The Phoenix Award winners represent outstanding revitalization projects from each of the 10 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regions as well as projects having a special community impact. The winning projects were selected by a panel of environmental professionals and business and government leaders based on a set of five criteria: magnitude of the project, innovative techniques, solutions to regulatory/social issues, and impact upon the community.
Spencer Fane Partner, Baerbel Schiller represented the St. Louis County Economic Council in the clean up and redevelopment of Region 7, Lemay Riverfront Brownfield Redevelopment Project, also known as the River Front Casino project. The land previously owned by the Air Force, was cleaned up and redeveloped into an entertainment area for the benefit of the surrounding community, bringing more than 1,000 new jobs to the region and $375 million in local investment. The 2010 winners are:
Region 1: North Berwick Woolen Mill Redevelopment Project, North Berwick, Maine
Region 2: Former Magic Marker/Gould Battery Site, Trenton, New Jersey
Region 3: Lancaster Northwest Gateway/Armstrong World Industries, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Region 4: Memphis Depot Remediation Project, Memphis, Tennessee
Region 5: Gowdy Field Landfill Redevelopment Project, Columbus, Ohio
Region 6: City of Oklahoma Landfill/Dell Inc. Property Transfer, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Region 7: Lemay Riverfront Brownfield Redevelopment Project, Lemay, Missouri
Region 8: Weber County to Salt Lake City Commuter Rail, Ogden City, Utah
Region 9: Marina Gateway Hotel & Commercial Project, National City, California
Region 10: Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park Redevelopment Project, Troutdale, Oregon
Community Impact Winner: Piquette Square for Veterans, Detroit, Michigan
These winning projects include the latest in housing initiatives with affordable, urban and veteran housing, major waterfront redevelopment projects, wetlands restoration, significant job creation and retention, and mixed-use complexes with significant community, entertainment and cultural assets that are destinations for both residents and tourists.
Created in 1997, this prestigious award honors individuals and groups who are working to solve critical environmental and community challenges when transforming formerly used real estate into productive new uses. The Phoenix Awards are widely recognized as the premier award of excellence in Brownfield redevelopment and revitalization. The competition is open to any individual, group, company, organization, government body or agency.http://www.stlcommercemagazine.com/archives/2011/issue4/pageflip.html
Schiller is mentioned in the July/August issue of St. Louis Commerce Magazine.
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