2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 13:04:32 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Union Park, Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas Readies Brownfield For Green Revitalization

By Gary Carter & Daniel Burns,
Environmental Protection Magazine
November 21, 2008

Union Park in downtown Las Vegas is one of the most ambitious brownfield redevelopment programs in the country. The project aims to convert more than 61 acres of a former rail yard and maintenance facility into a green urban destination -- complete with a towering skyline.

In fact, the estimated $6-billion project is the only one in Nevada to be accepted into the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Development (LEED®-ND) national pilot program and has recently been awarded Gold certification status under stage 2 by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The success of Union Park depends on the cleanup of petroleum-impacted soils. "The city of Las Vegas has long recognized the potential of the Union Park site as a catalyst to downtown redevelopment," said Scott D. Adams, the city's director of business development. "That’s why site cleanup has always been a top priority. It’s allowing us to reclaim the very heart of our city and to put downtown Las Vegas on the map with the city’s most impressive collection of important civic, medical, and cultural facilities."


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Lenny Siegel
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