CCLR is thrilled to highlight the groundbreaking of new housing at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Our new video captures the excitement from the community and local leaders on the day of the groundbreaking, and highlights the enormous potential for the site. We also discuss a CCLR grant to investigate an old cement factory, and include a new publication with case studies and resources for redevelopment projects.
I’ve heard of some projects that want to put solar power on brownfield site. Why would we want to do this, and is it even possible? Have any projects succeeded so far?
I’ve heard that some cleanups of landfills and other toxic sites just put a cap over the contamination! Is this safe? Shouldn’t all the hazardous waste be removed instead?
Letter to the Editor – San Francisco Chronicle – January 5, 2012
I am a developer in the SF Bay Area. I am interested in acquiring a site in Oakland for a mixed use project, but it’s near the freeway and I heard that the Air District has just banned housing near freeways. Is this true?
Our community has many viable but vacant buildings in its downtown. It is possible that the owners of these buildings are asking too high a rent or purchase price, but we are concerned that perceived site impairments may be a factor. How do we validate this argument and how can we improve the situation?
I keep encountering “The Livability Principles” in Federal grant announcements, such as HUD’s Sustainable Communities Grant Program and the EPA’s ARC Grants Program. How is redeveloping a brownfield consistent with these “Livability Principles”?– Nancy R., Development Associate
My community would like to apply for an EPA site assessment grant. However, we are concerned about the US EPA becoming involved as the regulatory agency on our site – is our fear valid? – Jacob M.