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What are LaGros 7 steps for site selection?

1. Clarify the project purpose, goals and requirements


2. Determine the site selection criteria and factors such as access, utilities, and size


3. Identify potential sites


4. Evaluate the suitability of each site. Weigh the environmental, economic, and social opportunities and constraints


5. Rank and prioritize selected sites


6. Select most suitable and prepare a site selection report to document the results of the evaluation. Useful when teams need to revisit decisions or select alternatives.


7. Conduct feasibility studies to determine items such as market analysis, design concepts and probably cost.

What is considered "near" public transit?

1/4 mile walk from bus stop or 1/2 mile from rapid transit

Who is in charge of regulating brownfield sites?

The EPA with state environmental agencies

Benefits of reinvesting in brownfield sites?

Increase local tax bases, facilitate job growth, ameliorate public health risks, create community assets, and regenerate previously lost or disturbed ecosystem services

Opportunities of grey fields?

Sustainable redevelopment of large tracts of land in existing communities