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Background Information

Lindy prepared a Briefing Book(pdf) to inform the work of landscape architects, urban designers and economic development experts at a design workshop to develop the initial framework of the vision. This document includes:

  • Background on the PES refinery site
    • Potential values for future use of the site
    • Mechanisms for city influence
    • Summary of Refinery Report’s challenges for site reuse
    • Potential near-term uses
    • Recommendations for city/future owner of site
  • Site Analysis:
    • Environmental Pollution
    • Climate Change
    • Remediation
    • Social Economic Cost of Closure
    • Existing Assets Mapping
    • Existing Zoning
    • Existing Land Use
    • FEMA Flood Plains
    • NOAA Projected Sea Level Rise
    • Economic Development Incentives & Features
  • Preliminary Community Survey Results
  • Case Studies
    • Emscher Landscape Park
    • Shanghai Houtan Park
    • Freshkills Park DP
    • World London Gateway
    • Tradepoint Atlantic
    • La Mède Biorefinery