Title: Superfund Redevelopment Mapper 
Resource Type: software --> GIS tools 
Country: USA 
Language(s): English
 
Year: 2021 
Producers or distributor US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Producer country: USA 
Producer or distributor web link (root): https://www.epa.gov
Web link for product information: https://www.epa.gov/superfund-redevelopment/superfund-redeve ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Information management systems-->Geographical information systems
Contaminated land-->maps
Contaminated land-->stats, registers, inventories etc
 
Short description: Superfund Redevelopment Mapper is a new GIS-based tool to help local, state and tribal governments, community development organizations, developers and community members explore reusing and redeveloping land on or near Superfund sites. Even after these Superfund sites are cleaned up, they can sit idle and vacant with few or no benefits to the communities they are near. This tool helps positions these properties for revitalization and beneficial use as resources for the community. Superfund sites in reuse can grow local economies and create jobs in areas on or near Superfund sites. These uses include commercial, industrial, and residential, as well as natural areas, parks, and recreation. This first of a kind tool provides users with site locations and key information highlighting site features and surrounding area characteristics. Existing GIS layers can be added to the tool, allowing users to customize their site evaluation criteria, such as income levels, unemployment, land features and much more. Examples of the tool’s uses include: • A shopping mall developer interested in a property near freeways, shipping services or affordable housing for workers. • A solar farm developer focused on rural locations in proximity to high voltage power lines and high solar potential. • Local governments who want to identify communities experiencing a lack of basic services, such as nearby grocery stores and health care centers, or green space and recreational opportunities. • Community redevelopment authorities and others interested in bringing jobs and businesses to areas of high unemployment. EPA strives to provide key information to stakeholders so they can make informed business decisions for land reuse in ways compatible with local land use requirements, community needs and priorities. This tool is the latest in an EPA series of resources developed to help revitalize Superfund sites.  
Stage of Development:
Commercial
 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 26/10/2021

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