Brownfield redevelopment of an 87-acre urban industrial site used as a factory from the early 1800s until 1986 into 1.2 million square feet of retail and commercial space Including a 1 million-square-foot regional mall, Brass Mill Center, and a 200,000-square-foot big-box community shopping center, Brass Mill Commons. The redevelopment will have an urban entertainment dimension, a stadium 12-screen theater complex that is fully integrated into the mall and has high visibility from the main entrance. In addition to its entertainment features, the regional center is anchored by stores from three national department store chains. The mall also has 330,000 square feet of in-line retail space, which currently is close to 80 percent leased. The mall, coupled with the community shopping center, will provide ample shopping opportunities for the 130,000 households within the primary market area as well as additional shoppers from greater distances. Lengthy, complex, and costly remediation of environmental contamination and efforts to minimize developer/owner liability characterized the development process, which would have been nearly impossible without deep subsidies from state and local governments.
University Park at MIT is a 27-acre, mixed-use research and development (R&D) park, adjacent to the campus, that is integral to the long-range strategy of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to foster technology transfer among the university’s students, graduates, faculty members, and the private sector. When completed, University Park at MIT will comprise a total of 2.3 million square feet and include at least 1.3 million square feet of office/R&D space, a 210-room hotel and executive conference center, up to 150,000 square feet of retail space and restaurants, 650 rental housing units, four structured parking facilities for 2,800 cars, and seven acres of parkland.
A 141,000-square-foot, transit-oriented mixed-use building on two city blocks in southeast Portland, Oregon. The mixed-income project is built on the former site of a dairy built in 1929. Today, the development features 85 apartments built atop street-level retail stores Including a restaurant, a hair salon, and a 20,000-square-foot grocery. The project was constructed as a “green” development and incorporates recycled materials, water-saving shower heads, extra insulation, and skylights. In addition, more than 90 percent of the construction debris on the site was recycled.
The transformation of a site that had been a garbage dump for most of the 20th century into one of Britain’s most successful office parks. Of the 416-acre site, 141 acres are devoted to the business park, with more than 2 million square feet of office space already built. The remainder of the site includes a regional park with playing fields, riding trails, and an 18-hole golf course. The transformation was accomplished through what was at the time the largest earth movement process in Europe, and it resulted in an attractive, financially successful business park and a valued amenity for the surrounding community.
CenterPoint Intermodal Center-Elwood (CIC-Elwood) is a 2,500-acre (1,012-ha) integrated logistics center used for the transfer, distribution, and warehousing of consumer materials and goods. Located in Elwood, Illinois, 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Chicago, the brownfield redevelopment includes a 775-acre (317-ha) intermodal terminal–a facility for the transfer of freight from rail to trucks. CIC-Elwood also contains 8 million square feet (743,224 sq m) of warehouse and distribution space in eight structures. In 2012, when the project is expected to be completed, it will contain approximately 12 million square feet (1.1 million sq m) of warehouse space in 15 buildings, with a total investment approaching $1 billion in public and private financing.
The Christman Building–a 64,190-square-foot (5,963-sq-m) Class A office building–is a sustainable retrofit of the 80-year-old Mutual Building in downtown Lansing, Michigan. The renovation has made the Christman Building the world’s first double-Platinum LEED certification, for both Core and Shell (CS) and Commercial Interiors (CI). Part of a larger $1 billion effort to redevelop downtown Lansing, the project consolidates the operations of the Christman Company, a full-service real estate firm, in a single sustainable location.
Somerset Ballpark is a 6,500-seat baseball stadium developed as a public/private venture of Somerset County and the Somerset Patriots, an unaffiliated minor league team in the Atlantic League.
Comprising 119 Federal-style brick townhouses on a seven-acre (2.84-ha) site, Inverness Square is located on a former brownfield close to a regional commuter rail line. One of the first of its kind in Murray, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City, the new urbanist infill community has helped revitalize a formerly blighted area through environmental remediation and enhanced streetscapes. In addition, the project, developed by Hamlet Homes, was intended as workforce housing with opening prices starting at $140,000.
Bayshore Town Center is a redevelopment of a traditional enclosed shopping mall into a mixed-use town center consisting of over 1.2 million square feet (111,480 sq m) of retail, office, and residential space. Part new construction, part renovation, the project required extensive environmental remediation and faced a complicated land assembly process. Located in the northern Milwaukee suburb of Glendale, Wisconsin, Bayshore Town Center was developed by Columbus, Ohio-based Steiner + Associates in partnership with the city of Glendale.
SouthSide Works is a 37.2-acre (15-hectare) mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented urban village on a brownfield redevelopment site located in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood. It lies south of the Monongahela River and just 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) from the city’s central business district. The project comprises 288,143 square feet (26,769 square meters) of retail and restaurants, 524,860 square feet (48,761 square meters) of office space, 83 apartments, and a ten-screen cinema, all of which are oriented around a central square and landscaped open space. Future phases will include a hotel, additional multifamily buildings, additional office buildings, an outdoor performance venue, and a destination restaurant and brewery.