Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop - How Brownfield Sites are the Catalyst for an Industrial and Commercial Renaissance
May 23 2018
Brian Clark, Shareholder in the firm's Energy section, will moderate the panel "How Brownfield Sites are the Catalyst for an Industrial and Commercial Renaissance" on May 23 at the Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop, presented by Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast.
In many northeastern states, state brownfield programs have generated successful redevelopment outcomes over the last 20 years. However, these success stories have tended to focus on one use rather than mixed uses. With the advent of new and sophisticated remediation and exposure risk assessments, as well as advanced industrial operational techniques, the opportunities for reuse for joint residential, commercial and industrial site development are now a reality.
This session will focus on the Shell Cracker in western Pennsylvania and downstream opportunities in PA and the Northeast. Brian Clark will moderate the session, engaging the audience on approaches to redevelop complex and large tracts with stakeholder and community involvement for a "win-win" solution.
Denise Brinley, Senior Energy Advisor, PA Department of Community and Economic Development
provide an overview of the huge economic opportunities in the mid-atlantic region from the natural gas development and how the state is working on a marketing playbook initiative to develop sites for reuse.
Jim Sewell, Environmental Manager, Shell Chemical Company
discuss the $5 billion Shell investment in Beaver County at an old industrial site that will provide many downstream opportunities for economic growth in the region.
Colleen Elliott, Associate, Langan
discuss some of the technical challenges to ensure reuse for both industrial and commercial/residential reuse in the site development