ECONOMIC NOMINEES

The winning projects in the Economic Impact category represent redevelopments that create long-term economic benefits to local communities. Benefits include job creation, population increase, and tax revenue generation. The winning projects often relied on loans, grants or financial assistance from public and private organizations and had to overcome challenges to succeed. These projects also illustrate collaboration that occurred among many parties to enable the project to succeed.

38 Commerce

The project consists of the demolition of an existing building and the construction of a new "liner" building at the southeast corner of Commerce…

925 Cherry, LLC

Goal: Renovation and rehabilitation of three vacant functionally obsolete buildings in the City of Grand Rapids.

Accident Fund Holdings

The $182,000,000 project encompassed several elements including the power station and addition, land/site development and construction of a…

Adamston Commons

The Adamston Flat Glass Revitalization project is one of three brownfields redevelopment projects and leading the way toward redeveloped and…

American Can Building

The goal of the redevelopment project was fourfold: to remove severe blight, to remediate environmental contamination, to provide quality housing…

American Public University

The project stands out because it sits on the main street that connects Charles Town and Ranson.

Astoria Athletic Complex

There were four main goals for the project: 1. City of Astoria - Close the municipal landfill and meet the requirements of official closure…

Ava Roasteria

Ava Roasteria is a rare successful commercial/retail redevelopment of a small (under 1/4 acre) brownfield, in a downtown corridor.

BG Products Veterans Sports Complex

Goal of the Project The 43 acre BG Products Veterans Sports Complex (BG Complex) was developed with the intention of fulfilling community recreation…

Bornstein & Pearl Food Production Center

Goal of the project: The Bornstein & Pearl Food Production Center is a gut rehab of a former meat packing facility, home to the Pearl Meat Packing…

METRO Green Line

The Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (CCLRT), or METRO Green Line, is comprised of an 11-mile light rail transit line that connects downtown…

Chalmers Square

Completed in March of 2013, Chalmers Square is a multiple-site community with three buildings located on adjacent blocks in the Jefferson-Chalmers…

Cotton Mill Village

This project is a unique blend of historic and new that provides affordable low-income housing to a distressed part of a major City.

Cuyahoga Valley Industrial

The project is unique due to the terrain challenges of the site and the unique public-private partnership.

David Whitney Building

The David Whitney Building, designed by renowned Chicago Architect Daniel Burnham, was constructed in 1915 and served as an office building…

Dell, Inc.

In a world where companies look to move to the suburbs, the City and Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce were successful in making an…

Denver Central Platte

A variety of funding techniques and sources were used in financing the acquisition, remediation and redevelopment of the property including…

Detroit Street Redevelopment

he Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington began the project in January of 2004 and completed it in April of 2012. Actual end uses…

Devon Energy Center

The project has had and no doubt will continue to have significant economic and other impacts for the betterment of not just downtown Oklahoma…

Downtown Camden Waterfront

The narrowly focused approach resulted in the creation of a critical mass of both public and private development projects that have established…

Whirlpool Downtown Campus

The project is located at 660 West Main in Benton Harbor on 11.5 acres. The site historically was used for a variety of commercial uses, including…

East End

I. Goal of the project: The focus of the East End development was to act as a catalyst for growth and energy for the downtown Midland area.…

Eastern Manufacturing Facility

The long-term impact of the redevelopment of the Eastern Manufacturing Facility on Brewer, Maine and surrounding towns is enormous. The project,…

Former Ertel Mfg

While the Ertel project is not distinguished by many departures from standard cleanup technologies because of the time-critical nature of the…

Former Steelcase Campus

The project known as the Former Steelcase Campus Project, Ashley Capital Grand Rapids, LLC is a multi-phase project that has been exceptionally…

Gallery on Fulton

The goal of this project was to redevelop a former parking ramp site demolished by the City of Grand Rapids into rental apartments, commercial/retail…

Gallery on Fulton

Construction of new building to contain 66 residential apartment units with approximately 262 parking spaces. Also included in the project are…

Glatfelter Redevelopment Project

The initial phases of the project are complete and are the subject of this award nomination. The first phase of the project was completed in…

Goodwin College

This project converted a former bulk oil terminal into a state of the art college campus. Not only did a polluted site get returned to productive…

Goodwin College

The project transformed a 40 acre oil tank farm and terminal on the banks of the Connecticut River in East Hartford, Connecticut to a vibrant…

Goodwin College River Campus

A model smart-growth project, Goodwin College's expansion has brought with it significant contributions to the local community of East Hartford,…

Gowdy Field

Columbus Urban Growth Corporation was established by the City of Columbus, Ohio to identify sites in the central city that may have issues and…

Business Center South

The project turned a dilapidated swath of inner-city land into a thriving business center. Before redevelopment, the site sat fallow. After…

Guthrie Green

The Guthrie Green project includes the transformation of a 2.7-acre brownfield into a dynamic green community park with gardens, interactive…

Hamel Mill Lofts

The Hamel Mill Lofts property is associated with a relatively extensive commercial and industrial history which had impacted site soils.

Harbor Shores Community

Harbor Shores Community Redevelopment, Inc. (HSCRI), a non-profit entity, is investing in the future of Southwest Michigan and building Harbor…

Haverhill Parking Garage

These redevelopment projects have fit neatly with the renaissance of Haverhill's downtown, helped rejuvenate the City's tax base and spurred…

HDV 9 Main

This project not only changed the lives for the residents of Senoia by bringing in jobs. The studio not only incated change in the town but…

Hercules Chemical

The property was the location of a chemical plant operated by Hercules from 1947 to 1992. Hercules manufactured trade name chemicals such as…

Highpointe of Clemson

Goal of the project: To revitalize land that had been sitting idle for years by putting the property back into productive use and thereby boost…

Historic Fourth Ward Park

Opened in June 2011, the 17-acre Historic Fourth Ward Park transformed a barren, contaminated site north of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthplace…

King Edward Hotel

The Jackson City Council and the Hinds County Board of Supervisors approved infrastructure funding for the project. The City Council also approved…

Novation Technology Campus

The Town of Madison was selected to receive a brownfields assessment grant and a revolving loan fund grant. The Town is a community of 6,975…

Illinois Place Apartments

The former Winona Hospital, at 32nd and Illinois Streets in the Mid-North area of Indianapolis, had been an asset in the community since its…

Savocchio Business Park

Now known as the Savocchio Business Park, the former Cohen /A-1 Auto Property is located in the City of Erie's east side, adjacent to the largest…

Keystone Industrial Port

Project is a brownfield site being put back to productive incrementally. Site is located in Fairless Hills, Pa, along the Delaware River. Site…

KircoManix Cardinal Health

The goal of the project was to develop a state of the art medical warehouse for occupancy by Cardinal Health as its sole tenant to service the…

Knapp's Centre

This project redeveloped the five-story, 175,000-square-foot J.W. Knapp Company Building located in Downtown Lansing. Constructed in 1939, the…

Knapp’s Centre Historic

The goal of the project was to redevelop a large privately owned and long dormant six-story former department store building that presented…

Lansing Armory

The goal of the Armory project was to revitalize an 84-year old building that was once the home to the 119th Field Artillery Regiment and turn…

Linen Building District

This project involved rehabilitating a building on the National Register of Historic Places into an event center, art gallery, publiic indoor…

Loves Park Playground

The former JH Patterson Lumber Company property is a 6.5 acre site located in Loves Park, Illinois, a suburban community of 23,996 located within…

Marina Gateway Plaza

The DEH issued the first-ever local Environmental Covenant for Restriction of Site Use. The project marks the first time in California that…

Mason Run

Move over Mayberry. Mason Run is the new icon of a classic American small town. For over ten years, the City of Monroe, Michigan, Crosswinds…

Maxwell Place

This project is unique primarily due to the cleanup of 14 acres (the land portion of the 24 acre site) contaminated by former industrial uses…

Meadow Park Villas & Flats

The goal of this project was economic and community revitalization via the assessment, remediation, and redevelopment of two contaminated former…

Menomonee Valley Center

The Menomonee Valley Industrial Center's (MVIC's) presence in the Valley both enhances and capitalizes on the region's strengths by incorporating…

Mercyhurst College Development

Progress on sustainability at Mercyhurst thus far has been achieved through the Mercyhurst Green Team, a constellation of forces that includes…

Michigan DNR Outdoor Adventure Center

Goal of the project Detroit. People love to make grand statements about the city. In recent years, despite Detroit's decades-long challenges…

Mid America Brick

This project remediates, rehabilitate and re-open the 1,000,000 square foot former A. P. Green Fire Brick plant on 1,100 acres as Mid America…

Midtown Tech Park

Midtown Tech Park, one of the pioneer projects in the Health-Tech Corridor, was conceptualized as a solution to this issue.

Mobile Container Terminal

This project is one of the largest brownfield redevelopment projects ever undertaken in the State of Alabama.

LEED®-Certified Police Station

The City's financial investment in the project helped procure multiple federal and state funding sources for the site's cleanup and redevelopment

Oklahoma City

One of the challenges faced in getting this public-private partnership off the ground was selecting the right mix of projects that would allow…

Open Hearth Park

This project is located in Sydney, Nova Scotia along the edge of Sydney Harbor. For nearly a century, those shores bordered one of North America’s…

Ottawa Power Station

The Ottawa Power Station Brownfield Project was the redevelopment of a 223,000 square foot 10 story vacant coal burning power plant in downtown…

Austin Health Center

PCC Community Wellness Center was founded in recognition of the need for community-based health care services for the medically underserved…

Philadelphia Wholesale Produce

The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (PWPM), located at 6700 Essington Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest fully-refrigerated…

Pickle Line Tandem

The Project is located within the 94-year-old Ford Rouge Complex, partially owned by Severstal, and fits the full meaning of the term "Brownfield."…

Port of Hamilton

The goal of this project was to return an abandoned brownfield site to active and productive use, creating a multimodal-ready industrial property…

PRC in Holy Cross

From 2003-2014 PRC set out to make a difference in the historically significant “Holy Cross” neighborhood and nationally recognized historic…

Ranson-Charles Town Commerce Corridor

The driving goal of the project was to promote a community-based initiative to address brownfields blight in two small, adjacent rural communities…

Ranson-Charles Corridor

The primary goal of the project was to promote a community-based initiative to address brownfields blight in two small, adjacent rural communities…

Richmond Senior Residences

The goal of the project was to transform a blighted brownfield site in a recognized Potential Environmental Justice Area into new, high quality,…

Richmond Place Apartments

Richmond Place Apartments and Richmond Hill Senior Living Residence, developed by The Arker Companies (a multigenerational, family owned and…

River of Goods

The River of Goods/Terrybear Urns and Memorial Development is a brownfield renewal project that turned a blighted night club/bowling alley into…

River Road Redevelopment

The City of Toledo led a brownfield redevelopment effort on over one-half mile of riverfront property adjacent to Interstate 75 that has forever…

Riverfront Revitalization

The subject of this award nomination is a 31.0-acre area in downtown Wausau, Wisconsin bordering the east bank of the Wisconsin River. Revitalization…

Schmidt Artist Lofts

Goal: to design and implement a cost effective environmental remediation solution for a historic local brewery. The goal of the environmental…

Steelcase Campus

A true public.private partnership, local government has to have skin in the game in order to lobby the project with officials at the MEDC (MI…

Target Field

Formerly a stagnant parking lot, this site has now been transformed into one of the most accessible sports facilities in all of American sports.

Testa Produce, Inc.

The goal of the project is to turn an otherwise unused piece of land into a thriving, sustainable distribution center and in turn making Testa…

Kroc Community Center

Several factors make this project unique from other successful brownfields projects. The most notable is the turnaround of a large blighted,…

Tinker Aerospace Complex

This amazing economic redevelopment success story is unique on many levels; however, the community-driven funding mechanism and the unprecedented…

Tinker Aerospace Complex (TAC)

The goal of the Oklahoma County Commissioners was to acquire the former General Motors Assembly Plant and successfully attract a manufacturing…

Coeur d'Alenes

The goal of the project was to remove a legacy of mining-related substances within the abandoned right-of-way (ROW) and contain any remaining…

Troutdale Reynolds Industrial

The goal for the Reynolds Metals Company (RMC) cleanup and Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park (TRIP) redevelopment project was to maximize the…

Two Roads Brewing Company

Goal - The Town of Stratford applied and received a $500,000 Brownfield Municipal Grant from the CT Office of Brownfield Redevelopment. The…

University Commons

The goals of this Brownfield project were defined by the various parties involved. The original owner worked diligently to achieve the goal…

Vantage Center Meadville

Vantage wanted to consolidate its headquarters into one building. And while the company had opportunities to expand in New York and Ohio that…

Walker Landing

Eden Housing partnered with The DeSilva Group and the City of Hayward to redevelop a former industrial facility with Walker Landing, a community…

Walker Landing

Walker Landing was the first project to be assessed and remediated pursuant to the California Land Reuse and Revitalization Act of 2004 (CLRRA),…

Waunakee Redevelopment

The Village of Waunakee, Wisconsin, retained Ayres Associates to assist the Village with managing environmental concerns at the former Stokely…

Wealthy Street Development

This project consisted of a mixed use development utilizing funding from a private/public partnership and the tax benefit of a renaissance zone.…