Brownfield Redevelopment

Working collaboratively with regulatory agencies and property owners, we have developed a new paradigm for Brownfield redevelopment and cleanup. Cleanups are market-driven and our solutions drive successful transactions. “Can’t” isn’t in our vocabulary.

Brownfields are sites with known or suspected contamination caused by hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants, petroleum or petroleum products, or controlled substances. Brownfields sites can be underused or abandoned land, and opportunities for economic and community development are restricted. MFA designs and implements effective Brownfield solutions that maximize our clients’ returns on investment while minimizing liabilities. When properly conceived and implemented, Brownfield redevelopment can protect public health and the environment, increase investment, and create long-term improvements in housing, jobs, recreational opportunities, open space, and public facilities.

Our Thoughts
As we continue to stress the value of urban infill and avoid the costs of sprawl, the thoughtful adaptive re-use of our many brownfield sites becomes even more important. These properties offer the potential of increased economic activity and most often significant community building.

- Jim Darling, Principal Planner MFA, Adjunct Faculty, Huxley College, Western Washington University

Turning a Blighted Property into a Community Asset

Tiger Oil was a Texas-based company with locations across the United States, including several in Yakima, Washington. This string of gas stations and accompanying mini marts ceased operations in the town in the early 2000s. One of the former...

Carolyn R. Wise, GIT Brownfield Redevelopment, Environmental, Real Estate, Sediment
Environmental Cleanup on Portland’s South Waterfront Gets Leading Role in New Short Film

MFA’s award-winning remediation work for the Zidell Yards property on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon is featured in a new film by local filmmaker, David Bee. Beginning its operation in the early 1900s,the Zidell Yards property is a...

James J. Maul, RG, LHG Brownfield Redevelopment, Engineering, Environmental, Real Estate, Sediment
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Jim Darling

Principal Planner