by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner
As part of the Maryland Department of Planning’s (Planning) ongoing commitment to advancing brownfield assessment, remediation, and redevelopment in the state, the department hosted a three-part webinar series in June. Entitled “From Due Diligence to Redevelopment,” the three-part series provided information and tools to officials and community stakeholders, with sessions about environmental due diligence, the new ASTM Phase I ESA Standard, and revitalization and redevelopment.
The sessions provided attendees opportunities to learn not only essential environmental and statutory requirements for brownfield property transactions from regulatory, legal, and consultant experts, but also the chance to benefit from the redevelopment knowhow of federal, state, and real estate development specialists. Recordings of the sessions can be viewed on Planning’s website.
The Maryland Department of Planning is pleased to announce its three-part Brownfields Webinar Series to be held this June. We will be holding three informative webinars throughout the month. Maryland’s brownfields provide a unique opportunity for communities to meet economic development goals, environmental protection and sustainability goals, and help achieve local comprehensive plan visions and objectives.
On April 28, Governor Larry Hogan participated in a ceremonial flag raising to signal the reactivation of the site of the former Bainbridge Naval Training Center in Cecil County. The ceremony celebrated the beginning of development activities for 3.7 million square feet of logistics and distribution space across 440 acres.