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Smart Growth

Smart Growth for Brownfields Redevelopment: A Brownfields Screening Tool

Smart Growth for Brownfields Redevelopment: A Brownfields Screening Tool (2005), produced under a grant from EPA, presents screening tools to help the city of Chicago evaluate and identify brownfield sites that can economically be cleaned up and redeveloped as mixed-income residential and/or mixed-use communities using smart growth principles.

GSG Consultants, Inc. (GSG) developed the screening tools using lessons learned from previous residential redevelopment of brownfield projects. The brownfield screening tools use steps in evaluating and eliminating sites with the potential of high remediation cost during early stages of the screening process. This would allow the city to direct resources toward sites that have higher potential for redevelopment.

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