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Wisconsin Waterfront Revitalization Conference
Moderator: Joe Dufficy, Brownfields Early Action Section Chief, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Examples include the
development of Tom McCall Park in Portland Oregon; a planned boardwalk
and museum in Coos Bay, Oregon; a golf course in Hammond, Indiana; and
a habitat restoration project on Johnson Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
and partnerships for the development of Blue Harbor Resorts were presented.
Partnerships formed with the WDNR USACE and EPA helped facilitate the
permits and approval processes. Financial resources included HUD EDI
Special Project grant, WDNR Stewardship and Recreation Trail grant,
Rotary of Sheboygan, DNR Land Recycling Loan for seawall reconstruction,
and a WDOC Brownfield grant for infrastructure.
riverfront redevelopment is described. It is estimated to generate at
a tax-base value of $500 million by 2008. Project funds came from an
EPA Brownfield grant, a Natural Resource Damage Assessment grant from
the Georgia Pacific Settlement, a WDNR Multi-modal grant, a Fox Trail
grant, a Wisconsin Coastal Management grant and contributions from marina
The Oshkosh Riverside Park Expansion Project was a former Wisconsin public services property. From the total funds for the project, 38% came from the private sector, 55% came from the public sector and 7% were grants. Private/Public partnerships were noted as a crucial component to financing the project. Once the public sector invested in the project, then the public sector financially supported it.