|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 27 Jan 2011 22:05:58 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Harrison, New Jersey's redevelopment plan|
Harrison Tries to Score With Development By KAVITA MOKHA Wall Street Journal January 28, 2011Nearly a year after the Red Bull Arena opened its doors in Harrison, N.J., the urban rebirth some had hoped for the Hudson County town has yet to gel, but signs of development are beginning to emerge.
Once a thriving manufacturing and distribution center nicknamed the "Beehive of Industry," Harrison was home to factories for Thomas A. Edison and Radio Corp. of America, among others. But it had turned into bleak, brownfield-littered landscape along the Passaic River as most of the factory lights had gone out by the 1970s, putting the town into a tailspin.
The March opening of a $200 million, 25,000-seat soccer stadium was meant to be the centerpiece of an ambitious redevelopment plan put together more than a decade ago. The plan—covering more than 250 acres, a full third of the town's total footprint—envisions building residential and retail space in various projects as well as a new PATH train station.
... For the entire article, see http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703293204576106073095603138.html -- 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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