|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 30 Dec 2009 09:10:26 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Indianapolis, Indiana editorial|
Creative solutions for 'dirty' land Editorial Indianapolis Star (IN) December 29, 2009With all the "clean" vacant land going begging in urban areas, one might think a brownfield would stand a negligible chance of attracting a developer.
In fact, though, these tracts of suspected and actual contamination have been included in an encouraging number of revitalization projects in recent years. As The Star's Francesca Jarosz noted in her examination of the issue Sunday, Indianapolis has seen 44 brownfields redeveloped and has 16 others cleaned and available for reuse.
Unfortunately, there is a 1-10 ratio between restored brownfields and those that remain to drag down the tax base and threaten the health of residents. Demonstrating the potential for overcoming this challenge and realizing that potential on a significant scale are two very different matters. And money is the matter.
... For the entire editorial, see http://www.indystar.com/article/20091229/OPINION08/912290307/1291/OPINION08/Creative-solutions-for-dirty-land -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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