Community Redevelopment Services has a central purpose: plan, improve, enhance and revitalize areas within communities that have deteriorated over time resulting in a loss of tax base and jobs and an increase in overall blight. Our experience in Community Redevelopment Services arena will generate successful outcomes to your project. Our staff have significant experience in the following fields:
- Brownfields Redevelopment
- Demolition Scoping and Project Management
- Due Diligence Services
- Fund Procurement & Grant Writing
- Sustainability Services
- Redevelopment Planning
- Public Engagement
Brownfields are “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant.” Restoring and reclaiming brownfields helps create livable communities that meet people’s everyday needs without placing the safety and health of future generations at risk. Impact7G has worked with dozens of communities across the Midwest to help implement successful brownfield redevelopment goals.
Demolition Scoping and Project Management
Many times buildings are simply structurally unsound or unable to be adequately updated to current codes so demolition is the only option. Impact7G has experience working on a variety of demolition projects from large scale industrial complexes to main street commercial buildings. Services include fund procurement, specifications, public bidding and project oversight and management.
Due Diligence Services
As an independent third party, Impact7G assists our clients avoid unnecessary risks and costs associated with environmental uncertainties. Due Diligence Services include, but are not limited to: Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, Property Transaction Screens, and Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint inspections.
Fund Procurement & Grant Writing
Impact7G assists our clients secure grant funds from numerous state and federal agencies. This includes the Department of Natural Resources, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Our staff have significant experience authoring U.S. EPA Brownfields Grants for Community Wide and Site Specific Assessments as well as Cleanup projects.
Impact7G helps our clients recognize the need to support a growing economy while reducing the social and economic costs of economic growth. We try to incorporate sustainability initiatives in all of our environmental projects. This includes recycling building materials on demolition project to designing and constructing renewable energy systems.
Proper planning is essential for successful redevelopment. It can also provide communities and private sector clients with the ability to work with developers and offer various incentives for projects to come to fruition. With considerable redevelopment experience, our planners full capabilities on redevelopment projects.
Each public meeting deserves its own approach. Impact7G has utilized various methods to engage interested citizens in a variety of community redevelopment projects. These methods include town hall meetings, city council updates and work sessions, and multiple types of surveys. The key to successful public engagement is to engage participants in a positive manner.