A Pilot Project to Support Brownfield Redevelopment in Northern Kentucky

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Northern Kentucky University
A brownfield is an abandoned industrial or commercial site affected by some level of contamination. Our goal was to apply a collaborative framework to enhance community engagement in risk assessment and decision-making. After searching for brownfield sites in Northern Kentucky, we focused on the historic Marianne Theater in Bellevue. City leaders are actively searching for a developer, but before the building can be used again, the risks from lead-based paint and asbestos must be mitigated. Three key outputs will be a promotional video highlighting the value of the theater, a GIS analysis of parking capacity in the surrounding business district, and a survey of brownfield developers highlighting best practices for redevelopment of historic properties in small to medium-sized cities.
2020 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity presentation
Brownfields, Kentucky, Northern, Historic theaters, City planning