|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 2 Jun 2000 09:40:52 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] CCLR Case Studies|
The non-profit California Center for Land Recycling (CCLR) has issued a report, "Brownfield Redevelopment: Case Studies," documenting the value that organizations such as CCLR bring to the Brownfields revitalization process. The report summarizes five California projects in which CCLR and its Project Learning Program have provided assistance: * At an abandoned oil well site on Venice Beach, CCLR and its partners determined that remediation would be less costly than originally estimated, enabling reuse of the site for recreation. * At Union Point, on the Oakland Estuary, CCLR funded a site assessment that showed that cleanup would not be too expensive, making it possible for the community to move ahead with plans for a waterfront park. * In North Fork, south of Yosemite, CCLR assembled a project team that facilitated the creation of a diverse reuse plan for a closed lumber mill site. This could serve as a model at many of the more than 100 closed lumber mills in the state. * In the Bay Area town of Pacifica, CCLR helped the community realistically evaluate competing reuse plans for a former sewage plant. A hotel is now planned for the property. * In LA's Crenshaw district, CCLR advised a church-based Community Development Corporation that groundwater contamination made a proposed project impractical - unless the current property owner is willing to take responsibility for the contamination. While large private developers have the resources on their own to sort through the environmental, planning, and political issues surrounding Brownfields projects, community groups and local governments - even as large as Los Angeles - usually need a mix of technical and other assistance. CCLR appears to be providing that in a constructive way. If there's any weakness in its approach, it's an apparent over-reliance on containment or capping as a solution to soil contamination. For more information about CCLR, its publications, or how to apply for help, call the organization at 415/820-2080 or visit http://www.cclr.org. Lenny Siegel -- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 222B View St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/968-1126 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.cpeo.org ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To read CPEO's archived Brownfields messages visit http://www.cpeo.org/lists/brownfields If this email has been forwarded to you and you'd like to subscribe, please send a message to email@example.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ___________________________________________________________ T O P I C A The Email You Want. http://www.topica.com/t/16 Newsletters, Tips and Discussions on Your Favorite Topics
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