Saturday, April 30, 2011

More Feasible Brownfield Development?

A similar issue is the redevelopment of brownfield (business sites with potential contamination) and greyfield (abandoned big box retail, shopping centers or industrial) sites for either industrial, residential, office or commercial uses. By utilizing these existing sites, we reduce the amount of prime land used for new development.

How can we as a community make this an economically feasible and desirable option for future development?

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Legacy 2030 said...

An e-mailed response:
We must be creative and learn from other communities’ successes. We should also proactively pursue available funding opportunities.

antropologo said...

Offering property tax breaks for redevelopment of brownfield sites would be a major incentive.

Anonymous said...

It is really terrible to see so many previously thriving strip malls or big box stores just sitting empty. And since they are usually on busy or accessible roads, why not redevelop into high density housing with schools or libraries or community centers all together?