Tag: Brownfield Redevelopment

Groundbreaking at the MET

SMG partnered with Community Ventures (CV) to work through the federal EPA Brownfields program and Kentucky site corrective action and closure requirements to renovate an underused and blighted urban property on the east end of downtown Lexington.    On May 6, we attended CVs groundbreaking ceremony, where the new mixed-use site development plan was unveiled […]

KY Brownfield Redevelopment Program: After the Concurrence Letter

The KY Brownfield Redevelopment & Reuse Program provides a frame work for businesses to redevelop or use property that is contaminated with confidence that they will not incur liability for contamination they did not cause. The Kentucky Legislature enacted the program under KRS 224.1-415 in 2012. Since then numerous businesses have received letters of concurrence […]

Review: KY Brownfield Development Program

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  The Brownfield Development program in Kentucky has been in force for several years. We have seen success in helping previously used properties become vibrant and effective places of business, contributing to their communities once again. The program revolves around a statute that grants exemptions from investigation and cleanup liability to a person that purchases […]

Brownfield Success Story – Economic Alliance takes empty manufacturing to productive warehouse

In 2013, Economic Alliance contacted SMG to assist them in turning an empty manufacturing facility in Harrodsburg, Kentucky with contamination into a productive site. SMG suggested a then new approach that allowed them to manage contamination liability onsite without further site investigation, remediation or risk assessment. The approach involved using the bona fide prospective purchaser […]