Brownfield Development

Walden has the experience and expertise needed to guide your organization successfully through the process of entering a proposed site into a Brownfield program and prudently obtaining and utilizing available property development resources. Certain Brownfield sites may be eligible for tax rebates, grant funding, or other incentives that make them attractive as redevelopment sites. Throughout the process, our team of experts will work closely with your stakeholders to identify short-term and long-term goals and ensure that decisions are based on factual, substantiated data.

Unforeseen issues may exist or arise that could impede an organization’s ability to redevelop a site as desired. The Walden team can arm you with the information needed to assess the environmental quality of your property, understand the hazards that may exist on the site and what danger(s) they pose to the health and welfare of neighboring communities, develop remediation strategies, and determine permitting requirements for site (re)development.

WALDEN’S BROWNFIELD SERVICES ARE LISTED BELOW:

  • Preliminary and Historical Site Assessments
  • Risk Assessments
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Community Outreach and Liaison

BENEFITS OF DRONE USAGE IN BROWNFIELD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS:

  1. Drones allow for monitoring of impacts and progress of demolition, remediation, and construction phases from a unique vantage point that provides a valuable supplement to the more typical ground-level view. 
  2. Drones can be used to perform rapid visual inspections of building exteriors, pavement, vegetation, roofing, drainage features, and other property characteristics while utilizing fewer resources and posing less risk than traditional methods.
  3. Drones can produce high-resolution orthomosaic maps of the entire property, providing much higher detail than satellite imagery. These can be captured and updated frequently throughout the life of a project.
  4. Drone Thermal Imaging can be used to identify oil leaks, water leaks, moisture issues, and many more discrepancies invisible to a visual inspection.
  5. Drone Photogrammetry allows the imagery captured by a drone to be used to generate detailed 3D models and measurements of physical structures and property. With these models, we can identify slopes, calculate lines-of-sight, measure topography (low-lying areas, peaks), watersheds, and more.
  6. Where removal or addition of soil/earthwork is involved, drones can accurately calculate 3D volumes for excavations or fill.
  7. Drones can generate high-quality photographs and videos that are valuable for site mapping, agency interactions, property marketing and public outreach.