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  • Redevelopment “Intel” for Your Brownfield

    Wednesday, December 11, 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
    502 A
    Town Meeting Conversations
    Track 2: Financing Options, Real Estate, & Economic Development
    What do local real estate experts and developers REALLY think of your brownfield site? And how can your community help attract redevelopment to the site? If you have a challenging brownfield site and need to understand reuse potential, join this session! You will learn how to organize a transaction-type forum in your community. Experts from the RACER Trust (Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response Trust) and Vita Nuova will describe the models they follow for getting critical, realistic feedback about site-specific redevelopment opportunities and challenges. These models bring together the expertise of the local community, different areas of the real estate and developer professions, and state/federal officials. Learn how to conduct a transaction-type forum for a brownfields in your community, including the right questions to ask, key stakeholders to invite, research to do beforehand, information you need on-hand, and how to lead the discussion so that the forum results in specific strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) for your brownfield site.
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