The Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR) and New York Pollution Prevention Institute (NYS P2I) hosted “Innovations in Remediation and Land Reuse” in Rochester, NY on October 25, 2017. Over 135 people attended the workshop, including city, town and county officials from the Finger Lakes to Western New York covering Monroe, Wyoming, Syracuse-Onondaga, Herkimer, Ontario and other counties across the state. Many federal and state government agencies participated in panels and hosted Exhibitor tables, including U.S. EPA, NYS Dept of Environmental Protection, Empire State Development Corp and U.S Economic Development Administration. A wide range of private sector experts from the fields of engineering, law, real estate, planning and financial services attended the workshop, and both staff and volunteers from non-profit organizations focusing on housing, public health, and the environment contributed to the broad cross-section of stakeholders interested in brownfield redevelopment.
CCLR’s overarching goal is to nurture a state-wide “community of practice” where public and private practitioners join together to revitalize local economies through land reclamation and reuse. Specific objectives of this workshop were to:
• align redevelopment projects with cutting edge “green” or sustainable remediation practices through expert presentations and the first-ever Eco-Innovator Showcase;
- • provide models for creatively quilting together financing from myriad private and public sources for each stage of the redevelopment process;
- • spotlight NYS policies, programs and funding and provide feedback to government officials to enhance and stabilize opportunities for redevelopmen;
- • develop effective strategies consistent with developer perspectives that will attract and incentivize their investment in difficult sites.
We launched our Eco Innovator Showcase to collect stories of successful, fully-implemented remediation or redevelopment projects that incorporated sustainable or environmentally supportive strategies. Three case studies were presented at the workshop. We want to give exposure and recognize your “green” success story and help others replicate these sustainable strategies. Click here for more information and for our Guide and Fillable PDF form.
To view the complete 10/25/17 Rochester program booklet click here.
For powerpoints from individual presentations, please click the speaker's last name.
View a video of the Eco-Innovator presentations HERE.
View a video of the Dig and Haul presentation HERE.
Norman Jones | Commissioner of Environmental Services, City of Rochester
Jean Hamerman | Deputy Director, Center for Creative Land Recycling
Chuck Ruffing | Director, NYS Pollution Prevention Institute
Beyond Dig and Haul: Innovations in Sustainable Remediation
Mike Storonsky | Stantec, Moderator
Bill Ottaway | NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Todd Calder | ESMI Companies
Dan Noll | LaBella Associates
Christian Mercurio | Mohawk Valley Edge
Kate McArdle | NYS Pollution Prevention Institute, Moderator
Mark Gregor | LaBella Associates PC
New York Solar Power Reuse of Emerson Street Landfill NYS Superfund Site
Sean Miller | Genesee Environmental, LLC
Hancock Housing Area Site Clearance Project
Paul Sawyko | Rochester Museum & Science Center- Regional Green Infrastructure
NYS Redevelopment Policy Update: Albany Report
Jeff Jones | Jeff Jones Strategies, Moderator
Chris Bauer | NY Department of State
Julie Pacatte | Batavia Development Corporation, Batavia, New York
Michael Zimmerman | Lumbercity Development Corp., North Tonawanda, New York
Show Me the Money: Agency Resources and Regional Case Studies
Neil Pariser | Vita Nuova , Moderator
Julie Pacatte | Batavia Development Corporation - Ellicott Station
Michael Zimmerman | Lumbercity Development Corp. - Remington Lofts
Stephen Golding | NYS Empire State Development
Paul Beyer | NYS Department of State - "Sustainble Development and Collaborative Governance" here
Lya Theodoratos | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Phil Bousquet | Bousquet Holstein (Brownfield Cleanup Program tax credit)
Ed Hummel | U.S. Economic Development Administration
Developer Perspectives for Successful Collaboration
Paul Neureuter | The Krog Group, Moderator
Bob Murray | Harris Beach
Rebecca Gandour | City of Buffalo
Stephanie Benson | Edgemere Development
We are in the planning stages for CCLR’s 2018 Brownfield Workshop and invite your suggestions for panels, speakers and event venues. Please send your ideas to email@example.com.
Please join us in thanking these sponsors for supporting this Workshop and CCLR’s educational work.
Bousquet Holstein, PLLC