The Center for Creative Land Recycling champions communities’ economic growth and promotes environmental justice by assisting municipalities, community groups, tribal organizations, and other entities with brownfield redevelopment. Turning parking lots into affordable housing and old dumps into greenspace are just a few examples of how community entities have transformed their spaces with CCLR’s help. CCLR assists with projects as large as city wide initiatives, and as small as less than an acre in a rural community.
CCLR projects help return under-utilized properties into community assets across the country. CCLR empowers cities and their residents alike to create more just, equitable, and resilient places in their neighborhoods. Peruse the CCLR projects below to see how brownfield redevelopment can reshape communities and the challenges they overcame along the way.
A comprehensive city-wide plan enabled regulators to focus on the most-contaminated sites and minimized liability for new owners.
Cherryhill Park in East Wenatchee is the first new park in the City in nearly sixty years. Brownfield funds helped make it a reality.
The decline of the timber and mining industries have led to job and population losses in the Mountain and Pacific West. The Sierra Institute saw opportunity in sites industry left behind.
Effective financing and a tailored redevelopment plan allowed affordable housing development to be completed efficiently.
Diverse funding sources, including public-private partnership, allowed the City to finance a thorough assessment, remediation, and redevelopment process.
Community engagement and inter-agency collaboration facilitated economic development at waterfront brownfield sites.