Journal article

Tracking remediation and redevelopment trends of brownfield clean-up programmes: The Cook Country experience

K Winson-Geideman, RA Simons, J Pendergrass

Journal of Environmental Planning and Management | Informa UK Limited | Published : 2004


This study provides evidence on the clean-up and development of properties in Cook County that have completed the two Illinois brownfield voluntary clean-up programmes (VCPs) since 1989. Real estate and environmental databases are merged to allow analysis of development trends for a sample of several hundred entering sites, which are followed through the programme and into the marketplace. Results show that over half of the sites entering the programme received a closure letter, and that a quarter used a residential standard when remediating property. One-third used caps or other engineering controls, and about 20% have received financing since obtaining the closure letter. These promising o..

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