Brownfields Reuse Success Stories

<p>California's Department of Toxic Substances Control offers 20 case studies of successful reuse of brownfields sites within the state.</p>
April 12, 2007, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Projects range from reclaiming a former junkyard and gardening outlet -- for cleanup and conversion to affordable new housing -- to a new biotechnology campus that will rise where a decrepit century-old paint factory once stood in South San Francisco."

"Brownfields -- properties that are contaminated, or thought to be contaminated -- are frequently underutilized due to perceived remediation costs and liability concerns. When agricultural and green spaces are developed for residential, commercial or industrial uses, infrastructure such as roads and sewers must be developed."

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Published on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 in Smart Growth Online, California Department of Toxic Substances Control
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