Tuesday, April 3, 2012

LID Brownfields Class Tour

LID students in this semester’s Brownfields class (LID 230 - Remediation of Impacted Sites) toured three projects in Asheville in various stages of environmental remediation and revitalization with Land of Sky Regional Council Planner Kate O’Hara and Eagle Market Street Development Corporation President and CEO Stephanie Swepson-Twitty. The field trip included visits to Eagle Market Street in downtown Asheville, the Glen Rock hotel in Asheville’s River Arts District, and Karen Cragnolin Park, a former auto parts yard being remediated to become an integral link along Asheville’s Wilma Dykeman Riverway.  A brownfield is a site with actual or perceived environmental contamination that impedes its redevelopment. Land of Sky Regional Council, working with Eagle Market Street Development Corporation and many other partners, are working to clean up these and other sites so they can once again be utilized in the community for businesses, housing, and open parks and green spaces.

Posted by Tamara Graham, Instructor, Low Impact Development

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