2019 Brownfields Redevelopment Summit


2019 Brownfields Redevelopment Summit
Thursday, August 1, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Minneapolis Marriott West
9960 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55426, USA

IMPORTANT: VENUE CHANGE - now at Minneapolis Marriott West 

8:00 AM The Saints Business Center Project
Eric C. Hesse,
PE, Senior Associate, Department Manager, Environmental, Terracon Consultants, Inc.
• Environmental cleanup of the former Saint Paul Saints Stadium site
• Public and private partners facilitate
• Location of the former State Fair Dump, which covers approximately 80% of the site
• Mitigation of settlement issues, contaminated soil, groundwater and subsurface vapors needed to be remediated and/or controlled to facilitate safe redevelopment
8:30 AM 2019 State of the Market: Brownfield Development, Trends, Resources and Forecast
Moderator: Lucas Evenson,
Associate Principal / Business Development Manager, Braun Intertec
Paul Hyde, CEO, Hyde Development 
Kristina Smitten, Director of Sustainability, Development Manager, Hillcrest Development, LLP
• State of the Market – Brownfield Market Update
• Trends and Activity in Minnesota Brownfield Market
• What types of development projects and sites are in the pipeline
• Future Forecast & Trends for Brownfields in Minnesota

9:20 AM Break 

9:30 AM Case Study: Rice Creek Commons
Moderator: Martha Faust,
Community & Economic Development, Ramsey County
Amy Hadiaris, Supervisor,  Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Rick Kubler, Principal, Business & General Litigation Co-Chair, Gray Plant Mooty
Rick Van Allen, Senior Project Manager,  Bay West
Sara Peterson, Parkway Law
• Cleanup and environmental oversight for a complex suburban redevelopment site
• Environmental due diligence
• Obtaining state liability assurances
• Hazardous materials disposal and abatement
10:20 AM Project Spotlight: Hillcrest Golf Course Site
Moderator: Monte Hilleman,
Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Development, St. Paul Port Authority
Bob Barth, Director of Land Development | Principal, WSB
Ken Larsen, Principal Engineer, Braun Intertec   
Steve Heurung, Environmental Analyst, Stoel Rivas
• Regulatory Challenges
• 112 acres for mixed use redevelopment
• Tax base, housing and jobs 
• Open space and parks

11:10 AM Navigating Unique Environmental Site Challenges: Financing, Liability & Vapor Intrusion 
Moderator: Dan Schleck
, Attorney, Messerli Kramer 
Wade Carlson, President & CEO, Carlson McCain 
Elizabeth Schmiesing, Shareholder,  Winthrop & Weinstine
Mark Ethen, Chief Credit Officer, Northeast Bank
• Environmental review, due diligence and lending decisions – how to navigate the hurdles
• Vapor Intrusion: Understanding changing rules and what they mean for real estate transactions
• How vapor intrusion can impact legal liability      
• Legal assurances available for redevelopment sites – and why they are important
• What happens when things go wrong: headache properties and risk assessment

12:00 PM Adjourn and Networking

2019 Brownfields Redevelopment Summit


  • When

  • Thursday, August 1, 2019
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Minneapolis Marriott West
    9960 Wayzata Blvd
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55426
    (952) 544-4400

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