Superfund Redevelopment Initiative
Highlighting Superfund Reuse Success
Site Reuse Spotlight:
Redevelopment of Plainwell Paper portion of the Allied paper, Inc./Portage Creek/Kalamazoo Superfund Site (PDF) (1 pg, 735K, About PDF) A successful public-private partnership has resulted in the historic preservation, adaptive reuse and mixed-use redevelopment of the Plainwell Paper portion of the Allied paper, Inc./Portage Creek/Kalamazoo Superfund site in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Superfund Site Reuse Snapshot of the Month: Vertac, Inc.
Superfund Redevelopment in the News
Following the remediation of a former waste disposal area at the Roebling Steel Co. Superfund site, residents and community members of Florence Township, New Jersey, now have access to a 37-acre park with riverfront views. The park has paved pathways for passive recreational activities and allows visitors to reconnect with the Delaware River in historic Roebling.
News Article: Former Roebling Steel dumping ground is transformed into 37-acre riverfront park
- The phased cleanup of the Calhoun Park Area site supported new development and enabled the continued operation of vital public services. Today, the site is the location of an electrical substation, several businesses, the South Carolina Aquarium, the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center and ferry terminal, and open space for community events. Learn more about local economic benefits of redevelopment at this site in the report Reuse and the Benefit to Community: Calhoun Park Area Site (PDF) (12 pp, 1.8MB)
- Where improper disposal practices once threatened the health of nearby residents, the Davie Landfill Superfund site in Davie, Florida, is now a valuable recreation resource for Broward County residents and visitors. Cooperation among EPA and stakeholders facilitated the development of 272-acre Vista View Park, which in turn spurred the development of adjacent land for residential use, increasing real estate values and generating tax revenues for the community. Learn more about local economic benefits of redevelopment at this site in the report Reuse and the Benefit to Community: Davie Landfill Superfund Site (PDF) (10 pp, 1.2MB)
- Once contaminated by years of industrial activity, the Liberty Industrial Finishing Superfund site in Farmingdale, New York, is no longer a source of community concern. Today, it hosts a bank and a supermarket, and provides space for expansion of a neighboring park. Learn more about local economic benefits of redevelopment at this site in the report Reuse and the Benefit to Community: Liberty Industrial Finishing Superfund Site (PDF) (6 pp, 833K)
- Named for a historic nearby neighborhood, Maywood Solar Farm covers 43 acres of the Reilly Tar & Chemical Corp. (Indianapolis Plant) Superfund site. In addition to being the first utility-scale solar facility on a Superfund site in EPA Region 5, the 10.8-megawatt facility is one of the largest solar facilities ever built on a Superfund site in the United States. Learn more about this project in the report Utility-Scale Solar Energy Development: Reilly Tar & Chemical Corp. (Indianapolis Plant) Superfund site (PDF) (14 pp, 5.8M).
Program Related News
- On March 25, 2015, SRI will host Risk Management and Assessing Liability: Helping Communities Pursue Reuse Opportunities at Contaminated Properties-- the first webinar in SRI's 2015 Quarterly Webinar Series. Registration is free and open to the public.
- SRI has completed a regional economic report for each region. These reports tell a story about the role of Superfund in each EPA region and the beneficial effects of reusing formerly contaminated properties. These reports summarize and synthesize economic data collected for Superfund sites within an EPA region. They also summarize economic data at the state-level and highlight successes.