Collaboration between neighborhood group and redevelopment authority to redevelop brownfields
NRT, an OBG Company (NRT), recently took part in the Sweet Water Clean Rivers, Clean Lake Conference on May 4, 2017 in Germantown, Wisconsin. This conference brings together nonprofit, government, business, and academic organizations to learn about improving the health of watersheds through policy innovation, technical and engineering advances, watershed restoration planning and practices, and collaborative stakeholder involvement.
During the conference, NRT scientist Graham Fazio presented Collaboration Between Neighborhood Group and Redevelopment Authority to Redevelop Brownfields, which highlights projects focused on community collaboration to redevelop brownfield sites in Milwaukee’s 30th Street Corridor, an 880-acrea area that the city is working to transform into a modern employment center and economic hub.
Specifically, the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee, working with NRT and GZA, plan to redevelop nearly three acres of environmentally-impacted land in the corridor. Plans for the redeveloped property consist of multiple green infrastructure strategies, including limited parking areas and significant greenspace, and address stormwater quality, retention, and environmental impacts.
With a history of substantial stormwater flooding that has contributed to loss of jobs in the region, the overall project aims to manage stormwater in the corridor area and educate visitors about green infrastructure, potentially drawing the attention of green infrastructure businesses to the area.
Learn more about brownfield redevelopment at NRT and the company's support of Wisconsin's Brownfields program.
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