Serving the following areas and more:
The City of Chicago established the Chicago Brownfields Initiative to acquire, assemble and rehabilitate properties, returning them to productive use. The Initiative links environmental restoration with economic development by cleaning up and redeveloping Brownfields and by improving policies to promote private redevelopment of Brownfields. The purpose of the Chicago Brownfields Initiative is to create jobs and generate tax revenues through redevelopment, thereby improving Chicago’s environmental and economic health. Brownfields, as defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), are “abandoned, idled, or under-utilized industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination.”
Most Brownfields are difficult real estate transactions, and further complicated by environmental challenges. Environmental testing and cleanup can be costly and time-consuming. In many cases, public resources are needed to overcome these barriers to return Brownfield sites to productive use so they no longer burden the environmental and economic health of the community.
Terra-Petra has designed mitigation systems to assist owners and developers on their projects, and allowed them to be successful with Brownfield & Landfill re-development. Our staff of Landfill and Brownfield experts have dealt directly with re-development specialists and converted these types of properties into highly functioning and stable pieces of land. In the end, the community wins as well as the property owner.