I am a brownfield guy. I’m down with that – because a brownfield project should always end up with something better for everybody. Re-using property means re-using roads and other infrastructure, instead of building new. But there is a challenge. Sadly, everywhere people have been they’ve left some schmutz, as my grandmother would say.
These days, a lot of projects are crashing through the gates of community plans and dashing existing neighborhood character under the banners of smart growth or transit oriented development.