By Marc Scoble, Vice President of Midwest Program Management, Heery International, Inc.
County commissioners are often concerned with revitalizing neglected industrial areas, or “brownfields,” in U.S. cities. When discussing the location of a proposed detention facility, they may want to consider the potential advantages of building in brownfields.
This article discusses the journey traveled by Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in choosing to build a new juvenile justice complex in the Fairfax neighborhood of Cleveland. The new complex earned LEED® Silver status, and the brownfield remediation was recognized as a model cleanup by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The new complex provided construction jobs and permanent work for agency employees and the many businesses that were attracted to the vicinity. The new facility continues to influence improvements in the neighborhood.
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