Over the past 20 years, land recycling has changed dramatically. Many of the sites that remain available for reuse require greater expertise, funding, and creativity to make redevelopment a reality. The private sector has become more comfortable working with environmentally complex properties, but capacity in the public sector continues to lag, making it difficult for communities to bring their toughest properties to market and work productively with development partners. Land reuse has become increasingly intertwined with equity, climate resilience, renewable energy, housing, and economic development.
Our work is about creating a community-driven agenda for investment, to meet the area’s need for resilience, sustainable growth, and vibrant diversity. We work with municipalities, counties, and other public entities from the beginning to grow their capacity and help position their sites for productive reuse. We are familiar with a community’s challenges – and often their specific sites – and understand what is needed for communities and private companies to partner effectively and accomplish mutually beneficial goals.
CCLR works as a prime and subcontractor on many public and private funded land revitalization contracts. The diversity of our projects reflects the range of expertise and specialized knowledge of our talented staff and consultants.
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CCLR adapts our strategies and methods to local situations, and we engage with city staff, regulatory agencies, neighborhood stakeholders, property owners, local businesses, and developers. We are a trusted and neutral third party who bridges the gap between public and private stakeholders. This broad set of expertise and experience is not available for a reasonable cost from other sources.
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- Prepare property marketing sheets and funding matrices
- Conduct site inventory and site prioritization
- Interpret environmental reports to plan next steps
- Manage grants and support funding applications
- Facilitate community visioning and land reuse planning
- Support acquisitions and deal negotiations
- Research chain of ownership/liability
- Plan events and workshops
What We Do
CCLR partnered with the City of Brawley and Chevron to facilitate a community visioning process and feasibility study for a contentious brownfield site, resulting in a completed cleanup in 2020.
Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency hired CCLR to assist with management of their EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant, including drafting quarterly reports and other reporting requirements.
The six counties of the Mohawk Valley are coming together for a historic Developer Summit, with CCLR’s assistance. CCLR has created 18 Real Estate Asset Profile (REAP©) sheets for properties in the Valley ready for investment.
CCLR works as a subcontractor with LaBella Associates on the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Build-Ready program, an initiative to identify and prepare sites for utility scale solar.
Jean Hamerman has been a part of CCLR’s executive team for the past 6 years, first serving as Deputy Director and then Executive Director. She brings expertise in finance and business development and experience at both both public and private agencies. A life-long advocate for the environment, Jean developed an expertise in energy-efficiency in the built environment and consulted on residential retrofit and eco-efficiency measures through her company, NeighborGreen.