Brownfields Remediation and Redevelopment

The term “Brownfields” refers to under-utilized and often abandoned properties where, until recently, environmental contamination, and/or the “stigma” of potential contamination, has discouraged redevelopment.  These properties are often in areas that are attractive to developers due to existing infrastructure and access to major highways and port areas.  Many of these properties are also located in areas targeted by municipalities for redevelopment with the goal of increasing employment, property values, and tax ratables as well as creating new business opportunities to fuel continued and sustainable economic growth.

Excel has a seasoned professional staff with practical, hands-on experience in every aspect of the Brownfield restoration process.  We know from experience that successful Brownfield restoration requires environmental expertise as well as a keen understanding of the real estate transaction and redevelopment process. Our unique staff of experts has successfully integrated remediation into redevelopment for residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, and open space end uses.

We are working with municipalities, property owners, private developers, and other stakeholders to locate candidate Brownfield properties, efficiently characterize environmental conditions, design and implement cost-effective solutions to address contamination, facilitate property transactions, and turn redevelopment plans into reality.

Our expertise in Brownfield remediation and redevelopment is evidenced by our accomplishments in returning large, complex contaminated properties to productive use, including the McGuire Gardens Housing Complex in Camden, the Former MOTBY facility (now known as The Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor), the Police Substation in Kearny, the Former Garfield Warehouse and Office Complex in Garfield, and the Former APA Transport Site in North Bergen, among many others.

Excel offers turn–key Brownfield remediation and redevelopment services, including:

Grants, Loans, and Cost Recovery

Brownfield Development Area (BDA) Management

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