-economics and industrial in 2017

    The industrial real estate market is increasingly complex and difficult to predict yet the sector continues to perform extremely well when you look at vacancy rates, new-construction pipelines, institutional capital investment and absorption across ... Cont.

  • Trump Rejects Science, Technology, Economics, and the Constitution With His Two-for-One Executive Order

    If we take into account the positive economic effects of the new business entrants, the reduction of health, safety, and environment devastation and consequential economic costs, and the economic benefits that accrue from regulations that protect ... Cont.

  • Texas' biggest economic development incentive expected to double in size by 2022

    Under Chapter 313, companies are only supposed to get the tax break if it's a deciding factor in their decision to do projects in Texas to ensure that the economic benefits -- jobs and other taxes - wouldn't have come to the state anyway. According to ... Cont.

Green Build

  • Providence, R.I. Beneficiary of EPA’s AWP Grant Initiative

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected Providence, Rhode Island, and the Eastern Maine Development Corp. to receive funding to assist with planning for cleanup and reuse of Brownfield sites as part of the Brownfields Area-Wide Planning (AWP) program. Cont.

  • No Shortage of Hot Topics in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast Region

    The Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE) Summer of 2016 has accumulated the following “front-burner” topics.  Cont.

  • Solar Firm Partners with Global Solar Technology Leader

    Stellar Solar, San Diego’s oldest SunPower dealer, is the first in North County to be selected to join the SunPower Master Dealer network, a strategic partnership program designed to deliver global solar expertise to local communities through leading independent solar installers.  Cont.

  • Solar Firm Partners with Global Solar Technology Leader

    Stellar Solar, San Diego’s oldest SunPower dealer, is the first in North County to be selected to join the SunPower Master Dealer network, a strategic partnership program designed to deliver global solar expertise to local communities through leading independent solar installers.  Cont.

  • New 'arc' Platform Will Drive Green Building Performance

    “The LEED rating system revolutionized the design, construction and operations of green buildings more than 16 years ago,” said Scot Horst, incoming CEO of arc. Cont.

  • Green Building Consortium expands upon its first anniversary.

    CSA Group is now a member, while software, data, and environmental-consulting services company thinkstep is the group's first affiliate member. Cont.

  • BREEAM Green Building Rating System Arrives in US

    The LEED green rating system is also used globally in about 150 countries - some studies say it's the leading sustainable building certification everywhere expect the UK. Cont.

  • Learn about being green at Glenview prairie

    "The Tyner Center is an LEED Platinum building," said environmental education supervisor Judy Ksiazek. That's the highest designation under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system. Families can tour that building, view ... Cont.

Incentives

  • New State Legislation Helps Plug ‘Financial Gaps’

    Investors engaged in brownfield redevelopment projects in Michigan could share in $1 billion in sales and income tax rebates over 20 years under a package of real estate development bills that passed the Senate in late February. Cont.

  • West Va. ‘Ready, Set, Redevelop’ Slated For September

    The 2017 WVBrownfields Conference, hosted by the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers, will take place at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown Sept. 12-14. Cont.

  • Providence, R.I. Beneficiary of EPA’s AWP Grant Initiative

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected Providence, Rhode Island, and the Eastern Maine Development Corp. to receive funding to assist with planning for cleanup and reuse of Brownfield sites as part of the Brownfields Area-Wide Planning (AWP) program. Cont.

  • Canadian Brownfields Network Hosting Environment Industry Day

    In partnership with the Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA), we are pleased to extend a personal invitation for you to join us for the 16th annual Environment Industry Day. Cont.

  • Developer Taps Uptown Synagogue and Loop Office Building For Adaptive Reuse

    Developer Cedar Street Companies has been busy in recent years making a name for itself rehabilitating historic structures into new housing. Cont.

  • Sustainable Development Goals: how can the mining sector contribute?

    In September 2015, the heads of 193 United Nations (UN) Member States adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. Cont.

  • ULI proposes tax incentive to spur residential development in East End

    Some developers are already working on plans for more affordable, multifamily housing in the East End, which ULI believes would spur commercial and retail development, including a much needed grocery store. Cont.

  • US private space companies plan surge in launches this year

    “We want to be able to fly every week, for sure, if not multiple times in a week,” SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said at a webcast commercial space conference in Washington D.C. on Wednesday. The launch rate is expected to continue to climb as new ... Cont.

Industrial

  • Mich. Construction Contractor To Build on ‘World Class Work Space’

    RACER Trust has completed the sale and transfer of 3.66 acres off University Drive in downtown Pontiac to George W. Auch Co., a 109-year-old general contractor/construction management firm that will build its new corporate headquarters on the site. Cont.

  • New State Legislation Helps Plug ‘Financial Gaps’

    Investors engaged in brownfield redevelopment projects in Michigan could share in $1 billion in sales and income tax rebates over 20 years under a package of real estate development bills that passed the Senate in late February. Cont.

  • Huntington, West Va. Establishes Vision for Three ‘Post-Industrial’ Properties

    Plans for how the city of Huntington can transform three post-industrial brownfield properties into usable and productive space were unveiled to the public in late February. Cont.

  • Heavy Metal and Hard Rock: Are They Causing Headaches?

    In a preview of the next online issue of Renewal & Redevelopment, Peter Hayes, business development executive from waste management specialist CDEnviro, will explain more about the emerging solutions to these problem materials. Cont.

  • RACER Announces Pending Transactions, Selection Process for Former Indy GM Property

    RACER Trust, the entity created to take ownership of former General Motors industrial properties in 14 states following the automaker’s bankruptcy reorganization and to remediate and sell them for redevelopment or reuse, is off to a strong start in 2017. Cont.

  • No Shortage of Hot Topics in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast Region

    The Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE) Summer of 2016 has accumulated the following “front-burner” topics.  Cont.

  • Five Questions Corp.’s Need Consider Before Selling Contaminated Brownfields for Redevelopment

    The perspective of this article, penned by Tad Diethrich, Vice President Brownfield Development for Reterro, Inc., is to provide advice for reducing risk when selling contaminated property for redevelopment. Cont.

  • Online Retail Heating Up Demand for Industrial Space

    Regarding the market for industrial property, Frankel noted that the sector has seen large portfolios trading hands in recent years at high valuations. Cont.

International

  • Economic sanctions interfere with implementing sustainable development goals: N. Korea

    SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Monday claimed that the ongoing economic sanctions on the North by certain countries stand in the way of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. The North's Rodong ... Cont.

  • Laos: Reaping the Benefits of a New Era of International Cooperation

    This month, the Southeast Asian nation of Laos hosted two of the region's most important annual gatherings—the ASEAN Summit and the East Asia Summit—in ... Cont.

  • International Copper Association Discusses Copper's Influence on Sustainable Development Goals During Climate ...

    ICA brings together the global copper industry to develop and defend markets for copper and to make a positive contribution to society's sustainable-development goals. Headquartered in New York, the organization has offices in four primary regions ... Cont.

  • Land Use Challenges Taiwan's First Female President

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 6, 2016 (ENS) - Taiwan's first female president, Tsai Ing-wen, has pledged to develop a program that will integrate national land-use planning, regional development and environmental sustainability. But civic groups are concerned ... Cont.

  • Nigeria: Compliance to Designated Land Use Is Critical - El-Rufai

    The Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai has encouraged state governors and ministers to ensure compliance with land use regulation and land reclamation, saying it is critical. Speaking during the second set graduation ceremony of senior ... Cont.

  • Beaver Mines land use amendment carried

    The bylaw is amending the land use of a parcel of land located within NW 10-6-2-W5M to include public recreation, public water use and public utility use. Cont.

  • Proposed Greater Golden Horseshoe Land Use Amendments To Prioritize Complete Communities, Conservation And ...

    On May 10, 2016, an advisory panel assembled by the Government of Ontario released a report outlining proposed changes to four land use plans relating to the Greater Golden Horseshoe region of southern Ontario.1 The panel was asked to propose ... Cont.

  • Monsanto marks 20 years of GM in Australia with economic benefits to farmers are $1.4 billion, mostly in cotton

    Monsanto marks 20 years of GM in Australia with economic benefits to farmers are $1.4 billion, mostly in cotton. Posted 5 Jun 2016, 8:19pmSun 5 Jun 2016, 8:19pm. Cont.

Land Banking

  • Land Ministry to digitise land bank

    Land being the costliest asset in realty has often been at the epicentre of land fights, property crimes and frauds. Sri Lanka's Land Ministry now is mulling to digitise its land bank in a bid to curb these issues, a top minister said. ”There's a ... Cont.

  • Land Ministry to digitise land bank

    Land being the costliest asset in realty has often been at the epicentre of land fights, property crimes and frauds. Sri Lanka's Land Ministry now is mulling to digitise its land bank in a bid to curb these issues, a top minister said. ”There's a ... Cont.

  • Land Ministry to digitise land bank

    Land being the costliest asset in realty has often been at the epicentre of land fights, property crimes and frauds. Sri Lanka's Land Ministry now is mulling to digitise its land bank in a bid to curb these issues, a top minister said. ”There's a ... Cont.

  • Detroit Land Bank welcomes federal investigation, says state audit found no wrongdoing

    The head of the Detroit Land Bank Authority on Monday said she welcomes a federal investigation into the agency's operations and that a recent state audit found no wrongdoing. Cont.

  • Land bank formed, awaiting next step

    That new board convened Monday afternoon before the redevelopment authority's regular monthly meeting and approved resolutions adopting land bank bylaws; executing a cooperation agreement among the county, redevelopment authority and land bank ... Cont.

  • Land bank for development projects

    Sambalpur: The Sambalpur Development Authority (SDA) has decided to create a land bank for future socio-economic projects under its limits. Cont.

  • Land bank to receive share of federal aid

    The Lucas County Land Bank is expected to receive an undisclosed share of the more than $97 million in federal aid being made available to Ohio to demolish houses left abandoned from the foreclosure crisis, local officials said. Cont.

  • Land bank offers communities tool against blight

    The commissioners are advertising an ordinance to establish the Washington County Land Bank, with the Redevelopment Authority board of directors also serving as the Land Bank board of directors. The ordinance is expected to be adopted at the next ... Cont.

Land Use

  • Mich. Construction Contractor To Build on ‘World Class Work Space’

    RACER Trust has completed the sale and transfer of 3.66 acres off University Drive in downtown Pontiac to George W. Auch Co., a 109-year-old general contractor/construction management firm that will build its new corporate headquarters on the site. Cont.

  • Heavy Metal and Hard Rock: Are They Causing Headaches?

    In a preview of the next online issue of Renewal & Redevelopment, Peter Hayes, business development executive from waste management specialist CDEnviro, will explain more about the emerging solutions to these problem materials. Cont.

  • Building Healthy Corridors: Transforming Urban and Suburban Arterials into Thriving Places

    The challenging but rewarding process of transforming drab, lifeless, auto-dependent commercial corridors into vibrant, walkable, healthy hubs is explored in Building Healthy Corridors: Transforming Urban and Suburban Arterials into Thriving Places, a new publication from the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Cont.

  • Perspective: One Smart-Growth Participant’s View On Urban vs. Rural Development Decisions

    Rural redevelopments have a position and a purpose—but only after painstaking due diligence gives it the green light to proceed through data, consensus building and all hands on deck agreement. Cont.

  • Changes made to Highland Avenue land use study

    MURFREESBORO - Highland Avenue should be home to more residential options with mixed-use nodes, land-use consultants with the city of Murfreesboro said after studying the future of the city's former medical corridor. Cont.

  • Reform land use, promote shared growth of new housing

    When certain government policies - like minimum lot sizes, off-street parking requirements, height limits, prohibitions on multifamily housing, or unnecessarily lengthy permitting processes - restrict the supply of housing, fewer units are available ... Cont.

  • Affordable housing, land use, "big" issues facing Cromwell

    Rather than promoting urban sprawl, perhaps we can do this a bit more efficiently in a way that is better for the whole common community. Cont.

  • LOOKING AHEAD: Final draft of land use plan presented

    Another survey concluded that 67 percent favor using incentives to promote infill development of vacant lots and buildings. Cont.

Landfill & Waste

  • Five Questions Corp.’s Need Consider Before Selling Contaminated Brownfields for Redevelopment

    The perspective of this article, penned by Tad Diethrich, Vice President Brownfield Development for Reterro, Inc., is to provide advice for reducing risk when selling contaminated property for redevelopment. Cont.

  • Contaminated material fouls recycling bins

    "It's gotten to the point that the Crown Point and Merrillville sites have so much contaminated material that we can't recycle anything. It all needs to go to the landfill, which costs us money," said John Minear, executive director of the waste ... Cont.

  • Winterton landfill site bids to stay open for another 10 years

    Integrated Waste Management is part of FCC Environment, one of the largest waste management companies within the United Kingdom providing treatment, recycling, energy recovery and waste disposal services for a wide range of local authorities and ... Cont.

  • After Cleanest City tag, Mysuru City Corporation to make Mysuru plastic-free

    Solid waste management is the biggest challenge we face to maintain the city. Along with the concepts of reduce and reuse, we want to promote the idea of refuse. Civic workers will refuse to take garbage from the households if it is not segregated ... Cont.

  • State Aims to Modernize Mindsets Along with Trash Policies, Facilities

    By July 1, 2016, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is set to revise the state-wide solid waste management plan to include a strategy to divert, through source reduction, reuse and recycling, 60 percent of solid waste ... Cont.

  • Call to prioritise waste management

    The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Meteorological service has called on key government ministries, stakeholders, and development partners to give priority to solid waste management. The call was made in light of the opening of the Ranadi ... Cont.

  • Five ways companies can turn trash into cash

    Five ways companies can turn trash into cash. computer junk recycling The Green Recycling Exchange's Computer & Electronics Recycling Section lists daily rates on everything from mixed-scrap integrated circuits and scrap capacitors to photocopiers. Cont.

  • EPA May Lose Authority Over St. Louis-Area Landfill With Radioactive Waste

    Missouri's U.S. senators and some of its House members are pushing to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of remediation authority over a landfill near St. Louis that contains radioactive waste, and instead give it to the Army Corps of Engineers. Cont.

Legislative

  • 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.

  • Governor Rates Legislative Session 'B'

    Governor David Ige recognized the efforts of the Hawai'i State Legislature at a press conference on Wednesday, noting his appreciation for its focus on setting the policy direction and making appropriations for the state. Cont.

Natural Resources

  • Five Questions Corp.’s Need Consider Before Selling Contaminated Brownfields for Redevelopment

    The perspective of this article, penned by Tad Diethrich, Vice President Brownfield Development for Reterro, Inc., is to provide advice for reducing risk when selling contaminated property for redevelopment. Cont.

  • Panama natural gas plant promises environmental, economic benefits

    The first natural gas power plant in Central America, to be completed by 2018 in an industrial area of the northern Panamanian city of Colon, promises to be environmentally friendly while also bringing economic benefits. The liquefied natural gas-fired ... Cont.

  • Responsible Use of Natural Resources Essential to Sustainable Development, Secretary-General Stresses in Message ...

    Biodiversity is an important cross-cutting issue in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Goal 15 explicitly recognizes the importance of halting biodiversity loss, and other Goals recognize the importance of biological diversity for eradicating ... Cont.

  • Climate Change is Shifting Natural Resources and Wealth Along With It

    Dried up fishing industry A fisherman's boat as seen on Bolivia's dried Poopo lakebed, south of La Paz, last December. A new study argues that as natural resources like fish migrate due to climate change, dramatic changes in global wealth will follow. Cont.

  • Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Conservation accepting wastewater proposals

    Eligible projects include planning, preliminary engineering, and feasibility analysis of: wastewater projects; stormwater retrofits; green technology practices; stream and wetland restoration projects; small watershed studies; master surface water and ... Cont.

  • Innovation and Preservation of the Environment and Natural Resources, at the Heart of the OCP Group Strategy and Its ...

    With an investment of nearly MAD 19 billion (USD 1.95 billion), Phosboucraa, a subsidiary of the OCP Group, together with the Phosboucraa Foundation have launched large-scale projects designed to support the southern regions of Morocco*. Cont.

  • New PSE&G landfill solar power farm in service

    The 12.93 megawatt-dc solar farm is PSE&G's largest to date and one of the largest landfill solar farms in the United States. Cont.

  • What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?

    The garbage patches are not solid islands, but regions where relatively high concentrations of small plastic pieces are dispersed in the upper part of the water column, hardly visible from above. Cont.

Office / Commercial

  • Office Market Going Strong, But Rent Growth May End in 2018

    Office occupancy and absorption rates both remained high in the third quarter, as job growth continued to improve and companies took more risks on new leases, according to experts. Cont.

  • New Class A office building off Borman in Hammond starts to fill

    “What we envisioned for this redevelopment years ago is coming to fruition with a mixed use area featuring Class A office space along with hospitality and dining options for area employees, residents and visitors alike,” said Phil Taillon, Hammond ... Cont.

  • Sustainable: Recycling mandatory at commercial properties

    A new state law that went into effect Jan. 1 requires commercial property owners in the seven-county Twin Cities region to have recycling and garbage-collection programs in place. Any buildings that collect more than 4 cubic yards of waste a week ... Cont.

  • San Fran Office Tower Goes LEED Platinum

    s most recent office projects has recently achieved LEED Platinum certification under the Core & Shell rating system from the U.S. Green Building Council. The company's 350 Mission St. office building is already fully pre-leased to tech company Salesforce. Cont.

  • Investcorp acquires $180 million office building in Washington, DC

    Investcorp today announced that its U.S.-based real estate arm has acquired a Class A, quality office building in Washington, D.C. Cont.

  • Class A office building system design: Automation and controls

    Class A office building system design: Automation and controls. Class A office buildings are among the toughest projects an engineer can work on—complex structures, demanding clients, and advanced technology. Cont.

  • Class A office building system design: HVAC

    CSE: What indoor air quality or indoor environmental quality challenges have you recently overcome, especially in a mixed-use office building? Describe the project, and how you solved the problem. Kurnatz: Controlling stack effect in our very tall ... Cont.

  • Class A office building system design: Fire and life safety

    Class A office building system design: Fire and life safety. Class A office buildings are among the toughest projects an engineer can work on—complex structures, demanding clients, and advanced technology. Cont.

Public Spaces

  • Public green space or fenced facilities?

    Still, many people said the location crosses the line between public green space and fenced facilities. Some say blighted lots around the city would make a better backdrop for the complex. Cont.

  • PPC: A Public Living Room

    The complex is the first mixed-used building of its kind in Asia comprising offices and residences above a retail space, and was a symbol of Asian modernist architecture. Says Ms Leong: "The building carries a special significance in Singapore's ... Cont.

  • Princeton Historical Society opens Farmstead museum building

    He explained that the house will encompass some gallery space on Nassau Street as well as a variety of mixed-use spaces in which community groups could have meetings and young visitors can do hands-on art-making activities. Cont.

  • More retail buildings, restaurants moving ahead at White Stone Station in ...

    Several small restaurant and retail buildings will begin construction this year at the more than $100 million, Costco-anchored White Stone Station development in Menomonee Falls. Cont.

  • The Last Spring: A Need for Preserving Green Spaces in our Cities

    A few years ago The Gazette ran a story about the struggle to preserve farmland and wilderness on the borders of Quebec City and how residential development and urban sprawl was leading to the destruction of many farms in areas where it was easy for ... Cont.

  • Brookfield Residential submits Firestone annexation, development proposal

    The Planned Unit Development zoning being sought for the Barefoot Lakes Annexation is a category that could include a combination of commercial, industrial, office, public, residential, agricultural, conservation and open space uses, under Firestone's ... Cont.

  • New Jersey Squeezes Funding for Open Space

    But preservationists were surprised last month when Mr. Christie proposed allocating $67 million of the $113 million in new open-space funding for existing parks and environmental remediation as part of his $33.8 billion state budget proposal. The $46 ... Cont.

  • Long-delayed Kingston Community Center construction starts next month

    KINGSTON - Construction of the Kingston Community Center will be begin mid-April on the 13-acre Village Green Park on West Kingston Road. Cont.

Regulatory

  • Regulatory Complexity and Ballast Water Management

    ... (NANPCA) and the National Invasive Species Act (NISA), while the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the discharge of pollutants, including ballast water, from point sources into waters of the U.S. Cont.

  • EPA Region 7 Rules on Nebraska Fertilizer Plant

    Neb. fertilizer plant to comply with federal Risk Management Program requirements as part of EPA settlement Cont.

  • Energy storage bills fail in Hawaii, but could re-appear in next legislative session

    GEMS was created by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism and the Hawaii Green infrastructure Authority to provide financing for clean energy technologies for through public-private partnerships. Cont.

  • CFPB Publishes Spring 2016 Regulatory Agenda

    The CFPB proposed amendments to the TILA and RESPA mortgage servicing rules in December 2014, and the agenda indicates that the CPFB intends to finalize these amendments in July 2016. Cont.

  • Antea Group Releases Annual EHS Regulatory Insights for Tech Companies

    Antea Group is an international engineering and environmental consulting firm specializing in full-service solutions in the fields of environment, infrastructure, urban planning and water. Cont.

  • Regulatory Obstacles and Opportunities Facing Intrexon's Natural-Gas-to-Fuels Platform

    There is an ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standard for biobutanol that allows blends of up to 12.5% with gasoline, although a waiver exists that allows up to 16% when it is replacing 10% ethanol blends. Cont.

  • Survey Reveals Mortgage Lenders' Top Regulatory Concerns

    According to QuestSoft's 10th annual compliance survey, released earlier this month, the new reporting requirements under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) are now the number one concern for mortgage lenders, with 68% ranking the new rules ... Cont.

  • Gattuso and Katz: Obama's regulatory costs are out of control

    The rule represents the first direct regulation of so-called greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, at a cost of $7.2 billion a year (and far more according to critics). Cont.

Residential / Mixed use

  • ULI proposes tax incentive to spur residential development in East End

    Some developers are already working on plans for more affordable, multifamily housing in the East End, which ULI believes would spur commercial and retail development, including a much needed grocery store. Cont.

  • Residential property sales fell between December and January

    Residential property sales fell between December and January. News Category: Industry News. Published: 24-Feb-2016. Residential property sales fell between December and January. The sale of homes in the UK saw a marked rise year-on-year in January ... Cont.

  • This is the biggest threat to the residential property market in 2016

    Analysts warn that heightened stock market volatility will post the biggest threat to the residential property market in 2016. Cont.

  • Corning to update zoning laws

    “Zoning is a planning tool which is used to ensure compatible land uses in a community,” City Manager Mark Ryckman said. Cont.

  • Residential Property Prices Rise While Commercial Property Slumps

    The UK residential property market remained strong in 2015 thanks to so few homes hitting the market. Commercial property was a different matter, however. Cont.

  • Foreign buyers retreat from residential property

    In demand: foreign demand for residential property in southeast Queensland is growing, even as it weakens in NSW and Victoria. Cont.

  • Multifamily Still Optimistic About Future, Says Capital One

    Capital One Multifamily Finance conducted the survey at Bisnow's 2015 Multifamily Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., in December, examining the expectations of multifamily housing real estate professionals for the upcoming year. Percentages are ... Cont.

  • Developer plans 400 apartments at newly-acquired site

    A group that acquired a warehouse in North Miami Beach for $8.3 million plans to redevelopment it with apartments and ground-floor retail. Cont.

Retail

  • How These Specialty Retail Stocks are Faring? -- Pier 1 Imports, Sally Beauty, CST Brands, and Michaels Cos.

    Shares of the Company, which owns and operates a chain of arts and crafts specialty retail stores under the Michaels and Aaron Brothers names in North America, are trading at a PE ratio of 13.48. Cont.

  • Here's All Of CLSA's Rating On Specialty Retail

    Initiating coverage on the specialty retail, luxury and apparel sectors, CLSA said it is a dog's fight for dollars, as categories decelerate or shrink, each for different reasons. Cont.

  • 3 Specialty Retail Stocks to Buy Now

    This week, 3 Specialty Retail stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”). Cont.

  • Armour Residential REIT Inc. (ARR) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

    Armour Residential REIT logo Armour Residential REIT Inc. (NYSE:ARR) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday. Cont.

  • Costco Named Best Specialty Retailer

    In the new American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) study about retailers, most of the attention went to big-box stores and e-commerce companies. Cont.

  • As developers go on shopping spree, Miami retail has never been hotter

    The Biscayne corridor along Miami's historic MiMo district, where retail rents have soared an average of 12 percent per year since 2011 as developers open up new restaurants, hotels and shops, including a boutique from luxury designer Trina Turk. More ... Cont.

  • Online Retail Heating Up Demand for Industrial Space

    Regarding the market for industrial property, Frankel noted that the sector has seen large portfolios trading hands in recent years at high valuations. Cont.

  • Adding to their woes, retail inflation biting rural folks more than urbanites: ASSOCHAM study

    For household goods the arbitrage between rural and urban retail inflation was 2.64 percentage points. “The overall CPI inflation at 5.69 per cent for January, 2016 would have been lower if prices for essential goods for the rural people were similar ... Cont.

Site Characterization

  • EPA verifies presence of asbestos at Johnson Controls site in Goshen

    Maguire said the EPA was first notified about the issue by the attorneys representing the families suing the owners of the site, who hired an environmental consulting firm to test the debris for asbestos. On Monday, EPA crews walked around the site and ... Cont.

  • 'It's starting to look like a park': Sterling riverfront project turns a corner

    Plans for the second phase will be firmed up when the environmental remediation process at the Stanley building is completed. Cont.

  • EPA Finalizes Changes to Cleanup Plan at Olean Well Field Site - AVX Property in Olean, NY (NY)

    (New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its changes to a cleanup plan originally issued in 1996 to address soil and groundwater at the AVX property at the Olean Well Field Superfund Site in Cattaraugus County, Olean, NY. Soil and groundwater at the AVX property locate... Cont.

  • Cleanup work continues at old gasoline tank leaks in Bayfield

    Traffic on Mill Street is reduced this week as carbon is being injected into the ground to bind with hydrocarbons and keep it out of the water table in the area, said Chris La May, Bayfield town manager. The old leak is from what is called the Capri ... Cont.

  • D.C. to hire a firm to oversee McMillan developers

    Friends of McMillan Park, an organization vehemently opposed to the project, has asked the D.C. Court of Appeals to review both the Zoning Commission's decision to approve the planned-unit development, and a decision by the Mayor's Agent to allow ... Cont.

  • Brownfields in New Jersey: New Opportunity in Mistakes of the Past

    Before demolition begins, an environmental remediation process must be conducted, removing asbestos, lead paint and other hazardous material from the site. Cont.

  • EPA's plan for clean power threatened by Senate bill: Letters

    Capito's legislation will block the EPA's life-saving measures and destroy the federal guarantee that makes the Clean Air Act work. We encourage you to oppose this legislation and all attempts to overturn, limit or undermine these important protections ... Cont.

  • Toxic cleanup begins at Le Roy site — 45 years later

    Once the so-called soil vapor extraction is completed, that still will leave a much larger quantity of TCE that has migrated with groundwater through the unusually porous limestone that underlies that area. Cont.

Transit Oriented Development

  • 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.

Urban Redevelopment

  • Developer Taps Uptown Synagogue and Loop Office Building For Adaptive Reuse

    Developer Cedar Street Companies has been busy in recent years making a name for itself rehabilitating historic structures into new housing. Cont.

  • HUD considering rule change after report found 25K 'low-income' families making too much money

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development on Tuesday issued a notice proposing a rule change that could ultimately evict thousands of tenants from low-income housing because they are now making too much money. Cont.

  • Balcones Heights, Texas - A Model of America's Re-Urbanization

    In the center of San Antonio, Texas, is a model of success engineered through a visionary partnership between the City of Balcones Heights and Wonderland of the Americas, the first regional mall built in San Antonio in 1961. This partnership is focused ... Cont.

  • Policies for urban development can be crucial to financial stability

    In the decades before 2008, central bank practice and modern macroeconomic theory gravitated to the belief that achieving low and stable inflation was sufficient to ensure financial and macroeconomic stability, and that any dangers arising from credit ... Cont.

  • Detox center planned for Merrillville

    Anderson said the property has a commercial planned unit development zoning classification, and the rehabilitation center is a permitted use in that designation. Cont.

  • More retail buildings, restaurants moving ahead at White Stone Station in ...

    Several small restaurant and retail buildings will begin construction this year at the more than $100 million, Costco-anchored White Stone Station development in Menomonee Falls. Cont.

  • Centre offers Kerala Rs 580cr for urban development

    New Delhi: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu has said that a total of Rs 580 crore will be allotted to Kerala for urban development this year. The Union Minister assured Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday that the Centre would offer all ... Cont.

  • Common Sense Media, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD ...

    San Francisco, CA - December 09, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro and Common Sense CEO James P. Steyer announced today that Common Sense has become a national ... Cont.


A Mill(ion) Dollar Opportunity

The Bates of Maine Woolen Mill, a former industrial anchor in the city of Lewiston (pop.36, 500) in western Maine, has been transformed into a modern and bustling economic hub following years of city, state, federal, non-profit, private involvement and funding

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