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Economics

  • 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.  Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • Areawide Pittsburgh Region Bids For Amazon HQ2

    The 10-county Pittsburgh region is pursuing a joint bid to host Amazon's HQ2, the second headquarters campus for the Seattle e-commerce giant that could bring billions of dollars of investment and as many as 50,000 jobs to the winning area Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

Green Build

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • Transportation for America—Grant Sparks Winning Trans Projects

    T4America received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support ongoing work to help transportation professionals learn how to engage with artists and design better transportation projects that better reflect and serve local communities. Cont.

  • Renewal & Redevelopment: Spotlight on GM Flint Factory, Chicago and D.C. Initiatives

    This summer, Renewal & Redevelopment magazine will take an in-depth look at the General Motors restoration of an old factory in Flint that’s considered to be the company’s birthplace. The particular theme that this narrative will take involves the challenge of historic restoration during a redevelopment initiative. Cont.

  • Columbia (S.C.) Slates Bike & Walk Summit Next Week

    The City of Columbia will be hosting the Mayor’s Bike and Walk Summit on Thursday, May 4th and Friday, May 5th. Cont.

Incentives

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • Areawide Pittsburgh Region Bids For Amazon HQ2

    The 10-county Pittsburgh region is pursuing a joint bid to host Amazon's HQ2, the second headquarters campus for the Seattle e-commerce giant that could bring billions of dollars of investment and as many as 50,000 jobs to the winning area Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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.   Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

Industrial

  • 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.  Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • Taunton, Mass. Poised to Move Cleanup Needle Forward

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in June selected the City of Taunton, Mass. to receive Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund supplemental funding. The additional half a million-dollar support will help the city continue its work cleaning up contaminated brownfield properties. Cont.

  • Recasting A Steel Town--Weirton, West Va.

    Weirton, West Va. hopes to use its steel manufacturing heritage to attract new investments to the community. Cont.

  • New Manufacturing Jobs Mark Virginia GM Redevelopment Plan

    RACER Trust and idX Corp. have completed the sale and transfer of the former General Motors Fredericksburg Powertrain Plant property in Spotsylvania County, Va., near Fredericksburg. 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

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

  • 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. Cont.

Landfill & Waste

  • 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. 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.

  • 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.

Legislative

  • 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.

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

  • Nevada Cement Facility To Reduce Emissions, Upgrade Pollution Controls

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an agreement in early May with the Nevada Cement Co. to install new air pollution control technology at its Fernley, Nev. facility and replace a heavy-duty diesel truck and a diesel railcar mover at the facility with clean emissions vehicles. The agreement improves Nevada Cement’s compliance with federal clean air laws and resolves alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. Cont.

  • Columbia (S.C.) Slates Bike & Walk Summit Next Week

    The City of Columbia will be hosting the Mayor’s Bike and Walk Summit on Thursday, May 4th and Friday, May 5th. Cont.

  • It’s Showtime: Grant Propels Paducah Theater Restoration Project

    In 1927, the Columbia Theatre opened in Paducah, Ky., with the movie “It” starring Clara Bow. The majestic theatre, which had a main ground floor theatre and a smaller one on the second floor, was modeled after the Rialto Theatre in Louisville, and presented both vaudeville acts and movies. Cont.

  • 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.

Regulatory

  • Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, September 2016

    ... discharges exceed benchmark monitoring targets. EPA will propose measures aimed at preventing stormwater discharges that could result in recontamination of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) sites. Cont.

  • 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.

Residential / Mixed use

  • Mixed Results on Residential Property Loan Delinquencies

    Loan delinquencies related to residential property were down in two out of four categories in the second quarter data, as reported in the American Bankers ... 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.


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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