SARA (Site Adaptive Reuse Analysis)
SARA is an efficient, yet comprehensive approach to evaluating and preparing constrained property for redevelopment. Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc., has developed the SARA model to offer the full range of services needed to craft a successful redevelopment plan. The planning process actively engages the owner and a team of redevelopment experts to assess the property and to create a realistic, market-driven vision for future use and the pragmatic steps to make that vision a reality. Download the complete SARA brochure here.
Beyond Brownfields - The Benefits of Redevelopment
Adaptive reuse is an approach to redevelopment of existing property and facilities that for a host of reasons are underperforming. Cleanup and reuse of contaminated sites is commonly referred to as brownfield redevelopment, but adaptive reuse represents an even broader range of properties with redevelopment potential. Constrained properties can suffer from inappropriate entitlements, lack of infrastructure, lack of market vision, or a combination of these and other factors.
Adaptive reuse capitalizes on restoring damaged assets to create new job opportunities and to return undervalued properties and facilities to productive economic and community use. SARA moves redevelopment into the next generation.
1st Generation—focused exclusively on cleanup and liability, led to negative market impacts and regulatory inflexibility
2nd Generation—regulators and site owners recognized the economic benefits of cleanup and redevelopment of a property, resulting in public-private partnerships and greater regulatory flexibility
3rd Generation—integrates environmental cleanup and economic revitalization with community development. Community benefits can include partnership building, open space and public access, learning opportunities, and more. This approach leads to more sustainable development and generates broad support for project implementation.