January 30, 2001

Why Is There So Little Residential Redevelopment of Brownfields? Framing Issues for Discussion

Niall Kirkwood

W01-3: Redevelopment of environmentally contaminated sites for residential development is a national opportunity because many idled industrial and commercial sites could have significant value if restored to residential use. By converting degraded and abandoned sites into needed housing, residential reuse of brownfields can at once ease housing shortages, redirect growth to areas and sites passed by due to liability concerns and clean up costs, and create more balanced regional growth patterns…

Category: Working Papers

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