MFA Planners and Analysts Support Regional Brownfield Scoping Project for Metro

Author: Ted Wall, PE Published: November 10, 2012

Portland, OR –Following analysis and meetings with stakeholders, Metro staff, and council, Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA) recently submitted its report to Metro Regional Council describing its analysis of the potential economic and environmental benefits from streamlining the development of potentially contaminated property within existing urban growth boundaries administered by Metro. The study employed groundbreaking methodologies to develop an inventory of brownfield sites impacted by known or suspected environmental contamination, which in turn impacts redevelopment and economic vitality. MFA worked with its partners ECONorthwest and Redevelopment Economics to evaluate a list of potential policies that would help tip the scale and encourage private investment in brownfield remediation. This effort  complements MFA’s concurrent study for the City of Portland and previous brownfield policy analysis for the Washington State Department of Ecology.

More information is provided in a recent article by the  Portland Tribune. The results of the analysis will be presented to the Metro Policy Advisory Council on November 14, 2012.

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