Published June 19, 2019
The Martinez Sustainable Redevelopment and Land Recycling workshop focused on specific topics regarding resilience along shorelines and waterfronts. The workshop aimed to provide tools and insights needed to advance land reuse projects at all stages of the redevelopment process.
Goals for the workshop included highlight innovations in attracting economic development and maximizing existing affordable housing in Contra Costa County. CCLR also focused on resources for brownfields redevelopment, including grant funding and CCLR services and touched also on the science and policy around sea-level rise and important considerations for waterfront redevelopment
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Welcome and Introduction
Christina Ratcliffe | City of Martinez, CA
Roundtable: Economic Development and Housing in Contra Costa County
Sarah Sieloff | Center for Creative Land Recycling
Sara Bellafronte | City of Pittsburg
How is redevelopment driving economic development, housing production and sustainability in Contra Costa County today? What should we be doing more of, and how can we improve?
Grants and Financing for Sustainable Development
Nova Blazej | EPA Region 9
This session covered California and federal funding resources to help move your project forward, including: CALReUSE, EPA Brownfields grants, NMTCs and SGC’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program.
Managing Environmental Risk for Sustainable Shoreline Redevelopment
| Environmental Risk & Financial Solutions
This panel covered insurance trends and other project risks related to redeveloping along shorelines. Environmental risks posed by sea level rise include managing environmental exposures with risk transfer tools, risk management strategies for land reuse, and the Conceptual Community Infrastructure Resilience Fund.
Supporting Materials from Richmond Community Foundation
Image courtesy of Mithun