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Funding your Coastal Resiliency and Brownfield Redevelopment Project - November 2017 CEF Meeting

Coastal resiliency and brownfield redevelopment are two important topics in New England. Funding is an important factor in determining the viability of a major coastal resiliency infrastructure project or proposed brownfield redevelopment. In many cases, grants and loans are available to offsite the significant costs of such projects.

Brownfield Redevelopment Grants

Current Connecticut development activities are primarily in urban settings. These development projects involve adaptive reuse of buildings and site redevelopment. Typically these are on Brownfield sites. This presentation will discuss Connecticut’s unique liability relief and funding programs to assist in overcoming environmental challenges.

Coastal Resiliency Grants

Inland and coastal flooding are affecting municipalities, businesses and homeowners now more than ever. The increasing need for resiliency and our understanding of natural processes has resulted in creative technical approaches and has triggered new funding mechanisms. This presentation will include general adaptive approaches to flooding problems, technical and practical obstacles that may be encountered, specific examples of completed or in-progress projects in southern New England and a discussion of available funding mechanisms.

About the Presenters

Phil Forzley is a Vice President at Fuss & O'Neill who manages their Water Resources Design practice. His areas of expertise include hydrology and hydraulics, civil and environmental engineering and construction administration. Phil applies his expertise to a variety of project types including flood studies, stormwater and flood management, dam repairs and removal, river and floodplain restoration and green infrastructure design. Phil has a BS in civil engineering and an MS in environmental engineering.

David F. Hurley, LEP, PG has over 30 years of environmental project experience. Mr. Hurley assists private developers, state and regional agencies, and municipal clients to redevelop brownfield properties. Dave's projects typically involve public private partnerships, regulatory strategies, and integration of remediation and redevelopment or adaptive reuse of sites. Dave provides creative solutions to complex technical and regulatory issues that can be barriers to redevelopment.

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