WIT Press


Aligning Brownfields Remediation To Transit Oriented Development

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EID140481

Volume

181

Pages

12

Page Range

565 - 576

Published

2014

Size

865 kb

Author(s)

M. A. Sloan & B. T. Bidolli

Abstract

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.

Keywords

brownfields, transit oriented development, sustainable, neighbourhood revitalization.