Aligning Brownfields Remediation To Transit Oriented Development
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M. A. Sloan & B. T. Bidolli
Located in the State of Connecticut, the two urban communities of Bridgeport and Stratford have been burdened by brownfield properties and the barriers to growth caused by this environmental contamination. Both communities are key nodes on a major rail corridor but, due to brownfield properties, have not yet realized the development opportunities that this infrastructure can support: a vibrant mix of businesses, housing and services aligned to a robust transit network. The Greater Bridgeport Regional Council has partnered with these two communities to develop a holistic program, which will focus remediation activities on contaminated properties in transit supportive locations. Remediation and redevelopment activities will be coordinated with the Regional Transit Oriented Development Pilot Program, a planning program that will determine the strategies necessary to link these transit supportive neighbourhoods via efficient, effective and convenient modes of public transit. Ultimately, the coordination of these two efforts will result in the repositioning of undevelopable land into a linear transit community and will revitalize neighbourhoods that these sites have blighted for decades. Keywords: brownfields, transit oriented development, sustainable, neighbourhood revitalization.
brownfields, transit oriented development, sustainable, neighbourhood revitalization.