B&N Launches Renewal Studio
January 1, 2011
For many years, B&N has successfully led brownfield assessment and clean-up projects
to prepare properties for reuse. The firm recently launched a new business initiative
– the Renewal Studio for Sustainable Urban Development – to provide turnkey
redevelopment services for environmentally impacted and underutilized properties.
Using a studio approach that encourages creativity and the art of possibility, B&N
works closely with clients and partners to plan, design and implement projects that
rationalize infrastructure and revitalize communities.
The Renewal Studio’s urban reinvestment strategies include:
- Urban Planning and Visioning
- Economic Development
- Brownfield Assessment and Remediation
- LEED® Certified Site and Architectural Design
- Infrastructure Design
- Project Development and Finance
To date, B&N has participated in many projects that achieve sustainable and effective
redevelopment of contaminated and historic properties.
In Columbus, Ohio, B&N helped transform the Whittier Peninsula brownfield site into
an urban oasis with a park, wetlands and the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. B&N
performed Phase I and Phase II Environmental Property Assessments, Human Health
Risk Assessments and supervised remedial activities resulting in a Covenant Not
to Sue from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Additional services included
site engineering, site development, environmental and utility permitting and sustainable,
urban design elements for the LEED® certified Audubon Center.
The historic Orr-Statler Hotel in Piqua, Ohio was converted into a public library
and conference center following environmental assessments, a remedial action plan
and Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund grant assistance provided by B&N. The project
received a No Further Action Letter from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
and was named “Best Downtown Success Story” by the Ohio Department of Development.
For more information on the Renewal Studio, please contact Bruce Mansfield, AICP
or Tom Mignery, CPG, CP (email@example.com).
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