Brownfields Redevelopment Summit


Brownfields Redevelopment Summit
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

8:00 AM Welcome and Introduction
Martha Faust,
Minnesota Brownfields

8:05 AM Navigating Unique Environmental Site Challenges: Financing, Liability & Vapor Intrusion 
Moderator: Dan Schleck
, Messerli & Kramer 
Chris Anderson, Bank Cherokee
Wade Carlson, Carlson McCain 
Elizabeth Schmiesing, Winthrop & Weinstine
David Stokes, Cushman & Wakefield
• 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

9:00 AM Project Spotlight: Major League Soccer in St. Paul’s Midway Neighborhood  
Monte Hilleman,
St. Paul Port Authority
Ken Larsen, Braun Intertec
Jeff Shopek, Loucks
Steve Heurung, Stoel Rives
• Working with multiple parties and jurisdictions – the added challenges to the project
• How to turn a former bus barn into an MLS stadium – negotiating and financing mechanisms
• Remediation strategies and coordinating the project with an existing district stormwater system
• What Allianz Field means for the Midway neighborhood and future development
10:00 AM BREAK
10:15 AM Tools and Technology to Assist Redevelopment Siting Decisions – Potential, Potential, Potential
Dan French,
Brownfield Listings          
Matt Goodwin, Visible City
• Newest tools that help in siting decisions
• - national, dynamic online redevelopment marketplace & project space
• Visible City – delivering real-time insights for action in complicated urban environments
• Intelligent search/site selection criteria: workforce availability, transportation accessibility, demonstrated activity using social media or cell phone usage, construction and investment trends

11:15 AM Technical Assistance and Funding Available for Brownfield Properties
Moderator: Lindsey Brown,
Kristin Lukes, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Gary Krueger, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
• Due Diligence CYB: Covering Your Basics
• Assurances & Resources Available through Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
• Overview of Metro-area Grants and Loans that can fund Brownfield Projects

12:00 PM Adjourn and Networking

Brownfields Redevelopment Summit


  • When

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Golden Valley Country Club
    7001 Golden Valley
    Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

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