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Topic: Development

/News---Info/Blog/August-2015/Turning-Brownfields-into-Golden-Opportunities Richard Lyster, PG, CPG
Addressing vacant, abandoned, and blighted property has become a top priority for municipal officials and urban planners. Funding programs targeted to assist municipalities and developers seeking to redevelop brownfield and blighted properties are available to revitalize older downtown or commercial districts.

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/News---Info/Blog/March-2015/Environmental-Testing-Can-Help-Prevent-Costly-Surp Brian Hegge, PH
What happens when a property or building owner wants to sell an abandoned building to a municipality for a mere $1? Taxpayers may be clamoring for its acquisition so a waiting developer can transform or demolish it and replace the structure with another facility. But before public officials accept the deal for a building or property, they need to investigate environmental issues to determine whether liabilities exist.

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/News---Info/Blog/January-2015/Reuse-Resources-at-Redevelopment-Sites Brian Hegge, PH
There’s an art to redeveloping property. With proper forethought, redevelopment can mean more than demolishing old structures and constructing new. It’s possible to go one step further and reuse resources while revitalizing a site. That’s the case for the former J & J Castings property in Two Harbors, Minnesota.

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/News---Info/Blog/December-2014/New-Age-of-Student-Housing Maranna Binder, Associate AIA, LEED® AP
Student housing is on the move.  Over the past decade, demand for modern student housing facilities has increased and trended more towards amenity-laden designs.  Cramped, one-room, dormitory-style housing is quickly being replaced by modern, multi-use facilities.

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/News---Info/Blog/September-2014/Unique-Treatment-Tackles-Contamination Jayne Englebert, PG, CPG
Remediating soil contamination at a former dry cleaning business site in Wisconsin proved challenging because of the tight, silty clay soils and high contaminant concentrations.  Evaluation of several soil remedial options led to a unique, in-ground solid blending treatment that’s been used only a few times in Wisconsin and is less than half of the cost of other alternatives.

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