John Tregidgo, LSRP, senior project manager, and Doug Neumann, director of Environmental Sciences, at Dresdner Robin, a land-use consultancy firm, point to projects in which their consultancy has been involved. One is Berry Lane Park in Jersey City, NJ. Comprised of former rail and industrial operations, the site was redeveloped into a vibrant 17-acre park.
For brownfield redevelopment to be successful, both public and private entities must be committed to the project. Early collaboration between the state, municipality, community, and developer are needed to develop a strategic plan that integrates each party’s interests, explain Tregidgo and Neumann.
– Karen Thuermer, Staff Editor, Area Development