This Comment intends to survey the current state of Ohio’s brownfield redevelopment programs. It also examines the successes and failures of other states’ brownfield redevelopment efforts in order to uncover the elements of success common to a comprehensive brownfield redevelopment plan. Part II discusses the environmental, economic, and social problems that are associated with brownfield sites. Part III examines the impediments to brownfield redevelopment. Part IV illuminates the federal government’s efforts aimed at the brownfield problem. Part V provides an overview of Ohio’s current brownfield redevelopment programs. Part VI discusses the ingredients of a successful state brownfield redevelopment initiative through the examination of successful brownfield redevelopment programs in existence. This Comment suggests that a comprehensive brownfield redevelopment plan includes: releases from liability, structured standards and controls regarding cleanup, funding and financing assistance, and community participation.
Dylewski, Faith R.
"Ohio's Brownfield Problem and Possible Solutions: What is Required for a Successful Brownfield Initiative?,"
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